Oakley Park and Ride Public Information Meeting

Due to the shelter in place, we have canceled the in-person public information meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 and April 7, 2020 and will hold our meeting in a virtual format. Please send any comments or questions regarding construction of the Oakley Park and Ride via e-mail to;comments@eccta.org, by phone 925-754-6622 or mail to 801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, CA 94509.

Answers to questions will be posted on this webpage. All questions must be received by 05/15/2020.

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Coronavirus: Read the strict new Bay Area lockdown, essential business order issued March 31, 2020

One quick item to note – When grocery shopping don’t be surprised if they reject your reusable bag.

  • Prevent customers from self-serving food items, have staff hand out lids and food-bar items, prohibit customers from using bulk food bins or prohibit customers from bringing their own bags, mugs or other reusable items from home.

Six Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley announced new, stricter stay-at-home rules that force millions of residents in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County and San Francisco to shelter in place through May 3, 2020.

The changes from earlier Bay Area lockdown rules include prohibiting most residential and commercial construction, closing dog parks and playgrounds and banning play with a ball unless it involves only family or living unit members. It also includes a requirement that essential businesses enact tighter new social-distancing and other rules for workers and customers, including banning the use of reusable bags, by Friday April 3.

Please read this Order carefully.  Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.  (California Health and Safety Code § 120295, et seq.; Cal. Penal Code §§ 69, 148(a)(1); Santa Clara County Ordinance Code § A1-28.)

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Oakley Rainfall Totals through March, 2020

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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2020’s Most & Least Stressed States – WalletHub Study

With April being Stress Awareness Month and the coronavirus becoming America’s biggest stressor in 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Stressed States as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 41 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.

Stress Levels in California (1=Most Stressed, 25=Avg.):

  • 44th – Avg. Hours Worked per Week
  • 27th – Share of Adults Getting Adequate Sleep
  • 23rd ­– % of Adults in Fair/Poor Health
  • 23rd – Job Security
  • 33rd – Median Credit Score
  • 1st – Housing Affordability
  • 19th – % of Population Living Below Poverty Line
  • 36th – Divorce Rate
  • 14th – Crime Rate per Capita
  • 39th – Psychologists per Capita

For the full report, please visit:

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Cesar Chavez Day 2020 in California – Tuesday, March 31

Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commemorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014. The holiday celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez on March 31 every year.

Thanking California Farmworkers

By CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

Thank you, farmworkers. Thank you for the physically strenuous work in all kinds of weather to bring a crop from planting to harvest.  Thank you for the daily contributions you make to bring safe, high quality food to our tables from the front lines of a food and agriculture supply chain that delivers California’s bountiful harvest to grocery stores and restaurants, farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture programs, and food banks throughout the United States.

On this Cesar Chavez Day, we honor the legacy of  Mr. Chavez for his tireless work on behalf of farmworkers, and we reiterate our profound appreciation for the essential role of farmworkers in making California the No. 1 agricultural state in the nation and one of the most productive in the world.

The COVID-19 crisis brings us all to uncertain times and shared anxieties. Our focus on food – how we source it, prepare it and share it brings a sense of purpose and a reminder of the importance to care for one another.  We see this every day with stories about extraordinary efforts by volunteers to shop for senior citizens; school districts finding resourceful ways to continue feeding school children who count on that meal for their nutritional needs; and restaurants creating innovative family meals for take-out and offering special services for the families of our health care profession.  Californians can be proud of every part of the food chain continuing to ensure the availability of food and ag products produced according to our state’s high standards for worker protection, food safety, and environmental stewardship.

Our food producers have been focused on enhanced worker safety measures from the very beginning of this crisis – taking guidance and best practices from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health to introduce social distancing in fields and on production lines. And they have made sure to incorporate that guidance into training and illness prevention programs.

Today, like every day, I am grateful to each member of the critical food and agriculture infrastructure for working to provide us with the nutrition we need to survive and thrive.  But especially today, I offer a special thanks to our farmworkers.

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The Work Continues – Feeding Hungry Children During COVID-19 Crisis


CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork (F2F) is committed to ensuring that all Californians have access to healthy and nutritious California-grown food. F2F would like to highlight the important work of partner agencies to make sure that needy school children continue to receive nutritious meals during the COVID-19 crisis.

The California Department of Education (CDE) received a special waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), enabling any California school district previously approved to operate summer meal programs to also offer meals to students during a COVID-19-related closure. CDE’s Twitter account @CADeptEd offers continuing updates of school districts and volunteers offering free lunch services throughout the state. CDE also shows meal sites on its free CA Meals for Kids mobile app. Select Emergency Meal Sites in the app that is updated daily.

EdSource highlights how grab-and-go and drive-up allow families to pick up food at closed California schools, and the organization regularly posts articles about school issues related to coronavirus.

