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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2020’s Best States for Racial Equality in Education – WalletHub Study

With nationwide protests over racial inequality sparking public discourse about government funding priorities, and predominantly non-white school districts receiving $23 billion less funding per year than predominantly white districts, WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Racial Equality … 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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Best of the Delta 2020 – Presented by Visit CA Delta

Visit CA Delta presents… Best of the Delta 2020! The Delta is a GREAT PLACE filled with people, homes, and businesses, and it is awash with history, cultural richness, and diversity. It is also a fantastic destination filled with food, wine, recreation opportunities, … 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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Critical track replacement goal achieved at Orinda Station; July 4th weekend track closure cancelled

BART and its lead contractor PrōVen Management have completed installation of the critical components for the major track replacement project that’s been underway near the Orinda Station since April.  Because of this earlier completion BART is cancelling the last scheduled … Continue reading

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10:00 PM on Friday, June 26, through 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Full Highway Closure on State Route 12 for Mokelumne River Bridge Repairs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning an additional, 44- hour, full highway closure of eastbound and westbound State Route 12 (SR12) between SR-160 and Interstate 5 (I-5) for repair work on the Mokelumne River Bridge located at the … 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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States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest – WalletHub Study

The latest job report released a few hours ago shows new unemployment claims 78% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help put these numbers in context, WalletHub just released its report on the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering … 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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California Is 2020’s 10th Least Federally Dependent State – WalletHub Study

With Tax Day postponed to July 15 and states having received hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for 2020’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States (along with accompanying videos). … 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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Happy Birthday U.S. Army – 2020

Today is the 245nd birthday of the United States Army When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together … 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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