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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Celebrate Outer Space with Summer Reading 2019

The Contra Costa County Library is launching into Summer Reading on Saturday, June 8. The program is the Library’s yearly effort to keep kids reading during the summer months, preventing “brain drain”.

For babies, the pre-reading program is meant to encour...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Kirker Pass Road Construction Project

Contra Costa County Public Works will begin construction on the Kirker Pass Road Northbound Truck Climbing Lane Project. Construction began May 13, 2019, with completion in the Spring of 2020, barring unforeseen circumstances.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Cast Your Vote for the New Library Card Design

The Contra Costa County Library is releasing five new library card designs and needs help to narrow down the choices. The public can vote for their five favorite designs. The voting, which takes place online, will allow people to choose from nine options....

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office Impacting Our Youth

Impact Justice, RYSE Youth Center, and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announce a collaborative agreement to bring restorative justice diversion to Contra Costa County. The county now joins Alameda, San Francisco, and Los Ange...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Public Works to Begin Construction on Marsh Creek Road

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will begin construction of the Marsh Creek Road Traffic Safety Improvements project.  

Construction will begin on Monday, May 20, 2019, with completion by July 1, 2019, barring unforeseen circumstanc...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative Launched

Contra Costa County launched the implementation phase of the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative, a regional partnership supporting sustainable economic growth along the Highway 4 corridor in Contra Costa County at a public forum on May 10...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Harvest Season – Drive Safely

In Contra Costa County, the U-Pick harvest draws over 180,000 visitors each year. Be sure to drive safely and expect traffic delays during this harvest festival season. See a map of the farms participating in the festival.

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Measles Public Awareness

While no measles cases have been identified in Contra Costa County this year, Contra Costa Health Services is taking steps to increase public awareness about MMR vaccination and the spread of the disease. 

“Measles is a serious disease,&...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Homeless Warming Center in Richmond

A new, 30-cot warming center in Richmond will bring more Contra Costa residents who are experiencing homelessness out of the cold and into services to help them regain housing.The GRIP Warming Center, Contra Costa’s second such facility, opened ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Census Jobs Available in Our County

Earn additional income and help your community “get counted” for Census 2020. Apply now at www.2020census.gov/jobs. Current job openings include ones in Concord.

To learn why the Census is important to all of us and sign up for Census 2...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Support Our Arts Community

Two vacancies currently exist on the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5). We are seeking an Arts Advocate to serve District II and serve At-Large. 

To be eligible for these seats on the Commission, applicants must reside in ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

County Launches Bridge to Success Program

Contra Costa County has launched the Bridge to Success pilot program, a competitive integrated employment program that provides a pathway for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities to compete for regular County jobs at regular salaries.

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Youth

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking residents who may be interested in serving on its 19-member Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC).

The JJCC is a multi-agency advisory body charged with creating and maintaining the County’s co...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Our County Administrator Wins Top CAO Award

Our Contra Costa County Administrator, David J. Twa, won statewide recognition with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the California Association of County Executives (CACE). The prestigious award was presented at the General Assembly of the Califo...

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