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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Contra Costa Health Services Is Warning Residents to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses During The Current Heat Wave

July 3, 2007

Archived. This is an older press release from 2007 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa Health Services is warning residents to avoid heat-related illnesses during the current heat wave. Temperatures in in-land areas are expected to exceed 100 degrees July 3 through July 5.


Information about how to protect from heat related illness is available online at and on the Contra Costa Health Services Health Emergency Information Line at 1-888-959-9911 or 211. Both the website and the Health Emergency Information Line have been updated to include the following cooling centers:

Note: These facilities are open Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Antioch Senior Center
415 West 2nd Street,

Hercules Senior Center
111 Civic Drive

Richmond Senior Center
2525 Macdonald Ave.

Ambrose Community Center
3105 Willow Pass Road,
Bay Point

Martinez Senior Center
818 Green Street,

San Ramon Senior Adult Center
9300 Alcosta Blvd.,(open Tues. - Fri.)

Brentwood Senior Center
730 Third Street,

Pinole Senior Center
2500 Charles Ave.,

Jewish Community Center
2017 Tice Valley Blvd.,
Walnut Creek

Concord Senior Center
2727 Parkside Circle,

Pittsburg Senior Center
300 Presidio Lane,

Walnut Creek Senior Club
1375 Civic Drive

Danville Community Center
420 Front Street,

Pleasant Hill Sr. Center
233 Gregory Lane


Elderly, children and people with chronic health problems are particularly at risk for heat related illness and should take precautions such as limiting outdoor activity; drinking plenty of fluids; wearing lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing; going to a community air-conditioned facility; and checking on family and friends that are at high risk. Do not sit, or leave children and/or pets in cars.

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