Monthly Archives: September 2015

Community Service Opportunity – East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho is seeking motivated candidates to serve on the following county advisory committees: The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy is a joint exercise of powers authority formed by the Cities of Brentwood, Clayton, Oakley and Pittsburg … Continue reading

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The drought, a historical perspective – from the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

By Jay Lund California’s ongoing drought will continue to break records and grab headlines, but it is unlikely to be especially rare from a water policy and management perspective. Estimates of the current drought’s rarity range from once in 15 … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/27/15

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. The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is … Continue reading

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A Super Blood Moon – September 27-28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Due to time zone differences, most locations in Mainland United States will be treated to a striking Total Lunar Eclipse on the night of September 27, 2015, weather permitting. People on the U.S. East Coast and parts of Central United … Continue reading

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First Day of Autumn – 2015

The 2015 September equinox comes today, September 23, at 1:22 AM PDT. At that instant the midday sun will shine straight overhead at the equator in Africa, near the Kenya/Somalia border signaling the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere and of spring in … Continue reading

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Guanatos Ice Cream is Open in Oakley

Update 05/16/16 – They are open  Guanatos Ice Cream is coming to Downtown Oakley! The regional gourmet ice cream shop has signed a lease to occupy the majority of the ground floor of a building located at 3330 Main Street, across … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/20/15

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. 4 Ways to Take Better Breaks at Work – Your … Continue reading

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