Monthly Archives: November 2017

Supermoon: Biggest, brightest moon to light up night sky on Sunday

from SF Gate You’ll want to take a moment to step outside on Sunday night and look up into the nighttime sky. The biggest, brightest moon of 2017 will light up the sky on Dec. 3. The so-called “supermoon” occurs … Continue reading

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Reducing the Risk of Rabies

More times than not, we smell skunks before we see them. As we approach winter, male skunks fight for the ability to mate with female skunks and release odor in the process. While their odor is potent, a bigger concern … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

‘Tis the season to do good, but especially on Tuesday. Charitable donations generally pick up at the end of the year. Yet experts say they kick into high gear on “Giving Tuesday,” a single day specifically focused on charity in … Continue reading

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CA Job Growth Slowing But Steady

From Beacon Economics As the end of 2017 draws near, California’s jobs growth has continued to slightly outpace the nation, according to an analysis released jointly by Beacon Economics and the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and … Continue reading

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Priorities for California’s Water

This past year was a prime example of California’s highly variable climate—and a precursor of the types of extremes that are expected to become more common. After five years of drought exacerbated by record heat, 2017’s record rain and snow … Continue reading

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Signal Modernization Project in Oakley

City staff has been working over the past weeks to complete various signal improvements in Oakley. The Laurel Road/Empire Avenue and Main Street/Cypress Road intersections now have video detection cameras at all approaches to the intersection to improve vehicle detection. … Continue reading

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BART’s Guaranteed Carpool Parking Program Expands to Orinda and Rockridge

Beginning November 13th, BART will reserve parking spaces in the permit area at the Orinda and Rockridge BART stations for commuters using the carpool app, Scoop. This opening is an expansion of the Carpool to BART program which currently operates … Continue reading

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