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2011-05-11 19:24:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- West Contra Costa County youths who want to get an AC Transit youth pass must obtain a Clipper Youth Card, so AC Transit and Clipper are teaming up to make it easier, bringing the application process to locations throughout West County. Applicants must apply in person to have a photo taken and must provide proof of age by bringing one of the following documents: Birth Certificate Driver's license State identification card Alien...

2010-04-22 10:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Bay Area regional agencies today are launching a major outreach initiative, One Bay Area, at a regional assembly bringing together 350 Bay Area city and county elected officials, regional leaders and community stakeholders at the Oakland Marriott City Center. The regional agency partners -- the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)...

2008-09-24 03:00:19

Get your fill of crafts, food, rides, music and dancing Saturday in El Segundo. The 31st annual Richmond Street Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.richmondstreetfair.com. (c) 2008 Daily Breeze. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-16 21:00:16

By Chris Treadway The International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday is a chance to join volunteers at area shoreline sites as part of the largest volunteer event of its kind in the world. According to sponsoring organization Ocean Conservancy, 378,000 volunteers from 76 countries and 45 states took part last year, clearing 6 million pounds of garbage from oceans and waterways. Events cover most of the East Bay shoreline from Emeryville to Richmond and spots farther north; organizers say the...

2008-09-15 21:00:18

By Chris Treadway The Point Richmond business district is sending off summer and welcoming autumn with music and celebration at a pair of events. On Saturday, the neighborhood celebrates one of its beloved landmarks with the return of the Indian Statue Day Arts & Music Festival from noon to 5 p.m. The day will include live music, contests for dogs and their owners, a luncheon, arts and crafts and other entertainment at Park Place and around the historic downtown. More than 40 arts...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By Tom Lochner After almost a decade of fine-tuning, a plan to expand El Sobrante's Sikh temple to about four times its present size is ready -- or almost -- to go before the Contra Costa County Planning Commission. But some neighbors seem no more ready to accept the plan than they were when temple leaders first floated it nine years ago. Gurdwara Sahib, the Sikh Center of San Francisco Bay Area, wants to add a 33,000-square-foot community center, a 30,500-square-foot performing arts...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

By Chris Treadway Two new benches have been added to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, the popular dog park at the foot of Central Avenue in Richmond. The current issue of the Pido Pointer, the newsletter of the Point Isabel Dog Owners and Friends group, notes that one bench honors the memory of Sgt. Darryl Tsujimoto, who led the K9 unit of the San Francisco Police Department. Tsujimoto was 41 when he collapsed and died of a heart attack during a 2006 canine training exercise on Treasure...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Chris Treadway Supervisors took the occasion to pass a July 22 resolution officially honoring Clark "for over 25 years of dedication and struggle on behalf of environmental justice in Contra Costa County and beyond." As defined by Contra Costa Health Services, "Environmental justice refers to the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures and incomes by identifying, advocating for and adopting laws, regulations and policies that reduce disparity in the exposure to toxics in the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'