CONTRA COSTA BEE http://contracostabee.com Contra Costa News™, Events, Forums, and Social Networking Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 231 unit Concord Village housing development proposed for downtown Concord http://contracostabee.com/231-unit-concord-village-housing-development-proposed-downtown-concord/ http://contracostabee.com/231-unit-concord-village-housing-development-proposed-downtown-concord/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:00:05 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46654 231 unit Concord Village housing development proposed for downtown Concord by Richard Eber originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

The proposed 231 unit housing project named Concord Village is proposed for downtown Concord near the Todos Santos plaza civic and shopping district

231 unit Concord Village housing development proposed for downtown Concord by Richard Eber originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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Despite budget claims, California is still broke and owes state workers $195 Billion http://contracostabee.com/california-still-broke/ http://contracostabee.com/california-still-broke/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:29:47 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46515 Despite budget claims, California is still broke and owes state workers $195 Billion by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

California is still broke. The Volcker Alliance, a group headed by Paul Volcker, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve, estimates that the state has $195 billion in promises to state-government employees.

Despite budget claims, California is still broke and owes state workers $195 Billion by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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Orinda officials refuse to release candidate information; city manager tells council “do not reply” http://contracostabee.com/orinda-officials-refuse-to-release-candidate-information-city-manager-tells-council-do-not-reply/ http://contracostabee.com/orinda-officials-refuse-to-release-candidate-information-city-manager-tells-council-do-not-reply/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:00:07 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46638 Orinda officials refuse to release candidate information; city manager tells council “do not reply” by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

The city government of Orinda has suppressed public candidate information on those who have applied to be appointed to a vacant city-council seat.

Orinda officials refuse to release candidate information; city manager tells council “do not reply” by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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Public records: what cities and districts in Contra Costa County don’t want you to know http://contracostabee.com/public-records-contra-costa/ http://contracostabee.com/public-records-contra-costa/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:46:16 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46586 Public records: what cities and districts in Contra Costa County don’t want you to know by BGR originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

Cities in Contra Costa County balk at Grand Jury findings and recommendations to improve transparency of municipal and county records and spending

Public records: what cities and districts in Contra Costa County don’t want you to know by BGR originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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Sadly July 4 celebrates new Colonialism http://contracostabee.com/new-colonialism-celebration-july-4/ http://contracostabee.com/new-colonialism-celebration-july-4/#respond Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:32:25 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46500 Sadly July 4 celebrates new Colonialism by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

Independence Day -- July Fourth -- is a very special day for all Americans. Americans now grudgingly acquiesce to a new colonialism of an unrepresentative and heavy handed remote government, not freedom from it.

Sadly July 4 celebrates new Colonialism by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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July 4 parades and fireworks in Contra Costa County http://contracostabee.com/july-4-parades-2015/ http://contracostabee.com/july-4-parades-2015/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:35:59 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46571 July 4 parades and fireworks in Contra Costa County by BGR originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

July 4 parades and fireworks in Contra Costa County

July 4 parades and fireworks in Contra Costa County by BGR originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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Richmond flirts with bankruptcy as Moody’s downgrades its debt http://contracostabee.com/richmond-flirts-with-bankruptcy/ http://contracostabee.com/richmond-flirts-with-bankruptcy/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:49:55 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46517 Richmond flirts with bankruptcy as Moody’s downgrades its debt by Richard Eber originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

Richmond first with bankruptcy despite the good intentions of the “Progressive Coalition”, which is the most powerful political force in Richmond

Richmond flirts with bankruptcy as Moody’s downgrades its debt by Richard Eber originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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Concord Code enforcement not getting the job done against neighborhood blight and abandoned vehicles http://contracostabee.com/concord-code-enforcement/ http://contracostabee.com/concord-code-enforcement/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:10:39 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46505 Concord Code enforcement not getting the job done against neighborhood blight and abandoned vehicles by BGR originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

It has been almost four years since our first meeting. The general consensus is that City of Concord Code Enforcement and Traffic Departments (handles parking violations) haven't resolved our ongoing issues.

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Moraga petition demands development be repealed or approved by voters http://contracostabee.com/moraga-petition-demands-development-be-repealed-or-approved-by-voters/ http://contracostabee.com/moraga-petition-demands-development-be-repealed-or-approved-by-voters/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:19:02 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46493 Moraga petition demands development be repealed or approved by voters by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

the Friends of Semi-Rural Moraga (FSRM) claimed that enough Moraga voters have signed a petition demanding that a specific city ordinance permitting real-estate development be repealed entirely or submitted to voters for approval or rejection.

Moraga petition demands development be repealed or approved by voters by Richard Colman originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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John F Baldwin, Contra Costa’s Congressman, 1955-1966 http://contracostabee.com/john-f-baldwin-contra-costa-congressman-pt1/ http://contracostabee.com/john-f-baldwin-contra-costa-congressman-pt1/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:55:49 +0000 http://contracostabee.com/?p=46458 John F Baldwin, Contra Costa’s Congressman, 1955-1966 by Jason Bezis originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

John F. Baldwin compiled a strong record on public works projects and civil rights against a growing Democratic tide.

John F Baldwin, Contra Costa’s Congressman, 1955-1966 by Jason Bezis originally appearedon CONTRA COSTA BEE.

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