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Benicia Film Festival Returns for September Weekend

Benicia Film Festival returns for its sixth year to celebrate independent filmmakers and support arts and culture in Benicia. The three-day festival will welcome audiences at Benicia Veterans Memorial Hall, 1150 First Street, kicking off with a gala event on the evening of Friday, September 6th. The festival will conclude …

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American Red Cross requesting help at blood drive July 30th

The American Red Cross is reporting that it is facing a blood shortage and it has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.        “It’s a gift of life and I’ve got it to give. I’ve …

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Dido Still on the Minds of nostalgic Masonic after 15 year leave

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning for her first world tour in 15 years, English pop star Dido emphatically displayed that both her angelic voice and stage presence have only aged like a fine wine before a sold-out crowd at The Masonic in San Francisco Wednesday night. One of the best-selling artists of All-Time in the UK, her 1999 debut album, No …

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Learning The Basics of California’s Laws – For New Residents

BY HELEN LAME´ Of late, California has made a lot of exciting new changes in its lawbook that places more value on the worth of individuals. Located in the Western U. S. coastline, it is also the home of Hollywood. Initially a Republican state, of late this has been thoroughly …

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Contra Costa Animal Services Offering Reduced Costs Adoptions

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is offering reduced cost adoptions of all animals between now and October 31st in an effort to alleviate crowded shelters. During this period, the adoption fee for all animals will be reduced to $50. Interested adopters can take advantage of this adoption promotion by visiting …

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Employee injured in Minor Explosion at Martinez Water Plant

This morning at approximately 7:45 am at the Water Treatment Plant, located at 3003 Pacheco Boulevard, employees reported an explosion of a 100-gallon Sodium Hypochlorite container. Martinez Police Officers, Contra Costa County Fire, and Contra Costa County Hazmat responded. One employee was transported to the hospital for assessment due to …

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