Contra Costa cost of smoking — $540 Million

New Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) study finds that the tobacco industry costs Contra Costa $540 Million Tobacco companies and their products have cost Contra Costa $540 million dollars, according to a new study just released by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP).  Contra Costa ranks ninth in the state for the highest cost of smoking and […]

Breakfast to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Pancake Breakfast will benefit Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services to be held at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 8:30 am -10:30 am Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2014 Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services is hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, September 7th to raise money for fall prevention services in Contra Costa County.  The Pancake Breakfast […]

Meals on Wheels and C.C. Café

 C.C. Cafés Join us for lunch!
Enjoy a healthy, delicious lunch and socialize with friends at a C.C. Café. We serve lunch Monday through Friday. Reservations are required. Cafés are hosted by senior centers and recreational facilities. Along with lunch, you’ll usually find things to do such as bridge, yoga, crafts, or bingo. What’s for lunch? […]

Breastfeeding support for Latina mothers in Concord

Local health promotion organizations are teaming up to improve breastfeeding support and education in the Latino community by training more Spanish-speaking peer counselors. The effort—a collaboration between Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45), Contra Costa Health Services’ Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and Monument Impact—is training  Spanish-speaking community health advocates or “promotoras” to provide […]

Signs posting potential closures of fire stations

Signs placed near local fire stations will bring public awareness of potential for additional fire station closures in January 2014 Martinez, CA – The prior closures this past year of 5 fire stations and 7 engine companies has placed the Contra Costa County Fire District and the communities protected by it, at great risk. Response […]

Contra Costa County Library’s digitizing history

Remember & Go: Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County Library embarks on a local history digitization project The Contra Costa County Library is the recipient of a $49,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant awarded by the California State Library to create Remember & Go, a database of historical photographs, artifacts, and other important items […]

Contra Costa County Library launches enki Library!

An eBook platform developed by libraries, for libraries.             Contra Costa County Library and the Califa Library Group are pleased to announce the beta launch of enki Library (enkilbrary.org), a library-driven and library-developed open source eBook platform which expands the Douglas County (CO) model to serve multiple libraries in California.  Frustrated […]

County Library hosts Memories of a Lifetime

New Facebook page includes Interactive local history:                   Contra Costa County Library recently launched a new Facebook page called Memories of a Lifetime in Contra Costa County. The page allows residents and anyone interested in the history of Contra Costa County to contribute to a fun and interactive local history initiative […]

Developer asking for 30-acre adjustment of urban limit line

Big win for conservationists as developer withdraws illegal “New Farm” project New “Tassajara Parks” proposal needs careful scrutiny Conservation leaders from Contra Costa County celebrated their recent victory over the “New Farm” project and the withdrawal of the proposed 187-unit, 771-acre suburban development in the rural Tassajara Valley.  They expressed concern, however, about a new […]