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Formerly known as the Cerebral Palsy Center for the Bay Area, Ability Now Bay Area offers adults with developmental and physical disabilities the most comprehensive and cutting edge services available. Our unique programs include education, communication, computer literacy, vocational training, wellness and community integration.Ability Now Bay Area is licensed by the State of California and has a contract with the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) to provide services to persons with developmental disabilities. RCEB refers individuals to the Center and RCEB case managers monitor their needs and progress. We operate in strict compliance with the licensing requirements, reimbursement regulations, program operations, and other state regulations​

Maureen De Coste
 Sep 14, 2017
 Sep 20, 2017 10:00 AM –
Sep 29, 2017 10:00 PM
Brad Howard, Former Rotary International Director
 Sep 21, 2017
Rotarian Mark Hornstra
 Sep 28, 2017
Six Club Meeting - Crow Canyon Country Club
 Oct 04, 2017
 Oct 04, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Presentation by Rotary District Governor
 Oct 19, 2017

Ernie Orozco started doing voice impressions at the early age of six. He began calling people on the phone disguising his voice as Humphrey Bogart, Richard Nixon and others. After years of tormenting family members and performing on small stages as a ventriloquist he decided to quit so-called show biz.

But one day, Orozco heard KNBR RADIO in San Francisco was holding a contest to win a pair of tickets to an Oakland Raider playoff game. Instantly he called the show and was greeted by the call screener asking, "so what are you going to do?" Orozco had no idea but realized it was a sports station so he uttered the now storied name, "Howard Cosell from Heaven." Unfortunately for Ernie the lone judge was a 19 year old Raiderette who had no idea who HOWARD COSELL was. She chose a guy who sang magic carpet ride as the winner of the contest. But, Bay Area television and Radio personality GARY RADNICH heard the COSELL voice and attitude and said, "Ernie, you were robbed so call me Monday and we will stir it up!"  

Since calling Radnich's show in January of 2002, Orozco has appeared on Gary's show some 200 times! His Howard Cosell reincarnation has also been heard on over 350 radio stations world wide. He has appeared at the prestigious WYNN HOTEL CASINO in LAS VEGAS as well as the VENETIAN HOTEL. He has also performed a memorable one man tribute to COSELL at the PEPPERMILL CASINO in RENO, NEVADA.

Recently, Orozco was the opening act for the MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER GRAND GALA in Louisville, Kentucky and shared the stage with such greats as Jim Carey, Bob Costas and James Taylor. The ultimate compliment was paid to Orozco when he was invited to perform for Muhammad Ali in a private performance in Los Angeles. He spent a couple of hours telling his stories directly to "THE GREATEST" who laughed out loud for the first time in years.

Currently, Orozco is working on a "WEIRD WORLD OF SPORTS SHOW" AND A ONE MAN TRIBUTE TO COSELL. He is also available for corporate events and special appearances.      

Mr. "C" Howard Cosell from Heaven
 Oct 26, 2017
Dr. Jewel Johl, Oncologist
 Nov 02, 2017
Veterans Day Lunch - Bring a Veteran to lunch!
 Nov 09, 2017



Tony Schoemehl
 Nov 16, 2017
DARK. No Meeting
 Nov 23, 2017
 Nov 24, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017
Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston
 Nov 30, 2017

Address is 9300 Alcosta Blvd.

RSVP's required in advance.



Holiday Lunch - Alcosta Senior & Community Center
 Dec 07, 2017
President Lucky Sandhu
 Dec 14, 2017