Regional Parks Offer Riot of Spring Flowers

by Beverly Lane Spring starts officially with the vernal equinox, which comes on March 20 this year. It’s the date when day and night are of equal length, after which the days grow longer. And with spring comes spring wildflowers. It’s always hard to predict how profuse the flower displays will be, because so many […]

Bioretention Drains Help Watershed

Town of Danville uses innovative ways to remove pollutants from storm water runoff Although we relish every drop of rain that falls during drought years, rainwater can also be an unfortunate transporter of pollutants into our creeks.  Rainwater washes everything from candy wrappers to harmful chemicals into drainage inlets where underground pipes quickly convey the […]

Ron Brown of Save Mt. Diablo Honored

Recognition of Ron Brown puts focus on Save Mt. Diablo’s important work in the community On Wednesday, December 10, Save Mt. Diablo’s Executive Director Ron Brown was honored at the annual holiday breakfast held by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla. Since coming to Save Mt. Diablo in 2000, many acquisitions have added to the protected lands around […]

Recreation Expo Returns for 6th Year

Early, discounted registration for spring, summer programs Danville area residents are encouraged to save the date to attend the Town of Danville’s 6th Annual Recreation Program Expo to be held February 14, 2015 at the Danville Community Center. A variety of specialty class instructors and Town staff will be on hand to showcase upcoming classes […]

Open Seats on County Commissions

Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho is seeking motivated candidates to serve on the following county commissions: There are 6 seats opening on various advisory committees. First 5, Contra Costa Children and Families Commission 1 Alternate seat Closing Date:  Open Until Filled The commission adopts a County strategic plan for the support and improvement of early childhood […]

Help Children in Need with backpacks

The Danville Alain Pinel Realtors Office is collecting donations to be able to purchase and assemble backpacks for local children in need. All completed backpacks will benefit foster children and clients supported by VESTIA in Contra Costa County (Volunteer Emergency Services Team in Action). The program will run through August 2014, but the greatest need […]

Candidate Filing for Town Council ends August 8

Deadline for nomination papers for Council seats is August 8, 2014 Danville residents interested in running for one of the two Town Council positions to be decided in the November 4, 2014 general election will be able to file their nomination papers later this month. According to Danville City Clerk Marie Sunseri, candidate filing papers may […]

The California Red-legged Frog a local endangered species

by James Hale: The California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) is endemic to California, and ranges from extreme northern Baja California, Mexico through the northern half of the state. It is most common in the Coast Ranges and occurs in isolated, disjunct populations in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is apparently absent from […]

Measure D helps fund new school in Dougherty Valley

District Moves Ahead with Location and Design of New Elementary School Passage of Measure D and public-private partnership pave the way for construction of new school in Dougherty Valley The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education recently approved the preliminary design for the District’s newest elementary school in the Dougherty Valley community […]