Monthly Archives: September 2019

How The Berlin Airlift Beat Back Communism 70 Years Ago Today

On September 30, 1949, the U.S. and her allies completed their mission to rescue the people of Berlin from starvation and stave off the spread of Communism. “The buildings were bombed and it seemed like there weren’t many men around—all … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Receive Emergency Alerts

In an emergency situation, the Oakley Police Department may need to provide members of the community with up-to-date information and instructions. To help us in getting the message out, we’ve partnered with Nixle. Nixle is an alerting program that allows … Continue reading

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Board Approves Purchase of New Headquarters Saving Public Funds in the Future

The BART Board today approved moving the agency’s headquarters to an Oakland building it will buy to save millions in the long-term and to create greater efficiencies. With today’s action, BART is scheduled to move into 2150 Webster Street in … Continue reading

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First sign of West Nile Virus activity of the year in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting one chicken from the District’s sentinel chicken flock on Holland Tract, near Knightsen has tested positive for antibodies against West Nile virus. This is the first sign of West Nile … Continue reading

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Is It Too Soon to Get the Flu Vaccine?

By Catherine Roberts Last updated: August 30, 2019 Originally posted in Consumer Reports The nation’s last flu season was less severe than the 2017 to 2018 season, which sickened an estimated 48.8 million people. But it was still plenty dangerous. Early … Continue reading

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Learn How to Register to Vote by Mail

People interested in signing up for vote-by-mail can now text “CoCoBallot” to 2Vote (28683) and follow the prompts from a link that’s sent back. It requires entering the voter’s name, date of birth and address. Residents can also send an … Continue reading

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