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 […]

SRVUSD Recognizes Teachers of the Year

On March 13, 2018, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized Lynn Alamillo and Shanna Gagnon as the 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year. Lynn Alamillo joined the staff at Quail Run Elementary in 2008 and moved to Bella Vista Elementary when it opened last year. She has extensive experience teaching 1st and 2nd grade students; […]

Protecting California Coast From Oil Drilling

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker Calls On Trump Administration To Protect California Coast From Oil Drilling On Friday January 12, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced she will introduce a resolution urging the federal government not to expand oil drilling off the California coast. The resolution comes in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to allow new […]

County Continues adding Programs for Homeless

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor Homelessness continues to be a serious issue across California and other parts of the country. In response, Contra Costa County provides connections to services for those in need in our community. As a result of our efforts, homelessness in Contra Costa County has declined over the past five […]

Live Well, Age Smart! event not to miss

Health and Resource Day, Live Well, Age Smart on Sept 29 One important part of the aging process is maintaining health and wellness. The Town of Danville is looking to provide help to our seniors in that regard by hosting the 4th annual Live Well, Age Smart Health and Resource Day on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9:00 […]

AB 79 to improve accounting of greenhouse gas emissions

Bill to Eliminate Dirty Coal Headed to the Governor (Sacramento)- AB 79, authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine, (D-Marin County), was approved by the State Legislature today. AB 79 tasks the California Air Resources Board with updating its methodology regarding “Unspecified Energy” sources. This legislation ensures that by January 2021 energy coming into the state as “unspecified” […]

Summer Fun in the Regional Parks

News from the East Bay Regional Park District By Ned MacKay, EBRP A free concert, sand castles, butterflies and trains — the month of June will bring all kinds of activities and festivities to the East Bay Regional Parks. For example, there’s a full schedule in store at Crown Beach and Crab Cove Visitor Center […]

EBRPD Re-Names Breuner Marsh

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) board of directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to re-name Breuner Marsh, a 60-acre wetland at Pt. Pinole Regional Park, after the Dotson family for their long-standing efforts to save the Richmond shoreline from development. The former Breuner Marsh was, at various times, slated for housing, an airport, industrial […]