Traffic Control on State Route 4 in Discovery Bay, Friday 9 pm-5 am
Coming home from Cornfest fireworks tonight? Don’t take Highway 4. There will be one-way traffic control tonight, Friday, July 13, from 9:00 pm-5:00 am on State Route 4 between Marsh Creek Road and the Contra Costa County Line. The California Department of Transportation will be removing and replacing Type K railing
621! A new World Record was set at Discovery Bay’s 6th annual Paddle for Fame event on Saturday (June 30).
Out of 719 possible vessels on the water, and about 2,000 people in attendance – 621 paddlers were connected at 3:00 PM, beating last year’s record of 492 (count verified and captured in the photos taken by official aerial event photographer, Leila Hauck).
Congratulations to all of Discovery Bay’s new World Record holders!
July 3rd: Hilton Fireworks at Mandeville Tip – DATE CHANGED
July 4th: Antioch Fireworks
July 4th: Stockton Fireworks
FRIDAY, JUNE 15 (DISCOVERY BAY) – Shortly before 8:00 AM, Thursday, an off-duty Contra Costa County Sheriff Deputy found an unresponsive 46 year old man behind the Safeway Shopping Center, off Highway 4, in Discovery Bay. Fire and ambulance responded along with the Sheriff’s office. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no signs of foul play.
An autopsy was conducted this morning, and the forensic pathologist has ordered some toxicology tests be done, thus the cause of death is pending. Results could take around six weeks.
The man was from Livermore, but it is unclear if he was visiting or possibly now residing in Discovery Bay.
ELECTION RESULTS, JUNE 5, 2012
MEASURE S – EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PARCEL TAX (2/3 vote needed to pass)
STATE ASSEMBLY – 11th DISTRICT (Top two will be on Nov. ballot)
MIKE HUDSON 34.8%
PATRICIA HERNANDEZ 17.19%
JIM FRAZIER 35.15%
GENE GANT 4.68%
CHARLES KINGETER 1.35%
LEN AUGUSTINE 7.12%
For Complete Election Results: www.cocovote.us
Memorial Day Ceremony in Discovery Bay
On Memorial Weekend, the Sea Ray Yacht Club conducted a moving ceremony in “Honor of the Fallen.” The ceremony was held on a floating stage, along with the help of the Discovery Bay Yacht Club, and more than a dozen veterans, who shared their service.
Hundreds of people turned out to view the ceremony by water and from land, by lining Harbor Drive, off Marina Road, and from homes around the bay.
Karen Mann, with the Discovery Bay Yacht Club said the club “was proud to have so many Discovery residents come out to watch and participate in the ceremony. Also, for all of the children in attendance – there to understand the true significance of Memorial Day Weekend.”
Highway 4 Commute Ranked #10 Worst in U.S.
According to a national traffic study, the East Contra Costa County commute on Highway 4 is amongst the worst in the nation.
The CA-4 Eastbound commute, between Bailey Road and Sommersville Road, is well known for it’s daily traffic congestion. Despite ongoing highway improvements along Highway 4, the traffic problem actually ranks worse than in 2010, when it was ranked #13.
In the reverse direction, CA-4 Westbound from Hillcrest to Sommersville ranked #26, compared to #25 in 2010.
Results announced in May, by independent traffic study group INRIX, also revealed several other highly congested corridors in the Bay Area. Ultimately, ranking the Bay Area the #3 worst region in the country for traffic. Factors included congestion and commute times.
Memorial Day Ceremony in Discovery Bay – MONDAY at 10am
This Memorial Weekend, the Sea Ray Yacht Club will be conducting a moving ceremony in “Honor of the Fallen” veterans. The ceremony will take place from a floating stage, at 10:00 am, this Monday, Memoiral Day.
The public will view the ceremony from land, by lining Harbor Drive, the waterfront street behind the blue top condos, off Marina Road. On the water, this is the back bay known as the “pond.” Gathering will begin at about 9:30 am.
Karen Mann, with the Discovery Bay Yacht Club says they “are looking for VETS who would like to participate – and more than that we need our children to be in attendance to understand the true significance of Memorial Day Weekend.”
Veterans who would like to participate: Please contact Bev Seaman 925-634-5911 or email@example.com