Monthly Archives: August 2020

Parking and Circulation Improvements at Antioch Station Sept.-Oct. 2020

As we continue to expand parking at Antioch Station, we will make modifications to the existing parking lot and access roads to comply with codes and improve traffic circulation and curbside operations. These modifications include: relocating bike lockers and the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/30/2020

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. What Happened in Room 10? – The Life Care … Continue reading

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CDFA offers wildfire recovery resources web page

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Aug. 26, 1920 | 19th Amendment Takes Effect, Giving Women the Vote

On Aug. 26, 1920, eight days after it had been ratified, the 19th Amendment was declared in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, giving female citizens the right to vote in all American elections. The New York Times reported, “The half-century … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Futures Draft report released for public review

“The Franks Tract Futures project is exploring options for achieving ecosystem, recreation, water quality, and other benefits at Franks Tract. Since June 2019, the project has been conducting a collaborative planning process initiated by the California Department of Fish and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 08/23/2020

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. SF Chronicle California Fire Map & Tracker Fire and Smoke … Continue reading

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The 2020 Grape Harvest has started in Oakley

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, they’re ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Generally the harvest starts around Labor Day in Oakley, the August heat wave … Continue reading

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Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Program

With the growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, investor-owned utilities have expanded their community wildfire safety programs to include the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Program. More information on the utilities community wildfire safety programs can be found at: … Continue reading

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Preparing for California’s Peak Wildfire Season

California is known to have bimodal fire seasons, meaning fire activity can have two peak periods. The first peak arrives during the summer months and is followed by a brief lull. A second peak arrives during the October through December … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 08/16/2020

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 volunteers can now sign up for large … Continue reading

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Validation Action Filed Regarding Financing of Proposed Delta Conveyance Project

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) filed a “validation action” with the Sacramento County Superior Court regarding DWR’s authority to, among other things, issue revenue bonds to finance the planning, design, construction and other capital costs of the proposed … Continue reading

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Contra Costa 2020 Homeless Point In Time Count Report

Each year in January the county conducts a comprehensive Point in Time (PIT) count of families and individuals experiencing homelessness. The count provides a one-day snapshot of homelessness. The 2020 PIT count was conducted on January 22, 2020 and found: … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 08/09/2020

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. In Contra Costa, debate erupts over whether to close … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/02/2020

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. ‘A huge experiment’: How the world made so much … Continue reading

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