News from Around the District - April, 2018
Lafayette Earth Day Celebration
The City of Lafayette, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Lafayette will be presenting Lafayette’s 13th annual Earth Day Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22nd at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. The event is free. For more information  click here .

Contra Costa Animal Services Year in Review
2017 was one of the best years ever for the animal services department. The volunteers, the staff, and the community really came together to save animal lives, serve the community and demonstrate what compassion in action looks like. Check out the video below to see the 2017 stats highlighted with footage and pictures. Please help to make this year even better by adopting, volunteering, fostering, donating, or sharing!

Click here to watch video.
Orinda State of the City Lunch
Orinda Rotary Club held their annual "State of the City" luncheon on March 7. The event featured Mayor Amy Worth, who provided an update on all of the latest projects and issues facing Orinda. 

Pictured at right are Mayor Amy Worth, Supervisor Andersen, Executive Director of Recycle Smart Ken Etherington, and Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel.
Prescription Drug Abuse Dose of Awareness Walk
The National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) held their Dose of Awareness Walk on March 25th at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek. This annual event represents the many individuals lost due to the misuse of prescription drugs. April Rovero, pictured at left with Supervisor Andersen,  does tireless work to rally our community together to help end these needless deaths. To learn more about Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness click here.
The Board of Supervisors Recognizes March as
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month
Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States and are highest among people aged 25 to 54 years.

In 2016, it is estimated that America’s opioid epidemic exacted at least $504 billion in economic costs related to health care, crime and lost work productivity.

Americans that have participated in DEA’s fourteen National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days have turned in more than 4,508 tons of medication over the past eight years at take-back sites available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. In Contra Costa County, during the October 2017 DEA sponsored Take-Back Day, 1,628.2lbs of unwanted or unused prescription medication were removed. 

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors supports April 28, 2018 as “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” as declared by the DEA and encourages residents to locate their local collection site and safely dispose of their accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs.
The Contra Costa Medication Education and Disposal Safety (MEDS) Coalition engages youth and adults, schools, businesses, faith-based communities, law enforcement, medical professionals and local and county government officials to participate in Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month activities to raise awareness about prescription drug dangers, promote safe medication storage and disposal and ensure Naloxone is available for those at high risk of overdose. 

East Bay Innovation Awards
Supervisor Andersen helped announce the winner in the food category at the 2018 East Bay Innovations Awards Gala on March 29th at the Fox Theater in Oakland.Impossible Foods won the award for their innovation of a plant based heme molecule for meaty taste. Founder and scientist Pat Brown came up with the idea for the company’s eponymous meat substitute, the Impossible Burger, in 2009 when he realized that to really get people to eat less meat, he needed to create a consumer movement based on delicious and sustainable foods. Just as delicious and more responsibly-produced, the Impossible Burger is remarkably meat-like thanks to the inclusion of a soy-based substitute for heme, the molecule responsible for beef’s characteristically “meaty” flavor.

The East Bay is home to a wide variety of innovators in activities ranging from clean fuels to local cuisine, digital animation to medical devices, and much more. The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) partnered with the San Francisco Business Times to produce the sixth annual East Bay Innovation Awards as a way to celebrate and recognize the significant contributors to the East Bay’s unique culture and legacy of innovation. Nominations were sought in the following for companies and organizations in the following sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Tech, Education, Engineering and Design, Food, Information and/or Communication Technology, and Life Sciences. In addition, a Catalyst of the Year Award was presented to an individual, organization, or company that is currently transcending organizational boundaries to pull East Bay assets together in new ways and/or to catalyze new thinking or processes.

The award winners were: Catalyst Award; Contra Costa Transportation Authority/GoMentum Station, Advanced Manufacturing Award; Therm-x, Clean Tech Award; Smart Wires Inc., Education Award; PilotCity, Engineering and Design Award; Velodyne LiDAR, Food Award; Impossible Foods, Information/Communications Technology Award; Chirp Microsystems, Life Sciences Award; RefleXion Medical.
Street Smarts "Be Reel!" Video Contest Awards
The Street Smarts "Be Reel"! Video Contest gives San Ramon Valley middle school students an opportunity to promote traffic safety and their video production talent by producing public service announcements that educate and entertain their friends, family and community. This year, 206 students worked to create 67 entries.

