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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