Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why Police Are Saying You Should Hang Up IMMEDIATELY If a Caller Asks ‘Can You Hear Me?’

From PJ Media “Can you hear me?” It sounds like something you’d hear in a cell phone commercial, but police say you should hang up immediately if you’re asked that question by someone you don’t know—because it could be a … Continue reading

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Community Choice Energy In Contra Costa County

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a local energy model that is being studied by Contra Costa County and many of its cities, including Oakley. CCE allows local jurisdictions to pool their electric loads resulting in competitive/lower electric rates, lower climate … Continue reading

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A Motley Crew of Muzzles: Super sniffer detection dogs are training for duty in the Delta

Specially-trained dogs are used in many applications, including sniffing out drugs or contraband in oversea shipments, guiding the blind and providing therapy to invalids or the mentally ill.  In the Delta, dogs with particular sniffing skills are being cued up … Continue reading

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Fire Protection – Another Option

The East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District was formed in 2002 through the consolidation of East Diablo Fire District, Oakley-Knightsen Fire District and Bethel Island Fire District. East County Fire District serves the cities of Brentwood and Oakley, as … Continue reading

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14 Things to know About TICKS

Test your knowledge about ticks Ticks surpass all of the arthropods in the number and variety of diseases they can transmit to domestic animals. Only mosquitoes transmit more diseases to humans. Ticks are small arachnids. Although they’re commonly mistaken as … Continue reading

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California is the Primary Driver of Growth in US Organic Farming

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Should I Worry About Mosquitoes in the Wintertime?

Mosquitoes are a year-round problem in Contra Costa County. Per Steve Schutz, Ph.D., scientific program manager and entomologist, “In the Bay Area we do see some level of mosquito activity year-round, and there are a few species that are primarily … Continue reading

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Bay Area Freeway Patrol Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has entered into a data-sharing partnership between its Service Authority for Freeways (SAFE) unit and Waze (, the free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app, in which MTC-SAFE’s Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) and Waze each … Continue reading

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