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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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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BART Secures $1.7 million Federal Grant for Police Patrols

BART’s continuing focus on safety and security for riders and increased police presence has received a funding infusion via a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). BART has been awarded $1.7 million to pay for continued police patrols … Continue reading

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For stroke treatment, even 15 minutes can make a difference in outcome

By Dan Gray | Time makes a big difference when it comes to outcomes for people who experience a stroke. Even a few minutes can apparently make a difference. n one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers at the University of California, … Continue reading

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Interactive Story Map Highlights Park District History – 85 Years of East Bay Regional Parks

The founding and history of the East Bay Regional Park District is an inspirational story, starting in the late 1920s when thousands of acres of pristine watershed land suddenly became available for purchase. Farsighted civic leaders had a vision: to … Continue reading

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Park District’s Prepare & Protect Wildfire Protection Newsletter Offers Tips on Fire Safety

The East Bay Regional Park District plays a major role in fire prevention and protection of park visitors, staff, and natural and cultural resources. While our efforts to reduce the risk of severe wildfires and prepare for wildfires are extensive, … Continue reading

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A Plan for Contra Costa’s Future

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is putting together a plan for the next thirty years of transportation in our county, and we want to know what’s important to you! Please take our survey, join a telephone town hall, or share your … Continue reading

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