Monthly Archives: August 2017

An Unprecedented Year for Yellowjackets

A Wet Winter and Hot Summer Leads to Dramatic Population Increase Outdoor weddings can be magical. Imagine it. Amidst fragrant flowers, chairs rise from luscious green grass. A satin runner provides a shimmering walkway for the special couple. Twinkling lights … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Canal Levee Elimination and Flood Protection Project Segments 3 and 4

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Final Plan Bay Area 2040 and EIR Approved by Regional Agencies

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area 2040 and its associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on July 26th 2017. The nearly unanimous vote – with 41 of the 43 officials … Continue reading

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Bob Bea Takes Us on a Deep Dive Through His Dire Oroville Report – Some Excerpts

Like everyone else, Robert Bea was appalled when almost 200,000 Californians living below Oroville Dam were ordered to flee for their lives on February 12th. The evacuation was necessitated by severe erosion of the dam’s primary and emergency spillways caused … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Transportation Authority Announces Baidu as a GoMentum Partner

Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) announced today that Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, joined CCTA and GoMentum Station’s growing list of international partners to test a fleet of its next-generation autonomous vehicles at GoMentum’s secure, 5,000-acre test … Continue reading

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Traffic Signal Modernization Project

Five intersections will be improved in the upcoming weeks as part of City of Oakley signal modernization project. Work is scheduled to start Monday, August 7th. These improvements includes the following items of work: Laurel Road & Empire Avenue – … Continue reading

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