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App to be featured in display at U.S. Capitol

CONCORD, CA – A team of young women from Northgate High School has won the first ever 2014 11th District Congressional App Challenge, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) announced this week. The Northgate “STEM” Girls team—Nishtha Chavda, Shion Andrew, Ami Yuen, and Michelle Liang—was a favorite among the judges.

Great news today for those who enjoy the outdoors in Contra Costa—the East Bay Regional Parks District today received a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant that will allow for improvements to be made at the Point Pinole Fishing Pier in the City of Richmond. The grant, which provides $125, 806 for the restoration of facilities at the Point Pinole Fishing Pier, will help ensure the public’s continued enjoyment of an important outdoor space.

WASHINGTON, DCIn response to California’s ongoing drought and the State’s immediate need for increased water storage capacity and long-term water solutions, U.S. Reps. George Miller (CA-11) and Jim Costa (CA-16) introduced new legislation today to expedite construction to expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, an existing State water storage project.

WASHINGTON, DC – Are you a high school artist? Do you want a chance at having your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol and visiting D.C. this June? U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) is now accepting entries for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition for California’s 11th Congressional District.  Deadline for submissions is the week of April 14, 2014. 

CONCORD, CA – Nearly $9.6 million in federal funds were awarded to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District today, announced U.S. Rep. George Miller (D- Martinez). The funding is intended to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters to bolster local fire crews’ ability to better protect residents from fire hazards.

WASHINGTON, DC – The first non-wired fully electric bus route in the Bay Area is one step closer to completion, announced U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Contra Costa County) today as more than $4.2 million in federal funds were released to the Central Contra Costa County Transit Authority (CCCTA), also known as County Connection, for the next stage of their electric trolley “Free Ride” project.

Miller Applauds Northgate High School for National Sports Safety Award for Concussion Prevention Work
WALNUT CREEK, CA – Standing alongside youth sports safety advocates and a former NFL player, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA) helped unveil new concussion safety guidelines for teachers to help reduce serious injury to student athletes at a ceremony to award Northgate High School with a Safe Sports School Award. 

Since the beginning of the 20th century, state governments have made efforts to recognize and honor the cultural and historical legacies of Native Americans, but it wasn’t until 1990 that President George H.W. Bush declared the month of November National American Indian Heritage Month.


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