CCCFPD Distributes First SAVE card

Contra Costa Fire Restoring Providing Immediate Financial Assistance to Fire The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), in conjunction with the California Fire Foundation and United Professional Firefighters Local #1230, has launched the Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE) program by distributing direct assistance to fire victims at a fire scene. On March 3rd, 2015, […]

Toxic Pesticides In Two County Creeks

Contra Costa — Grayson Creek and Dry Creek contain toxic amounts of pyrethroid pesticides, according to a new water-monitoring study by the Contra Costa Clean Water Program. The Contra Costa Clean Water Program conducted Stressor/Source Identification Studies (SSID) in 2014 to determine the causes of toxicity in the two local creeks. The study found that […]

New at CA Fire Safe Council

Jerry Davies new Chairman of California Fire Safe Council Glendora, CA—January 26, 2015. The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) has elected Jerry Davies as the new Chairman, effective January 1. Davies replaces Pat Kidder who has served as Chairman the past four years. Kidder, a board member since the founding of CFSC, will remain on the […]

Briones Regional Park has it all

By Beverly Lane; If you’re looking for public parkland that offers peace, quiet, natural beauty, and panoramic views, you don’t have to drive great distances to find it. Search no farther than Briones Regional Park in central Contra Costa County. Although Briones is bordered by the communities of Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette and Orinda, its location […]

Beat the heat at Black Diamond Mines

By Beverly Lane       As summer approaches its zenith, you can still beat the heat at the regional parks in east Contra Costa County. One good bet is Contra Loma Regional Park on Frederickson Lane in Antioch, where you can cool off in the lifeguard-tended swim lagoon. And you can relax in Delta […]

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? […]

Bocce Ball is coming to Alamo

By Steve Mick The Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) has recently approved the construction of the first Alamo bocce ball court at Livorna Park. The new bocce court will be in the area of the existing sand volleyball court and will consist of two lanes. The entire court area will be ADA accessible. Bocce ball […]

Hiking — Regional Parks in the rain

by Beverly Lane Seasonal rains bring green to the grasslands in the East Bay Regional Parks, with a promise of springtime wildflowers. But the rains also bring muddy trails that fill the lug soles of hard-to-clean hiking boots. There’s a lot to be said for winter season hiking. The air is fresh, cool and energizing […]