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PUSD: Duane Smith Appointed as Trustee

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February 21, 2013

Congratulations are in order to Duane Smith who was appointed last night by the  Pittsburg Unified School District Board of Trustees  to replace William Wong’s after he announced his resignation. Smith is a software engineer and has served on the Foothill Elementary school site council for five years and on the District Advisory Committee for… Read More ›

Editorial Attacks CONFIRE With False Meeting Overview

My patience is running a little thin with the Contra Costa Times Editorial Board as they put out an editorial on Sunday, February 17 regarding the Board of Supervisors running out of patience with Chief Daryl Louder. The editorial was misleading, full of distortions of reality, and flat out funny when compared to watching the… Read More ›

Canciamilla Chosen as County’s Next Clerk-Recorder

No surprises here as the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors have appointed former Assemblyman Joe Canciamilla of Pittsburg as the next clerk-recorder in a 5-0 vote. He will take office April 1 and will stand election in 2014 for the $150,000 a year position. Canciamilla will replace Steve Weir who had been the clerk-recorder… Read More ›

CCTA Host Hillcrest Interchange Groundbreaking, Construction Update

As work on Highway 4 continues, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority held a “groundbreaking” for the interchange at Hillcrest Avenue—the fifth and final segment of the project to widen Highway 4 from four to eight lanes. The above picture comes courtesy of Congressman Jerry McNerney during yesterdays groundbreaking. Also pictured is Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor,… Read More ›

PulsePoint: An Emergency Response App Worth Downloading

I received an email on February 6th alerting me that East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (as well as the other Contra Costa County Fire Districts)  has implemented PulsePoint, an App that allows people to stay connected and alerted during emergency response situations. The application keeps you up to date with ECCFPD and AMR activity… Read More ›

Burgis Likely Appointed to Delta Protection Commission

Two items caught my eye for tonight’s Contra Costa County Mayors Conference. The first is that Randy Iwasaki and Ivy Morrison will provide an update on the Bay Bridge and Caldecott Tunnel expansion projects. Meanwhile, the big issue is there will be an appointment to the Delta Protection Commission. In reviewing the meeting agenda closer,… Read More ›

Four Appeals Filed Against Oakley Generating Station Decision

Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick spilled the beans on his blog a few days ago about four groups who are yet again opposing the Oakley Generating Station through legal means. By filing a “Request for Rehearing” at the CPUC, this may delay the Oakley Generating Station a second time.  If you recall, the generating station was… Read More ›

Photos: DeSaulnier Crab Feed

Here are a few photographs I took from Senator Mark DeSaulniers crab feed on Friday evening.  It truly was a fabulous event as the pictures below will highlight.  For Senator DeSaulnier, this was his 7th Annual Crab Feed and was held at the Good Shepard Church in Pittsburg For more information about Senator Mark DeSaulnier,… Read More ›

Photo: Prep Work Begins for Senator DeSaulnier’s Crab Feed

I found myself in Pittsburg this morning so I decided to make my way over to Senator Mark DeSaulniers Crab Feed a little bit early to see if anything was going on. While there, I found Assemblyman Jim Frazier along with Pittsburg Vice Mayor Sal Evola and Antioch Councilman Tony Tiscareno working in the kitchen…. Read More ›

18 Apply for Elected Contra Costa County Elections Post

Here is a little interesting tidbit I wanted to pass along from Lisa Vorderbrueggen of the Contra Costa Times who is reporting 18-people have applied for the have applied for the $149,851-a-year Contra Costa County clerk-recorder post set to open when incumbent Steve Weir retires in March. The Board of Supervisors will interview the applicants… Read More ›