Monthly Archives: December 2016

The East Bay Regional Park District Adds 130 Acres in East Contra Costa County

The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors voted unanimously to acquire two parcels, of 50 and 80 acres, to expand parks in Antioch and Byron, respectively The first parcel is a 50-acre hillside that represents the last remaining … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights Day – December 15th

The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to assuage the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the … Continue reading

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Trying Not to Get Sick? Science Says You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

By Rachel Kaufman smithsonian.com December 13, 2016 10:37AM It’s that time of year again: coughing, wheezy, sticky people all around you, and that dread in the pit of your stomach that you’re about to get sick. What do you do? … Continue reading

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Stay Cyber Secure: Keep Your Personal Information Under Wraps

Cyber Monday aside, Internet use soars around the holiday season, with online purchases, travel plans, and sending best wishes to family and friends. That increased traffic means it’s especially important to stay vigilant. To protect yourself from identity theft, malware, … Continue reading

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New Map Shows CA’s Dependency on Delta Water

Water that travels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta supplies 25 million Californians. This is the water that sustains our economy. This map shows just how dependent urban regions are on this important supply. In fact, this water supplies: 80%+ of … Continue reading

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BART Announces Transbay Tube Internal Retrofit Project

From BART General Manager Grace Crunican On December 1, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Board of Directors authorized me to award a $267 million contract for the BART Earthquake Safety Program (ESP) Transbay Tube (TBT) Internal … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge East Span’s 288-foot Truss Removal

On November 2, Caltrans’ removal of the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued eastward toward the Oakland shoreline. Fourteen 288-foot trusses, stretching from Pier E9 to Pier E22 for approximately three quarters of a mile, will … Continue reading

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