Monthly Archives: August 2016

BART – Meet the Fleet: New trains will showcase many environmentally friendly features

The engineers tasked with designing BART’s Fleet of the Future faced an unenviable feat: creating train cars even more environmentally friendly than the current ones, which are already among the nation’s best on that score. “These are going to be … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus Continues with more dead Birds & Chickens

End of season in sight, but higher risk of infection is typical this time of year The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that five more dead birds and two chickens tested positive for West Nile virus. … Continue reading

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2016 looks fruitful for California wineries after a hard year – from the San Francisco Chronicle

By Esther Mobley California’s 2016 wine grape harvest is under way, and after a freakishly early and low-yielding 2015 vintage, things seem to be back to normal — sort of. The bump in yields promises some financial relief for the … Continue reading

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Man in the Mirror

You can’t trust yourself when you drink. Put the keys away and grab a sober friend, call a taxi, or take public transportation home. Drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of 10,000 people each year, on … Continue reading

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Letter From the Mayor Regarding Fireworks in Oakley

As a follow up to our efforts to educate and curtail the use of fireworks in Oakley, shortly after the 4th of July I posted a letter seeking residents’ assistance in identifying those that may be setting off fireworks in … Continue reading

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Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust receives funding to protect farmland adjacent to Discovery Bay

From the Agricultural Land Conservation Easement Summary website The California Strategic Growth Council has announced funding for strategic agricultural conservation easement purchases throughout California, including an award to the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust for a 551-acre acquisition, directly east of … Continue reading

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Scam Of The Week: New Social Security Account Fraud

There are two Social Security scams you need to watch out for at the moment. The first one is where you receive an official-looking email from the Social Security Administration with an invite to create an account so you can … Continue reading

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