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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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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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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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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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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East Bay Regional Park District Update – What’s Open

Many Restrooms supporting trail use reopened on Monday, May 4. Wash stations or hand sanitizer may not always be available so visitors should bring their own. Health Department-approved PPE has been distributed to park staff for cleaning of restrooms, including … Continue reading

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Victory in Europe Day – 75th Anniversary

On May 8, 1945, World War II in Europe came to an end. As the news of Germany’s surrender reached the rest of the world, joyous crowds gathered to celebrate in the streets, clutching newspapers that declared Victory in Europe … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday – A Global Generosity Movement

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This new day is organized by GivingTuesday, and is being held in … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Newsom: California Retailers May Begin Reopening on Friday

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that some retail stores across the state can reopen with modifications as early as Friday. Newsom’s announcement occurred as a result of a positive assessment in the Reopening Roadmap Report Card, showing that key … Continue reading

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National Small Business Week May 3rd-9th, 2020 – postponed

The National Small Business Week joins the growing number of events that are being canceled and postponed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. New dates will be announced soon. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – May 03,2020

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. Good News in the Fight Against the Virus, on … Continue reading

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The Oakley Chamber of Commerce Closing

The Oakley Chamber of Commerce is saddened to announce in light of recent events we will be ceasing operations May 1, 2020. As many of you know the Chamber has brought many fun events to the local community over the years … Continue reading

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Oakley Rainfall Totals through April, 2020

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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