Monthly Archives: January 2017

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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January 2017 – The Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council has Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council have announced two apprentice opportunities Apprentice Electrician (Inside Wireman) 2017-application-announcement-electrican Sound and Communication Apprenticeship 2017-application-announcement-vdv-application Plumbing, Steamfitting & Welding Openings for Apprenticeship 2017-application-notice-2-17 For more information –

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BART – Elevator Floor Replacement Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Station 1/30 to 2/3/2017

On Monday, 1/30 we will begin work to replace the floor on the elevator at Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Station that serves the platform for trains to San Francisco. We will be upgrading the splashguards and flooring in the elevator … Continue reading

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BART Tickets – My Transit Plus stores closed 12/29/2016

After nearly twenty years, BART permanently closed all My Transit Plus ticket sales locations. This is a continuation of the migration to Clipper cards. BART customers can still buy senior and disabled paper tickets (also known as the “red ticket”) … 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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Sunday Reading – 01/22/17

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. DOT establishes 10 autonomous vehicle proving grounds – So … 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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