Monthly Archives: May 2017

Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water … Continue reading

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Explore the Highway 4 Story Through Images

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) announces today the official launch of Story Through Images, a web feature devoted to celebrating the recently-completed Highway 4  Widening Project and ongoing BART construction project, a $1.3 billion investment in infrastructure in Eastern … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible for Providing Fire Services to East County Residents?

I’ve recently read and heard comments regarding the relationship between cities and fire districts. These comments have been something to the effect that cities “have a statutory responsibility to provide for fire protection”. I appreciate this opportunity to explain how, … Continue reading

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Message from Oakley Chief of Police Chris Thorsen Regarding Fireworks

As I write this, we are approximately two months from the July 4th celebration. Each year, in all communities, the holiday is used as a justification for the discharge of illegal fireworks. Each year, the Oakley Police Department receives hundreds, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030

Executive Summary We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history. By 2030, within 10 years of regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles (AVs), 95% of U.S. passenger miles traveled will be … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Hold for Clipper?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area transit agencies are asking for the public’s help as they continue to plan for improvements to Clipper, the transit fare-payment system for the San Francisco Bay Area. The agencies are asking the … Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels – More than a meal!

Make seniors a priority by visiting our new Thunderclap page and tweeting, posting, or donating. Show your support for senior issues, senior health and senior independence. Your support is critical to the efforts to block funding cuts to seniors. Our … Continue reading

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