Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet

“Eyewitness to History: Splashdown through the eyes of the Hornet Crew” A Celebration of the 46th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet Museum’s Living Ship Series Commemorates Recovery of Apollo 11 and 12 Lunar Missions ALAMEDA, CA — Celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown and relive the heyday of […]

Keep cool at Black Diamond Mines

If the summer heat is starting to get to you, relief might be just a short drive away at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. There, inside the Hazel-Atlas Mine, the temperature hovers around 57 degrees all year round. In fact, naturalists even suggest bringing a coat. The 1920s-era silica sand mine is usually closed […]

San Ramon’s Michael Livanos Valedictorian

San Ramon’s Michael Livanos is Orinda Academy Valedictorian and Wins Awards Message Body: Orinda Academy, a private day school for students in grades 8-12, celebrated its 33rd commencement exercise on June 12, 2015 as 16 seniors received their diplomas before a crowd of proud parents, family and friends. Leading the Class of 2015 was Valedictorian, […]

Locals named Teachers of the Year

A Special Meet-and-Greet Reception for Contra Costa County’s Newest Teachers of the Year All 22 members of the Contra Costa County’s Teachers of the Year, Class of 2015-2016, were on hand for the annual Teacher of the Year (TOY) Reception, held on May, 4, at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in Pleasant […]

Chinese students visit San Ramon school

Students from Zhejiang Province visit Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon            By Jared Wong, Monte Vista High School;                                    With the recent growth of China as both an academic and economic world power, relations […]

National Merit Scholarships Awarded

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced that 10 San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards. These Bay Area students are among 1,000 students nationwide to be awarded scholarships financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations. “I applaud our students for […]

Tips to Help Fight Skin Cancer

By K. Kenneth Chao, MD; Each year, over 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell), according to the American Cancer Society. Almost all cases are attributed to unsafe sun exposure habits. Just one burn can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. While our Board Certified Oncologists at […]

Visit EBRP’s Big Break for Fun

Big Break’s May Programs Highlight Delta Ecology, Wildlife, Crafts and Fun                  By Beverly Lane;                     Back in 1928 a levee gave way that was holding back the waters of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, flooding an asparagus farm […]

Art and Writing Challenge Award Winners

Middle and high school students display creative excellence in annual challenge  Award winning students from throughout Contra Costa County are being recognized at the 18th Annual Art and Writing Challenge Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 9th. Since 1997 the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center has challenged middle and high school students to address topics […]

USS Hornet Hosts STEM-to-Sea-and-Sky

Free Open House and Training Event for Science Educators to Take Place on Feb. 28, 2015                                              The USS Hornet Museum (Hornet) is partnering with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Office of […]