Monthly Archives: November 2014

Do You Know Your Flood Risk?

The Central Valley is home to more than 1,600 miles of State-Federal levees. In many areas protected by this levee system, the risk of flooding is greater than the risk of fire. Consider these facts: Since 1950, flood disasters have … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Veteran’s Memorial Unveiling – November 11, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks I have been asked on several occasions for a copy of my comments at the unveiling ceremony. Soon after World War I ended there was a movement to create a route across the country, roughly … Continue reading

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Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Tips

A little exercise each day helps you melt your stress (and calories) away. Have you noticed that we tend to substitute food for entertainment around the holidays? While sitting around the table and enjoying good company and good food is … Continue reading

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Scam Of The Week: Black Friday Coupon Alert

It’s the Holiday Season for the bad guys too! But not the way you might think. They go into scam-overdrive mode. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest on-line shopping days and they are out to get rich with … Continue reading

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State’s Report: Gov. Brown’s Tunnels Could Cost $62 Billion

State’s Report: Gov. Brown’s Tunnels Could Cost $62 Billion Expect 34% Construction Cost Overrun, Price of Water Doubles from last Estimate, Fails to Answer Whether Tunnels are a Good Investment Construction Estimate has gone from $4 billion to $32 billion … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday U. S. Marines

A happy birthday is in order today, as the United States Marine Corps turns 238 years old. “Marine Sniper – You can run, but you’ll just die tired!” “U.S. Marines – Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club.” “The Marine … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project SEIR is final

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Oakley addresses the potential environmental impacts of the Project. The Project entails wetland and upland restoration and public access to the 1,178-acre Dutch Slough … Continue reading

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