Monthly Archives: May 2020

Sunday Reading – 05/31/2020

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. California mortgage applications soar 77% off coronavirus bottom – … Continue reading

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Delta Cross Channel gates open weekends

The Bureau of Reclamation will be opening the Delta Cross Channel on weekends. The gates will be closed on weekdays to help prevent juvenile salmon from being diverted from their migratory route along the Sacramento River into the interior Delta … Continue reading

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BART’s 15 step plan to welcome back riders as the region opens

BART is working hard to reimagine transit service as the region begins to reopen and riders return.  We understand the public is looking to us to provide reassurance that service is as safe as possible and social distancing is followed. … Continue reading

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States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

The coronavirus pandemic is the “largest, most serious health crisis that has hit this nation in more than 100 years,” according to CDC director Robert Redfield. That’s not hard to see, considering the unprecedented social distancing measures that have affected the lives … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Phishing Email

Scammers use email to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/24/2020

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. East County schools still mulling over July opening – … Continue reading

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State Route 239 – Update

SR239 is a legislatively adopted, but unconstructed, route in the California state highway system. First identified in 1959, the legislative language describes SR239 as a potential roadway linking SR4 in Brentwood to Interstate 205 (I-205) or I-580 west of Tracy … Continue reading

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BART to begin Clipper-only sales at San Francisco International Airport Station

On Monday, June 1, 2020 BART will eliminate the sales of paper tickets at San Francisco International Airport Station as it expands the number of stations where the only fare product available for purchase is the reusable, reloadable and regionally … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SR-84 Real McCoy Ferry remains out of service; scheduled to return by early June 2020

The State Route 84 (SR-84) Real McCoy Ferry will continue to be out of service as crews continue to make repairs on the ferry after an unexpected mechanical failure occurred in April 2020. The ferry is anticipated to return to … Continue reading

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May 18 Press Release from Contra Costa County Health Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 18, 2020 Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening Thanks to the steadfast commitment of our residents to stay home, practice social distancing, and … Continue reading

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Updated: Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus by State

As more than half of the U.S. takes the first steps toward reopening the economy after months of keeping non-essential businesses closed, Americans hope to see the massive spike in unemployment start to reverse. Almost 36.5 million Americans have found … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/17/2020

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. Coronavirus Vaccine: Reasons to Be Optimistic – The first coronaviruses … Continue reading

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How to Reduce the Risk of West Nile virus by Reporting Dead Birds

During the current pandemic, there are daily reports on the new things scientists are learning about the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease because COVID-19 is so new. Here in Contra Costa County, there is already a virus that is neither new … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa – Serving 60% More Meals since SIP!

As you know, Loaves and Fishes is on the front lines. As an “essential service provider,” Loaves and Fishes has remained open and is serving meals to the community. The reality is, Loaves and Fishes provides food to the most … Continue reading

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Drug Use by State: 2020’s Problem Areas – WalletHub Study

Drug abuse has a long and storied history in the United States, and we’ve been “at war” with it since 1971 under the Nixon administration. But no matter who is in office, the federal drug budget continues to increase, growing from … Continue reading

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States with the Most Vulnerable Populations to Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

During the coronavirus pandemic, the news often focuses on the medically vulnerable – people who risk the most serious symptoms if they contract the disease, such as the elderly or people with pre-existing medical conditions. However, two other at-risk populations are just … Continue reading

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Child Care Resources from CocoKids during the Pandemic

Greetings from CocoKids (formerly the Contra Costa Child Care County), the nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of quality child care and early education for young children and their families in Contra Costa County. We hope you are keeping safe and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/10/2020

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. Apple Data Shows Shelter-In-Place Is Ending, Whether Governments Want … Continue reading

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