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 […]

California seafloor mapping reveals wealth of data

Seafloor mapping program a coalition of multiple partners and agencies SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  Science and technology have peeled back a veil of water just offshore of California, revealing the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail. New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available. Three new products […]

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. […]

Exploring healthy alternatives for school lunches

By Nora Heston;            School lunches have come under fire in recent years for being unhealthy. Whether they are high in fat, carbohydrate-heavy or full of preservatives, the bottom line is some of the options your school is serving up may not be the best for your child. If you have […]

Recognizing eating disorder can mean life or death

By Pamela Carlton, MD Young people at risk if parents are not vigilant “You can never be too rich or too thin.”  This was written on a refrigerator magnet in the kitchen of my childhood home.  We all know that obesity is a real problem in the United States.  We hear about it daily on […]

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 […]

The Peregrine Falcons’ recovery through conservation

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 insidious effects of DDT, a chlorinated hydrocarbon, from 1940s to the 1970s had significant negative impacts on nesting […]

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 […]

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. […]