The award ceremony was held on March 28th at the Danville Village Theatre.

"Intergalactic Injury", produced by Carson Foster, Max Begun and Will Candy from Charlotte Wood Middle School took home the Grand Prize for their entry in the Best Use of Special Effects/Animation.

Pictured above, Supervisor Andersen stands with Holden Ivashin and Aidan Linchey from Charlotte Wood Middle School, winners of the Best Plot/Storyline category.

For more information about Street Smarts San Ramon Valley programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, and to see the award winning videos, click here.
Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration and
Youth Hall of Fame Awards
The Board of Supervisor's 25th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration and Youth Hall of Fame Awards was held on March 27th in Martinez.

Pictured at right, the Supervisors stand with the Youth Hall of Fame 2018 honorees, from left to right: Ashley Koehler from Antioch, received the "perseverance" honor, Kinsey Mascali from San Ramon received the "good samaritan" honor, Ryan Saechao from Richmond received the "volunteerism" honor, Cei-Lai Fong from San Ramon received the "teamwork" honor, and Evan Chen from Moraga received the "creativity" honor.
San Ramon Senior Foundation Spring Fashion Show & Tea
Welcome the spring season with an afternoon of fashion, food and fun for all ages at the annual San Ramon Senior Foundation Spring Fashion Show and Tea. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park. Fabulous door prizes, prizes for the Best Hat, and opportunity drawings will be included. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 6, space pending. Tickets for guests of all ages are $25 per person/$30 after April 6 and must be purchased in-person at the Alcosta Senior and Community Center. Proceeds will benefit the San Ramon Senior Foundation which supports senior programs and Meals on Wheels in San Ramon. For more information, click here .
Lafayette Police Chief Honored at Going Away Reception
New Chief Announced
Lafayette Police Chief Eric Christensen accepted a new position with the City of Oakley. Chief Christensen has done a great job for Lafayette, using both education and technology to reduce crime. Lafayette’s residential burglary rate has declined by more than half since Chief Christensen arrived. 

Ben Alldritt has been chosen as the next Police Chief to follow Eric Christensen. Ben worked for the California Highway Patrol for four years before joining the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office in 2006. After starting with the Sheriff, Ben worked in the Custody Services Bureau and then spent five years working patrol, traffic, and investigations for the Town of Danville. As a Sergeant, Ben supervised the Sheriff’s Investigations Unit and the Homicide Unit. Most recently, Ben has served as Watch Commander for Contra Costa County and is currently the Assistant Commander of the Patrol Division.

Pictured above, Chief Christensen stands with Lafayette Librarian Vickie Sciacca, at a reception held at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building on March 29th, thanking him for his service.
Danville PD Unveils 'You Are Not Alone' Program
The Danville Police Department announced a new program, one that is focused on members of the community who live alone. Called, 'You Are Not Alone (YANA),' the program features members of the Police Department's Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) providing YANA checks to residents. 

If you live alone in Danville, and would appreciate an occasional check on your well-being, you can sign up for the YANA program. You Are Not Alone is designed to provide a level of community and comfort to residents, and allow the VIPS to provide referrals for special services and programs for residents in need.  

There is no minimum age requirement for YANA participation. 

To learn more about YANA or to sign up, contact Program Coordinator Lauren Brown at (925) 314-3715 or click here.
UC Master Gardeners 2018 Great Tomato Plant Sale
Thousands of heirloom tomato and other vegetable plants will be on sale at the Seventh Annual Great Tomato Plant Sale,  Heirlooms of the World.  

The sale will be held at the UC Master Gardeners Demo Garden in Walnut Creek (corner of North Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday April 7th. 

What makes the Great Tomato Plant Sale so special is that selections & recommendations are based on the local experience of UC Master Gardeners field-testing & growing these tomato varieties in their own Contra Costa gardens and in the Demo Garden. Many of the varieties are only available locally through UC Master Gardeners, and are impossible to find in local nurseries.

