Monthly Archives: June 2009

Liberty Union High School District EIR for 4th High School

LUHSD released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for 45‐day public review period regarding the 4th High School proposed on Delta Road and Sellers Avenue. The Draft EIR is posted on the District’s website. A public hearing is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Lighting and Landscape Districts

A recent newspaper headline read “$2.9M maintenance tax approved”, implying that the Oakley City Council was raising taxes instead of performing a mandatory annual review of the City’s Landscaping and Lighting Districts. In 1972 the State Legislature passed the Landscaping … Continue reading

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4-H in Oakley

You’ve seen them at the County Fair with their animals on display. But, beyond that what do you know about 4-H? The historical roots of 4-H are spread throughout the late 1800’s when there was a growing concern about educating … Continue reading

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Antioch Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) are proposing to retrofit the Antioch Bridge to meet current seismic safety design standards at a cost of $313 million. The construction of the bridge was completed in 1978 and was designed … Continue reading

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Trucks Driving Through Oakley

In an ongoing effort to guide oversized trucks to proper routes, the City has installed signage and begun a more aggressive enforcement of truck routes. Many oversized trucks have been using Laurel Road instead of Lone Tree Way to access Highway … Continue reading

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Traffic safety focus has positive effect in Oakley

Chief of Police Chris Thorsen was recently a Guest columnist for the Contra Costa Times. If you missed his column here it is: THE CITY OF OAKLEY continues to evolve. From the time I began my law enforcement career 22 … Continue reading

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eBART – Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)

Bart cars are electric. Electric current is delivered to the trains over a third rail. A third rail is a method of providing electricity to power a railway through a continuous rigid conductor alongside the railway track or between the … Continue reading

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