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 […]

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? […]

New Funding for CA HHS system reforms

New funding gives states and innovators tools and flexibility to implement delivery system reform in California Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new delivery system reform efforts made possible by the Affordable Care Act that offer states and innovators tools and flexibility to transform health care. CA HHS announced twelve prospective recipients […]

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 […]

Bonilla Bill to protect children in mixed martial arts

Bill approved by Governor Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1186, by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla, which will protect young athletes who participate in full contact mixed martial arts events. “This measure is a high priority because it strengthens protections for the health and well-being of our children who enjoy these sports,” said […]

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 […]

California seafloor mapping reveals wealth of data

Seafloor mapping program a coalition of multiple partners and agencies SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  Science and technology have peeled back a veil of water just offshore of California, revealing the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail. New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available. Three new products […]

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 […]