Monthly Archives: December 2010

An Eagle Soars Over Marsh Creek

Thursday morning I took the dog for a walk along Marsh Creek. We parked at the new paved lot on Cypress and headed north. It was cold and clear, the previous days wind had cleaned the air and the view … Continue reading

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CPUC Approves Oakley Power Plant

In a reversal of an earlier decision the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) purchase and sale agreement with Contra Costa Generating Station LLC for a new state-of-the-art natural gas-fired combined cycle facility that … Continue reading

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A total lunar eclipse on the longest night of the year.

A rare event will occur Tuesday. For the first time in 456 years, since 1638, the winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse. The winter solstice, the brief period of time when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest … Continue reading

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Today in1773, the Boston Tea Party.

On this day in 1773, a group of colonists disguised as Indians boarded British merchant ships and dumped into the Boston Harbor an estimated £10,000 worth of tea as a protest against British colonial policies.. John Adams declared this event, … Continue reading

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Where is my Bus?

There may be nothing worse than standing in the rain at a bus stop wondering when the bus will arrive. That’s a question that will soon be easy to answer. Progress continues on the AVL – “Next Bus” system. AVL … Continue reading

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Oakley Christmas Tree Lighting – 2010

This year’s event was very well attended. Santa was there from the start. The crowd moved indoors to be entertained by the Oakley Elementary School chorus and the Freedom High School choir, and then moved outdoors for the lighting. We … Continue reading

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Longtime Ironhouse Sanitary District Director Lenny Byer dies

From the Contra Costa Times – Lenny Byer, whose public service career on various East Contra Costa boards and organizations spanned more than four decades, died Thursday following a long battle with cancer. He was 77.

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