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 […]

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 […]

Community Courts Help Our Justice System

by Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson How do we save costs and create a more effective justice system? Contra Costa County’s District Attorney’s Office and several local police agencies have begun a Community Courts program. The program provides a person who has been arrested or cited by the police for a low level crime, […]

One Pair of Breeding Osprey in Contra Costa County

Erecting artificial nest platforms could help the Osprey by James Hale The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a fish-eating, diurnal bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. Sometimes called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, this large raptor is found in a wide variety of habitats on all continents except Antarctica. It nests […]

Why Should You Become a Civil Grand Juror?

by Candace Anderson   Have you ever wanted to help local government become more effective? Consider applying to be a Civil Grand Juror. Dedicated community volunteers are needed to serve on the next Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury. The Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the 2016-2017 term now […]

Qualify for Income Tax Credit

15 Thousand Contra Costa County Residents Could Qualify For NEW State Earned Income Tax Credit (Martinez, January 28, 2016) California’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) could benefit 15,000 low-income workers in Contra Costa County who earned less than $14,000 last year. The challenge now is to make sure they know about it. Governor Brown’s […]

$590,000 to San Ramon Parks

Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen and the City of San Ramon Announce the Release of County Park Dedication Funds for Improvements to San Ramon Parks — Iron Horse Trail and Forest Home Farms Barn County Supervisor Candace Andersen has brought $590,000 in Contra Costa Park Dedication Funds to the City of San Ramon. Working with […]

CCHP Picks Up Slack after DMC Closure

By Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson                                            Contra Costa Health Provides Needed Assistance in Wake of Doctors Medical Center Closure Doctor’s Medical Center (Doctor’s) in San Pablo closed its doors on April 21, 2015. […]

Art and Writing Challenge Award Winners

Middle and high school students display creative excellence in annual challenge  Award winning students from throughout Contra Costa County are being recognized at the 18th Annual Art and Writing Challenge Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 9th. Since 1997 the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center has challenged middle and high school students to address topics […]

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 […]