Asante Africa Found. CEO Receives Jefferson Award

Erna Grasz Inspires Leaders in Africa and at Home Oakland, Ca – Erna Grasz, founder and CEO of Asante Africa Foundation, was recently named a Jefferson Award winner in the San Francisco Bay Area for her service in developing leaders and funding education. The prestigious annual Award recognizes “Unsung Heroes” – ordinary individuals performing extraordinary deeds. […]

Californians benefit from the Affordable Care Act

New report shows real benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the people of California The Administration issued a new report highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the people of California.  Thanks to the health care law, the 82% of Californians who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever […]

Peregrine Falcon conservation and recovery

By James Hale;             Captive breeding programs have led to the falcons’ recovery The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a large cosmopolitan falcon with superior hunting skills capable of flight exceeding 240 miles per hour. The scientific name peregrinus is Latin for wandering, in reference to its worldwide range. The […]

SRVUSD planning new elementary school

Passage of Measure D and public-private partnership pave the way for construction of new school in Dougherty Valley The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education recently approved the preliminary design for the District’s newest elementary school in the Dougherty Valley community of east San Ramon. The new school is being funded through […]

Cyclists ride for wounded Veterans

Serious cyclists and recreational riders alike are invited to help severely wounded veterans by joining “V3”, the second annual Veterans Victory Velo bike ride set for Saturday, October 12, 2013 in San Ramon. Riders can choose from three routes:  30 miles, 60 miles or the more challenging 100 mile Devil Mountain Century to raise funds […]

The 2013 Trails Challenge gets you hiking

by Beverly Lane:           There are regional parks conveniently located throughout the East Bay, and there may be one near you that you haven’t discovered yet. A good way to find out more about the regional parks and explore a new one is to enroll in the park district’s Trails Challenge […]

Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans on USS Hornet

The USS Hornet Museum will recognize veterans during a special Memorial Day ceremony onboard the aircraft carrier on Monday, May 27. The special ceremony and parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda. The service will include a special invocation by retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Chaplain John […]

Athenian School receives 2013 environmental award

The Athenian School receives the  ACTERRA 2013 Business Environmental Award First Independent School to Win the Award; To Be Honored on May 30—              Danville, CA —The Athenian School’s commitment to environmental stewardship and radically reducing its carbon footprint has garnered the School Acterra’s 2013 Business Environmental Award for Sustainability. […]

Business owners honored by Contra Costa Council

Fourteen Outstanding  Honorees Nominated by Contra Costa County Chambers of Commerce                      Fourteen small-business owners are being honored at the Contra Costa Council’s 13th Annual Small Business Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 10, at the Hilton Concord. Honorees were nominated by their local Chamber of Commerce […]