Monthly Archives: June 2018

Take a Survey on Fire Services

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) is a rural funded fire district that works hard to protect approximately 249 square miles and over 114,000 residents in East Contra Costa County. The District is in the process of developing … Continue reading

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First Person: My Ride to and From the New Antioch BART Station

New BART service to and from Antioch has just begun. The new high tech, clean diesel trains can carry thousands of people every hour, and on the first day of commute service, it was obvious people wanted to get off … Continue reading

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Oakley Earthquakes – 2018 – Update

1. M 1.8 – 1km SE of Oakley, CA Time – 2018-06-21 22:17:04 (PST) Location – 37.991°N 121.706°W Depth – 9.4 km Felt It Report – 0 2. M 1.7 – 1km SE of Oakley, CA Time – 2018-06-21 23:53:12 … Continue reading

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Horse Owners Urged to Check West Nile Virus Vaccine Status

Originally posted at CDFA’s Office of Public Affairs As the weather warms up and mosquitoes become more prevalent, California horse owners are advised to consult their veterinarian to ensure their horse’s vaccination status is current for maximum protection against West … Continue reading

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Giving Group Homes a 21st Century Makeover

This article was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and was written by Teresa Wiltz. Back in the day, they called them orphanages, a place for kids who had nowhere else to go. Today, they’re … Continue reading

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Economic Effects and Responses to Changes in Honey Bee Health

United States Department of Agriculture – March 2018 Peyton M. Ferrier, Randal R. Rucker, Walter N. Thurman, and Michael Burgett What Is the Issue? Since 2006, annual winter losses of managed honey bee colonies have averaged 28.7 percent, approximately double … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District Launches New, Mobile-Friendly Website Design

In April, East Bay Regional Park District launched a new mobile-friendly website. Looking for information about program registration, campground amenities, the Park District board member in your area, or a list of visitor centers? All of that information, and much … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

This guide is meant to serve as a resource to learn more about this integral place in California. Whether you have no idea what or where the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is or you work in Delta-related science or policy and … Continue reading

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Election 2018 – results for Contra Costa County

Statewide Contests Governor (top two advance) 100% reporting Gavin Newsom (D): 33.3%* John Cox (R): 26.2%* Antonio Villaraigosa (D): 13.5% Travis Allen (R): 9.7% John Chiang (D): 9.0% Delaine Eastin (D): 2.9% Lt. Governor (top two advance) 100% reporting Eleni … Continue reading

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Harmful Algal Bloom Season Beginning in California’s Lakes, Rivers and Streams

With the summer season nearing and recreational activities about to ramp up on the state’s lakes, rivers and streams, the State Water Board is reminding the public to be aware of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Algae and cyanobacteria, the organisms that … Continue reading

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