Monthly Archives: March 2019

Prevent Mosquito Bites

Dump Standing Water Today Rain, rain go away! If you listen closely, you just might hear your neighbors singing this song as winter, followed by spring rainfall placed Northern California at 104 percent of normal precipitation. And where there is … Continue reading

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The East Bay sees the largest net out-migration of residents

From MTC – Vital Signs 7,400 more residents moved from the East Bay to counties outside of the region than made the opposite move. Of those, over 4,000 moved to San Joaquin County. This suggests that the East Bay, once … Continue reading

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5 Wildflower Hikes on the Ridge Trail

Spring is here! The hills are green, the weather is getting warmer, and the grasslands around the Bay Area are putting on a show! Now’s the time to hit the trail and take in all spring has to offer. Check … Continue reading

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Highway 37 issues coming into focus

Flooding is again bedeviling Highway 37 in the North Bay, but a plan to improve the stretch of roadway is in the works. A memorandum of understanding among several agencies is being worked on with a goal of providing relief for Highway … Continue reading

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How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson

By Roy Berendsohn  Mar 13, 2019 in Popular Mechanics Want a job? The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next … Continue reading

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Oakley Once Again Voted Among Top Safest Cities in California

Oakley again was ranked among the safest cities in California. We ranked 23rd in the Safewise 50 Safest Cities in California report. That is an improvement from last year (25th). We were the only east county city making the list. … Continue reading

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The East Bay Regional Park District – Dog Owners Reminded to Pick Up After Their Pets

The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest park district in the nation with 25 million visits annually and over 122,000 acres preserved for habitat and outdoor recreation. Over the next year the Park District will be providing information … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again: Pi Day!

Pi is 3.14 (about), so that makes March 14 Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of … Continue reading

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Here’s what you need to know about the controversial Bay Area housing plan

From The San Francisco Chronicle Rachel Swan March 8, 2019 Updated: March 8, 2019 3:18 p.m. Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu stepped into a political typhoon Thursday, when he introduced a state bill to create a Bay Area housing authority that would put tax measures on … Continue reading

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5 Ways Life Would Be Better If It Were Always Daylight Saving Time

By Steve Calandrillo, The Conversation   In my research on daylight saving time, I have found that Americans don’t like it when Congress messes with their clocks. In an effort to avoid the biannual clock switch in spring and fall, some well-intended critics … Continue reading

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Is This the End of Recycling?

By Alana Semuels, The Atlantic After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, Americans are finally recycling. Airports, malls, schools, and office buildings across the country have bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and newspapers. In some cities, you can be fined if inspectors discover that you … Continue reading

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Kirker Pass Road Truck Lanes –Northbound

At their meeting on Tuesday, February 26, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors awarded a $14,153,763 contract to Granite Rock Company to construct the Kirker Pass Road Northbound Truck Climbing Lane project. Earlier in the month the Contra Costa … Continue reading

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Should you delete yourself from social media?

From the Malwarebytes Lab Posted: February 14, 2019 by Jean Taggart You’re feeling like you’ve had enough. All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? … Continue reading

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