Monthly Archives: August 2009

Building Code – Part 2

Sometime around 2625 BC the first true, smooth-sided pyramid was built by King Snefru. Then in 2600 BC, the largest and most famous of all the pyramids, the Great Pyramid at Giza, was built by Snefru’s son, Khufu, known also … Continue reading

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Oakley PD will lend Assistance in an Emergency

As I have stated in a previous post, Oakley 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 … Continue reading

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Building Code – Part 1

Building codes, those onerous rules governing construction, are perhaps the oldest governmental regulations we have. The earliest known building code —the Code of Hammurabi, king of the Babylonian Empire, written in 2200 B.C.—assessed penalties if a building was constructed improperly. … Continue reading

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Fees Collected on New Housing are Substantial

Let’s take a quick visit to the 1970s. During that time we saw the last of the Apollo missions. Television presented us with “All in the Family”, “M*A*S*H”, and “Monday Night Football”. The economy was awful with 12% inflation, 12% … Continue reading

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State Route 239

State Route (SR) 239 is currently called County Route J4 or the Byron Highway. It’s basically a county road that runs 28 miles from Brentwood past Mountain House into Tracy. Before shopping opportunities arrived in far East County it provided an … Continue reading

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Greenbelt Alliance Lawsuit

If you’ve been reading the papers lately you have probably seen articles about a lawsuit against the City of Oakley. On March 13, 2006, the City Council adopted a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the East … Continue reading

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