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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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Applicants Sought for Contra Costa Pest Management Committee

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Archived. This is an older press release from 2011 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


The Contra Costa Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill three public seats whose terms expire in December 2011. The 12-member committee advises the county Board of Supervisors on issues involving pest management and pesticide use on county-owned and County-maintained properties to reduce use of harmful pesticides.


Applicants must live or work in Contra Costa County and have knowledge of IPM practices.


Applications can be obtained by:

  • Calling the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 925-335-1900
  • Writing or visiting the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 651 Pine Street, first floor, Martinez, CA 94553
  • Downloading an application at

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 5 in the office of the Clerk of the Board, 651 Pine Street, first floor, Martinez. All persons who apply by the deadline will be interviewed on Monday, December 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 101, 651 Pine Street, Martinez.


The IPM Advisory Committee is part of an extensive effort to improve pest management practices in the county. The committee is tasked with reviewing pest management practices at facilities, landscaping areas, roads and flood control channels owned or operated by the county.

To find out more about IPM, visit

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