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John Gioia selected as chair of county Board of Supervisors

John Gioia selected as chair of county Board of Supervisors

John Gioia was selected today to become the 2019 chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Candace Andersen was selected as the Vice Chair at today's Board meeting. Gioia, has been representing District...
Atchison Park likely to be renamed 'Richard J. Boyd Park'

Atchison Park to be renamed ‘Richard J. Boyd Park’

Atchison Park is set to be renamed Richard J. Boyd Park, as neighborhood residents look to honor the community activist and organizer who died last year. The park renaming proposal was approved at Tuesday night's...

San Pablo mayor housing Camp Fire victims in donated motorhomes

As we reported last month, San Pablo's mayor has been fundraising to provide motorhomes for people who lost their homes in the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County. Today, we learned Mayor Rich Kinney's "Motorhomes...
Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine's Day?

Want to get married at the John Muir House on Valentine’s Day?

For couples looking to get married on Valentine's Day, consider a romantic ceremony inside the picturesque and historic John Muir House in Martinez. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder will...
Richmond Promise launches workshops ahead of college financial aid deadlines

Richmond Promise workshops prep for college financial aid deadlines

With deadlines to apply for college financial aid fast-approaching, a Richmond program providing free scholarship money and support has launched an aggressive campaign to ensure every last high school senior from Richmond and North...
BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART installs overnight homeless outreach in Contra Costa

BART’s overnight outreach team, which launched at San Francisco stations in November 2017, became active at Contra Costa County stations this week with the aim of connecting the homeless with services, including shelter, the...
More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

The ever-evolving Harbour-8 Park in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood will undergo more improvements this year, according to Pogo Park, the nonprofit that employs a staff of local residents from the neighborhood to transform underutilized...
Memorial to slain Richmond teen headed to Milo Foundation

Memorial to slain Richmond teen planned at Milo Foundation

A grieving Richmond mom says she's grateful for community members who are helping to keep the memory of her son alive. Josie Martinez's son, Otilio "Nico" Martinez, was walking home from work on Sept. 19,...
Richmond Ferry ridership exceeds first month expectations

New Richmond ferry gets rousing welcome

The excitement on the Richmond waterfront Thursday was palpable, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the launch of brand new ferry service to downtown San Francisco. The first ferry left at 6:10 a.m. from the new...
CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

CVS Pharmacy locations now have drop boxes for unwanted medicines

Twenty-seven CVS Pharmacy locations in Contra Costa County now have drop boxes where residents can safely dispose of unwanted prescription medicines, Contra Costa Health Services announced today. In addition, 10 Kaiser facilities in the county...

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Contra Costa County aims to deliver 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses by July 4

Contra Costa clinics invite kids ages 12-15 to get Pfizer vaccine

Children ages 12 to 15 can now get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at all Contra Costa County-operated clinics, the County announced today, after the Centers...
WCCUSD teachers, students honored at ‘Soaring to Excellence’ celebration

WCCUSD teachers, students honored at ‘Soaring to Excellence’ celebration

By Kathy Chouteau Amid the backdrop of the pandemic, four teachers and 10 scholarship-earning students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) were...
Weekend Richmond ferry service to re-launch July 3

Weekend Richmond ferry service re-launching July 3

Weekend services will launch on several ferry routes -- including the Richmond-San Francisco route -- starting on July 3. It's two days after the San...