Monthly Archives: October 2018

I-680/SR4 Interchange Improvements – Phase 3

The contract has been awarded, construction should start this year and be completed spring of 2022. The 680/4 Phase 3 project will widen State Route 4 in the median to provide a third lane in each direction from Morello Avenue … Continue reading

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CPUC acts to Further Protect State from Wildfires Related to Utility Electric Facilities

PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2018 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today acted to further protect the state from wildfires related to electric facilities by setting the framework to provide guidance on initial utility wildfire mitigation plans, … Continue reading

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More Parking at Antioch BART on the Way

BART to Antioch revenue service began in May 2018 and the demand for the new service has doubled the original forecast with around 3,050 daily exits at the Antioch Station. The success of the new service has resulted in full … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project Ground Breaking Ceremony

This past Wednesday, October 17, I had the opportunity to participate in the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration. The Dutch Slough project will be the Delta’s largest restored fresh water tidal marsh. The tidal marsh … Continue reading

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The Pothole Report: Bay Area Roads At Risk

Building on the foundation established by MTC’s original 2000 Pothole Report and then by a 2011 update, this report includes both a primer on the cost and life cycle of pavement and a comprehensive look at the current state of … Continue reading

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Two arcane ballot measures show need for reform

By Dan Walters | Oct. 11, 2018 | Commentary, Dan Walters There’s a symbiotic relationship between two of the 11 statewide ballot measures facing voters next month, Propositions 8 and 11. Both would have voters decide very narrow union-management conflicts … Continue reading

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California’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018 The 50 Safest Cities in California 1–25 1. Danville Region: Northern California Population: 44,897 Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.20 Property crimes per 1,000: 8.13 Total crime: 2.47% violent, 97.53% property 2. Murrieta Region: Southern California Population: 111,043 Violent crimes … Continue reading

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