Gabriel Metcalf, longtime CEO of SPUR, departing for Australia – San Francisco Business Times

Gabriel Metcalf, president and CEO of SPUR, is leaving the nonprofit urban think tank at the end of the year for a job in Australia. Metcalf said in a letter to SPUR members that he will become CEO for Committee for Sydney, a city planning group in Australia’s largest metropolis. Throughout his years at SPUR,…

CA: Antioch BART Extension Rolls with Rave Reviews on First Day of Service

May 26–ANTIOCH — The long-awaited Bay Point-to-Antioch BART extension rolled into full-time service Saturday, giving traffic-weary commuters in East Contra Costa a reason to hope. The service, which provides a rail link from Antioch and Pittsburg to the Bay Point/Pittsburg station and trains headed west, cost $525 million and took nine years from BART board…

Persistent Poison: Skyrocketing Rents Trap Families in Homes with Lead Paint

Souleika Cherif poses for a photo with her daughter, Kawkeb. When their family frantically searched for a lost wedding ring, they discovered a mold and lead infestation behind their couch. It turned out Kawkeb had severe lead poisoning. (Angela Johnston) We meet Souleika Dirieh and Tarek Cherif at the hummus factory they own in San…

Showdown looms as counter-initiative for Antioch development proposed

Mount Diablo can be seen in the distance along the closed portion of Empire Mine Road which runs through the Sand Creek Focus Area. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group) ANTIOCH — Dueling interest groups will ask for your signature on similar initiatives for the November ballot to preserve either all or a portion of…

Bay Area calendar: Art and wine festival, Magic Lantern 3-D show and more

The Bridges of Madison County: Through April 29, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Musical romance about the roads we travel and the bridges we dare to cross. $45-$105. mvcpa.com Impure Thoughts (Without Apology): April 29, LeFevre Theatre, Saint Mary’s College, 1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga. Inspired by the…

Selecting best colors to paint the walls of kitchen dummy post

It is necessary to select the best color for the walls of the apartment to give it the elegant and fancy look. You can select the totally different color for the walls of the apartment from the previous color. Repainting is an easy approach to beautify the apartment because it helps to change the complete…

Clayton Woman, 93, Dies After Antioch Car Crash

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — A woman who died in an Antioch car crash on Sunday afternoon has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office as Betty James, a 93-year-old woman from Clayton. The crash happened on James Donlon Boulevard near Silverado Drive around 3:05 p.m., according to police. Officers said a Buick…

It is necessary to select the best color for the walls of the apartment to give it the elegant and fancy look dummy

It is necessary to select the best color for the walls of the apartment to give it the elegant and fancy look. You can select the totally different color for the walls of the apartment from the previous color. Repainting is an easy approach to beautify the apartment because it helps to change the complete…

Antioch Veterinary Hospital of Deer Valley Partners with Pets of the Homeless

ANTIOCH, CA – Antioch Veterinary Hospital of Deer Valley was welcomed by the national nonprofit, Pets of the Homeless as a new Donation Site. Donations of pet food and supplies can be taken to 5151 Deer Valley Rd. Antioch, CA 94531. Pets of the Homeless is an ongoing national effort to regularly supply donated pet…

Gustavo Arellano What California’s racist history can teach us in the battle to save immigrants from Trump

Today, as in the past, California sees itself seen as a beacon of hope, as the last Promised Land in the United States. That’s how it’s been since 1849, when the world rushed in for gold. The state’s rulers welcomed the so-called Argonauts, as well as subsequent generations of other Americans: Midwesterners lured by our…