Butterflies Coming Back to Ardenwood

By Ned MacKay:                                     Large numbers of monarch butterflies usually spend the winter months in the eucalyptus groves at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. So far this season only a few […]

Tree Lighting Tonight Rain Or Shine!

Moving forward with the Danville Tree Lighting, Rain Or Shine! As previously stated, the actual ‘Lighting of the Old Oak Tree’ featured chorus performances & dancers will be scaled back as the decision for them to perform is a fluid one, and will be determined by their directors, based upon weather conditions, closer to 5pm. The Snow Angel, […]

Alamo News Update

Ball property project is heard by the Alamo MAC The Ball Estates project has been in the planning stage for a long time. The project consists of 35 new single-family homes to be located at the western end of Camille Drive. The site consists of about 60 acres. 20 acres would be used for the […]

Looking for Ways to Help this Holiday Season?

As the holiday season draws near, many residents of Contra Costa County are interested in how they can help those in our extended community who are less fortunate and in need of assistance. The following are several worthy programs the County partners with, and which could use your help. Every day, thousands of people in […]

Public Health Home-Visiting Program Receives Grant

A state grant will enable county public health nurses to give free car seats to their low-income clients and provide education on how to use the safety seats properly to protect their children. The $75,000 “Child Passenger Safety” grant will fund activities to help prevent injuries and deaths to children receiving comprehensive home visits from […]

Danville’s Lighting of the Old Oak Tree

Downtown streets to close for annual holiday tradition Downtown streets will be closed November 23, 2018 as the Town of Danville celebrates the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree. This annual event, scheduled from 5:15 – 8:30 p.m., brings thousands of people into Town from all throughout northern California. Street closures will run from 1:00 […]

San Ramon Student Varun Thakur Works for Relief Efforts and Hunger

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” —Mother Teresa In June of 2016 Varun Thakur started an organization called Discharge with Dignity with an idea of donating clothes and shoes to give to hospital emergency trauma centers. Many patients brought to trauma centers have their clothing torn in […]

County Files Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Contra Costa Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Creating an Opioid Epidemic Contra Costa County is one of 30 California counties that have filed litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for creating an opioid epidemic in this state. These 30 counties represent approximately 10.5 million residents. All 30 counties are filing suit in federal court […]

Rattlesnake Advisory

Rattlesnake Safety in the Regional Parks Spring and Summer are active snake seasons in parks and open spaces. As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes especially become more active. They, like humans, like to explore when the weather gets warm. The East Bay Regional Park District is advising the public take snake safety precautions when visiting […]