Contra Costa County

06 Apr 2021

Newsom Says California Could Fully Reopen by Mid-June

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California now has the lowest COVID-19 test positivity rate in the country. He followed up Tuesday with an announcement that he’s hoping to fully reopen the state by June 15. That target date is scheduled exactly two months after vaccine eligibility is extended

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30 Mar 2021

Contra Costa County Starts Vaccinating All Residents 16 and Older

As of Tuesday, all residents and those who work in Contra Costa County age 16 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The sudden move comes just seven days after the county dropped eligibility age to 50.  The county credits the expansion to a recent influx of vaccine doses received

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12 Apr 2021

BAS is Looking for a New Arts & Events Editor

Broke-Ass Stuart has been at the center of the events and arts scene in the Bay Area for over 15 years. And right now we are looking to bring on a new editor to focus on events as the world begins to open back up. This is a cool opportunity since events will be taking

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30 Mar 2021

El Cerrito del Norte BART Station Gets a Modern Makeover

The final phase of work to modernize the BART station at El Cerrito del Norte is officially complete. The renovations improve not only safety and accessibility, but the general look and feel of the transit hub on Cutting Boulevard. According to a BART statement issued Monday, the second phase of

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10 Nov 2020

Contra Costa County Slips Into Red Tier but SF Enacts Stricter COVID-19 Policies

San Francisco city officials announced Tuesday that they’re shutting down all indoor dining at the stroke of midnight Saturday. Contra Costa County announced that various indoor operation capacities will be reduced. When you compare COVID-19 data for both counties, Contra Costa is in much worse shape. The stark difference between

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16 Sep 2020

Pittsburg Motel Becomes Permanent Homeless Support Hub

Motel 6 in Pittsburg won’t be booking rooms for weary tourists but lights in the 174-room facilities will be left on as a safe haven for homeless people in the area.  The motel at 2101 Loveridge Road has been used during the pandemic as a site to shelter people who

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19 Aug 2020

Nearly 150,000 Acres Have Burned in Bay Area Wildfires

Fire, lightning, rain, a scorching sun and thunderous clouds. It’s hot, sleepless nights and air thick enough with smoke to chew on. It’s the constant threat of power blackouts. It’s having nowhere to escape the heat — malls, movie theaters and indoor restaurants still all shuttered in the midst of

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01 Jul 2020

Sweeping Orders Shut Down Most of California in Response to COVID-19 Spike

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a sweeping order Wednesday that immediately shuts down most business and recreational activity in 19 of the state’s 58 counties. Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano counties are the only three from the Bay Area region that made Wednesday’s list. Others could be added to the

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27 May 2020

Why the Virus Spread in Alameda County Should Alarm Us All

Most Bay Area counties are now mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well with trends in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths either curving or remaining low on the comparative scale. But where many of the area’s residents are latching onto signs of hope, people in Alameda County see cause for concern,

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