Tag: Contra Costa County

Census solutions workshops offered this month

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee is offering workshops to help residents become aware of the 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond. “In order to get a complete count, it will require strong collaboration between the County, cities, and community partners,” said an announcement released by Susan […]

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Contra Costa’s health inspection signs coming to mobile food vendors

Contra Costa’s health inspection signs coming to mobile food vendors

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Food trucks and other mobile food businesses operating in Contra Costa will now post the same color-coded signs as the county’s stationary restaurants to inform the public of any recent, major health code violations. Contra Costa Environmental Health (CCEH) rolled out its placarding program today for some mobile food facilities, including those that cook or […]

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Envision Contra Costa 2040 community meeting

Envision Contra Costa 2040 community meeting

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Join a conversation about the future of your community and of Contra Costa County. The County is updating its General Plan and Zoning Code – a project called “Envision Contra Costa 2040” – setting a path for the future of conservation and development in the unincorporated county for the next twenty years. To kick off […]

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Envision Contra Costa 2040

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The General Plan outlines the County’s goals for physical growth, conservation, and community life in the unincorporated area, and contains the policies and actions necessary to achieve those goals. County staff members use the General Plan to guide decisions about zoning, permitted development, provision of public services, and transportation improvements. Contra Costa County’s current General […]

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County event starts 2020 Census countdown

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa County is announcing the one-year countdown to the 2020 United States Census with a “Complete Count” celebration Tuesday at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in Concord. Monday marks one year until Census Day, the day that the U.S. Census Bureau will take a count of every person living in the […]

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Art passages gallery show illustrates importance of early child care

Art passages gallery show illustrates importance of early child care

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A free exhibit of art by children and photographs of community-based child care centers is designed to show the availability of early child care programs in Contra Costa County. The show is the collaboration of the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (ACS) and the Contra Costa County Community Services […]

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Newkirk guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter, jury decides

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A man who was driving without a license Oct. 4, 2017, when he became involved in a five-car fatal collision has been convicted by a Contra Costa County jury of gross vehicular manslaughter, according to an announcement released by Scott Alonso, public information officer in the Office of the Contra Costa County […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start to South I-680 express lane

Groundbreaking ceremony marks the official start to South I-680 express lane

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– With the turn of five golden shovels, area officials on Wednesday marked the beginning of a $127 million construction project that will complete an express lane on southbound Interstate-680 from Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to the Contra Costa-Alameda counties’ shared line. Randall Iwasaki, executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority […]

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County receives grant to help end sexual, domestic violence, abuse

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $1 million to help respond to incidents of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence against Women awarded a total of $32 million in 54 nationally-awarded grants, Tish Gallegos, community and media relations representative […]

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CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 2017, California had an estimated 134,278 homeless people living on its streets. That was about half of the homeless population in the entire United States. The same study showed that only New York came close to California, with 89,503 counted as homeless that year, said Jenny Robbins, housing and services administrator […]

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