Monthly Archives: January 2016

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus – From The New York Times

This article was first printed in The New York Times – By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. UPDATED January 27, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned pregnant women against travel to several countries in the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Use the I-580 Express Lanes Through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore

A FasTrak® or FasTrak® Flex toll tag is required to use the lanes. The new I-580 Express Lanes along the Tri-Valley corridor through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore are in the final testing phase and the lanes are scheduled to open … Continue reading

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BART Car Configuration Pilot Program – Removing seats to allow for more capacity

BART will launch a car reconfiguration pilot program on January 15, 2016. BART’s record ridership means trains are more crowded than ever despite increased efforts to lengthen trains and dispatch every available train car during peak commute hours. In an … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Transportation Authority Launches Special Board Meetings Focusing on a Transportation Plan for Our Future

On January 6, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) launched the first in a series of Special Full Authority Board Meetings dedicated to the discussion of key elements of a DRAFT Transportation Expenditure Plan. The Plan, which is currently under … Continue reading

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TAKE ACTION: Oppose the Delta Tunnels!.

The San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary is on the brink of environmental disaster. The fish, wildlife, drinking water, and the many other uses it provides are all declining due to massive water exports. An outdated 20-year-old Water Quality Control Plan allows … Continue reading

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New Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS

The U.S. Health and Human Services agency and the USDA have released updated nutritional guidelines that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 … Continue reading

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DELTA TUNNELS – Formal Protest Notices Filed with State Water Board

For Release: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, barbara@restorethedelta.org SACRAMENTO – The fight to stop the Delta Tunnels (California WaterFix) has moved to a new venue in 2016, as was recently reported in The Record. … Continue reading

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