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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Sunday Reading – 09/29/19

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. School completely bans mobile phones and teachers say kids’ … 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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Still No Recession In Sight; California Bruised, Not Broken, By Trade Disputes | Fall | 2019

Fall 2019 BEACONOMICS From the inverted yield curve to the trade war with China to the length of the current economic expansion, handwringing over a coming national recession continues to spiral despite a lack of evidence that a downturn is … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 09/22/19

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. This year’s flu season may be a bad one. … Continue reading

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DCA Set to Vote on the Establishment of a New Delta Stakeholder Engagement Committee

The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), an independent joint powers authority tasked with design and engineering work to support the state’s effort to modernize Delta conveyance, has posted the agenda packet for the September 19 Board of Directors meeting. During this week’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/15/19

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 to Upgrade to an iPhone 11 Without Getting … 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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Sunday Reading – 09/08/19

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. Bay Area bridges to get rid of all cash … 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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New ACE Saturday Service begins September 7th

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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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Sunday Reading 09/01/19

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. Why Everything They Say About The Amazon, Including That … Continue reading

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