2019 Dennis Thomas Art & Writing Challenge Announced

The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center recently announced its 2019 competitions for local youth in connection with its Creating Peaceful Schools programs.  Both are open to middle and high school students in Contra Costa County. The 21st annual Dennis Thomas Art & Writing Challenge has prizes ranging from $25 to $500.  And in celebration […]

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 […]

New Exhibit Pays Homage to Old-Growth Redwoods through Conservation and Education

Bay Area’s Redwood Past: New Exhibit Pays Homage to Old-Growth Redwoods through Conservation and Education       Oakland, CA (December 17, 2018) – The East Bay Regional Park District and Save the Redwoods League unveiled an Old Growth Redwood Heritage Viewing Deck and Interpretive Exhibit at Roberts Regional Recreation Area this past Saturday, celebrating […]

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. […]

Butterflies Coming Back to Ardenwood

By Ned MacKay:                                     Large numbers of monarch butterflies usually spend the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. So far this season only a few […]

Tree Lighting Tonight Rain Or Shine!

Moving forward with the Danville Tree Lighting, Rain Or Shine! As previously stated, the actual ‘Lighting of the Old Oak Tree’ featured chorus performances & dancers will be scaled back as the decision for them to perform is a fluid one, and will be determined by their directors, based upon weather conditions, closer to 5pm. The Snow Angel, […]

Alamo News Update

Ball property project is heard by the Alamo MAC The Ball Estates project has been in the planning stage for a long time. The project consists of 35 new single-family homes to be located at the western end of Camille Drive. The site consists of about 60 acres. 20 acres would be used for the […]

Looking for Ways to Help this Holiday Season?

As the holiday season draws near, many residents of Contra Costa County are interested in how they can help those in our extended community who are less fortunate and in need of assistance. The following are several worthy programs the County partners with, and which could use your help. Every day, thousands of people in […]

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