Brush Fire Near Bay Point Contained After Burning 40 AcresThe fire along the Port Chicago Highway, near Main Street in the unincorporated community of Bay Point, was 100% contained at 40 acres, Cal Fire reported Sunday afternoon.
New Park At Former Concord Naval Weapons Station To Be Named Thurgood Marshall Regional ParkThe new park coming to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station will be named Thurgood Marshall Regional Park - Home of the Port Chicago 50.
Park At Concord Naval Weapons Station May Be Named For Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallThe Concord City Council on Tuesday will discuss whether to support naming the East Bay Regional Park coming to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station after former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who represented the 50 sailors who stood up against racism after the Port Chicago explosion in 1944.
Navy Turns Over Concord Weapons Station Land for New Regional ParkMore than 2,200 acres of former Concord Naval Weapons Station land in eastern Concord is now in the hands of the East Bay Regional Park District, which plans to make this land the center of a new park.
Sequester Cuts May Impact Access To East Bay Historical SitesBudget cuts related to the federal sequester are impacting some National Park Service sites in the East Bay, which could lead to less public access.
Berkeley Oral History Project Seeks Survivors Of Port Chicago ExplosionHistorians have launched a search to gather survivor accounts of a deadly World War II incident at a Contra Costa shipyard that contributed to the eventual desegregation of the military.