Monthly Archives: August 2015

What If California’s Drought Continues?

The news has been inundated with stories of the impending onslaught of the rain brought to us by what NASA scientist have called the “Godzilla El Nino”. “This definitely has the potential of being the Godzilla El Niño,” Bill Patzert, … Continue reading

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Construction of Two New Parks in Oakley is Under Way

Construction has commenced on two new neighborhood parks in Oakley. The parks, Emerson Ranch Park (10 acres) and Catamaran Park (.79 acres) have already begun grading. Emerson Ranch Park, a focal point in the Emerson Ranch subdivision, is a 10 … Continue reading

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What are your transportation prirorities? Tell us!

You shared your bright ideas. Now, we want to know more… Last summer, we asked you to share your creative ideas regarding how we should invest in transportation within Contra Costa. Now, we’re coming back with a new online tool … Continue reading

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Pleasant Hill Bird Positive for West Nile Virus

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed yesterday that a dead bird found in Pleasant Hill tested positive for West Nile virus. The bird was found near Chilpancingo Parkway and Camelback Road. “We are thankful that a resident reported … Continue reading

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DELTA TUNNELS: Think the Tunnels are a Good Deal? We’ve Got a (Bay) Bridge to Sell You

Stockton, CA – Today, Restore the Delta released a side-by-side comparison of two massive public works projects in California that looks at the promised costs, seismic risks, outsourcing, and lack of transparency and oversight. View the comparison here.                                                                     The similarities … Continue reading

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Express Lanes Coming to Contra Costa County

PROJECT 1 Express lanes will be created by converting existing High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes between Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek and Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon. PROJECT 2 Southbound express lanes will be created by adding lanes and converting existing … Continue reading

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Proceed with Windows 10 Upgrade Caustiously

Microsoft is in the process of releasing their new Windows 10 Operating System. This is an upgrade that you do not pay for, promises to fix problems with earlier versions, and claims to be more secure. They plan to upgrade … Continue reading

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