Qualify for Income Tax Credit

15 Thousand Contra Costa County Residents Could Qualify For NEW State Earned Income Tax Credit (Martinez, January 28, 2016) California’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) could benefit 15,000 low-income workers in Contra Costa County who earned less than $14,000 last year. The challenge now is to make sure they know about it. Governor Brown’s […]

Human Trafficking in Contra Costa

Human Trafficking is Real in Contra Costa County Last month the Board of Supervisors proclaimed January 2016 as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Contra Costa County. It may be surprising to many that slavery prevention efforts are necessary here in our valley, but some may also recall the large-scale sex trafficking ring centered […]

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 […]

Clipper Card makes it Easy

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor; With the holiday season upon us, East Bay residents have a new tool to help us get around more efficiently. Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on 13 Bay Area transit systems, is now accepted on County Connection busses. The days of hunting for spare […]

MOWSOS Gets Major Sponsor

MOWSOS Receives $10,000 King Crab Sponsorship                                   Tampico Terrace Care Center in Walnut Creek has become the $10,000 King Crab Sponsor of MOWSOS ‘s 25th Anniversary Crab Dinner Fundraiser. The event takes place on Friday, January 29th, 2016, and is the biggest fundraising […]

County Animal Services News

Brentwood Resident Beth Ward Appointed as Director of Contra Costa County Animal Services Department                                                    The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors today appointed Beth Ward to serve as the County’s […]

AB 662 Signed into Law

Bonilla Bill Expanding Access for the Physically Disabled Signed by Governor Brown                                            SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) authored legislation this year ensuring that the basic human rights for individuals with physical disabilities are […]

AB 990 Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Bonilla’s Bill Increasing Campaign Transparency Signed by Governor Brown SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 990, which increases campaign transparency and voter access to information, was signed into law over the weekend by the Governor.   This bill, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters, will make it easier for voters to identify whether campaign […]

Man Runs up Diablo for Mom

When East Bay resident James Quinn’s mother, Janice Quinn, was diagnosed with stage-IV neuroendocrine tumor (NET), James felt compelled to take action. He has decided to run up Mount Diablo as a means of drawing attention to his mom’s battle with cancer and helping to raise financial support for her treatment. He hopes to raise […]

CCRMC Recognized for Cancer Care 

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s (CCRMC) Cancer Program has received the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. CCRMC was the only hospital in California to win the prestigious award this year. The Chicago-based Commission on Cancer recognizes accredited cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to […]