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2012-12-28 16:21:36

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Contra Costa County thanks to new cell sites in Byron, Clayton, Concord, Orinda, Pittsburg, Richmond and San Ramon. The sites improve wireless coverage and capacity in the following areas: Byron: Along Camino Diablo Road, Mountain House Road, Western Farm Ranch Road and Armstrong Road, improving coverage...

2012-07-13 14:20:03

OAKLAND, Calif., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is set to expand next year to 21 members from the current 19 after Gov. Brown today signed into law Assembly Bill 57 (Beall). One of the new commissioners is to be appointed by the mayor of San Jose and the other by the mayor of Oakland. To align the incoming members' terms with MTC's four-year cycle, AB 57 -- which takes effect Jan. 1, 2013 -- sets the initial terms of the new representatives...

2012-05-30 06:26:39

SAN FRANCISCO and WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and John Muir Health today announced an accountable care initiative designed to provide integrated, cost-efficient health care to approximately 16,000 Blue Shield HMO members in Contra Costa County. About 6,600 of these members are members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). This initiative launches July 1, 2012 and will continue for a minimum of 36 months....

2012-04-26 06:21:25

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its fresh-from-the-farm video and recipe series, "California Grown" is releasing a new video featuring Cecchini & Cecchini Farms of Brentwood, Calif., the only remaining asparagus farmer in Contra Costa County. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55964-california-grown-asparagus-farmer-cecchini-farms-contra-costa-county (Photo:...

2011-10-11 07:00:00

Contra Costa Coatings, specializing in commercial and industrial painting and coatings for food manufacturing factories, offers special discount for local residents San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 A picture is worth a thousand words. Photos of the impressive work Contra Costa Coatings has performed with their global clientele during the past 25 years can be seen on their website, http://www.contracostapaintingandcoatings.com. The company, based in San Ramon, California, has...

2011-07-09 00:00:29

Concord, California hospital seeing 97 percent uptime from its combined heat and power modules. Carson City, NV (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 It didn't take long for John Muir Medical Center to experience the exceptional efficiency of Elite Energy Systems' combined heat and power (CHP) solutions. A study conducted nine months after the hospital's CHP system went online shows the application to be operating at 97 percent uptime. Thanks to the dependability of this system, John Muir is able to...

2011-06-07 08:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District of San Ramon, California was recognized with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award at the 17(th) Annual Achievement Awards dinner held by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association® on Monday, June 6. The District employees received the award for developing an innovative application (app) that alerts first aid trained citizens to emergencies that are nearby....

2011-04-18 14:31:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area residents will begin a public discussion about the region's future growth at a series of public workshops being held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 21 and continuing through May 19. Participants will use a fun, interactive web-based visual simulation tool to understand some of the challenges and trade-offs associated with the housing and transportation needs of our growing region. The discussion results and feedback...

2011-03-09 12:58:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)'s Programming & Allocations Committee today recommended approval of a $19 million allocation of bridge toll funds to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to help advance construction of the $463 million East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART) through Pittsburg and Antioch. The full Commission will consider the committee's recommendation at its regular monthly meeting on March...

2011-02-16 08:30:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AT&T* announced that John Muir Health and MuirLab have contracted with AT&T to deploy AT&T Healthcare Community Online, AT&T's flagship Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution. AT&T Healthcare Community Online will enable the Lab Information System of MuirLab and its client hospitals to easily exchange information and share applications in a highly secure manner to improve communications and information...