County Animal Services News

Brentwood Resident Beth Ward Appointed as Director of Contra Costa County Animal Services Department                                                    The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors today appointed Beth Ward to serve as the County’s […]

Being a Green Business

The Green Business Program ✔ Want to be recognized for being a “green” business? ✔ Want to shop at a business that’s protecting the environment? Then the Green Business Program is for you. First, what is a “Green Business”? Green Businesses conserve energy and water, recycle and reduce their waste, and make sure they don’t pollute. They’re certified according […]

Save Mt. Diablo Greets Ted Clement

Save Mount Diablo Bids Farewell to Executive Director Ron Brown               Following a nationwide search, the Save Mount Diablo (SMD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ted Clement will succeed Executive Director Ron Brown, who announced his retirement in May of this year.  Clement, who has been […]

AB 662 Signed into Law

Bonilla Bill Expanding Access for the Physically Disabled Signed by Governor Brown                                            SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) authored legislation this year ensuring that the basic human rights for individuals with physical disabilities are […]

AB 990 Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Bonilla’s Bill Increasing Campaign Transparency Signed by Governor Brown SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 990, which increases campaign transparency and voter access to information, was signed into law over the weekend by the Governor.   This bill, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters, will make it easier for voters to identify whether campaign […]

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 […]

Danville Man Hospitalized After Fight

Juvenile Arrested in Weekend Altercation A weekend fight in the parking lot of San Ramon Valley High School adjacent to the Iron Horse Trail resulted in a Danville man being hospitalized and a juvenile facing charges in the incident. Police Chief Steve Simpkins said officers were dispatched at 11:49 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015 to the […]

Park It — Tarantula Time

By Ned MacKay: East Bay Regional Parks                                                 As the weather cools and summer surrenders to autumn, one of nature’s more interesting creatures may make its annual appearance – the tarantula. This […]

Fire Danger in East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Park Fire Officials Urge Extreme Caution In light of the record-setting drought and ongoing wildfires ravaging parts of California, East Bay Regional Parks fire officials are urging the public to practice extra caution during this hot, dry season. “Because everything is so dry, any small fire has the potential to become a catastrophe,” […]