Monthly Archives: January 2018

All about ransomware

MALWAREBYTES Ever wondered what all the ransomware fuss is about? You’ve heard about it at the office or read about it in the news. Maybe you’ve got a pop-up on your computer screen right now warning of a ransomware infection. … Continue reading

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Bay Area Voters to Decide On Comprehensive Traffic Relief Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) affiliate today approved a resolution to place on the June 5 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties a sweeping $4.45 billion package of congestion relief projects known as Regional Measure … Continue reading

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From the City of Oakley – Misinformation Regarding Proposed Development Project

We have been made aware of some misinformation regarding the proposed IBN Sina Mosque and Community Center in Oakley. This project has not been approved. A prerequisite to the project being evaluated by the City Council in a public forum, … Continue reading

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Restore the Delta Pens Potent Letter Calling for Abolition of Delta Stewardship Council

Today, Restore the Delta called for the abolition of the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) in a powerful comment letter directed at the Council’s recently released Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DPEIR) on the Delta Plan Amendments that would greenlight the … Continue reading

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BART’s new train cars now in service

BART’s new Fleet of the Future train is here. The very first customers to ride the new train cars boarded the train at MacArthur Station Friday morning as it made its inaugural passenger run. The new cars feature a wide … Continue reading

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Live in Oakley – Reporting Concerns is Easy via our Website & Smart Phone App

Need to report a problem to the City? You can do so via our website or an app. It’s easy and you don’t have to worry if you can’t determine the topic or issue, just report it and we’ll figure … Continue reading

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Downtown Oakley To Get Updated Traffic Signals

The City of Oakley has invested millions of dollars towards the improvements to the Downtown to promote the economic vitality of the community. This effort is the result of years of planning and development which involve several public/private partnerships that … Continue reading

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AP Reports Governor Brown Still Plans on Building TWO Tunnels in Phases

California water reporter for the Associated Press, Ellen Knickmeyer released a story with updates to the breaking news from last Friday about the Brown Administration’s plan to scale back the Delta Tunnels (CA WaterFix) project. Her report confirms what many … Continue reading

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A rare Blue Moon lunar eclipse will happen this month

One of the more exciting events of 2017 was the total solar eclipse that was viewable across the US. And if you enjoyed it as much as I did, I have some good news for you. While the US won’t … Continue reading

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10 ways ideas about healthy eating have changed, and why that’s good

from the Washington Post By Ellie Krieger December 28, 2017 Healthy isn’t what it used to be. I don’t mean that in the whiplash-inducing way all the clickbait headlines out there would have you think. Despite the seeming back and … Continue reading

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The Final Implosion of the Old Bay Bridge East Span

Monday, November 13, 2017 Caltrans has finished its demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span a year ahead of schedule, and 10 million dollars below budget, with a stupendous final implosion of the final two piers. Our Mark Jones … Continue reading

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Public Advisory Committee Member Needed for the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

Member needed for the Public Advisory Committee: The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy seeks one (1) individual to serve on the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to provide input on the implementation of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation … Continue reading

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Richmond-SF Ferry Service Moves Forward

The city of Richmond is moving to take hundreds of cars off overpacked I-80 during rush hour. Congestion relief is coming in the form of two rapid ferries that will have regular runs during weekday commutes between Richmond and San … Continue reading

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Vital Signs Data Release: Fatalities and Injuries From Crashes on the Rise

Vital Signs, the Bay Area’s comprehensive performance monitoring website, has released the latest data for road fatalities and injuries from roadway crashes, with the data showing a sharp upward trend. There were 455 fatalities and 2,089 injuries from crashes in … Continue reading

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Alleged swatting hoax ends in the death of a father of two

A new term for me – SWATting From Wikipedia – Swatting is the harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into sending a police and emergency service response team to another person’s … Continue reading

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Get your BART ticket ready — starting this week, the inspector may want to see it

From the San Francisco Business Times Make sure you have your ticket or Clipper card ready if you’re riding BART this winter — beginning yesterday, all riders on the transit systems may be asked to provide proof they paid for … Continue reading

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January 1, 2018 – New Laws

Every year, the California Legislature passes hundreds of bills, ranging from technical clarifications to funding proposals that keep the state running. Elections Get ready for a new era of voting in California: Senate Bill 450, which passed in 2016, does … Continue reading

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