Monthly Archives: October 2019

Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween

Though fear still lingers over toxic treats and boobytrapped apples, researchers separate fact from myth. As pediatrician Aaron Carroll notes recently in The New York Times, researchers haven’t been able to substantiate a single case when a child was seriously injured—let alone … Continue reading

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California State Auditor’s Local Government High-Risk Dashboard

The California State Auditor (State Auditor) created the Local Government High-Risk Dashboard to report the ranking of California cities from highest to lowest risk of fiscal distress based on our analysis of certain financial data. Overall Fiscal Risk by Risk … Continue reading

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Board Moves Ahead with BART to SFO Incentive

The BART Board of Directors took the first step today toward giving BART riders a priority line for passenger screening at San Francisco International Airport. The directors voted to approve trip verification technology (TVT). With TVT, SFO-hired staff would use … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/27/19

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 are our gas costs so high? – It’s … Continue reading

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Plan Bay Area 2050 Launches

The future will be here before we know it, and Plan Bay Area 2050 is a roadmap to help the Bay Area prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the nine-county Bay Area’s long-range plan that … Continue reading

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Understanding California Energy

https://poweringcalifornia.com/ Energy in California is complicated. Understanding it is not always easy given how it is discussed in the news. Sometimes it is drastically oversimplified or conversations devolve into the costs of one form of energy and the virtues of … Continue reading

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Oakley Street Sweeping Schedule Update

It’s not a coincidence that your street sweeping occurs on a different day than your garbage service! It is actually a coordinated effort to make sure that as much of the street is swept as possible. Beginning this month, Oakley … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 10/20/19

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. California Earthquake Alerts To Become Available Statewide – Earthquake early … Continue reading

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October 17 was a fabulous day for a ballgame

On October 17, 1989, at 5:04:15 p.m. a magnitude 6.9 earthquake severely shook the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. The epicenter was located at 37.04° N. latitude, 121.88° W. longitude near Loma Prieta peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, … Continue reading

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Are we over due for another – October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta

On October 17, 1989, at 5:04:15 p.m. (P.d.t.), a magnitude 6.9 (moment magnitude; surface-wave magnitude, 7.1) earthquake severely shook the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions. The epicenter was located at 37.04° N. latitude, 121.88° W. longitude near Loma Prieta … Continue reading

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Drop, Cover, and Hold On

More than 60 million people around the world have been registered to participate in ShakeOut this year, with 20 million holding their drills Thursday, October 17. Why Drop, Cover, and Hold On? Our special report explains why official rescue teams, emergency preparedness experts, and others recommend “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” as … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 10/13/19

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. California Unplugged – The very idea makes the mind reel: … Continue reading

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Living with levees: a shared responsibility

Within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta there is roughly 1,115 miles of levees protecting farms, cities, schools and people. FEMA and its partners discuss how to live with levees and the steps that can be taken to mitigate levee and flood … Continue reading

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Ridge Trail in the palm of your hands?!

What if you had GPS tracking and all our Ridge Trail maps right in the palm of your hand? Now, you can! We’ve joined a host of other outdoor stewards in partnering with OuterSpatial, a mobile mapping app that helps you … Continue reading

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How Safe to Eat Is the Food In Your Fridge During a Power Outage?

By Lauren Sommer  Oct 9 – KQED Science With millions of Californians living without electricity during PG&E’s public safety power shutoffs, food safety experts are warning residents to be careful about eating perishable food from their refrigerators and freezers. In general, … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Know Before Eating Candy Corn

By Hannah Doolin Oct 12, 2016 It was invented back in the 1800s. The tri-colored candy is said to have been created by a man named George Renninger who worked at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, PA. The original … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/06/19

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. Gas prices spike in Bay Area. Here’s why you’re … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to buy a home in the Bay Area?

Home prices are influenced by many factors, including the supply of homes and the strength of the local economy. The desire to own a home – rather than rent – is also a factor. Both in the Bay Area and … Continue reading

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Interstate 680 Southbound Express Lanes Construction Update (Martinez to Walnut Creek)

In October 2018, CCTA began construction of 11 miles of express lane on southbound I-680 between Marina Vista Avenue in Martinez to Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek. In addition, restriping will extend to El Cerro Boulevard in Danville. Eight miles … Continue reading

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