Latest Paula King Stories

2008-09-10 21:00:13

By Paula King OAKLEY -- Following in Brentwood's footsteps, the Oakley City Council voted Tuesday night to apply for detachment from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and annexation into the Contra Costa Fire Protection District via an application to Contra Costa's Local Agency Formation Commission. Councilman Kevin Romick urged the council to show this united front with neighboring Brentwood. For the past few years, discussions were held to create a new governing board for...

2008-08-29 12:01:09

By Paula King Backpacks and school supplies weren't the only new things on the Old River Elementary campus for the first day of school Monday morning. Old River Elementary is the Knightsen School District's first new school in 72 years. As 114 students settled into their new classrooms on Learning Lane in unincorporated Brentwood, construction crews were still putting the finishing touches on unused classrooms and the last bit of landscaping. Students admired the newness of their desks...

2008-08-28 15:00:42

By Paula King While state archeologists continue to document and collect American Indian artifacts from Brentwood's Cowell Ranch, a recent grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board will help remove trash and preserve antique farm equipment from the former ranching operation. The $35,000 allocation will allow the California Department of Parks and Recreation to dispose of decades of accumulated trash left over from nearly a century of ranching. The farm equipment will be...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'