VetCon Veterans Resource Event

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the 2015 edition of “VetCon,” a one-day showcase of resources, job opportunities and direct assistance for veterans, held every other year in Contra Costa County. VetCon will be held on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., in Concord, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “VetCon […]

Gold Star Families Share on Veterans’ Voices

Live, Local Talk Show Spotlights Gold Star Families:  Veterans’ Voices airs live Monday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. It’s the exclusive club that no one wants to join. On July 20, Contra Costa County’s live talk show Veterans’ Voices will bring you the very personal stories of Gold Star families – those who have lost a […]

Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet

“Eyewitness to History: Splashdown through the eyes of the Hornet Crew” A Celebration of the 46th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown on the USS Hornet Museum’s Living Ship Series Commemorates Recovery of Apollo 11 and 12 Lunar Missions ALAMEDA, CA — Celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown and relive the heyday of […]

Help Stop Medicare Fraud

How You Can Help Stop Medicare Fraud By David Sayen;                                                               Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, […]

Covered California First Year Success

By Joan Trezek; The signs of Fall Open Enrollment season are everywhere—on TV sets, in the newspaper and in mailboxes. It’s the time of year when consumers can sign up for health insurance coverage or change carriers or plans within a carrier’s offerings. The enrollment season officially began November 15 and ends on February 15, […]

Aging safely in their own home

How to Maintain Your Aging Loved One Safe and Happy in Their Own Home On Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m., The Elder Care Team, in conjunction with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Contra Costa County will present an informative evening of information about how to best care and provide for aged family members. In this […]

Task Force Tackles Prescription Drug Abuse

By:    Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor                               We have a prescription drug abuse problem in our community and there are people stepping up to do something about it. The National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) has been working […]

American Cancer Society recognizes Peter Wong, MD

American Cancer Society honors Hope Hospice medical leader at annual event The American Cancer Society recently recognized the lifelong medical contributions of Hope Hospice Chief Medical Officer Peter Wong, MD, at their annual Jewel Ball fundraiser. Honored at the event along with Dr. Wong was the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, a former member of the United […]

County reaching out to Korean war era veterans

County seeking those who served in the “Forgotten War” 60 years after the end of one of the shortest but most deadly wars, Contra Costa County is reaching out to Korean War era veterans to encourage them to be a part of the 2013 Veterans Day celebration.  The Board of Supervisors and the Veterans Service […]

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 […]