Monthly Archives: February 2018

February 27, 2018 – A little snow on Mt. Diablo

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A Well-Maintained Property is a Valuable Asset to the Neighborhood and Community

Whether you’re a homeowner, tenant, or landlord, having pride in the community and pride in your home is the foundation of a great city. To facilitate and encourage this basic tenet, a great deal of Code Enforcement’s efforts are focused … Continue reading

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The Time to Prevent Yellowjackets is Now

The weather warms; you fire up the grill, throw on the chicken, and plan to enjoy dinner on the patio. Within minutes, there’s one yellowjacket hovering around the grill, then, more and soon several yellowjackets force you to change plans … Continue reading

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New tax refund scam: You end up with the money and then the thieves move in

from the Kansas City Star In the latest tax scam, crooks are depositing falsely claimed tax refunds into taxpayers’ own bank accounts, according to an alert from the Internal Revenue Service. It’s a “new twist” on an old scam and … Continue reading

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Marsh Creek Restoration Project Adds Willow Whips

In the winter of 2013 the City of Oakley Public Works Department completed a restoration and enhancement project which restored approximately three acres of natural riparian habitat to Marsh Creek adjacent to Creekside Park. Throughout the years, the Public Works … Continue reading

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USDA-NASS releases preliminary grape crush report

From the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service: The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at … Continue reading

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California Police Chiefs Association Urges Cities to Support Public Safety Fix

In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 109, or the Public Safety Realignment Act, which shifted responsibility for certain “nonviolent” criminal offenders from the state to counties. Three years later, voters passed Proposition 47 which reduced a number of felonies … Continue reading

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Valentine’s: Much More Than a Hallmark Holiday

by Elizabeth M. Economou From long-stemmed roses and fancy perfume to baseballs with playful hearts stitched in red, U.S. consumers are expected to plunk down $137 on average for gifts this Valentine’s Day, according to a survey by the National … Continue reading

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Oakley Dog Park Construction Update

The anticipated Koda Dog Park is starting to take shape with the commencement of Phase 2. The walkways through the park are being set and fencing for the designated play areas and landscaping are soon to follow. The Park will … Continue reading

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PG&E vs MCE – Options Regarding Electric Generation Provider

Look out for mailers regarding your electricity options. Effective April 2018 (based on your electric meter read date), Oakley residents will be enrolled into MCE as their provider of electric generation services in their MCE Lit Green 50% renewable option. … Continue reading

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511 Contra Costa Offering Free Bus Passes for Students

511 Contra Costa is offering a Spring SchoolPool promotion. This program encourages students in grades 6-12 to use public transit instead of a car to get to and from school in eastern and central Contra Costa County. Each household can … Continue reading

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East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s 2017 Accomplishments

ECCFPD Fire Chief Brian Helmick I would first like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope your holiday season was enjoyable while allowing you a chance to reset before the busy year ahead. In April of 2017, I … Continue reading

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Message from the Oakley’s Chief of Police, Chris Thorsen : Traffic Citations

There’s a saying when it comes to traffic enforcement. “You can write wrecks or you can write tickets, but you’re going to write something”. Some may be aware the Oakley Police Department has emphasized our traffic enforcement efforts over the … Continue reading

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