Seniors and disabled persons in the Livermore area who are interested in transportation services or a free Senior Clipper Card, and instruction on how to use it, are invited to attend an event on Tuesday, April 28 in Livermore. Free Senior Clipper Cards will be issued at the event, and attendees will receive instruction on how to use the cards on buses and trains. In addition, BART, Wheels bus (LAVTA) and Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) will be present to explain discounts available with Senior Clipper Cards and give information on transportation services that exist for seniors and the disabled.... Read the rest
Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 2.31.56 PM Rancho Medanos Junior High School parents & students, it’s time to get ready to Bike and Roll to School! As a lead-up to National Bike to School Day on May 6, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with Contra Costa middle schools for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. On April 29, Rancho Medanos Junior High School students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters!... Read the rest
Idle Free Tri-Valley Take the Idle Free Pledge and help the environment by reducing air pollution! Taking the pledge means promising to ‘turn the key’ and shut off your vehicle when waiting for more than 30 seconds. 30 seconds of idling uses more fuel than stopping and starting your vehicle’s engine. Since idling also produces pollution that affects our environment and our health, following the 30-second Rule helps you breathe easier, keep the sky blue, reduce your carbon footprint and save money.... Read the rest
Caltrans logo On April 27, a closure and detour will go into effect for the southbound I-680 Marina Vista/Waterfront Rd off-ramp in Martinez. The closure will remain in effect until October 2015. Between April and October, a seismic retrofit will be performed on the Mococo Overhead Bridge and the I-680 off-ramp will be replaced. During the closure, southbound I-680 traffic will detour to the Arthur Road interchange, exit and cross under the freeway, return to northbound I-680, and exit at Marina Vista/Waterfront Road.... Read the rest
earthheart Earth Day is April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a worldwide event which helps people learn about and take action to protect their environment. Looking for an Earth Day event, festival or cleanup day in Contra Costa County? Here are some events happening in our area: Saturday, April 18 John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration, John Muir National Historic Site (Martinez) El Cerrito Earth Day Celebration: Earth Day work party Keep Antioch Beautiful Day: Citywide cleanup Sunday, April 19 Wagner Ranch Nature Area: Earth Day/Wildlife Festival (Orinda) Tuesday, April 21 Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Earth Day Celebration – 1425 S.... Read the rest
Caltrans logo Caltrans has scheduled lane closures along eastbound State Route 24, between Acalanes Road and Oak Hill Road, from Sunday April 19 at 9pm to Monday, April 20 at 8am. This work is in preparation for a slope stability project in that area. Motorists are advised to expect delays and allow extra time for their commute. Please drive with caution through the construction zone. For more information about the slope stability construction project, please visit the project webpage.... Read the rest
2015 Keep Antioch Beautiful Logo Pick up litter, take a photo, and you could win skating at Paradise Skate or tickets to an Undead Bettys roller derby bout with EcoAntioch’s I Keep Antioch Beautiful photo contest. The rules are simple: Take a picture of you picking up litter somewhere in Antioch during the month of April. Follow EcoAntioch on Facebook (EcoAntioch) or Instagram (@ecoantioch). Post your picture (you can post more than one) and make sure to tag #ecoantioch, #KAB2015, #paradiseskate and #undeadbettys to enter the contest.... Read the rest
Plans are underway to build a separated bike/pedestrian path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As part of a four-year Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC) pilot project, the shoulders on the upper and lower decks of the bridge will be converted to a bike/pedestrian path and a traffic lane, respectively. The bike/pedestrian path is slated to be 10 feet wide, separated from vehicles by either a movable barrier or temporary concrete walls, and include a raised approach on the bridge’s east side.... Read the rest
Start Smart - CHP Bring your teen to one of the CHP’s Start Smart classes! Spending just two hours with them can make them a safer driver. This program is for new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. All are invited to attend! There are three classes happening soon: Monday, April 20 – Concord: Clayton Valley CHS, 1101 Alberta Way, 6:30-8:30pm Thursday, April 30 – San Ramon: California HS, 9870 Broadmoor Drive, 7-9pm Thursday, May 7 – Antioch: Antioch HS, 700 W.... Read the rest