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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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Architectural gem preserved – for now

Dear Friends of the 1903 County Jail in Martinez and to those folks who have recently discovered our Save the Jail effort. Thank you for wanting to know more about the status of this project. As the newly organized Architectural Preservation Foundation of Contra Costa County is still very small, our limited …

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Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month proclaimed in Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation during their last meeting to observe Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month, part of a statewide effort to draw attention to an epidemic that causes thousands of deaths nationwide every year. Also Tuesday, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) …

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Regional parks weather the storm

By BEVERLY LANE Special to the Tribune Although this winter’s storms brought a much-needed supply of water, they also unfortunately caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Park District. Probably the hardest hit was Del Valle Regional Park 10 miles south of Livermore. The park surrounds Lake …

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Council hears County building project update

MARTINEZ, Calif. – City Council heard a status report Wednesday night on the proposed new County Administration Building. The presentation was delivered by Chief Assistant County Administrator Eric Angstadt, who outlined the project location, design details, and plans for an accompanying parking structure. He told the council Site A, located …

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Update on road closures

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Administrator’s Office provided an update on county-wide road closures Tuesday, after the effects of flooding led to several short and long-term closures. Alhambra Valley Road between Bear Creek Road and Castro Ranch Road remains closed indefinitely. Signs and message boards alert drivers of …

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District Attorney reaches agreement regarding misuse of campaign funds

MARTINEZ, Calif. – An apparent agreement has been reached between Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) over Peterson’s misuse of campaign funds. According to the FPPC, which regulates campaign finance and governmental ethics, Peterson made approximately 600 personal expenditures from  his campaign …

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Veterans Day Ceremony planned

Dear Veterans and Community Members, I invite you to attend the annual Board of Supervisors Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m.. The ceremony will be held in the Board’s chamber, 651 Pine St., Martinez. I am very excited about this year’s program as we will commemorate …

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