Monthly Archives: August 2018

Just Serve

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer but can’t find an organization or cause that interest you; Or are you organization looking for volunteers? JustServe.org may be the solution you’ve been looking for. JustServe.org is a website where the … Continue reading

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BART Receives $6.8M in Security Grant Funds

BART’s efforts to improve safety and security for riders are getting a major infusion of funding thanks, in part, to Bay Area members of Congress. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded BART about $6.8 million in a grant … Continue reading

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Youth and Family Homeless Count

Housing insecure youth and families are traditionally difficult to identify during our annual Homeless Point in Time Count. We are conducting a special count this year targeted just to these populations to better capture information about the need for housing and … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for the Virus

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting mosquitoes from Brentwood, Discovery Bay and Byron have tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first West Nile virus activity of the year in Byron. So far this … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Community College District Announces Free Tuition For First-Time, Full-Time Students

The Contra Costa Community College District (District) has announced free tuition for first-time, full-time Contra Costa College (CCC), Diablo Valley College (DVC) and Los Medanos College (LMC) students effective Monday, August 27, 2018, the first day of the fall 2018 … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 08/26/18

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. California doesn’t have the worst drivers in the nation? … Continue reading

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A Scientist Explains Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

From Science Alert by Richard Halfpenny, THE CONVERSATION 19 AUG 2018 Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of … Continue reading

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