Monthly Archives: December 2017

Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

A new year is coming and here is a reminder, the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the County of Contra Costa. Our local firefighters are stretched thin enough … Continue reading

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Oakley Police to Wear Body Cameras

One of the trends sweeping across law enforcement is the use of body-worn cameras for police officers. In the wake of several controversial incidents, many communities asked for more transparency within their police departments. Soon, all Oakley Police Officers will … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Rat and Mouse Season

Six ways the district’s free service helps you prevent  rats and mice When it gets cold, most of us want to be warm. The same can be said for the rats and mice that are found in Contra Costa County … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2017

A huge, wide screenTV would be nice; with a new, deluxe home theater, and an expensive surround system. This will make watching Hitchcock: The Ultimate Filmmaker Collection, 16 discs including classics like Vertigo, Rear Window and North by Northwest, more … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Winter

Preventing mosquitoes in gutters and rain barrels While you’re up on the ladder putting up a few decorations, why not do a little mosquito prevention while you’re at it? Leaves and other debris that have blown into gutters throughout the year … Continue reading

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East Bay Job Growth Continues; Home Prices, Building Activity Jumps

From Beacon Economics The East Bay economy continued to improve over the past year, with total nonfarm employment growing by 1% and the unemployment rate falling to 3.4% in October—one of the lowest in the state. Similar to California’s other … Continue reading

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Tri Delta Transit Buses Running on 100% Renewable Diesel Fuel

After a three-month trial, Tri Delta Transit announced the switch from operating on petroleum diesel to using only Neste MY Renewable Diesel fuel. This low-carbon fuel, produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up … Continue reading

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MCE Community Leader Advisory Groups

We need YOU to help put Community first. This summer, Concord, Danville, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, San Ramon, and unincorporated Contra Costa County all voted to join MCE, Californiaʹs first Community Choice Energy program. Starting in Spring 2018, residents … Continue reading

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Avoiding Holiday Stress

The gift of choice: Loading up on obligations, or spending time with people you don’t really want to, sets yourself up for stressful situations. Give yourself the gift of choice so when you do accept an invitation, help someone out, … Continue reading

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Winter Spare the Air Alert – Wednesday, December 13, 2017 and Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Wednesday, December 13, 2017 and Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Wednesday and Thursday, for the full 48 hours. … Continue reading

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SAIC MOTOR Innovation Center to Engage GoMentum Station as Vehicle Test Site

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is pleased to announce a new partnership between GoMentum Station and SAIC MOTOR Innovation Center (SAIC IC), one of China’s largest car manufacturers. With this partnership, SAIC IC will have access to GoMentum Station … Continue reading

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Winter Spare the Air Alert – Tuesday December 12

A. Spare the Air A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday, December 12, in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Tuesday, December 12, for the full 24 hours. Air quality … Continue reading

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Return of the Monarchs

Hundreds of monarch butterflies gather annually to spend the winter at Ardenwood Historic Farm. Discover the amazing migration of these tiny creatures and how they survive the long cold season in the eucalyptus trees. Monarch events are scheduled throughout December. … Continue reading

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At Dawn They Slept – December 7th

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this … Continue reading

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Morgan Territory Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Held at the County owned property at the intersection of Morgan Territory Road and Oak Hill Lane, Community members and Repair Crews were recognized for their contributions to the varied relief efforts, invaluable assistance with communications and mostly their patience … Continue reading

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How many people die on Bay Area roads?

from MTC Fatalities from Crashes In 2016, over 33,000 traffic crashes resulting in fatalities, major injuries or minor injuries were reported on Bay Area roadways. Fortunately, over 90 percent of those crashes resulted in only minor injuries. However, hundreds of … Continue reading

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