UC Master Gardeners will be available at the sale to advise on plant selection, site location and preparation, planting, fertilizing, pruning, and harvesting. Strategies to minimize plant disease and maximize production will also be discussed.
In 2018, they will be selling dozens of varieties of heirloom tomato plants from many worldwide locations, along with lots of tough, high-performing hybrid tomato varieties by popular demand. In addition, many numerous types of peppers, many unusual and hard-to find—from sweet and juicy to hot and spicy, as well as a wide variety of eggplants, tomatillos, herbs and other summer veggies will be available for sale. 

All plants will be $3 each ( CASH OR CHECK ONLY, please! ); as always, the income helps support the community education work of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County.

To learn more click here.
Moraga Community Faire & Car Show

This popular community event attracts over 2,500 local residents each year, with live music, kid’s activities – including the popular pony rides, local art, Moraga youth, schools and Saint Mary’s College, wine tasting, food trucks, as well as our local businesses, non-profits and service organizations – and almost 100 stunning classic cars! This Year's Faire Will Be Held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center, in front of CVS.

The event, organized by the Moraga Chamber of Commerce, is open to Moraga, Orinda and Lafayette based businesses, and Moraga Chamber Members. Click here to be a sponsor. Click here to register your classic car.

Contra Costa Housing Summit
Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa hosted the Contra Costa Housing Summit in Pleasant Hill on March 26th. Building on the progress made in 2017, and learning what can be done in 2018 to create inclusive, thriving communities throughout Contra Costa was discussed. Leaders from all sectors and regions of the county contributed to this important conversation.

At the conclusion of the summit, Supervisor Andersen and Supervisor John Gioia announced the launch of the Contra Costa Housing Advisory Council. Candace is honored to co-host the Council with Supervisor Gioia as they take on this leadership role in addressing Contra Costa’s housing needs.
ABOUTFACE-- Free Art workshops for Veterans
New this Year - Families are invited !
The Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is again offering two-day painting workshops at no cost to all Contra Costa Veterans. No art experience required. Bring your family to join in on the fun and paint a portrait too! All painting material will be provided.
April 7 & 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concord Veterans Center
1333 Willow Pass Road, Suite 106, Concord , CA
April 8 & 15
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon
400 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA
If you are a Veteran living or working in Contra Costa County click here or call (925) 646-2278, or email by clicking here

Register by clicking here.
Museum of San Ramon Valley Announces New Exhibits
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville is presenting the second phase of Gamblers and Dreamers: The Chinese and the Iron Road. This exhibit first opened at the Chinese Historical Museum in San Francisco and then was on exhibition at Stanford University.

The Chinese and the Iron Road provides a stunning visual understanding of the incredibly difficult work accomplished by Chinese laborers to build the railroad from California across the Sierras and ending at Promontory Point, Utah. Informational panels will show pictures of the work and life of the Chinese workers. Accompanying these photos is a story line that provides insights and details on the providing a deeper understanding of their lives. A reproduction of a typical railroad camp will be on display showing the how the workers actually lived.      

The second part of the exhibit covers the story of Chinese immigration. It starts at the Gold Rush in 1849, covers the 12,000 men who built the railroad and continues on through the 19 th century. What happened to these people? Did they return to China? What jobs did they take? Did they settle in California? Did they settle in the San Ramon Valley? These and other questions complete this exhibit and give new insight into the Chinese that connected the west and helped it to prosper.

In addition, on Saturdays at the Museum, local Chinese Americans will share their insights and stories on the Chinese in California, past and present.

The exhibit runs through June 10th. For more information about the Museum of San Ramon Valley, click here.
Redefining Mobility Summit
Supervisor Andersen delivered opening remarks at the fourth annual Redefining Mobility Summit on March 29th in San Ramon.

At the Summit, presented by GoMentum Station, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Stantec, and Bishop Ranch, attendees heard from government and industry leaders about how innovative research and cutting-edge technology is redefining transportation.

