Monthly Archives: May 2011

Oakley Power Plant Survives CPUC Appeal

I received an email from an onsite participant The audience at the CPUC was packed with Union Supporters, and Oakley Seniors wearing “Oakley Now” T-shirts! Tremendous support from the “Labor” folks who worked tirelessly over the last two days at … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes in Oakley

Loaves and Fishes is a nonprofit agency with a mission to feed the hungry a hot nutritious meal in areas of need including Oakley. Started in 1983 when  Pittsburg residents, Pauline Brisbin and Lucy Zendaez, saw families rummaging for food in dumpsters. … Continue reading

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Brentwood Throws a Match at the Fire District

On Tuesday night the Brentwood City Council directed staff to prepare the necessary paperwork and City Council resolutions for an application to Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) to allow Brentwood to withdraw from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District … Continue reading

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Antioch’s Mello-Roos dilemma

I was amused reading Wednesday’s Contra Costa Times story regarding Antioch’s quandary of how to spend $1.7 million remaining in their Mello-Roos fund. Have they considered projects for Oakley? A third of Oakley has been an unrepresented contributor to the … Continue reading

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Grand Jury Report No. 1104 – Compensation for City Council and Special District Members

On April 21 the Contra Costa Grand Jury filed report 1104. It was titled “Elected Board Member – Public Servant or Public Employee?” The Grand Jury conducted a survey about compensation for elected officials that included board members of the … Continue reading

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Responsible Medication Disposal

Dead goldfish and unwanted medications have a lot in common; they are generally disposed of by flushing them down the toilet. That still might work for the goldfish but recent studies have shown that disposing unwanted medication in this manner … Continue reading

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