Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31st, 2015 Marks a Rare Blue Moon

From There’s a “Blue Moon” in the sky tonight — but that doesn’t mean the lunar surface will turn indigo. Tonight’s (July 31) moon will be a gorgeous sight, but it won’t look different than any other full moon. … Continue reading

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Where Does California’s Water Go?

California’s water supports three main sectors: cities and communities, agriculture and environment. On average, the proportion of water used by each sector is 10 percent cities and communities, 40 percent agriculture, and 50 percent environment. This statewide ratio varies widely … Continue reading

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BART and Highway 4 Construction Continues

There is significant progress to report along the Highway 4 corridor, including the BART extension! On July 10, the pedestrian bridge was lifted into position over Highway 4 at the site of the future Antioch Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/26/15

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. Regulating Marijuana – In all likelihood, California voters will … Continue reading

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Automated Vehicle Testing at GoMentum Station

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, GoMentum Station contains 20-miles of paved, city-like roadway grids, buildings, and other urban infrastructure. Honda researchers are using the facility to test automated driving technologies using modified … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 23 – It’s National Hot Dog Day

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day. The origin of the hot dog: Historians say the “little sausages” first appeared in America when 19th century German immigrants began selling them from push carts in NYC. The name “hot dog” is … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’ s and Wandering

I first posted this last year. An incident that occurred over the weekend prompted the repost Last Sunday morning Oakley Police Officers took a missing person report. An 80 year subject with dementia left her residence to an unknown location. … Continue reading

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