Pictured to the right with Candace are County Supervisor Diane Burgis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority Executive Director Randy Iwasaki, and State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker.

Supervisor Andersen Visits City Councils for Input on
County Cannabis Ordinance
Supervisor Andersen and John Kopchik, County Director of Conservation and Development, visited Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda in February and March to present the County's Preliminary Cannabis Ordinance Framework and gather feedback on possible cannabis regulations within the unincorporated areas of the County. Candace is presenting to the Orinda City Council in the photo above.

The city councils were unanimous in their desire to keep commercial cannabis activities away from their city limits and most only wanted to see residential indoor plants rather than outdoor plantings as outlined in Proposition 64.

Walnut Creek is the only city in District 2 that is considering permitting outdoor personal cultivation on single family residential properties. They are also considering permitting up to two non-storefront delivery operations based in Walnut Creek for medicinal marijuana only, and permitting medicinal marijuana delivery-only operations from locations outside the City to locations within the City, from authorized delivery providers. The Council is considering prohibiting the following commercial operations: retail operations; commercial cultivation; manufacturing; and testing. Walnut Creek plans to bring these items to the Planning Commission prior to final City Council consideration before the end of June.

For more information about the County’s upcoming ordinance and a list of public meetings,  click here.
Danville State of the Town and Annual Awards Ceremony
Mayor Newell Arnerich presented an update on the Town's projects, finances and general issues at the annual State of the Town luncheon.

The annual Community Awards were presented to Color Bundles Art Studio for Business of the Year, Dr. Jerome Potozkin for Business Person of the Year, Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area for Charitable Organization of the Year, Chris McCrary for Citizen of the Year and Shirley Jacks for Employee of the Year.

Photo - from left: Danville Area Chamber of Commerce President, CEO Zae Perrin, Danville Town Council member Karen Stepper, Danville Town Council member Renee Morgan, Supervisor Andersen, Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich, Danville Town Council member Lisa Blackwell and Danville Vice Mayor Robert Storer.
Young Children's Issues Forum
Local elected officials, business leaders, early childhood teachers, families, and community advocates joined together on March 17th the Contra Costa County Young Children's Issues Forum. The forum provided a day of dialogue about proposed statewide initiatives, public policy trends and their impact on investments in early education and workforce pathways for teachers.

The annual community event is sponsored and organized by the Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education (LPC) and coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

Pictured on the left are keynote speaker Linda Asato, County Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata, Supervisor Andersen and Supervisor Karen Mitchoff.

For more information about the event and LPC, click here.
Orinda Honors Local Citizens
James Wright, pictured here with Supervisor Andersen, received the Orinda Association's William Penn Mott Jr. Environmental Award on March 11th at the Orinda Country Club. He was honored for his work restoring and renovating The Old Yellow House at 209 Orinda Way. The Old Yellow House, originally built in 1890, had been vacant since 1966 until Wright purchased the property in 2012 from Ezra Nelson. The Nelson family bought the property in 1918 and Ezra’s son, David, still lives next door. Wright chose the property to show-case his skills developing geo-solar passive houses.  

At the same event, the Orinda Community Foundation presented Janet Riley with the 2017 Orinda Association Citizen of the Year Award. Riley’s volunteer history in Orinda spans over 28 years, with intense focus on Orinda schools, the Church of Santa Maria and the Orinda Garden Club. Riley spent 10 years working with Orinda schools, starting with the Sleepy Hollow Parents Club, moving on to Orinda Intermediate School Parents Club, and serving as president of the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO). During Riley’s tenure at EFO, the organization raised nearly $3 million. 
Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley
Annual Awards Program
On March 21st, the San Ramon Valley Soroptimists held their annual awards ceremony honoring women who have dedicated themselves to volunteering and serving their school and community; to women who have used their position to open broad avenues of support in education, health or service areas supporting women; and to women whose primary financial responsibility for her family is obtaining the necessary education to improve her employment status and standard of living for her family.

