Help Save Ancient Forest Trail

Join others with your signature to help protect the Ancient Forest Trail east of Prince George BC October 23, 2015 Almost 400 people from Prince George and other parts of the globe have added their names to an online letter supporting the designation of a protected area around the Ancient Forest Trail, about an hour […]

Man Runs up Diablo for Mom

When East Bay resident James Quinn’s mother, Janice Quinn, was diagnosed with stage-IV neuroendocrine tumor (NET), James felt compelled to take action. He has decided to run up Mount Diablo as a means of drawing attention to his mom’s battle with cancer and helping to raise financial support for her treatment. He hopes to raise […]

GOPRO Grand Prix Of Sonoma Preview

By Judy And David Colman;                                      The IndyCar race at Sonoma has a new date for 2015: August 28-30. Since the Indycars started coming to Sonoma in 2005, the race has taken place in mid-August as the penultimate […]

EBRP News—early fall colors

Park It Aug. 7, 2015 If you’ve noticed trees turning color already, you are not imagining things. California buckeyes, alders, big-leaf maples and other native deciduous trees – as well as many non-natives – are dropping their leaves early this year due to the drought. East Bay Regional Park District biologists have noted the phenomenon […]

Keep cool at Black Diamond Mines

If the summer heat is starting to get to you, relief might be just a short drive away at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. There, inside the Hazel-Atlas Mine, the temperature hovers around 57 degrees all year round. In fact, naturalists even suggest bringing a coat. The 1920s-era silica sand mine is usually closed […]

Beat the heat at Black Diamond Mines

By Beverly Lane       As summer approaches its zenith, you can still beat the heat at the regional parks in east Contra Costa County. One good bet is Contra Loma Regional Park on Frederickson Lane in Antioch, where you can cool off in the lifeguard-tended swim lagoon. And you can relax in Delta […]

Courtney and Brittany Force follow dad’s footsteps

By Judy Colman:                    If you spent every summer on the road with your famous, race car driving Dad, what would you want to do when you grew up? For Courtney and Brittany Force, and their older sister Ashley before them, the answer would be: Drive a […]

Tips to help prevent skin cancer

By Michael Forrest, MD; More than 7,000 Californians will be diagnosed with melanoma this year, according to the American Cancer Society. The following are life-saving tips to help prevent this and other skin cancers, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma, although the most severe skin cancer, can have a 97% […]

How to stay cool in the parks

by Beverly Lane;              If you’re looking for places to stay cool during these hot summer days, the East Bay Regional Park District can help. One obvious option is any of the park district’s swim areas. The district operates six open-water lakefront swim beaches, three chlorinated swim lagoons and three […]