Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sacramento Bee: It’s time to protect the Delta

From the Sacramento Bee via Restore the Delta @RestoretheDelta June 20, 2015 Sacramento Bee: It’s time to protect the Delta By Jon Rosenfield and Gary Bobker, The Bay Institute “California is at high risk of permanently losing key species and … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of summer are approaching. The “dog days” are defined as the period from July 3 through August 11, the sultriest period of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This is when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises in conjunction … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 begins today

Summer is here, with the Sun into Cancer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. When the Sun is at its most northerly point, hovering over the Tropic of Cancer, that’s known as the summer solstice. … Continue reading

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Watch the great race of Venus and Jupiter in June 2015

From Earthsky ON any night in June, 2015, look for the queen and king of planets – dazzling Venus and bold Jupiter – as these two worlds appear in your western sky first thing every nightfall. They’ll appear in your … Continue reading

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Oakley Police Department to be Led by Returning Chief

PRESS RELEASE – from City of Oakley After over a year of analysis, in April the Oakley City Council voted to discontinue the City’s police services contract with Contra Costa County. While the City will continue to contract with the … Continue reading

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It’s Flag Day – 2015

“Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” —Second Continental Congress (June 14, 1777) This was the … Continue reading

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June 2015 – SR 4/SR 160 Connector Ramps – a Pictorial Update

When completed in early spring 2016, the SR 160 – SR 4 Connector Ramps will connect west bound SR4 with north bound SR160 without diverting traffic through Oakley roads. The project will feature sound wall extensions and new retaining walls … Continue reading

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