Monthly Archives: August 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014 – International Bacon Day

Since 2000, pork lovers around the world have celebrated International Bacon Day on the Saturday before Labor Day; this year, it falls on Aug. 30. According to Republic of Bacon.com – “This tasty end-of-the-summer holiday was founded in 2000 by … Continue reading

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East County SchoolPool program

SchoolPool is a program that encourages students to use public transportation to get to and from school instead of being driven by a parent. SchoolPool works towards the goal of helping parents reduce the number of trips they make driving … Continue reading

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Oakley Launches Leadership Academy

The City of Oakley is inviting residents to participate in the 2014 Leadership Academy. The Academy is a free, interactive civic education program designed to provide those who live and work in Oakley a breadth of background and knowledge of … Continue reading

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Infected Mosquitoes Still a Threat in East County

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that a group of mosquitoes from Discovery Bay and three dead birds, one each from Brentwood, Concord, and Discovery Bay tested positive for West Nile virus. All 2014 West Nile … Continue reading

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Not all Thieves are Stupid

This is from an email: 1. LONG-TERM PARKING Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they … Continue reading

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Here is your Opportunity to Provide Input on Transportation Projects in Contra Costa County

What’s your transportation vision for Contra Costa? What programs should we invest in? Should we extend BART, put more buses on the road, fix local streets, create more bike lanes, make our streets more pedestrian friendly, or improve our highways? … Continue reading

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The Oakley Grape Harvest is Coming – Share the Road

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, their nearly ready to harvest and despite the 2-year-long drought it appears like another good year for California wine. Typically the harvest starts around Labor Day in … Continue reading

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