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Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Gabriel J. Sanchez

Contra Costa County offers loan forgiveness to Doctors Medical Center

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors agreed to forgive about $9 million in repayment debt from struggling Doctors Medical Center (DMC) over the next three to five years. Supervisors John Gioia and Federal D....
An online flier on healthcare enrollment for Asians and Pacific Islanders distributed by Covered California.

Obamacare open enrollment to speak in 17 Asian and Pacific Islander languages

Contra Costa County will have its open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders tomorrow, Nov. 15, at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. At the event, translations to 17 Asian and Pacific...
At the Chemical Safety Board meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, audience members held up signs calling for more regulation of oil refineries in California. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Chemical Safety Board moves to postpone vote on refinery recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday voted to postpone a decision on its staff’s recommendation that California adopt a new regulatory framework for refineries.

Bay Area greenhouse gas reduction plan could reduce emissions at Chevron

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District—often referred to as the Air District—passed a resolution last week to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To meet the goal, Chevron’s century old refinery in Richmond...

Actual realineamiento de prisión en el Condado de Contra Costa

En Octubre 1, 2013, California comenzó su implementación del AB109- una ley que mueve ofensores de más bajo-nivel e infractores de libertad condicional de las prisiones para instalaciones locales- después de que un juez federal...
A view from inside Richmond's West County Detention facility. (photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Prison realignment update in Contra Costa County

County Supervisor John Gioia wants to know if California’s prison realignment program is working in Contra Costa County, and after two years, he and others with an interest in law enforcement may be about to...
Sheriff Livingston wants to build 240 new cells and increase services at the West County Detention Facility (Photo by: Rachel Witte, 2012)

Sheriff pursues state funding to expand cells and services at West County jail

The Contra Costa County Sheriff is pursuing an $80 million state grant that could upgrade the West County Detention Facility. If awarded, Sheriff Dave Livingston plans to increase jail space and re-entry services at the...
Mayor Gayle McLauglin posed with the men of Men and Women of Purpose. Left to right: James Walker, Douglas McKoy, Ivory Mitchell, Willie Hicks, Frank Hancock, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Rick Fortenberry, Eddie Morris, Antoine Cloird and Fred Johnson. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Community organization receives funding for prisoner mentorship program

Men and Women of Purpose hosted an open house last Tuesday evening to honor community leaders who have helped it obtain funding and support.
Workers recently finished installing a community air-monitoring station at Fire Station 62 in North Richmond. The system will soon begin sharing real-time data on the Web. (Photo courtesy of Chevron)

Chevron installs new air monitor in North Richmond

Contra Costa County residents will soon have a better understanding of exactly what is in the air they're breathing. Chevron recently installed a new air-monitoring station at Fire Station 62, in North Richmond, which will...
City Council Dias

Infighting a challenge for City Council

Councilmember Tom Butt left the April 24 city council meeting around 9 pm, too frustrated to continue, followed a while later by Councilmember Jovanka Beckles, who had to work early the next morning. Down to...