Program Descriptions

April 2015
Agricultural Economic Development
An Economic Summit showcasing the scale, diversity and economic contribution of Contra Costa agriculture. Panel Discussions will explore agricultural tourism, food aggregation, distribution and processing and the future of Contra Costa agriculture.
Part 1 airs: Sunday, April 19 at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m.. Thursday, April 30 at 8:26 p.m.
Part 2 airs: Wednesday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Town Hall with Congressman DeSaulnier
Listen to a presentation and discussion about Mark DeSaulnier’s legislative update on his first 100 days in Congress and learn more about current issues relevant to you and your family.
Monday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m.

Street Smarts Poster Contest 2015
The Street Smarts traffic safety storybook showcases the artistic talent that exists in the San Ramon Valley.  The storybook is written by local author Dana Mentink.
Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20 at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 22 at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 27 at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m.

San Ramon Valley USD Student Recognition Ceremony
The event is the culmination of the Student Recognition Project, a program that recognizes hundreds of high school students for projects submitted in 26 different categories.
Monday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Northern California Refinery Safety Forum
The California Interagency Refinery Task Force hosted a Refinery Safety Forum meeting March 26 in Crockett. This is one of a series of forums to provide information and promote dialogue on worker and community safety.
Monday, April 13 at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Central County Justice Center Grand Opening
Ribbon cutting ceremony and facilities tour for the Central County Family Justice Center Grand opening in Concord CA.
Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m., and Saturday, April 18 at 1p.m.

The Family Justice Center and Contra Costa County’s Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative teamed up to host this one-day conference focusing on the innovations and best practices in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response in Contra Costa and the surrounding East Bay Area. Speakers will highlight emerging research, innovations, and best and promising practices around trauma-informed approaches, culturally specific services, and the Family Justice Center model. Gloria Sandoval from STAND is the conference moderator.
Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Caring For Our Creeks: Walnut Creek Watershed Meeting
Find out how you can care for your creeks. Organized by the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District with Contra Costa County Flood Control, the Water Conservation District, and the Walnut Creek Watershed Council. Also featuring local artist Stephen Joseph.
Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m.

Young Children’s Issues Forum 2015
This event is a forum for open dialogue and conversation between State Legislators, local elected officials and the community regarding current children's issues.
April 13, at 8 p.m., and Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 28 at 11:25 p.m.

GoMentum - Part 1
Join the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and industry leaders for the unveiling of the GoMentum Station Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle program.
Thursday, April 16 at 7 a.m., Monday, April 20 at 1 p.m., Monday, April 27 at 8 a.m., Friday, May 01 at 9 a.m.

GoMentum - Part 2
Join the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and industry leaders for the unveiling of the GoMentum Station Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle program.
Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 23 at 10 a.m., Monday, April 27 at 2 p.m., Friday, May 01 at 12 p.m.

3rd Annual Broadband Summit - A Year of Action
The East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) is an East Bay regional initiative organized to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.
Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.. Sunday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
AC5's Poetry Out Loud
The Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) recently held its fourth annual County Finals of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation competition.
Monday, April 20 at 9 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, at 9 p.m., Sunday, May 03, at 5:30 p.m.

East Bay USA 2015
The East Bay USA is the premier business program held each year in Contra Costa County. The program draws the attention of the entire region with national, local and state leaders in business, politics, education and the community. Watch a policy discussion including keynote speaker Ellen Tauscher.
Tuesday, April 14 at 9 p.m., Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m., Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m.
Live From the Library - Book Release: The Setup: A True Story of Dirty Cops, Soccer Moms, and Reality TV
Pete Crooks, Diablo Magazine Senior Writer/Editor, discusses his new book which chronicles the stranger-than-fiction story of an incredible crime scandal.
Sunday, April 19 at 9 p.m., Friday, April 24 at 7p.m., Saturday, April 25 at 9 p.m., Sunday, April 26 at 9 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at 9 p.m., Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m. 
Opportunity Junction Graduation
Opportunity Junction's mission is to provide low-income Contra Costa residents with the technology, literacy and life skills that will enable them to become economically self-sufficient.
Monday, April 27 at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 29 at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at 4 p.m.

Get Lit
This series is taped at the new Walnut Creek Library. Peter Crooks, Senior Editor at Diablo Magazine talked to local authors about the writing process, being published and their use of public libraries.
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

The Road to Recovery
This program is produced and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Mondays at 11 p.m., Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 p.m.

Veterans History Project of Rossmoor
Local war veterans tell about their military experience during World War II and Korea. The veterans were interviewed by the Rossmoor Video Club. The interviews were archived by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 10 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Veterans' Voices
Nathan Johnson Contra Costa County Veterans Service Officer hosts Veterans' Voices, a call in show with the goal to enhance the mental and physical healthcare of Veterans and their families.
Mondays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

CCTV is Comcast channel 27, Astound channel 32 and AT&T U-verse channel 99.