Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Candy Mythbusting

Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razor Blades or Needles in Halloween Candy? From the website: Today I Found Out Remember your mom sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with … Continue reading

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Halloween Security & Safety

There are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common … Continue reading

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Who Is Learning How To Take Down The Internet?

It was all over the news. A sustained DDoS attack that caused outages for a large number of web sites Friday was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. Jeff Jarmoc tweeted: “In a relatively short … Continue reading

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POSTPONED until rescheduled for Saturday, November 5th from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th. — Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 30th Interstate 80 will be temporarily closed in the eastbound and westbound directions between San Pablo Avenue and San Pablo Dam Road

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and the City of San Pablo broke ground on an interchange improvement project on Interstate 80 at San Pablo Dam Road earlier this year. … Continue reading

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Message from Chief Thorsen Regarding Slow Down Oakley! Program to Involve Increased Enforcement

This January will mark my 30th year in law enforcement. As you can imagine, much has changed over the years. My first patrol car had a four channel police radio and a shotgun. Other than the decals on the side … Continue reading

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Should I Build a Bat House to Help Control Mosquitoes?

Bats eat mosquitoes, right? We do not recommend nor advise using bat houses and bats for mosquito control. Most importantly, bats can transmit rabies to people and animals. In California in 2015, 86 percent (198) of rabies cases were in … Continue reading

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Four more dead birds positive for West Nile virus in Contra Costa County

Remember to drain after the rain The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that four dead birds tested positive for West Nile virus. Three dead birds were found in Walnut Creek and one dead bird was found … Continue reading

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