Monthly Archives: April 2017

ECCFPD – Where do we go now?

Providing fire services is not a function of the city of Oakley or Brentwood and, for that matter, almost all of cities in Contra Costa. Richmond, El Cerrito and Pinole are the only cities providing that service. There are seven … Continue reading

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Jimmy Wales, the co-founder if Wikimedia, and the Wikimedia Foundation are launching an interesting new kind of news site, Wikitribune: From the website – A new kind of news platform. Wikitribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community … Continue reading

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Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?

By Alex Mayyasi · Priceonomics When Lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?” Hearing his question, you might assume that Lt. … Continue reading

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Congratulations, as of today you’ve officially earned enough money to pay off your taxes this year

For many years the Tax Foundation has performed a fairly complex set of calculations to find a simple and sobering result: the calendar date that American taxpayers finally pay off their total annual toll to the government — that is, … Continue reading

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EasyMile – The First, Last, and Toughest Mile in Transportation

EasyMile Shuttles are poised to become the first publicly-accessible shared autonomous vehicle technology for Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) operating in the United States. The EasyMile electric shuttles will solve first-and-last mile commuting challenges by connecting residents to transit at a low cost … Continue reading

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Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

By Brent Landau April 13, 2017 This Sunday, April 16, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. The Conversation … Continue reading

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Should You Get the Guacamole on Your Burrito? A Price Analysis of Your Favorite Foods

The restaurant business is notoriously tough, and owners have a myriad of costs ranging from health permits to commercial rent. On average, 30% of a restaurants revenues go to labor costs, 30% goes to general overhead, and 30-33% is spent … Continue reading

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