Pictured above, from left to right: top row, Meghan Burr - Violet Richardson Award Winner, Dr. Leslie Hewitt – Ruby Award Winner, Meachelle Lum - Violet Richardson Award Winner, Corren O'Rourke, Nancy Lucas – Ruby Award Winner, Annie McDonald from Representative Eric Swalwell’s office, Danville Councilmember Robert Storer, former San Ramon City Councilmember Carol Rowley, and Supervisor Andersen.
Public Works Department Honors its Female Engineers
This year, the Contra Costa County Public Works Department celebrated its female engineers on International Women’s Day. It is important for young girls to see that they, too, can excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, (S.T.E.M.) and come away with great careers.
Throughout the day photos and brief descriptions of their wonderful female engineers were shared through Public Works’ social media pages; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The dedicated and talented female engineers work in various divisions throughout Public Works. They represent Design/Construction, Flood Control, Transportation, Maintenance and Engineering Services.

Join Public Works in honoring Jenna, Adelina, Deborah, Nancy, Caroline, Michelle, Oksana, Homira, Jocelyn, Mary and Allison and the many other female engineers who make a positive impact in Contra Costa County and beyond. 
AAUW 18th Annual Garden Tour
The 18th Annual Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek American Association of University Women (AAUW) Garden Tour will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 11th and 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. 

Outstanding gardens in Alamo and Danville will be featured. Among the many highlights: a sculptor’s garden containing fascinating basalt rocks and original artwork, a garden that features garden rooms with extensive and diverse plantings created by a self-described “hoardaculturalist” and another garden with spectacular views and an incredible garden on an acre-sized hill plot. Flowers make us all happy but one owner has used that as motivation for her update. Please plan on attending, and bring a mom!

Tickets are $35 if purchased before May 4th; $40 thereafter. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets online or by mail. Starting on April 10th, tickets will be available at East Bay Flower Company at 206 Sycamore Valley Rd W., Danville (Livery Shopping Center) with cash or checks only. No children under 12 will be allowed on tour. Tour is held rain or shine. Profits from the spring Garden Tour go to help fund graduate women scholarships, AAUW provided more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2017–18 academic year. 
March is Recognized as
Red Cross Month in Contra Costa County
The Red Cross responded to nearly 50,000 home fires in 2017, providing casework assistance to help 76,000 families recover.

March was American Red Cross Month, a special time to recognize and thank the Red Cross volunteers and donors who give of their time and resources to help members of the community.

The Red Cross depends on local heroes to deliver help and hope during a disaster. The Board of Supervisors' applaud the heroes here in Contra Costa County who give of themselves to assist their neighbors when they need a helping hand.

Across the country and around the world, the American Red Cross responds to disasters big and small. It collects about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply, provides 24-hour support to military members, veterans and their families, teaches millions lifesaving skills such as lifeguarding and CPR and through its Restoring Family Links program, connects family members separated by crisis, conflict or migration.

Contra Costa County dedicates the month of March to all those who support the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Our community depends on the American Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission. 
Blood Donors Needed
To find a donation site and time that is convenient for you, click here.
Lafayette Garden Club "Artful Gardens Tour"
The Lafayette Garden Club will hold its first garden tour in many years on Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 3 pm at a series of five unique, private gardens in Lamorinda. The tour, Artful Gardens, also will include a pop-up market and a plant sale.  “The tour can give you good ideas of what you might want to do in your garden, to learn about new plants, and to have a fun day out with friends and family,” said Laurie Callaway, tour co-chair and, a certified garden designer. The tour includes a sculpture garden with new discoveries around every corner, a hillside garden with wit and whimsy, a lush paradise with a meandering stream, an expansive family retreat designed for social and intimate gatherings, and an artist’s personal creation filled with extensive plant varieties and rustic antiques. Each garden reflects the unique personality of the owner and displays a range of the artistic and practical as well as the sophisticated and playful.  When asked why the garden club, which started in 1970, decided to have a tour this spring after a long absence, Callaway said, “We felt it was an opportunity for members to get involved and have some fun.” Tour proceeds will benefit local schools and Lafayette beautification projects. Tax-deductible tickets may be purchased at The Lazy K at Orchard Nursery in Lafayette or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and check to the Lafayette Garden Club, P. O. Box 294, Lafayette, CA 94549. They also may be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets cost $40 or $35 each when four or more are purchased. Tickets are limited and the tour will take place rain or shine.  For further information: Carolyn Poetzsch (925) 285-6651 or click here to email.

