Monthly Archives: May 2009

HOT Lanes

In Sacramento Assembly Bill 744 (AB744) was recently approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee. The bill could eventually allow the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to convert a number of High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) into High-Occupancy/Toll (HOT) Lanes. AB744 will authorize the Bay … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes

Over the last 90 days, Vector Control has responded to 30 reports of stagnant swimming pools, spas or ponds in Oakley. These green pools are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Besides being an annoying little creature that is the source … Continue reading

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eBART – Background

The years following the end of World War II brought an influx of new residents to an already crowded Bay Area. California’s new residents pushed city and town boundaries into the surrounding countrysides creating suburbia, which transposed yet another phenomenon: … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Water, Bethel Island Has Limited Access for Fighting Fires

This is the title of the latest report issued by the 2008-2009 Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury. The Grand Jury is annually impaneled to investigate city and county governments, special districts and certain nonprofit corporations to ensure functions are … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch

Responding to rising crime rates in the late 1960’s The National Sheriff’s Association organized the National Neighborhood Watch Program. Since 1972 Neighborhood Watch has become one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America. It has also … Continue reading

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Graffiti – the fight continues

The start of school summer vacation is usually accompanied with a rash of graffiti. This year it appears to have started earlier. We have had a recent spike in graffiti. The residential areas on Gateway Drive, Sequoia Drive and Courtland Drive … Continue reading

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Penn and Teller demonstrate the seven basic principles of magic

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