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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Highway 4 Construction Work – Week of August 29, 2016

The SR-4 corridor construction area is a 55 mph zone and a double fine zone so remember to slow for the cone zone! Full Freeway Closures Eastbound: There are no eastbound full freeway closures planned for this week. Westbound: There … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/28/16

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. Here’s what the proposed Las Vegas Raiders stadium could … 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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Highway 4 Construction Work – Week of August 22, 2016

The SR-4 corridor construction area is a 55 mph zone and a double fine zone so remember to slow for the cone zone! Full Freeway Closures Eastbound: There are no eastbound full freeway closures planned for this week. Westbound: There … Continue reading

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