State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces $73.7 Million Green Bond Sale for Rice Waste Recycling Plant

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces $73.7 Million Green Bond Sale for Rice Waste Recycling Plant

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma today announced that $73.7 million in tax-exempt green bond financing has been issued for CalPlant I, LLC, a company that will turn rice straw into medium density fiberboard at its Willows plant in the Sacramento Valley. The fiberboard can be used in manufacturing flooring, furniture, doors, shelves and other products. […]

Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends that everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather, with triple-digit temperatures throughout much of the county today and Thursday.  The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday for parts of Contra Costa, with forecasted temperatures as high as 106 […]

Contra Costa Health Services Reminds Residents to Make Healthy Plans for Summer Heat

With temperatures over 100 degrees expected periodically in much of Contra Costa County this summer, Contra Costa Health Services reminds all residents to take steps to stay safe and healthy in the heat.  Stay inside in an air-conditioned space during the hottest parts of the day, if possible. Indoor, air-conditioned public spaces such as libraries, […]

State Treasurer Urges Investors to Adopt Safe Workplace Principles

State Treasurer Urges Investors to Adopt Safe Workplace Principles

Sexual harassment, misconduct continues to harm companies, workers and investors SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer Fiona Ma joined workers victimized by sexual assault on the job and pension trustees Wednesday in urging other trustees, institutional investors and asset managers nationwide to adopt tougher, new workplace principles to stem workplace sexual harassment and misconduct and better protect workers. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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