Task Force Tackles Prescription Drug Abuse

By:    Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor                               We have a prescription drug abuse problem in our community and there are people stepping up to do something about it. The National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) has been working […]

Community Foundation of Alamo keeps up the good work

The new Community Foundation of Alamo is the successor to the Alamo Chamber of Commerce Foundation (ACCF). The ACCF was established as a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Public Charity in 2009 for the purpose of providing fundraising support for the activities of the Alamo Chamber of Commerce. With the consolidation of the Alamo and Danville Area […]

Bocce Ball is coming to Alamo

By Steve Mick The Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) has recently approved the construction of the first Alamo bocce ball court at Livorna Park. The new bocce court will be in the area of the existing sand volleyball court and will consist of two lanes. The entire court area will be ADA accessible. Bocce ball […]

Sentinels of Freedom Competes for funds

Sentinels of Freedom needs your help in order to support severely wounded Veterans SOF is competing in the “Honoring Those Who Serve Challenge” at http://www.crowdrise.com/sofsf-nof. The most competition funds raised by November 11th will receive an additional $75,000 grant, which would go to helping the Veterans in our program if we win! SOF’s work is […]

County reaching out to Korean war era veterans

County seeking those who served in the “Forgotten War” 60 years after the end of one of the shortest but most deadly wars, Contra Costa County is reaching out to Korean War era veterans to encourage them to be a part of the 2013 Veterans Day celebration.  The Board of Supervisors and the Veterans Service […]

Library eBooks now with Discover & Go

Contra Costa County Library is further strengthening the partnership between museums and libraries by providing eBook recommendations that cardholders can download immediately to a device before, during, or after their visit to a Discover & Go museum, theatre or zoo. With Discover & Go Booklists, Contra Costa County Library extends the fun in learning by […]

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 […]