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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Sunday Reading – 01/26/20

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 not to shake someone’s hand – Handshakes are … 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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California Is 2020’s 4th Worst State to Drive in – WalletHub Study

Everyone hates being stuck in traffic. It makes you late, and causes many people’s tempers to flare up. But it’s also quite bad for your wallet – in fact, congestion cost U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018, as well as an average … 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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Sunday Reading – 01/19/20

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. Average normal body temperature isn’t 98.6 anymore. It’s lower … Continue reading

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FDA statement lifting romaine lettuce consumer advisory

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners, previously reported on December 12, 2019, that public health experts were tracking three separate outbreaks linked to romaine … Continue reading

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2020 Trails Challenge Launches Now

Start your new year with a new challenge! Join 10,000 hikers and bikers who will take the 2020 Trails Challenge to complete five featured trails by December 1. Free printed booklets and T-shirts are available at participating Visitor Centers (while … Continue reading

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BART to launch ambassador program on trains next month

BART will launch an ambassador program next month to increase the presence of uniformed personnel on trains to address customers’ concerns about safety and security. The BART Board voted unanimously today to move forward with a six-month pilot program that’s … Continue reading

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Work for the 2020 Census

Are you interested in a U.S. Census Bureau job? The Census Bureau is still looking to hire local community members for supervisory and non-supervisory jobs. These jobs offer competitive pay of $25 to $27.50 per hour and flexible hours! Apply … 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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Sunday Reading – 01/12/20

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. Mike Rowe for California Governor 2022 – …California is … 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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Check Out the Full 2020 Schedule for Friday Night Bites!

The Foodie Crew recently announced the full 2020 schedule for the Friday Night Bites monthly food truck event! The food trucks will be back on the first Friday of each month from February 7th through October 2nd and during the … 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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2020’s Best Places to Find a Job – WalletHub Study

With the unemployment rate at a near 50-year low and employers expecting to hire 5.8 percent more college graduates from the Class of 2020 than from the previous graduating cohort, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/05/20

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. ‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over … Continue reading

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