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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Elisabeth Nardi Elisabeth.Nardi@ShelterInc.org 925.957.7574 PO BOX 5368, CONCORD, CA 94524 • 925.335.0698WWW.SHELTERINC.ORG  SHELTER, Inc. Fully Operating During “Shelter in Place”One of the Bay Area’s largest homeless services agencies continues to operate with new procedures to protect participants and staff. CONCORD, CA (March 25, 2020)— SHELTER, Inc. ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    CERUS FORMS GROUP TO RESEARCH OPTIMAL PRODUCTION OF COVID-19 CONVALESCENT PLASMA March, 26 2020  CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq: CERS) announced today that it has formed a collaborative research group with the aim of optimizing convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients. The research group seeks to define the key characteristics that influence the efficacy of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Concord City Council Takes Steps to Protect the VulnerableConcord, Calif. (March 26, 2020) – The Concord City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions and rent increases, for both residential and commercial properties, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium is in effect from March 25 through May 31, which is concurrent with Governor Newsom’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Concord City Manager Valerie Barone today announced that she has hired Mark Bustillos to serve as the City’s next Chief of Police. Bustillos, who will be sworn in on Monday, April 6, will replace retiring Chief Guy Swanger.    The community is invited to watch the ceremony at 8 a.m. on Facebook Live, through Concord TV or via the City’s website.   Bustillos comes to Concord from the San Jose ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Date: March 24, 2020 Contact: Steve Spraitzar 925-357-1428 steve@whiteponyexpress.org Amid California Lock-down, White Pony Express Continues to Deliver Rescued Food to Those in Need White Pony Express (WPE), the Pleasant Hill food rescue group, announces that its programs are continuing to operate under Contra Costa County’s stringent requirements to contain the spread of COVID-19. ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Concord City Council Declines to Extend Agreement with Lennar Concord, Calif. (March 25, 2020) -- The Concord City Council on Tuesday met via video conference to discuss its response to a letter it received in January from Lennar Concord, LLC, the master developer of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.   Lennar posed four questions to the Council, including whether the City intends to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Concord Promotes Local Restaurants Open for Take-Out and Delivery through Shelter-in-Place  Concord, CA (March 23, 2020) - The City of Concord, the Concord Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Concord have partnered together to provide a list of open Concord restaurants providing take-out and delivery services to the community during the Shelter-in-Place enacted by Contra Costa County called ...read more
    Categories: Community, Community Events, Press Release, Economic, Chamber
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Concord, Calif. (March 20, 2020) – The City of Concord understands that the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order instituted by Contra Costa County in collaboration with five other Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley may present financial challenges for local businesses. To help mitigate these challenges, the City has created the COVID-19 Business ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Date: March 15, 2020 Contact: Steve Spraitzar 925-357-1428 steve@whiteponyexpress.orgWhite Pony Express Continues Delivering Food to Families Who Use its School Food Pantries Despite School Closures Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, almost all Contra Costa County schools are now closed for the protection of students. Despite this, White Pony Express (WPE), the food rescue nonprofit based in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Are you getting ready to retire or have a flexible work schedule?Become a volunteer at Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. For as little as 2 hours a day, 1 day a week, you can make a difference in a vulnerable senior’s life and your own as well! There are too many vulnerable seniors in our community who are hungry and isolated. Our volunteers help to keep them in their homes, safely and with dignity.  ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 6, 2020. For Immediate Release Ashby Lumber Announces Emily Morgan as Chief Executive Officer Ashby Lumber new CEO, Emily Morgan, third generation of family Concord, California, March 6, 2020 — Ashby Lumber, a family‐owned business providing the Bay Area with building materials and supply for over 50 years, today announced that Emily Morgan will be the new Chief Executive ...read more
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