Monthly Archives: April 2019

Your safety shouldn’t be rushed. Stop. Trains can’t.

  Your safety shouldn’t be rushed. Stop. Trains can’t. — Contra Costa TA (@CCTA) April 24, 2019

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USDA introduces food waste reduction contest for students

Food waste is a problem everyone can tackle, including our nation’s youth. As part of Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is launching Ace the Waste! A student competition for food waste reduction ideas. This … Continue reading

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California’s Housing Crisis and CASA – What you should know

California has a housing affordability crisis. According to an October 21, 2018 Los Angeles Times article, experts “agree that the fundamental issue underlying the state’s housing crisis is that there are not enough homes.” The following questions and answers will … Continue reading

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The War to Remotely Control Self-Driving Cars Heats Up

by Alex Davies in Wired Even in the middle of the day, the 50-mile trip from San Francisco to San Jose is a pain. Like a toddler, Bay Area driving toggles between slumber (rush-hour slogs) and frenzy (passing-happy speeding). It’s … Continue reading

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Solicitors, Peddlers and Vendors in Oakley – 2019

In the City’s municipal code, section 5.5.302 – 322, are the regulations pertaining to individuals who enter upon private property, particularly private residential property, for the purpose of peddling, soliciting or vending goods, wares, merchandise, food or services. “Peddler” means … Continue reading

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California Final Grape Crush Report

From the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service The 2018 crush totaled 4,506,583 tons, up 6.2 percent from the 2017 crush of 4,241,945 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,447,930 tons, up 8.8 … Continue reading

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Statement from BART General Manager Grace Crunican to the Board of Directors

“Directors: It has been my honor to have served BART for nearly eight years. Today I am announcing my plans to retire from BART and to begin the next chapter in my life. This announcement has inspired many conflicted emotions … Continue reading

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After Samantha Josephson murder, safety tips for Uber and Lyft riders

BY JASON SILVERSTEIN UPDATED ON: APRIL 1, 2019 / 6:32 PM / CBS NEWS The death of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson is a worst nightmare for any ride-share customer. Police say the 21-year-old student was murdered after apparently mistaking the … Continue reading

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BART Police Begin Extra Patrols

Beginning this week BART Police Officers and Fare Inspectors will work extra hours, adding an additional day to their work week to bolster their visible presence and enhance public safety. The General Manager’s Safety and Security Action Plan, introduced in … Continue reading

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Spring 2019 – Oakley’s Garage Sale Do’s & Don’t’s

For public safety and for the beautification of our city, there is a specific Municipal Code regarding garage sales which you may not be aware of: Garage Sales are a great way of cleaning out the house while making a … Continue reading

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Delta Farm Stands and U-Picks Offer a True Farm to Fork Experience

The Delta is comprised of more than 530,000 acres of agricultural land and come spring, boasts more than 40 farm stands offering direct access to the Delta’s bounty. Each farm stand in the Delta is one of a kind; offering … Continue reading

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What to do to avoid painful yellow jacket stings

Put traps up now Yellowjackets can sting and bite repeatedly. Yellowjackets stings and bites are painful and can be dangerous for people who are allergic. And more than one yellowjacket has been known to ruin a backyard barbecue. What can you … Continue reading

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