Tovar resigns from Tri Delta Transit board
Civic-minded East Contra Costa residents, especially those with an interest in local transit issues, are encouraged to apply for a new vacancy on Tri Delta Transit's board of directors.
The member-at-large position opened last week when longtime board member Joseph Tovar resigned after Wednesday's meeting.
Tovar, 86, of Oakley, served in the position for 25 years.
"It was a very hard decision and hard to give up. I was lucky to work with a lot of good people," Tovar said, noting that he has lost some of his hearing.
Tovar said that as he's gotten older, he's realizing that he wants to scale back on some of his volunteer efforts to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Applicants for the vacancy must be at least 18 years old, a resident in Tri Delta's service area, knowledgeable about the region and familiar with Tri Delta services. They also must be able to attend monthly board meetings at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Those interested must turn in a completed application by Nov. 27. The board plans to select someone for the position at its Dec. 18 meeting. The term will be up in December 2014, though that candidate would be able to seek reappointment to a full two-year term.
For more information, go to http://www.trideltatransit.com or call 925-754-6622.
-- Paul Burgarino, Staff
Jackson's writings, music to be celebrated
Longtime Richmond resident Fred Davis Jackson dedicated his life to understanding people and their viewpoints, helping people overcome differences, and working to bring harmony to communities that needed it most.
The message and work of Jackson, who died Sept. 8, 2011, at age 73, will be celebrated at a special concert to mark the release of his final music and writings. The concert will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Police Activities League gymnasium, 2200 Macdonald Ave.
The book "Thoughts Set Free on the Wings of Expressions" and a CD of new musical compositions titled "Bouquet According to Fredology" were completed by Jackson, an accomplished playwright and gifted songwriter/performer, as he underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer.
The concert will feature recording artists The Sons of the Soul Revivers and Robin Hodge-Williams and Purpose, along with performances of Jackson's music.
Tickets, which are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, are available at www.brownpapertickets or at Reid's Records, 3101 Sacramento St. in Berkeley.
-- Chris Treadway, staff
Little Farm is closed during sewer repairs
Tilden Regional Park's Little Farm, a popular barnyard with many animals, is closed through February during a sewer construction project.
The Tilden Environmental Education Center will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays during the project.
The Tilden Park Indian Camp and Big Leaf picnic areas also will be closed, and some Tilden Nature Area trails may be closed or have detours.
For details, go to www.ebparks.org.
-- Denis Cuff, Staff
Council to consider drug house ordinance
Adopting an anti-drug house ordinance, spending nearly a half-million dollars for open space in North Livermore, and authorization of a study of downtown parking are all on a busy agenda for the Livermore City Council on Monday.
Among items to be discussed is authorization for the city to spend $420,000 in development credits fund -- comprised of fees collected from developers -- to pay for half of 81 acres of open space in Doolan Canyon for permanent open space. A matching grant would come from the Altamont Landfill Open Space Committee, paid for by landfill user fees.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 3575 Pacific Ave.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
School looking to honor former football players
As Antioch High readies for its major campus modification, the school wants to honor former football players.
As part of the Measure B bond, the school will undergo renovation over the next few years, starting with the athletic fields next summer.
At 6 p.m. Friday, before the varsity team hits the field, Principal Louie Rocha and company will pay tribute to those who played football at the school. All former players are encouraged to join the event and wear their old jerseys or letterman jackets.
All interested former players should leave their name, years played, position, jersey number, graduation year, college and pro football experience, if any.
-- Trine Gallegos, Correspondent
Los Medanos holds College Night
Students who are thinking about enrolling in college or transferring to a four-year school can check out the 23rd annual East County College Night on Monday at Los Medanos College.
Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions. The free event is open to both prospective students and their parents.
It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at Los Medanos, 2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg.
Parking is recommended in lots A and B. Parking permits are not required.
For details, go to www.losmedanos.edu/college night.
-- Eve Mitchell, Staff