Monthly Archives: June 2010

Crime Reports

I live close to a major intersection in the City of Oakley. There are times when the succession of sirens seems endless. The dogs in the house only add to this perception when they join the ruckus with their prolonged … Continue reading

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“Snap and Go” Accessing the Library can be That Easy

Last December the Contra Costa County Library was awarded a $60,000 Bay Area Library and Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation grant to create a mobile platform that will push new and existing library content and services into the hands of cell … Continue reading

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ECCFPD to Close Two Stations to Balance Budget

Oakley’s Council Chambers were packed Monday night for the monthly meeting of the East Contra Costa Fire Protect District (ECCFPD) Board of Directors. The budget was the only issue for the majority of those in attendance. Options for balancing the … Continue reading

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Highway 4 Loveridge Road Widening Groundbreaking

The groundbreaking for the next segment in the widening of Highway 4 occurred yesterday morning. The following information was provided at the event. The Highway 4 widening project, at Loveridge, involves widening approximately two miles of the highway through Pittsburg … Continue reading

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Selenium Cleanup in the San Joaquin Delayed Again

This post is from the Restore the Delta newslettter: West side farmers just can’t make that deadline for cleaning up their irrigation water. They’ve been trying for 14 years and have spent $100 million – although not all their own … Continue reading

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Improving Communications in an Emergency

Disasters, both natural and manmade can have a devastating impact on a region. Events such as the Oakland Hills Firestorm and the Loma Prieta earthquake are prime examples. In a regional disaster coordinating region wide communications between public safety agencies … Continue reading

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Grand Jury Investigates Pension Spiking

Pension spiking: Wikipedia defines it as “the process whereby public sector employees grant themselves large raises or otherwise artificially inflate their compensation in the year’s immediately preceding retirement in order to receive larger pensions than they otherwise would be entitled … Continue reading

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