Meals on Wheels Fundraising Gala
Real Estate Marketing Association
On March 9th, Supervisor Andersen met with the Real Estate Marketing Association for their weekly meeting at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville.

Candace gave an update on current County activities and upcoming plans for future projects.

Pictured on the right: Jason Bliss, Elizabeth Johnson, Supervisor Candace Andersen, Nathan Mahlik, Kate Leddy, and Andrew Lowe
Danville UnWaste Event Set for April 28
The Town of Danville sponsors periodic recycling drop-off events, where residents can bring their unused items to the Danville Park & Ride, located near the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon.
At the April 28, 2018 event, residents can bring used electronics, as well as household items, such as hair dryers, to drop off between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Items do NOT have to be in good working order to be dropped off.
Most items are free to recycle, however larger appliances such as freezers, refrigerators and water heaters have a $40 fee, smaller appliances have a $20 fee and microwave ovens can be dropped off for a $5 fee.
All items must be clean and dry in order to be accepted. To see the full flyer for the event, click here. For more information, contact Clean Water Program Coordinator Chris McCann at (925) 314-3342 or click here to email. For information about recycling everyday and other items, visit RecycleSmart by clicking here.
Contra Costa Crisis Center - Call 211
Annual Seasonal Farmers' Market Open in Orinda
District 2 Cities and County Offers Residents’ Choice of
Electrical Energy Providers 
You have likely received a notice in the mail from MCE about their program offering residents and businesses more choice in renewable electrical service.

Beginning this month, MCE will become the primary electricity provider in Concord, Danville, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, San Ramon, and unincorporated Contra Costa County. MCE already provides service to the Contra Costa residents and businesses of El Cerrito, Lafayette, San Pablo, Richmond, and Walnut Creek.

MCE, a not-for-profit public electricity provider, offers customers a choice of additional levels of renewable electricity at a comparable rate to PG&E. Due to State law, when a City joins a Community Choice Energy provider such as MCE, all customers are automatically migrated to the new provider. Electric service customers in the cities/communities named above will enroll automatically in MCE’s 50% renewable Light Green service. However, during the first 60 days, service customers can opt out of MCE at no charge and remain with PG&E’s 33% renewable electricity service.  

You can learn more about MCE’s program options and rates online by clicking here or by calling 888-632-3674. If you’d like to opt out of MCE and remain with PG&E service you can also call this number.
Role Players Ensemble presents The Rover
at The Village Theatre in Danville
The Rover by Aphra Behn is a bawdy, funny comedy that has entertained audiences for centuries.

The show is scheduled to run from April 13th through the 29th; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at The Village Theatre, 233 Front Street in Danville.

It’s Carnival time in Naples. A band of banished English cavaliers is looking for adventure and love, and so are the women they meet. Who's chasing whom? Everyone meets their match. Full of seduction, sword fights, and bawdy humor, The Rover is credited with launching the phrase “the battle of the sexes.”

For more information about this show and other events at The Village Theatre and Art Gallery, and to buy tickets, click here.
Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities
The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation through a variety of advisory boards, covering many different issues. It is very likely you have skills and experience that the whole county could benefit from. Won’t you consider volunteering today?
To follow is a list of advisory bodies that currently have vacant seats:
District 2 vacancies available:
County Service Area P-5 Citizen Advisory Committee
Advise the Board of Supervisors regarding community desires in the area of extended police protection for the Roundhill area of Alamo.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board  click here
Provides input and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Health Services Department concerning family and community needs regarding prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug related problems.
First 5 – Contra Costa Children and Families Commission click here
The commission works to support early childhood development through a strategic plan developed pursuant to the California Children and Families First Act of 1998.
Iron Horse Corridor Management Program Advisory Committee - Alamo Seat  click here for information
Provide citizen input for a management program for the Iron Horse Corridor.

