Contra Costa County Library launches enki Library!

An eBook platform developed by libraries, for libraries.             Contra Costa County Library and the Califa Library Group are pleased to announce the beta launch of enki Library (enkilbrary.org), a library-driven and library-developed open source eBook platform which expands the Douglas County (CO) model to serve multiple libraries in California.  Frustrated […]

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 […]

The Ruth Bancroft Garden Sculpture exhibit

The Ruth Bancroft Garden Month-long Exhibit and Sale: June 14 – July 13 What: For one month every year, The Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. The Garden’s world-class collection of succulent and drought-tolerant plants provides a spectacular backdrop for artists to display their works. Follow the meandering pathways to discover art that ranges from classical […]

New History of Sonoma available June 1

A delightful account of one of America’s most picturesque towns Sonoma, one of Northern California’s most desirable places to live and a popular tourist destination, combines small-town charm, a colorful past, and wonderful food and wine. Generously illustrated with period photographs, A Short History of Sonoma traces Sonoma’s story from the early Native American inhabitants […]

County Library hosts Memories of a Lifetime

New Facebook page includes Interactive local history:                   Contra Costa County Library recently launched a new Facebook page called Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County. The page allows residents and anyone interested in the history of Contra Costa County to contribute to a fun and interactive local history initiative […]

Visual Harmony exhibit in Danville through June 16

The Town of Danville presents Visual Harmony: Connecting Women through Art during the upcoming art exhibition that features twenty-five artists from the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA). The exhibit, which runs from May 3 through June 16, 2013 in the Village Theatre Art Gallery located at 233 Front Street, focuses on the unity […]

Perspectives on Mount Diablo, new at Museum of SRV

New Exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley April 27 – June 30, 2013  Mount Diablo is fascinating and complex, and the new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley views this iconic landmark from several angles, exploring its diverse qualities and intriguing history. Underwritten by the Lesher Foundation, Perspectives on […]

Testing for Tuberculosis

Contra Costa County health officials are investigating a case of tuberculosis (TB) involving a high school student in Antioch.  The student was confirmed to have TB on March 25, and is no longer infectious.  The Contra Costa Health Department’s Tuberculosis Control Program is working to ensure all appropriate measures are taken to protect students and […]

Good health in cancer prevention

By Michael Forrest, MD: The World Health Organization estimates that eight million of the 84 million expected global cancer deaths in the next decade will be due to avoidable causes. The organization has designed a cancer prevention control plan that will seek to reduce chronic disease death rates by two percent a year up to […]

Shoulder pain relief: healing rotator cuff injuries

By Dr. Niele Maimone, DC:          Exploring class IV laser therapy for shoulder rehab The Rotator Cuff muscles (four muscles in total) are the primary support structures for the shoulder. Therefore, even minor dysfunction associated with these muscles can create pain and decreased performance of everyday tasks.  A Rotator Cuff injury can […]