Monthly Archives: November 2008

Oakley’s missing War Memorial

The story of Oakley’s missing war memorial begins with two men, one from California the other from Kansas, in about 1921. Following World War I, citizens pushed for better and improved highways, and they often gave names to them as … Continue reading

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A New Park in Oakley

Upon incorporation on July 1,1999 the City of Oakley had 3 parks. On Saturday we opened our 30th city maintained park, Summer Lake Community Park. This is a large park that sits at the end of Cypress and although it does … Continue reading

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1,000 Oak Trees

The name Oakley is of Old English origin and its meaning is “meadow of oak trees”. To ensure the heritage of Oakley through its symbol the oak tree, as well as to make a greener, more ecological community, the City … Continue reading

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Hiking and Biking in Oakley

Big Break Regional Shoreline, a 1,648-acre mostly-offshore piece of the Delta is one of the newest additions to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). Big Break Regional Shoreline will soon feature multiple trails, an observation/fishing pier, a boat launch, … Continue reading

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Police Services in Oakley

Oakley currently contracts with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office for police services, which include personnel, forensics labs, dispatch, evidence inventory, swat team and helicopters. The officers patrolling our streets are actually members of the Sheriff’s office wearing Oakley uniforms … Continue reading

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Stopping Graffiti in Oakley

About 2 years ago the City of Oakley instituted an aggressive policy of having graffiti removed within 24 hours after it being reported. The City also informed residents through press releases, the Oakleaf (Oakley’s quarterly mailer) and the City website … Continue reading

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