Monthly Archives: August 2019

What to do if You are Face-to-Face with Ground-nesting Yellowjackets in Your Yard

“I was minding my own business, mowing my lawn when all of a sudden, I’m being attacked by yellowjackets.” Does this sound familiar? Contra Costa County residents often share stories like this when a Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control … Continue reading

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511 Traveler Information Service Adds Emergency Text Alerts

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the newest addition to its award-winning 511 SF Bay service with the launch of a text-based mass notification feature for travelers in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Known as 511 Emergency Alerts, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 08/25/19

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. How much could PG&E’s rates rise? What you need … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Stakeholder and User Survey

A collaborative planning process initiated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calling all people who live, work, and play in and around Franks Tract. Please participate in the Franks Tract Futures survey to help inform the future of … Continue reading

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The Grape Harvest has started in Oakley

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, they’re ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Typically the harvest starts around Labor Day in Oakley, however; the hot summer … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Four Forlorn Parks

Parks, open space, public landscaping and recreational services are often considered the most important factors in the perception of quality of life in a community. They are a crucial part of every neighborhood and can provide a sense of public … Continue reading

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California migration: The story of 40 million

California, it has been written, is America, “only more so.” How much more so? That’s a complex question — and an important one. From immigration laws to school spending, some of our biggest decisions depend on an accurate count of this giant state’s population — … Continue reading

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