The Dairy Council of California provides a HealthyEating.org/SchoolMeals landing page that comprehensively aggregates all feeding sites throughout California that provide children with free meals. The format is web-based and mobile-friendly, and allows users to easily self-navigate to find the closest location to their home.

No Kid Hungry is offering $1 million in immediate emergency grants to support home-delivered meals, grab-and-go meal programs, school and community pantries, backpack programs, and other steps to help reach children and families who lose access to school meals. Click here to submit interest in receiving grant funds. No Kid Hungry also offers a resource called Emerging Strategies and Tactics for Meal Service During School Closures Related to the Coronavirus.

The National Farm to
School Network
 offers weekly updates about
the latest news in the farm to school movement, including resources available
to help school district nutrition specialists through the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDFA-F2F connects school districts and community members directly with California farmers and ranchers, providing information and other resources. Click here to subscribe to the California Farm to School Network newsletter.

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AC Transit Modified Schedule Effective Tuesday, March 31

AC Transit Service Update: Modified Schedule 
Effective Tuesday, March 31

AC Transit will begin operating a modified service schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although similar to the existing Sunday service, arrival times will differ from it.

Local service:

  • Many lines will operate with minor time changes from the Sunday schedule.
  • Weekday-only local lines will not operate, including supplemental service.

Transbay service:

  • Lines F, NL, O, and 800 will continue operations
  • Weekday-only Transbay lines will not operate.

All Nighter service:

  • Lines 800 and 801 will operate hourly.
  • Line 1 will operate hourly between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

Trip Planning
Updated schedules and printable PDF timetables will be available on the website.
Bus location and departure predictions will not be available after this change takes effect. The following systems will again show bus predictions after several days, when AC Transit’s systems are updated:

  • ACT RealTime
  • Google Maps
  • Other third-party websites and mobile apps
  • 511 predictions
  • Electronic signs in bus shelters and at BART stations

We appreciate your patience while AC Transit is working on updating that information.

Please stay informed by checking updates on actransit.org, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for line-specific alerts.


Actualización de servicio de AC Transit: Horario modificado 
Efectivo el martes 31 de marzo

AC Transit comenzará a funcionar con un horario de servicio modificado en respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19. Aunque el horario es similar al servicio de los domingos que ya existe, los tiempos de llegada van a ser diferentes.


Servicio local:

  • Muchas de las líneas funcionarán con cambios menores al horario de los domingos.
  • Las líneas locales solo para días laborables no funcionarán, incluyendo los servicios suplementarios.

Servicio Transbay:

  • Las líneas F, NL, O y 800 continuarán funcionando
  • Las líneas Transbay solo para días laborables no funcionarán.

Servicio nocturno All Nighter:

  • Las líneas 800 y 801 funcionarán cada hora.
  • La línea 1 funcionará cada hora entre la medianoche y las 5:00 a.m.

Planificación de viajes

Los horarios actualizados y las tablas de horarios imprimibles en formato PDF estarán disponibles en la página web.
Las predicciones de ubicación del autobús y tiempo de salida no estarán disponibles hasta que este cambio sea efectivo. Los siguientes sistemas mostrarán las predicciones para los autobuses dentro de unos días, cuando los sistemas de AC Transit se hayan actualizado:

  • ACT RealTime
  • Google Maps
  • Otras páginas web y aplicaciones móviles de terceras partes
  • Predicciones 511
  • Señales electrónicas en las paradas de autobús y estaciones de BART

Apreciamos su paciencia a medida que AC Transit trabaja en actualizar esa información.

Por favor manténgase informado visitando las actualizaciones en actransit.org, síganos en Twitter y Facebook, y regístrese para recibir alertas para líneas específicas.


AC Transit 更新:刻表

受COVID-19疫情影响,AC Transit 将开始按照修改的时刻表运行。和目前的周日时刻表相似,但是巴士到站时间不同。


  • 许多线路将按照微调后的周日时刻表运行。
  • 仅工作日运行的巴士暂停服务,包括补充服务。


  • F, NL, O和800路继续运行
  • 仅工作日运行的 Transbay 巴士暂停服务。

  • 800和801路每小时发车。
  • 1路在午夜到凌晨5点每小时发车。



调整生效后,无巴士地点和发车预测服务。过几天 AC Transit 系统更新后,以下系统将再次提供巴士预测服务。

  • ACT RealTime
  • Google 地图
  • 第三方网站和手机程式
  • 511 预测
  • 巴士站和 BART 车站的电子显示屏

感谢您耐心等候 AC Transit 的系统更新。

请通过以下方式获取最新消息:访问 actransit.org,在以下社交平台关注我们: Twitter 和 Facebook, ,订阅 相关线路服务提醒

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