Tag Archives: El Sobrante

Contra Costa County considers taxing, regulating Airbnb in unincorporated areas

The Transient Occupancy Tax, typically paid by hotels, motels and tourists homes, may soon impact unincorporated areas like El Sobrante, Kensington and North Richmond, where there are no existing restrictions on short-term rentals, or the...
Save the Richmond Hills volunteer Dick Schneider visits a privately-owned trailhead near Clark Road, one of the areas protected by the initiative. Photo by Abner Hauge

Initiative to stop further development in landslide prone areas embraced by El Sobrante Valley residents

El Sobrante Valley residents and activists hope to keep residential development out of the historically landslide-prone area with the soon-to-be-submitted Richmond Hills Initiative, which they’re currently working to put on the 2018 ballot.

Parents weigh in on school district spending

West Contra Costa Unified School District holds meetings to hear community input on how the district should allocate $200 million in bond authority to facility construction at old and new school.

Creating a community of learners

Since 2005, the Elders Learning Community has paired professionals in the community with elderly seniors learning lessons in areas such as astronomy, history, art. But time spent in these learning partnerships is teaching local volunteers...