County Bond Rating Reaffirmed

Contra Costa County’s AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed Contra Costa County this week issued $71,115,000 of lease revenue bonds, for projects that will generate a net savings of close to $6.2 million over a 20 year span.  Approximately $50 million will be used to refinance existing county bond debt at significantly lower interest rates, which will save […]

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. […]

Gold Star Families Share on Veterans’ Voices

Live, Local Talk Show Spotlights Gold Star Families:  Veterans’ Voices airs live Monday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. It’s the exclusive club that no one wants to join. On July 20, Contra Costa County’s live talk show Veterans’ Voices will bring you the very personal stories of Gold Star families – those who have lost a […]

Three Creeks Project Kickoff July 25

Three Creeks Restoration Project in Brentwood to Receive Grant Kickoff Celebration July 25th The Three Creeks Restoration Project in Brentwood will receive $744,000 in newly-awarded state grant funding marking another major step forward for the project. The community is invited to a kickoff event on July 25. The project will provide multiple benefits to Marsh Creek and […]

Locals named Teachers of the Year

A Special Meet-and-Greet Reception for Contra Costa County’s Newest Teachers of the Year All 22 members of the Contra Costa County’s Teachers of the Year, Class of 2015-2016, were on hand for the annual Teacher of the Year (TOY) Reception, held on May, 4, at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in Pleasant […]

East Bay EDA Report indicates growth

A new report to be released May 14 by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance ( East Bay EDA ) shows that the East Bay region is poised for steady growth with virtually every major economic indicator moving in the right direction. Business activity indicators have trended favorably while gains in the job market have […]

Contra Costa EMS awarded

Contra Costa Honored for Timely Treatment of Heart Attacks Contra Costa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Award for its work optimizing the care of heart attack patients on the way to the hospital and in local emergency rooms. EMS, a division of Contra Costa Health Services, is […]

Art and Writing Challenge Award Winners

Middle and high school students display creative excellence in annual challenge  Award winning students from throughout Contra Costa County are being recognized at the 18th Annual Art and Writing Challenge Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 9th. Since 1997 the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center has challenged middle and high school students to address topics […]

CCCFPD Distributes First SAVE card

Contra Costa Fire Restoring Providing Immediate Financial Assistance to Fire The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), in conjunction with the California Fire Foundation and United Professional Firefighters Local #1230, has launched the Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program by distributing direct assistance to fire victims at a fire scene. On March 3rd, 2015, […]

 CCHS Provides a Measles Update

The ongoing measles outbreak in California highlights the importance of vaccinations. Measles is a serious and life-threatening illness that is preventable through vaccination, and Contra Costa Health Services urges both children and adults to be immunized. Though there are no confirmed measles cases in Contra Costa County as of February 3, there have been several […]