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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New Year’s Day Butterfly Walks

ARDENWOOD – Start the year off right with an inspiring visit to our monarch butterfly nursery. Discover the amazing life cycle of these tiny creatures and how they survive the long cold season in the Bay Area. This is a … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2016

A huge, wide screen TV would be nice; with a new, deluxe home theater, and an expensive surround system. This will make watching Hitchcock: The Ultimate Filmmaker Collection, 16 discs including classics like Vertigo, Rear Window and North by Northwest, more … Continue reading

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A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Bay Area.

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Monday, for the full 24 hours. Air quality in the Bay Area is … Continue reading

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First Day of Winter – 2016

The winter solstice, which many use to mark the official start of winter, is Wednesday, December 21 2016 at 10:44 UTC, 2:44am PST. Today is the first day of winter and it will be the shortest day and longest night of … Continue reading

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A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, in the Bay Area.

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, for the full … Continue reading

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Two years after Prop 47, addicts walk free with nowhere to go

In 2014, California voters freed about 13,500 low-level offenders from crowded prisons and jails. But many ex-inmates have traded incarceration for a cycle of homelessness, drug abuse and petty crime. The Desert Sun Jill Castellano , Brett Kelman , Kristen … Continue reading

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