Monthly Archives: June 2020

Contactless parking payment now available systemwide

As part of our 15-step plan to welcome back riders as the region reopens, we are expanding contactless parking payment via the official BART app to all stations that offer parking. With the feature, riders can park at any station and pay … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/28/2020

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. Bay Area cities must build nearly 450K homes, the … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Accessible Transportation Strategic Plan

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How much more housing do we need?

In 1969, the state mandated that all California cities, towns and counties must plan for the housing needs, regardless of income, in their community. Every eight years the state goes through a process to determine how much more housing units … Continue reading

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Update on the District’s Mosquitofish Service

Since the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District office closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents seeking mosquitofish could not pick up fish in person. The District’s mosquitofish service changed to allow residents to request mosquitofish as they … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Heat Tips

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Sunday Reading – 06/21/2020

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. Will COVID kill off the office? – The most … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer

Saturday, June 20, at 2:44 P.M. PDT. This date marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 … Continue reading

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Summer time disaster safety tips

It’s been a challenging year thus far and looking back at the recent past we know what might be heading our way in the next few months. No one expects to be caught in a potentially dangerous and extreme situation … Continue reading

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Alert: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) – Discovery Bay & Big Break Regional Shoreline

There are currently “Danger” level advisories for harmful algal blooms in parts of Discovery Bay and at the Big Break Regional Shoreline kayak launch in Contra Costa County. It is recommended to stay out of the water in these areas … Continue reading

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EcoRestore: 5 Years, Thousands of Acres of Restored Habitat

This spring marked the fifth anniversary of the California EcoRestore initiative, a coordinated effort across state agencies to deliver 30,000 acres of restored fish and wildlife habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, an immensely important landscape that five years ago only … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/14/2020

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. Lack of Transparency in Our State Government – …Legislators … Continue reading

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June is Great Outdoors Month – Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in the Delta

Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in the Delta — the heart of California! There is something for every bird lover, fishing enthusiast, and avid cyclist. Moreover, the Delta is a boater’s paradise, offering more than 1,100 miles of … Continue reading

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Exercise, Diet, Alcohol: New Guidelines Detail Best Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk

From Healthline The American Cancer Society released new guidelines today for reducing the risk of cancer. The recommendations include the latest research on diet and physical activity, as well as policy and systems changes that reduce barriers to healthy living. The update … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/07/2020

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. May sees biggest jobs increase ever of 2.5 million … Continue reading

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California’s agricultural statistics

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over … Continue reading

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Oakley Rainfall Totals through May, 2020

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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Summer 2020 – All Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

Summer is nearly here, Saturday, June 20, and Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. Please be reminded that the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the … Continue reading

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