Homeless Count in Contra Costa Jan. 26-27

Annual Count of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled Jan. 26-27 Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will conduct its annual count of homeless county residents at the end of January. CCHS’s Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services, its community partners and volunteers will document both sheltered and unsheltered people in the area who need permanent […]

C C Co. Issues Proclamation of Local Flooding Emergency

January Storm Surge Causes Significant Damage Contra Costa County Administrator David Twa today signed a proclamation of local emergency in response to winter storm damage from flooding that has occurred in a variety of locations throughout the unincorporated parts of the County. The local emergency declaration will be presented to the Board of Supervisors for […]

Applicants Sought for Seat on Park Board

By Ned MacKay Because Diane Burgis has been elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, applicants are now being considered to serve out the remaining two years of her term on the East Bay Regional Park District board. Burgis represents the park district’s Ward 7, which comprises the northern tier of Contra Costa […]

MOWSOS Partners with Sky Power Solar

Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Sky Power Solar, the local SunPower commercial dealer, to install a solar electricity system at its Walnut Creek home office. “With funding from a Walnut Creek Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Thomas J. Long Foundation, we […]

Career Online High School at County Library

Career Online High School Program Available for Free to Residents   The Contra Costa County Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School. The program is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education […]

Voting Made Easy by Contra Costa

Despite a larger volume of ballot measures and candidates to vote on than in recent years, our staff at the Contra Costa County Elections Division is prepared to run a smooth election. They have added new ways to make voting more convenient than ever. The Elections Office wants to remind voters that, unlike the complicated […]

Contra Costa to Expand Computer Science Education

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Code.org Professional Learning Partner, and will be the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Contra Costa County. CCCOE will provide quality professional development to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org and act as a regional hub of the […]

Concord Library to Close August 22 for Facility Upgrades

The Contra Costa County Library and the City of Concord have approved a two-week closure as part of a facility refresh project for the Concord Library at 2900 Salvio Street. The Library will close from August 22 through September 5. During the closure improvements will include replacing the carpet and new paint in several areas. […]

Discovery Bay Water Samples Test Positive for Algae Toxin

Samples taken from the waters around the Discovery Bay community have tested positive for microcystin, a potentially harmful toxin produced by certain algal species, according to laboratory results from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab in Richmond. Contra Costa Health Services’ Environmental Health Division (CCHSEH) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State […]

Open Seats for Council on Homelessness Executive Board

Here are the open (and potentially open) seats. The key priority is finding people who care about ending homelessness, and who bring a perspective to the group that we need, as well as talents from which the whole can benefit.   · Community Member (formerly “At Large”) · Health Care Representative · Public Safety (formerly […]

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