Library Commission click here
Provides a forum for the community to provide input concerning Library operations, and recommends proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian which may improve the Library.
In addition, Supervisor Andersen would like to draw your attention to the following list of countywide advisory bodies that currently have seats available: 
Advisory Council on Aging
Arts & Culture Commission
Aviation Advisory Committee
CCTA Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee
Economic Opportunity Council
Early Care and Education, Local Planning and Advisory Council for
Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council
Family and Children’s Trust Committee
Hazardous Materials Commission
Contra Costa Council on Homelessness
Affordable Housing Finance Committee
In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee
Juvenile Justice Commission/Delinquency Prevention Commission
Local Enforcement Agency Independent Hearing Panel
Managed Care Commission
Treasury Oversight Committee
Workforce Development Board
To find out more information about volunteering for an advisory body, and to apply online, click here.
March Board Actions
Ever wonder what your Supervisor does at the Board of Supervisors meeting held on most Tuesdays? Here are some of the board actions from the month of March which impact the residents of District 2:

Recognized March 2018 as National Social Workers' Month in Contra Costa County.
Recognized March 2018 as American Red Cross Month in Contra Costa County.
Recognized March 2018 as Prescription Drug Awareness Month in Contra Costa County.

Approved the Tice Valley Linear Park Project and authorized the Public Works Director, or designee, to advertise the Project, Walnut Creek area.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/81 approving and authorizing the Public Works Director, or designee, to partially close a portion of southbound lanes of Jones Road between Coggins Drive and Harvey Drive, on March 13, 2018 through August 8, 2019, 24 hours per day, for the purpose of construction access and to create safe area to unload trucks with overhead crane and to construct frontage improvements, Walnut Creek area. 

Adopted Ordinance No. 2018-07 to prohibit smoking in all dwelling units in any multi-unit residence and to prohibit smoking in all guest rooms in any hotel or motel; and directed the Health Services Department to report back to Family and Human Services Committee on the implementation of the ordinance as part of its regular Annual Report on the Secondhand Smoke Protections Ordinance.

Accepted the 2017 Annual Report for the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5).

Accepted the Health Services Report on Implementation of Tobacco Control Ordinances to Protect Youth from Tobacco Influences.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/98 recognizing Don Jenkins as the 2018 Lafayette Citizen of the Year, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/104 recognizing the 2018 Youth Hall of Fame Honorees of the 25th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/107 recognizing Service of Deputy Chief Derek Krause upon his retirement from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Reappointed Joseph Motta to the Appointee 3 seat, Steve Nelson to the Appointee 5 seat, Diane Barley to the Appointee 7 seat and Clark Johnson to the Appointee 9 seat on the Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Appointed Ally Fattore to the 1st Alternate seat on the County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Authorized Contra Costa County's participation as a member of the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, a regional public-private partnership that supports manufacturing as an opportunity to retain and increase the supply of middle-class jobs in the Bay Area.

Accepted and Declared the results of the Special Mail Election conducted on March 6, 2018 on file in the Contra Costa Elections Division for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Measure A and Diablo Community Services District Measure B.

District II Office Staff
Gayle Israel
Chief of Staff
Field Representative;
San Ramon & Danville

Jill Ray
Jill Ray
Field Representative:
Canyon, Moraga & Orinda

Lauri Byers
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative;

Jennifer Quallick
Field Representative;
Alamo & part of Walnut Creek,
including; Parkmead, Rossmoor & Saranap

District Offices
Danville Office
San Ramon Valley Office   
309 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (925) 957-8860
FAX: (925) 820-3785
Lamorinda Office
  Fire Station #15
3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
and by appointment, please call
Phone: (925) 646-6067
Candace's Committee Assignments
District II Supervisor Candace Andersen
309 Diablo Road | Danville | CA | 94526| (925) 957-8860
3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd. | Lafayette | CA | 94549 | (925) 646-6067