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BART Cited $210k, Responds to CAL/OSHA Worker Safety Citations(2)

April 17, 2014

BART was cited Thursday for three violations and was fined $210k relating to worker safety and the tragic accident which occurred on October 19, 2013, in which two track workers were killed.   Here is the Press Release BART was provided notice today from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known… Read More ›

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County’s School Districts Announce Their 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., April 8, 2014 – Currently, there are more than 7,900 teachers educating approximately 169,000 students in Contra Costa County’s public schools. To recognize their efforts and bring much-deserved honor to the teaching profession, the participating school districts in the county recently named their Teachers of the Year (TOY) representatives. (See list below.)… Read More ›

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Special Meeting on Study of County’s Emergency Medical Services System

On Wednesday April 9, the Contra Costa Emergency Medical Care Committee is holding a special meeting to get feedback from the public on a draft study of the county’s emergency medical services system. The meeting will focus on the “EMS Modernization Project Report” by Fitch and Associates, which was funded by Contra Costa Health Services’… Read More ›


Clayton Firehouse Could Reopen After Fire Chiefs Plan Approved

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, who also serve as the fire board, approved a plan Tuesday by Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jeff Carman of how to spend a $9.6 million federal grant. Under the proposed plan, CONFIRE will add two-additional two-person medical response vehicles while re-opening the Clayton fire station…. Read More ›

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Supervisor Federal Glover Battles Fake Twitter Account

Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover alerted the public today that someone has created and been using an unauthorized Twitter account in his name. The account has been reported to Twitter and he is encouraging folks to disassociate with it. It should be noted, the account has not been used since Oct. 2010. Some of… Read More ›

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Pittsburg Superior Court Announces Extended Hours for Accepting Traffic Payments

Beginning April 1, 2014, individuals with traffic cases in the Pittsburg Branch will have more time to make payments on their traffic cases. To implement this pilot program, the clerk’s office at the Arnason Justine Center in Pittsburg will keep one traffic window open from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Monday through Friday, except court holidays, in… Read More ›


Mt. Diablo Recycling Awarded 10-Year Recycling Contract

Walnut Creek – After months of negotiating and several bid clarifications later, the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, which manages solid waste and recycling for the communities of Alamo, Danville, Lamorinda, Walnut Creek and a portion of unincorporated Contra Costa County, finished its 6-hour meeting last night with an 8 to 3 vote to… Read More ›


Firefighters Thank Community for Participation in “Squish Out Cancer” Fundraiser

The United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230, on behalf of the East Contra Costa Firefighters would like to thank the community for its generous support of our “Squish Out Cancer” Pancake Fundraiser that was held at Fire Station 93, in Oakley on Saturday morning, March 22nd, 2014. We were humbled to have… Read More ›

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Symposium Offers Skills, Tips to Write Better Applications for Grants

PITTSBURG (MARCH 17, 2014) — The popular workshop about writing better applications for grants will be returning to Pittsburg this March 26. “Because of the recession and government cutbacks, the need to find alternative sources of funding for a lot of the organizations that make up our social safety net is greater,” said Glover. Local… Read More ›


Saturday: Congressman McNerney To Host Financial Literacy Workshop

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced he will host a financial literacy workshop on Saturday, March 22nd for residents of Contra Costa County. The emphasis of the workshop will be on providing attendees with resources to help them make good financial decisions – including general tax information, tax implications of the Affordable Care… Read More ›