Monthly Archives: July 2020

San Joaquin River: Feeds Stomachs And Souls Of Countless People

From the Escalon Times – July 28,2020 Seven miles into the Ansel Adams Wilderness I got my first view of Thousand Island Lake from the Pacific Crest Trail. Its numerous namesake rocky islands — many complete with pine trees — … Continue reading

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Crafting a Blueprint for the Bay Area’s Future

The Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint is a 30-year regional vision that seeks to create a more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant Bay Area for all. How exactly will it do this? This accessible, informative video breaks down … Continue reading

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Virtual Town Hall with East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

  It’s Fire Season in East County! Join Oakley Community Leaders & Local Fire Service Leaders for a virtual town hall via Zoom. •East Contra Costa ALERT!Due to severe under-funding, our local fire service, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD), … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/26/2020

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. Survey: Majority of Americans Afraid of Expressing Political Beliefs … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Update for the Contra Costa Logistic Center in Oakley

Work on building one is progressing. It is the smallest of the five to be built. The slab has been poured for building two. The walls are being formed on the slab, they will be poured and then lifted. The … Continue reading

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What is stalkerware?

From Malwarebytes Newsletter If you’re not familiar with the term now’s a good time to get up to speed. Stalkerware refers to any kind of surveillance technology installed on another person’s device without their knowledge or consent. Despite warnings from … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project Scoping Summary Report Now Available

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a Scoping Summary Report for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project. This scoping report is a summary of the public scoping period that concluded in April. It includes all public comments received. The information collected … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus this Summer

Everyday, the employees of the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District work to protect public health in Contra Costa County. As summertime is prime time for mosquitoes, the main focus of our work right now is on reducing the risk … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/19/2020

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. To unite the country, we need honesty and courage … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County’s Back-To-Normal Traffic Score – June 29 – July 2

This is a new metric developed by the Iteris Transportation Analytics team to help you gauge how close your county is to returning to more normal traffic conditions.

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Summer 2020 – Oakley’s Garage Sale Do’s & Don’t’s

The last few days have seen a dizzying list of health orders issued by the governor and county leaving many unsure of how to proceed and who has the ultimate authority. Gov. Newsom has broad authority under the California Emergency … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/12/2020

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. It’s Here! New Stuff from Gary Larson! – THE … Continue reading

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Is It a Rattlesnake or a Gopher Snake?

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

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Ag shrinking under weight of Calif. regulations – from Western FarmPress

Rising costs of compliance are forcing many growers to switch crops, shut down or leave the state. By Tim Hearden Dairy owner Steve Nash used to be enmeshed in California politics, staying active in the Fresno County Farm Bureau and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/05/2020

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. APWA -Small Cities/Rural Communities Project of the Year – … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Futures – Public and user survey of design concepts

The Franks Tract Futures project is exploring concepts for achieving ecosystem, recreation, economic, water quality and other benefits at Franks Tract, located in the heart of the California Delta. Since June 2019, the project has been conducting a collaborative planning … Continue reading

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