Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Great California Delta Trail announces beta version of new website

Visit the beta website for the Great California Delta Trail. The Great California Delta Trail System was authorized in 2006 in response to the growing demand for public access to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s natural resources, recognition of the importance … Continue reading

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What is an “Opportunity Zone”?

Recently there were several articles stating that Antioch’s Somersville Towne Center area had been designated as an “Opportunity Zone”. What is an Opportunity Zone? In December 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Tick-borne Disease

The seasons change and spring’s sunshine and warmer temperatures make the outdoors inviting. You get a whiff of fresh air and the next thing you know, you’re searching for your hiking boots. Before you head outdoors, check out these tips … Continue reading

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Sign Up for a Life‐Saving App

In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, getting care in the shortest amount of time possible is a key to survival. People who have been trained cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can step in and begin lifesaving measures while emergency responders … Continue reading

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How to Make a Clean Break With the Clingiest Social Networks

From Wired Social networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some … Continue reading

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OBAG 2 County Program to Provide $386 Million for 180 Projects Across the Region

Approximately $386 million in federal funds are set to go to 180 transportation projects in 95 jurisdictions across all nine Bay Area Counties through the One Bay Area Grant 2 (OBAG 2) County Program. OBAG 2, which also has a … Continue reading

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Help Us Plan for the Future of the Bay Area!

What should the San Francisco Bay Area of the future look like? Thinking about the year 2050, what would you like to see change about the Bay Area? What would you like to see stay the same? MTC and the … Continue reading

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March 20 – First Day of Spring

The countdown is nearly over to the first day of spring – which is marked in the northern hemisphere by the Vernal Equinox. It means the daffodils are turning the parks yellow, blossom is lacing the trees and Easter is … Continue reading

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Improvements at Black Diamond Mines

The East Bay Regional Park District has completed an underground stairway and safety improvements at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, allowing for a new and longer underground tour of Hazel-Atlas Mine. Increased public access and safety were the goals. The … Continue reading

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Legislature Pushes New Legislation to Address California’s Housing Affordability Crisis

With the ink barely dry on the 15 bill housing package Gov. Jerry Brown signed last fall, legislators in 2018 are pushing a new batch of bills to make additional changes to housing laws. The League is currently analyzing bills … Continue reading

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Final 2017 California Grape Crush Report

The 2017 crush totaled 4,239,836 tons, up 0.5 percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,248,260 tons, down 1.4 percent from 2016. The 2017 white wine … Continue reading

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Lyft Furthers its Development of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology With Gomentum Station Partnership

Lyft and GoMentum Station announced a partnership to test Lyft’s self-driving vehicles at GoMentum Station’s 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), GoMentum Station provides Lyft with a convenient … Continue reading

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Testing of First Autonomous Shuttle on Public Roads in California Begins

On Tuesday, March 6, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and GoMentum Station announced that permission was granted and testing of shared autonomous vehicles on public roads will begin at Bishop Ranch, the largest mixed-use business community in Northern California … Continue reading

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California publishes new autonomous vehicle rules

from – Autonomous Vehicle Technology New California autonomous vehicle regulations released this week by the Department of Motor Vehicles will allow driverless testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in California using a remote test operator. According to the regulations, … Continue reading

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California Cities Sue State, Allege Secret Discussions of Water Project

Over a dozen California cities, water agencies and environmentalists sued the state late Tuesday, alleging that state regulators have been secretly plotting and discussing a contentious $16 billion water project. The petitioners, led by Sacramento and San Joaquin counties, have … Continue reading

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Are you a Senior or Veteran looking for Transportation

Know a senior or veteran who lives in Contra Costa County who needs transportation for medical, dental, or basic necessities? Mobility Matters provides mobility management for Contra Costa County and operates Rides 4 Veterans and Rides for Seniors. http://ow.ly/1U0H30iFTPb Rides … Continue reading

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Keep California Safe

At a recent Oakley City Council meeting the council voted to support a measure currently gathering signatures to be placed on the November ballot. It’s called the “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018” and would address the … Continue reading

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