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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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Walk Celebrates National Recovery Month

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Archived. This is an older press release from 2010 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


A 2.5-mile walk Sept. 18 in Martinez will commemorate September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. This year's theme is "Join the Voices of Recovery: Now More Than Ever." A free lunch and $5 T-shirts will be available to the first 400 registered guests. There will also be entertainment for children and brief speeches.


Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 18. The walk starts at Ferry Street and Joe DiMaggio Drive in the Martinez Waterfront Park.


Everyone is encouraged to participate. The event is sponsored by Support 4 Recovery with help from Contra Costa Health Services and the Contra Costa Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board. The speakers are expected Drug Court Judge Claire Meier and County Supervisor Gayle Uilkema.


This event is taking place to urge people who live in Contra Costa to help prevent alcohol and drug abuse and to promote treatment and recovery options. For information about alcohol and drug services in Contra Costa, visit


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