Tag: Contra Costa County

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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County tells homeowner maple is not ‘heritage tree’

County tells homeowner maple is not ‘heritage tree’

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A homeowner who lives in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Martinez has been told her large silver maple is not a “heritage tree,” although she’s convinced it qualifies under the county’s own definition. Diana Daniels, who lives at 1049 Sierra Ave., has been living since 1998 in a house built on a […]

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Toth calls for Martinez, county to be ‘age friendly’

Toth calls for Martinez, county to be ‘age friendly’

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Californians are aging, said Debbie Toth, chief executive officer of Choice in Aging of Pleasant Hill. Each week, 7,000 residents turn 65, she said – 365,000 every year. And by 2030, 20 percent of the state’s population will be that age or older. And the state’s fastest growing population are those 85 and older, she […]

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