10 New Year Resolutions for citizens in 2014


1. Get informed. Get off Facebook and get into a City Council or County Supervisor meeting at least once a month. Anything other than cute pictures of kittens on Facebook. Skim the headlines of the opinion section in three newspapers or online twice a week. If you can’t go to a Council or Commission meeting, […]

Chevron to match $10K for Richmond, El Cerrito Holiday Toy Program


Chevron Richmond will match contributions of up to $10,000 for the Richmond/El Cerrito Fire and Police Holiday Toy Program. The Richmond/El Cerrito Fire & Police Holiday Toy Program exists to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys to economically disadvantaged children in the western Contra Costa County area during the holiday season.

County Cup Food Fight benefits Food Bank


The County Cup Food Fight is on! This isn’t your college Animal House or cafeteria food fight, but a Challenge between Solano and Contra Costa County employees to volunteer their time in creative ways to raise funds for the Food Bank so help can be there during the holiday season and beyond. According to Larry […]

California safest cities


SafeWise, a home security website, has published a top 50 list of California safest cities. And no, Oakland is not on the list. Neither is Concord or Walnut Creek. Safewise says data was drawn from most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. report. Some pockets of serenity in the Bay Area including those from the […]

Pay it forward locally this holiday season


Are you ready to pay it forward locally this holiday season? For the holidays there are many who are not able to celebrate, it’s nothing new.  Many can’t afford to use heaters, they don’t know what they are going to eat tomorrow, and they share a single bedroom with their entire family as their affordable […]

Walnut Creek Ice Rink re-opens Nov 15


The Walnut Creek Ice Rink, will open for the season with Grand Opening on Friday, Nov 15, in Walnut Creek at 1375 Civic Drive. Get your skate on. Walnut Creek on Ice will operate from November 15 thru January 12, 2014. A Children’s Festival will be held Saturday, Nov 16 from 11am-2:00pm. This free event […]