Monthly Archives: February 2016

The maths of February 29 – by Tony Mann

First published in +plus magazine The year 2016 is longer than 2015: since 2016 is a leap year, February has one day more than usual. Why does the calendar work this way? Well, basically it is all to do with … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Helping Low-Income Californians Afford Housing

From The California Legislature’s Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor Summary California has a serious housing shortage. California’s housing costs, consequently, have been rising rapidly for decades. These high housing costs make it difficult for many Californians to find housing that … Continue reading

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Living with Coyotes in Oakley

Before Highway 4 was rerouted I would love to stay after late summer Council meetings, then held at Freedom High, and listen to the coyotes bark and howl at each other in the open fields and hills to the west … Continue reading

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Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Kiss?

By Alicia Ault February 8, 2016 Love snuggling up to a sweetie and smooching? That’s romantic, but—spoiler alert—kissing can be a disgusting and dangerous activity. While kissing, couples exchange 9 milliliters of water, 0.7 milligrams of protein, 0.18 mg … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Graffiti Reward Program

Help keep our community clean by reporting any graffiti crimes as soon as possible. Call Oakley Police Dispatch for crimes in progress : (925) 625-8060. For other reports of graffiti call Code Enforcement: (925) 625-7031.

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There is no map to California’s water future

Original article at SF Chronicle. By Joan T. Buchanan Published: January 28, 2016 Remember paper road maps? They had a useful life of just a few years; eventually, construction, road closures and alternative routes would render them obsolete. Modern map … Continue reading

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