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Contra Costa County fair opens at Fairgrounds in Antioch

The Contra Costa County fair in Antioch opened Thursday for four days of family fun. Each day is packed with entertainment, including special events on specific days. Brass Ring Midway of Fun is bringing its carnival rides, including a Ferris wheel, a carousel, the more vigorous Zipper and the Viper, …

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East Bay Regional Parks Celebrate Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Park District, but it’s always more special during the month of April when the Park District celebrates at multiple Earth Day events. Find your own way to celebrate the Earth: explore a new park, hike in nature, learn something new, …

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Contra Costa County launches Bridge to Success pilot 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. With the Bridge to Success program, Contra Costa joins counties, cities and other jurisdictions …

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Obituary: Robert (Bob) I. Schroder (1928-2019)

Robert (Bob) Ingersoll Schroder passed away at the age of 90 on March 29th with his loving wife at his side. He had a major impact on the City of Walnut Creek and the County of Contra Costa. Bob was born in San Francisco in 1922 and moved with his …

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Parks Celebrate 85th Anniversary with Free Fridays and Events

To celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary, the Park District has planned a number of special events and programs, including FREE Park Fridays, FREE Concerts in the Parks, and a FREE multicultural festival. The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest park district in the nation …

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Sweeten Your Day with Pure Local Honey at the Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Spring is humming with the sound of bees buzzing around the hills of Martinez and Concord. MarElla Honey Bees out of Concord bring the best pure local honey to your farmers’ market in a variety of flavors that you won’t be able to resist. We don’t …

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Animal Services 9th Annual St. Pitty’s Adoption Event Saturday

 On Saturday, March 16th, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) will be hosting its 9th Annual St. Pitty’s Day event. The St. Pitty’s Day event features free adoptions of all bully breed dogs, and $25 adoptions of all other animals. Interested adopters can take advantage of this free adoption promotion by …

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East Bay Regional Parks Now Hiring Lifeguards for 2019 Season

The East Bay Regional Park District is currently recruiting 40-60 new lifeguards for the 2019 swim season at its 11 facilities that include lakes, lagoons, and pools in the East Bay. The pay ranges from $16.15-$18.64 per hour. All new lifeguard positions are seasonal, full-time positions May through September. Anyone …

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Freshway Fish seafood co. available at local farmers market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS The farmers’ market offers more than just fruits and vegetables, baked good and hot foods. There are also grass-fed beef and seafood purveyors that you should try. Freshway Fish is a family-owned and operated seafood company, established in 2012. They started off selling at local farmers’ …

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2019 BottleRock daily schedule announced

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER The daily schedule for the seventh annual BottleRock Music Festival May 24-26, 2019, at the Napa Valley Exposition has been announced as follows: Friday, May 24: Imagine Dragons, Logic, OneRepublic, Sylvan Esso, Flogging Molly, Jenny Lewis, AJR, Anderson East, The Dandy Warhols, lovelytheband, Paul Oakenfold (Silent Disco), Alec …

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