Contra Costa County Library is saying goodbye to fines

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Contra Costa County Library will eliminate overdue fines on all library materials. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted today, Tuesday, December 11 in favor of the proposal to eliminate daily fines on overdue books, magazines, DVDs and other materials. By eliminating fines, the library is removing barriers and […]

Location Change for Community Service Awards

Annual event to be held at the Danville Community Center With the ongoing Village Theatre Parking Lot Project affecting existing parking near the Village Theatre & Art Gallery, the Town of Danville has chosen to move the December 4, 2018 Annual Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards to the Danville Community Center, 420 Front Street. […]

Active in Alamo? Abbreviations can be Confusing

Alamo Acronyms and Abbreviations By Steve Mick                                           There are a number of Alamo residents who are active in the community. Their volunteer efforts make this a great place to live. A large part of their […]

California Roads to Become a Source of Energy

Assemblyman Gatto Successfully Persuades the California Energy Commission to Install Piezoelectric Roads   Shortly after being elected, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) had a conversation with a friend who had just returned from Israel. Expecting to hear emotional descriptions of religious sites, Gatto was surprised to hear his friend rave instead about a road that […]

Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Election season is coming up, so don’t miss your chance to vote! While driving to the beach in my childhood home of Hawaii a few years ago, I saw a hand painted sign in the town of Waimanalo. It quite simply stated, “NO VOTE, NO GRUMBLE!”   The sentiment was straightforward, reinforcing the principle that voting […]

Why Should You Become a Civil Grand Juror?

by Candace Anderson   Have you ever wanted to help local government become more effective? Consider applying to be a Civil Grand Juror. Dedicated community volunteers are needed to serve on the next Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury. The Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the 2016-2017 term now […]

Japanese American Internment Camp Experiences in WWII

After December 7, 1941, the United States went to war with the invader and with itself. Almost overnight strident voices incessantly clamored that everyone with different names and faces were fifth columnists ready to stab America in the back with disloyal acts. Many feared more attacks and every unexplained flash of light or anyone associated […]

Alamo News..Who’s in Charge?

By Steve Mick; The answer to this question may depend on where you live and what form of local government, if any, has been created by either a vote of the community or appointed by cognizant authority. Depending on a number of factors, a community may decide to have a strong local government with powers that can impact everyone.  Other communities may choose to […]

SOF And PG&E launch SVRC

Sentinels of Freedom and PG&E Partner with College of Alameda to Launch SVRC Sentinels of Freedom and Pacific Gas & Electric sponsored their second SVRC (the first was at SF State) at the College of Alameda on Tuesday, November 10. SVRCWhat is an SVRC? A Student Veteran Resource Center, is an on-campus center at colleges […]

CCHP Picks Up Slack after DMC Closure

By Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson                                            Contra Costa Health Provides Needed Assistance in Wake of Doctors Medical Center Closure Doctor’s Medical Center (Doctor’s) in San Pablo closed its doors on April 21, 2015. […]