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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You Can Help Reform How California Pays For Roads And Highways

By Loren Kaye President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education Thursday, February 18th, 2016 California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much … Continue reading

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I-580 Express Lanes Open Tomorrow – A FasTrak® or FasTrak® Flex toll tag is required to use the lanes.

The I-580 Express Lanes will open tomorrow and Monday, giving drivers a new choice for traveling on I-580 through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore. The two eastbound express lanes are scheduled to open on Friday, February 19 at 5 a.m., and … 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 smithsonian.com 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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