Monthly Archives: January 2020

Oakley breaks ground for Contra Costa Logistics Center

SFGATE – Logistics Center Breaks Ground, Anticipated To Be “Job Magnet” East Bay Times – Developer breaks ground on East Bay light industrial park East County Today – Oakley Officially Breaks Ground on New Logistics Center, Could Create 2,800 Jobs Antioch … Continue reading

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Americans Go to the Library More Than Anywhere Else

By Emma Coleman – Route Fifty Americans went to the library an average of 10.5 times in 2019, beating out trips to movie theaters, sporting events, national parks, museums and zoos. According to a new Gallup poll, libraries were almost twice as popular … Continue reading

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2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more … Continue reading

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Single Tunnel Scoping Meetings in February and March

With the Notice of Preparation for the Delta tunnel, a list of scoping meetings has been announced for public participation component as required by law for proposed new projects. We see these meetings as a mixed bag. It is essential for … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $1,915,089 Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State as well as accompanying videos. To encourage the estimated 34.2 … Continue reading

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From the Office of Supervisor Burgis – District 3 Committee Openings

The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly on a regular basis. Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified … Continue reading

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BART Board approves generational project to replace train control system

The BART Board of Directors today voted to award a $798 million contract to Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc. to design and build a modern Communications Based Train Control System that will dramatically improve future BART service. Replacing the current … Continue reading

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Why Are Young Americans Killing Themselves?

Suicide is now their second-leading cause of death. By Richard A. Friedman Dr. Friedman is a psychiatrist. Jan. 6, 2020 Originally posted in The New York Times Teenagers and young adults in the United States are being ravaged by a mental … Continue reading

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Men and Women

Despite what you’ve seen in movies, people having a heart attack do not all experience excruciating chest pain that makes them fall to the ground. In fact, women are more likely to have much subtler, atypical symptoms during a heart … Continue reading

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Annual Wild Mushroom Warning

            Each year, mushrooms come out after the first fall rains. Mushrooms are ecologically important and can look beautiful – but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western Destroying … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals, for Oakley, Ca. through December 2019

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