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Dylan Kupsh earns Eagle Scout rank

September 23, 2016

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Crisis Center back in the groove with new truck

PG&E representatives Vincent Romeo III, Vicki Leinweber, Chris Gilbert, Sandra Scherer Executive Director of Monument Crisis Center and retired PGE Robert D. Glynn, Jr.

Monument Crisis Center now has a Ford F250 truck to DYLAN KUPSH replace one previously donated by PG&E but stolen from the nonprofit’s front entry in Dylan Kupsh, Concord February. resident and member of Boy The center relied on the Scout Troop 810 in Walnut Creek, earned his Eagle Scout rank and will celebrate in a Court of Honor ceremony on Oct. 15. Dylan led the building of four barn owl nesting boxes for use as natural rodent abateAmerican Legion Post 331 ment for his Eagle Scout proj- recognized some of the 2016 ect. The boxes were given to Boys State delegates with a the Audubon Society. speaking event at the SeptemDylan began his scouting ber social dinner at the Vetercareer as a Bear Cub in Pack ans Hall in Concord. 444 at St. Bonaventure The delegates presented Church. He earned the Arrow their experiences at the 2016 of Light before joining Troop Boys State Conference in 810 in 2010. He earned 29 Sacramento. merit badges, attended 19 “It is very inspiring to see camps, held several troop lead- these young people take interest ership positions and volun- in our government,” said Post teered more than 100 hours of Commander Curt Byers. “They service. are very gifted young men with Dylan is a senior at North- much passion to learn, patriotgate High School. He enjoys ism and a strong desire to serve computer programming, poli- the public in the future.” tics and playing tennis. His colThe post is tentatively planlege goals are to earn a bache- ning an event to honor 2016 lor’s degree in computer sci- Girls State delegates. ence and ultimately work in “Our post is honored to be the high tech industry. part of this program,” Byers

truck to haul large amounts of donated food, diapers and other necessities for those in need. PG&E employees, many who volunteer regularly at the center, presented the replacement truck last month.

“We are honored and extremely touched to receive this special help from PG&E,” said Sandra Scherer, the center’s executive director. “Partnerships between nonprofits and corporations like PG&E are essential for our local nonprofits to thrive. Corporations are made up of people who are active members and residents in the same communities we serve. They volunteer with us because they care about their neighbors.” The Crisis Center is a family resource center dedicated to providing food, education, safety net services, tools and assistance, concrete referrals and resources for families, seniors and individuals in crisis situations. It also provides pathways toward health and selfsufficiency and promotes community awareness of needs and available resources to at-risk, low-income Contra Costa

County residents. In the last year, the center assisted 10,727 registered clients with a staff of five, one AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, several college interns and 310,000 hours of time from volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The volunteer hours would be the equivalent of 148.5 full-time positions. For more information or to donate, visit or contact Scherer at 925.222.6868.

City honors public works employee

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added. “It pleases our mem- education and community bers to take part, promoting involvement with them.”

“It’s not often we get a letter from a resident that says ‘what a fantastic street sweeper you have,’” said Mayor Laura Hoffmeister as she presented Don Morrison with the Public Works Award of Excellence. Morrison has worked for the city for 22 years. He was nominated by his peers for his “exceptional work ethic,” said Boys State delegates from College Park High School partici- Public Works Director Justin pate in a speaking engagement for American Legion Post Ezell. His fellow employees 331 at Veterans Hall in Concord. From left in front are say Morrison always “has a Daniel Elerding, Peter Tolentino and James Andrews. Post positive attitude” and “goes Commander Curt Byers is in back. the extra mile.”



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In Brief...

Fall Prevention Workshop for Seniors

The Concord Senior Center is sponsoring “A Walking Safely Workshop” on Sept. 29, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Concord Senior, 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. Physical Therapist Linda Meneken will lead an interactive presentation to increase awareness and knowledge on fall prevention principles. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors. Seating is limited; the workshop fee is $3. Register at or for more information contact Program Coordinator Dario Sanchez at 925.671.3017.

Benefit for San Quentin Reentry Program

The California Reentry Institute will hold its annual celebration and benefit on Oct. 8, 5 p.m. at the Chateau Hall, 233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. CRI is based out of San Quentin State Prison and offers an Empowered Reentry Program which prepares men for their impending release. Graduates of the program have a zero recidivism rate. CRI is headed by Clayton resident, Collette Carroll, the 2016 California State Assembly Woman of the Year and a 2015 CNN Hero. For reservations, go to or call 925.549.1416.

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