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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Register for After School Camp for Kids

The City of Oakley Recreation Division is offering an After School camp for kids in kindergarten though eighth grade on weekday afternoons during the month of August, beginning on Monday, August 3rd. Daily activities will include arts and crafts, outdoor fun, … 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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States Where Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest – Updated WalletHub Study

Spikes in COVID-19 may threaten future job growth in the U.S., but new unemployment claims last week were still 79% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings … 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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2020’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With in-person learning threatened by COVID-19 and higher levels of education correlating with higher earnings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos. To determine where the most … 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’s Open in Contra Costa

From the office of Supervisor Diane Burgis Watch a video excerpt of the CCHS update from the July 14, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting

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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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2020’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth – WalletHub Study

Growing up can be hard. Without a stable home, positive role models and tools for success, many young Americans fall behind their peers and experience a rocky transition to adulthood. Today, about one in nine individuals between the ages of 16 and … 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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Laurel Road Construction begins Monday, July 20th.

The City is beginning the third phase of the Laurel Road Widening Project between Mellowood Drive to Main Street, which also includes the repair and resurfacing of Laurel Road east of Main Street to Meadows Lane. Electronic message boards and … Continue reading

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BART – The launch of Clipper START offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64

BART is pleased to announce that it will begin participating in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s new means-based fare program by offering a 20% discount per trip to adult riders age 19-64 whose household incomes are no more than twice the … Continue reading

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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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California Is 2020’s State with the 3rd Worst Taxpayer ROI – WalletHub Study

Tax Day can be a painful reminder of how much we have to invest in federal, state and local governments, though many of us are unaware of exactly what they give us in return. As a result, this creates a … Continue reading

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Nomination Period Opens Soon for the 2020 General Municipal Election

The City of Oakley will conduct its next General Municipal Election on November 3rd. Voters will select three members to serve on the Oakley City Council. The Nomination Period for this election runs from July 13th through August 7th. If … Continue reading

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