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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The Work Continues – Feeding Hungry Children During COVID-19 Crisis

https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork (F2F) is committed to ensuring that all Californians have access to healthy and nutritious California-grown food. F2F would like to highlight the important work of partner agencies to make sure that needy school children … Continue reading

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AC Transit Modified Schedule Effective Tuesday, March 31

AC Transit Service Update: Modified Schedule  Effective Tuesday, March 31 AC Transit will begin operating a modified service schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although similar to the existing Sunday service, arrival times will differ from it. Local service: Many lines will … Continue reading

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Bay Area’s coronavirus stay-at-home extended through end of April, officials confirm

From the Mercury News The Bay Area will continue living under shelter-in-place rules through the end of April, officials confirmed Monday morning. Discussions surrounding an extension of the first regional order had been expected for several days, this news organization first … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Small Business Guide – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO— is working to bring you … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 03/29/2020

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. The Private Sector’s Heartening Response to COVID-19 – There … Continue reading

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Lost your job? Quarantined? Here’s what you can do

From The Sacramento Bee LOSE YOUR JOB? QUARANTINED? HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO California has several benefits available for those struggling with the virus’ impact on their lives, and Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced some changes to make it easier to collect … Continue reading

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California Is the Most Aggressive State vs Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

With states taking actions such as closing non-essential businesses, banning even small gatherings, and ordering people to shelter in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, WalletHub today released updated rankings on the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as … Continue reading

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Please Buy Smart & Don’t Overfill Your Cart #Enough4All

We owe a big debt of gratitude to our dedicated grocery workers who are working extra hours, away from their families to ensure our grocery stores are stocked and we have what we need. Please, next time you shop take … Continue reading

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Need Food

Apply for assistance GetCalFresh Do I Qualify for Calfresh Apply for Calfresh In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program Get medical, food and cash assistance now. Find local organizations offering support Meals on Wheels Loaves and Fishes Cal WIC Contact a food … 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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Feed Your Community

How You Can Help Follow this link – https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/

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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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Sunday Reading – 03/22/2020

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. National gas prices — including in California — likely … 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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Starting March 23 BART to Temporarily Reduce Service Hours Based on Ridership Data

BART is taking swift action to reduce operating costs as ridership levels have declined by 90% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place orders.  BART has done an exhaustive review of ridership and train car loads … 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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March 19, 2020 – First Day of Spring

  For much of the last century, the spring equinox has occurred on March 20 or 21. This year, however, the equinox happens on the 19th in all U.S. time zones, making it the earliest spring we’ll have seen in our lives (so far). The … Continue reading

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