Monthly Archives: August 2010

Avoid the 25

Last Friday night Oakley PD hosted a DUI checkpoint at Laurel Rd and Mercedes. A number of arrests were made, citations were issued and cars were towed. This event was coordinated as part of the Avoid the 25 program’s 18-day … Continue reading

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Red Light Cameras in California

Any discussion of red lights has too start with a definition, so I went to Oakley’s top cop and asked Chief Thorsen – how do you define running a red light? He replied with a simple and obvious answer,” Entering … Continue reading

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The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. The creation of Beloit’s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and former Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, it was originally created as a reminder to faculty … Continue reading

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Oakley Starts Pension Reform Locally

The cost of pensions is a growing problem that is beginning to loom over local budgets across the state. CalPERS (California Pension Employee Retirement System) is the retirement pension for state employees as well as many county and city employees … Continue reading

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What You May Not Know About Metal Cans

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How Do I Win Rock, Paper, Scissors Every Time?

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Freedom High Teacher Awarded NFL Teacher of the Year – 2010

Frank Beede, a 10th-grade world history teacher at Freedom High in Oakley and former Seattle Seahawk guard (1996 – 2000) was awarded the NFL Teacher of the Year for 2010. This award is presented annually to a former NFL player who … Continue reading

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