Sleep Can Save Your Life

By Dr. Robert Brown; Here are just a few of the facts about sleep debt. Yes, loss of sleep accumulates causing a debt. Recent research has found that sleeping 6 hours a night over a two-week period results in reaction times equivalent to a 0.1% blood alcohol level. Scientists at the University of Bristol studied […]

Homeless Cats and Kittens Get Help

Give the gift of life as you do your holiday shopping. Community Concern for Cats is hosting a “Giving Tree” now through December 24 at its upscale thrift store, Rescued Treasures, 1270 Newell Ave., in Walnut Creek. All proceeds go toward life-saving procedures for homeless cats and kittens in local neighborhoods including Alamo, San Ramon […]

Clipper Card makes it Easy

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor; With the holiday season upon us, East Bay residents have a new tool to help us get around more efficiently. Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on 13 Bay Area transit systems, is now accepted on County Connection busses. The days of hunting for spare […]

SRVEF Gets $80K from SR Rotary

San Ramon Rotary Club to give $80,000 grant to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation On Thursday, October 29th, the San Ramon Rotary Club will donate $80,000 to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF).  These funds were generated by the Online Auction for Education, held earlier this year. The partnership between the San Ramon Rotary […]

Veterans Day at the USS Hornet

USS Hornet Museum to Host Special Veterans Day Ceremony November 11th  Annual tradition onboard Bay Area aircraft carrier to include procession and memorial wreath toss  Alameda, CA —October 28, 2015—The USS Hornet Museum (Hornet) announces that it will host a special Veterans Day tribute honoring veterans past and present. The ceremony will take place onboard […]

Psychiatric Emergency Calls Addressed

Contra Costa Health Services Partners with Police to Reduce Psychiatric Emergency Calls A new partnership with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is helping police agencies within the county to reduce potentially dangerous psychiatric incidents by connecting clinicians to people encountered by officers who show signs of serious mental illness. The Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET) […]

MOWSOS Gets Major Sponsor

MOWSOS Receives $10,000 King Crab Sponsorship                                   Tampico Terrace Care Center in Walnut Creek has become the $10,000 King Crab Sponsor of MOWSOS ‘s 25th Anniversary Crab Dinner Fundraiser. The event takes place on Friday, January 29th, 2016, and is the biggest fundraising […]

Railroading Warriors Arena Approval?

S.F., Warriors Arena Proposal  Final SEIR Released Just Now: Only Gives Public One Week to Comment  Mission Bay Alliance Says It Will Challenge SF’s Plan to Rush Proposed Warriors Arena without Adequate Public Input or Review  SF’s Own Initial EIR Report Shows Warriors Arena Threatens Mission Bay with Massive Traffic Jams, Life-Threatening Congestion, Degraded Quality of Life  Opponents […]

Protecting Access to Crab Cove

East Bay Regional Park District to Purchase GSA Property to Expand Popular Alameda Park Oct. 22, 2015 – The East Bay Regional Park District today announced it will become the owner of an important 3-acre parcel on McKay Ave in Alameda which will lead to the expansion of Crown Memorial State Beach. The Park District’s purchase […]

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 […]