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Volunteers Invited to Apply to Participate on Pleasant Hill Commissions

Volunteers Invited to Apply to Participate on Pleasant Hill Commissions

PLEASANT HILL, CA (August 9, 2022) — As you contemplate how you might create positive change in your community, consider ...
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The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 7 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Aug. 7 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (August 7, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...Aug. 1 through 7, 2022

So This Happened…Aug. 1 through 7, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 7, 2022) — As we near the end of the Dog Days of Summer, it’s ...
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Monument Impact in Concord hosting regional job fair Aug. 12

Monument Impact in Concord hosting regional job fair Aug. 12

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 7, 2022) — Looking for your next job or career opportunity? Monument Impact in collaboration ...
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City of Concord to hold FREE ‘Live Strong Health Expo’ Feb. 28

Live Strong Expo Returns to Concord Senior Center Sept. 9, Vendors Wanted

CONCORD, CA (August 7, 2022) — Concord's annual Live Strong Health Expo will return to the Concord Senior Center on ...
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Zoom-cchinis spotlight WC farmer’s market inaugural veggie races

Zoom-cchinis spotlight WC farmer’s market inaugural veggie races

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 7, 2022) — The overwhelming positive response from young and old alike to the Diablo Valley ...
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Summer nights and early morning hikes in East Bay Parks for August

Summer nights and early morning hikes in East Bay Parks for August

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (August 6, 2022) — “Encanto,” an animated movie about a teenage girl from Colombia ...
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Concord Police

Concord Police arrest report for the week of July 27 through Aug. 2, 2022

CONCORD, CA (August 5, 2022) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from July 27 ...
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First Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes Found in Contra Costa County

First Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes Found in Contra Costa County

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 5, 2022) — The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District has identified the invasive ...
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Concord Jazz Festival finds a cool groove with Carlos Reyes concert

Concord Jazz Festival finds a cool groove with Carlos Reyes concert

CONCORD, CA (August 5, 2022) —The second day of Concord's Jazz Festival brought a big crowd to Todos Santos Plaza ...
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Hope Hospice announces return of charity golf event

Hope Hospice Golf Event Returns to Castlewood

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 4, 2022) — Hope Hospice has opened registration for the 2022 Hope 100 Golf Marathon—for ...
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Clayton Police Report for July 2022

CLAYTON, CA (August 4, 2022) — This report details police activity for the Clayton Police Department during the month of ...
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Pleasant Hill's promotes camaraderie with community BBQ for National Night Out

Pleasant Hill promotes camaraderie with community BBQ for National Night Out

PLEASANT HILL, CA (August 3, 2022) — National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and ...
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Concord’s National Night Out brings community together

CONCORD, CA (Aug. 3, 2022) — Concord residents gathered to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday. The event featured activities ...
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What the ban on surprise medical bills means for you

What the ban on surprise medical bills means for you

(August 2, 2022) — For many patients navigating America's health care system, costly medical bills are expected, so it's no ...
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Clayton's No-H2O plans to fight the California drought one car wash at a time

Clayton’s No-H2O plans to fight the California drought one car wash at a time

CLAYTON, CA (August 2, 2022) — No-H2O’s plan is to save California water one car wash at a time. Headquartered ...
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Watch Concord First Partners community meeting on Naval Weapons station development

Watch Concord First Partners community meeting on Naval Weapons station development

CONCORD, CA (August 2, 2022) — Concord First Partners, LLC, held their third community meeting last week via Zoom. Concord ...
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The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 31 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 31 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (July 31, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...July 25 through 31, 2022

So This Happened…July 25 through 31, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 31, 2022) — Guitar virtuoso Jinx Jones opens this year’s Concord Jazz Festival with a ...
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Help your dog stay safe while enjoying East Bay Parks this summer

Help your dog stay safe while enjoying East Bay Parks this summer

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 31, 2022) — Dogs suffer greatly in heat, because they wear permanent fur coats. We ...
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10 resources to help launch your small business

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 29, 2022) — When thinking of starting a business, many budding and established entrepreneurs look ...
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Concord Police

Concord Police arrest report for the week of July 20 through 26, 2022

CONCORD, CA (July 23, 2022) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from July 20 ...
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Concord's Ninja Warrior Sean Bryan headed to Vegas ANW finals

Concord’s Ninja Warrior Sean Bryan headed to Vegas ANW finals

CONCORD, CA (July 26, 2022) — The TV show American Ninja Warrior's 14th season has equal numbers of veteran contestants ...
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Concord releases report on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Concord releases report on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Repetitive Loss Properties

Concord, Calif. (July 26, 2022) – Since 2007, the City of Concord has participated in the Community Rating System (CRS), ...
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White Pony Express looking for volunteer drivers to become food rescue heroes

White Pony Express looking for volunteer drivers to become food rescue heroes

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 26, 2022) — White Pony Express (WPE) is expanding to meet the growing need for ...
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Donate a backpack to Bay Area schools at Friday event in Concord

Donate a backpack to Bay Area schools at Concord event this Friday

CONCORD, CA (July 26, 2022) — NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, along with help from Visit Concord will support local ...
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Best places to retire on the West Coast (if you have a big pile of money)

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA (July 23, 2022) — Retirement is known as one’s “golden years” for a reason. If ...
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The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 24 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 24 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (July 24, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...July 18 through 24, 2022

So This Happened…July 18 through 24, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 24, 2022) — Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael G. Harris couldn’t be prouder of the city’s ...
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Join DeSaulnier, mental health expert for webinar on youth

Join DeSaulnier, mental health expert for webinar on youth

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 24, 2022) — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord will host a webinar on youth and ...
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