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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 Seeks Nominees for Drug & Alcohol Prevention Awards

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Archived. This is an older press release from 2014 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa County’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board seeks nominees for its annual “People Who Make a Difference” awards, given to those who contribute significantly to combatting drug and alcohol abuse in the county.


Anyone can nominate a volunteer or non-volunteer, or an organization, which tackled a drug- or alcohol-related problem and initiated effective change in their community, above and beyond expectations. There are specific awards for youth leadership and youth organizations.


The nomination deadline is Tuesday, May 20 at 5 p.m. Award recipients will be recognized at the June 24 Board of Supervisors meeting.


The AOD Board wishes to acknowledge individuals and organizations that have helped raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse in the community.

Nomination forms are available at, or by calling Fatima Matal Sol at 925-335-3307. The form includes instructions for where and how to submit your nomination.

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Press Contact
  • Fatima Matal Sol
  • 925-335-3307