Doctors Medical Center Stakeholder group studies alternative service models

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A solution to the health-care problems facing West County in the wake of the continuing financial difficulties at Doctors Medical Center is likely attainable but will include a reduction in hospital services, according to leaders of a Stakeholder Group charged with identifying viable alternatives. In its first public statement since announcing the formation of the […]

Low-income housing plan draws opposition in Orinda


Overwhelming opposition to plans to bring low-income housing to Orinda was expressed at a special workshop held in Orinda on Wednesday evening, July 9. At the workshop, which was sponsored by the City of Orinda, a crowd of over 100 people gathered at the Garden Room of the Orinda Public Library to learn about Orinda’s […]

Dozier-Libbey in Antioch calls attention to Charter School movement


On July 4th 2014 the Contra Costa Times reported Nancie Castro, principal of the highly acclaimed Dozier-Libbey Medical High School in Antioch since its inception in 2008 was unceremoniously removed and demoted to a teaching position at Deer Valley. Casual observers might wonder why the major architect of arguably one of the few successes in […]

John Muir Health reports $105 million Community Benefit in 2013


In its Community Benefit Report for 2013, John Muir Health says it contributed a community benefit valued at over $105 million. “At John Muir Health, we respond to the needs of all of the communities we serve, including those most in need, with the expertise and the high standard of care for which we are known,” […]

Hilton Homewood Suites Proposal Revives Growth Worries in Pleasant Hill

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Today the spectre of another voter growth limitation initiative looms over Pleasant Hill. Now more than ever, residents cherish the low-rise suburban look and feel of Pleasant Hill because it’s more liveable and desirable than more urbanized neighboring cities. Public officials who overlook this fact do so at their own peril.

Concord Pavilion renovations ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll


Entering the VIP Cocktail Party reception hosted by Live Nation to celebrate the grand reopening of the refurbished Concord Pavilion, one could not help but be proud of how this facility is once again evolving to be the crown jewel of the community. It was also nice to see a dividend in the form of […]

Stakeholders scramble to find solutions to West County health care needs

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Seemingly in the nick of time, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and Contra Costa Health Services today announced the formation of a Stakeholder Group charged with developing a solution to the long-term issues facing West County health care in Contra Costa County. Following the rejection of Measure C in West County, the […]

Firearms Ordinance battle in Pleasant Hill, continues June 9


The Pleasant Hill City Council will hold a special public hearing on June 9, to consider its Planning Commission’s refusal to amend that city’s Zoning laws to accommodate the recent City Council Firearms Ordinance, which would further restrict the sale and purchase of firearms and ammunition. The hearing will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, […]