Monthly Archives: September 2010

Van Morrison – Caravan

“Caravan” performed with the Band at the Band’s final concert on Thanksgiving in 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Advertisements

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Big Boxes

The phrase “Big Box” has become a staple in the lexicon of American shoppers since the early 1990s. It quickly brings to mind such stores as Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart and Costco. Interestingly, the concept of a discount, general merchandise store … Continue reading

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Use FasTrak® Over the Sunol Grade

If you have put off getting FasTrak®, now there’s another reason to sign up for electronic toll collection: the new Express Lane along the Sunol Grade in Alameda County. Beginning Monday, September 20, 2010, solo drivers with FasTrak will be … Continue reading

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PG&E Provides Gas Line Maps and a Top 100 List

On Monday, responding to the conflagration generated on Sept 9, when a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, top executives of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., released maps of major pipelines in its Northern and Central California service area … Continue reading

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Oakley Working to Prevent Auto Thefts

Last Thursday evening you may have noticed a lot of police activity around City Hall and that not all of the officers were wearing Oakley uniforms. The officers, consisting of 35 to 40 personnel from all over the county, were … Continue reading

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The Salmon in Marsh Creek Get a Lift Up

Starting as a trickle on the eastern slopes of Mt Diablo, Marsh Creek meanders through Brentwood and Oakley and empties into the San Joaquin River at Big Break. Along the way, Dry Creek, Sand Creek, Deer Creek, Curry Creek and … Continue reading

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