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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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Volunteers Needed to Connect People Experiencing Homelessness with Services

April 14, 2009

Archived. This is an older press release from 2009 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Community volunteers are needed for a one-day event that helps hundreds of homeless people in Contra Costa County receive services that otherwise might not have been available to them. Project Homeless Connect 4, sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services and the City of Richmond, connects people who are experiencing homelessness with food, medical and dental care, substance abuse programs, shelters and more. The success of the event depends largely on community volunteers. Donations are also being accepted.


Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to volunteer. Volunteer registration forms are available online at or by calling 925-313-6124. Forms must be received by June 8.


Project Homeless Connect 4 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. Volunteers are needed on June 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. and on June 17 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are asked to serve at least a half-day.


Richmond Convention Center, 403 Civic Center Street, Richmond


An estimated 7,000 people experience homelessness each night in Contra Costa. Last year, Project Homeless Connect served a record 621 people in one day. Volunteers are needed to help set up, greet and direct people, distribute goods and food, assist service providers and provide general assistance.

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