Latest Denis Cuff Stories

2008-09-29 21:00:18

By Denis Cuff The California Coastal Conservancy has given a Martinez-based conservation group the final funding it needs for a $3 million environmental restoration and trail building project on 702 acres of open space in the hills between Hercules and Martinez.

2008-09-03 12:00:28

By Denis Cuff The Orinda BART station is going solar.

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Denis Cuff It was one small flight for a butterfly, but one giant leap for a species. Butterfly No.

2008-08-29 12:00:50

By Denis Cuff The East Bay Regional Park District today plans to begin inspecting all private boats before launching at Del Valle Reservoir in Livermore and Contra Loma Reservoir near Antioch to prevent the spread of destructive quagga and zebra mussels.

2008-08-27 12:00:55

By Denis Cuff A conservation group is buying 423 acres of Franklin Canyon land in Hercules where local residents voted in 2004 to block a developer's plans for 500 proposed homes, a hotel and shops.

2008-08-01 06:00:22

By Denis Cuff

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 31--The drought is forcing the Aug. 15 closure of the popular boat launch at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park lake in Pleasanton.

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 25--Bay Area residents can expect more polluted air, gray skies and spectacular sunsets this week from a series of wildfires that have made the air unhealthy to breath in some places and spurred a regionwide health advisory.

2008-01-21 09:00:47

By Denis Cuff, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jan. 21--California is struggling to diffuse the dangers of abandoned underground mines that snake under the state's landscape far and wide.

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