The Concord Disability Advocacy Group will present a film on March 26



From 3:30 to 7 p.m. on March 26 at Livermore’s Bankhead Theatre, Concord Futures Explored will present “Hearts of Glass,” an award-winning film advocating employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The group invites the community as a whole, including local employers, to learn about the importance of hiring people with disabilities. The event will feature a panel of special guests, including the film’s director, Jennifer Tennican, employees with disabilities, employer partners and professional coaches. This one-of-a-kind evening will inspire change and action in our communities. You can make a difference by supporting the inclusion and representation of people with disabilities in the workforce.

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— Futures explored


Liberty High graduate serving in the Navy aboard USS Ford

Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Talbot, a Brentwood native and 2011 Liberty High School graduate, serves in the United States Navy aboard USS Gerald R. Ford. (photo courtesy of the US Navy)

Petty Officer 1st Class Alexander Talbot, a native of Brentwood, serves in the United States Navy aboard one of the world’s largest warships, the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. Talbot joined the navy six years ago and today serves as a journeyman nuclear machinist.

“I joined the Navy because I wanted to see the world and have the opportunity to get out there and make a difference,” Talbot said.

Growing up in Brentwood, Talbot attended Liberty High School and graduated in 2011.

“When I was growing up, I was on the wrestling team for six years,” Talbot said. “It taught me to have a strong work ethic and drive. It taught me to rise to any challenge that was put in front of me. It also helped me understand how to achieve my own goals, but also how to be part of a team.

USS Ford (CVN 78) represents the first major investment in aircraft carrier design since the 1960s. The ship is designed to support new technologies and a modern air wing essential to deterring and defeating close adversaries in a complex maritime environment.

The Ford offers a significant increase in the output generation rate, approximately three times the power generation capacity, and a $4 billion reduction in total life cycle cost per ship, compared to an aircraft carrier of Nimitz class. Once deployed, the Ford-class will serve as the centerpiece of strike group operations throughout the 21st century, supporting a multitude of evolving national strategic objectives.

When the air wing is embarked, the ship carries more than 70 attack fighter jets, helicopters and other aircraft, which take off and land on Ford’s state-of-the-art electromagnetic aircraft launch system and advanced arresting device. . With nearly 5,000 sailors serving on board, Ford is a self-contained mobile airport. For more details on Talbot and the USS Ford, visit in line.

– US Navy Office of Community Outreach

Meet authors downtown on the Brentwood Literary Walking Tour

Brentwood’s first Literary Walk is scheduled from 1-4pm on April 3, featuring 10 authors, each of whom will be stationed at a different restaurant or business in downtown Brentwood. Fiction and non-fiction authors will meet with attendees to talk about their books, and some will also have books available for purchase and signing.

There will be three children’s book authors at the Brentwood Library Community Room in the library at 104 Oak St. Children 12 and under can attend for free. Tickets are $5 per person and are available online now at This event is presented by the Friends of Brentwood Library (FOBL) and supported by a grant from the City of Brentwood. For more details, visit in line.



Seniors’ facility named Rising Star Community of the Year

Agemark Senior Living recently recognized several of the company’s senior communities and individuals from those communities at a recent company-wide virtual awards ceremony. TreVista Senior Living and Memory Care in Antioch was recognized as the company’s Community Rising Star of the Year. This award is given to the Agemark community who have demonstrated tremendous improvement and future promise.

TreVista in Antioch offers assisted living and memory care in a comfortable and welcoming community. At 3950 Lone Tree Way in Antioch, Agemark Senior Living acquired the community in the fall of 2017. In 2020, the community completed a comprehensive renovation, which upgraded all common areas and added a bistro, theater room, in-house beauty salon and manicure station.

The in-house memory care community, The Villa, has been completely remodeled into a more warm and comfortable environment for people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about TreVista, visit

—Agemark Senior Living

Historical society asks for help to clean up its museum

The Antioch Historical Society (AHS) needs help from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 19 to spruce up the museum grounds and interior rooms. Things that need to be done include pruning rose bushes, pulling and weeding, cleaning signs and dusting exhibits and murals.

This cleanup is in support of Antioch’s 150th anniversary launch barbecue event on April 2, which is expected to be one of the biggest and most exciting days in the museum’s history. AHS officials are also asking for help from Antioch Police Cadets and other groups, as officials need all the help they can get. Those interested in helping can contact Linda Wallgren at 925-628-6028, Lesley Eubanks at 925-216-3713, the Museum office at 925-757-1326, or email [email protected]



Annual Gala for Yours Humanly School Donation March 19

Yours Humanly, a global nonprofit that transforms the lives of children in need around the world by providing access to quality education and equitable resources, is hosting its fifth annual 2022 Gift of Schooling Gala fundraiser March 19 at the Diablo Country Club, 1700 Route du Club House in Diablo.

Funds from the gala will support Yours Humanly educational projects and programs that benefit children in need in Cambodia, Haiti, India, Nepal, the Philippines and the United States. Since its founding in 2013, Yours Humanly has served over 30,600 children and, by extension, their families and communities.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment and dancing. The gala host will be Emmy Award-winning CBS 5 TV news anchor and reporter Juliette Goodrich. To buy tickets, go to

— Humanly yours


The Church’s annual public conference will feature author Baszile

Author and television writer Natalie Baszile will speak at 4 p.m. on March 20 at the Orinda Community Church (OCC) for her presentation of an annual public lecture on an important current topic. The free presentation can be viewed in person at the church at 10 Irwin Way in Orinda or viewed live online.

Baszile is the author of “Queen Sugar,” which was made into a television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also the editor of “We Are Each Other’s Harvest”, a collection of essays, interviews, photographs and poems about black American farmers. Registration is required and in-person seating is limited. To register visit online and follow the instructions.


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