Monthly Archives: March 2020

Cesar Chavez Day 2020 in California – Tuesday, March 31

Cesar Chavez Day is a U.S. federal commemorative holiday, proclaimed by President Barack Obama in 2014. The holiday celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez on March 31 every year. Thanking California … Continue reading

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Amtrak – San Joaquins Update – March 24 – Schedule Changes beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020

As of March 23, Amtrak San Joaquins ridership is down approximately 70%. To help contain costs and continue to operate essential transportation services for our riders, SJJPA and Amtrak will be making the following operational adjustments, beginning Thursday, March 26, … Continue reading

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Bring Your Fitness Workout Home

In September of 2019 Oakley became the first city in Contra Costa County to make fitness Free for All by opening the the Oakley Fitness Court as part of a nationwide effort launched by National Fitness Campaign (NFC). The facility … Continue reading

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Tri Delta Transit Update – March 20th

Effective immediately, fares on all Tri Delta Transit buses will be free. Additionally, customers will be boarding the  fixed route buses through the rear door unless they require the wheelchair ramp. This will minimize contact our bus drivers have with … Continue reading

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News alert: Oakley ranked #16 among Safest Cities in California, SafeWise releases 2020 survey results

SafeWise has just released its 6th annual Safest Cities in California report. I think we’re all in need of some good news this month, so I’m especially excited to announce the following: Oakley ranked #16 this year among the safest … Continue reading

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Working from Home? Ten Tips for Staying Productive

ALAN GREENBLATT, SENIOR STAFF WRITER   |   MARCH 18, 2020   |  in Governing Governing is operated as a virtual office. Our staff lives in five different states and three different time zones. We’ve made it work, and you can, too. Remote work … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the CONTRA COSTA MOSQUITO & VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT

How the District Continues to Protect Public Health With this week’s order from the acting Contra Costa County Health Director that county residents are to shelter at their place of residence except to provide or receive certain essential services, many folks … Continue reading

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Why you MUST get outside even when you are supposed to be social distancing

Kyle Schnitzer March 16, 2020 in The Ladders The novel Coronavirus has effectively shuttered the world. The normal day-to-day activities of going out and keeping busy have to take a pause in order to stop the deadly virus, according to … Continue reading

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How The U.S. Avoided a Recession for a Decade

From The Motley Fool The U.S. economy hasn’t had a recession in more than 10 years, which makes the current economic expansion the longest in the country’s history. Economies have a lot of moving parts, which makes it difficult to … Continue reading

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Water is life. It’s also a battle. So what does the future hold for California?

BY ALASTAIR BLAND PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 27, 2020 INTRODUCTION Water plays a lead role in the state’s political theater, with Democrats and Republicans polarized, farmers often fighting environmentalists and cities pitted against rural communities. Rivers are overallocated through sloppy water accounting. … Continue reading

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Oakley Rainfall Totals through February, 2020

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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