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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More Mosquitoes, Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County Elevated Virus Risk in the City of Brentwood

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has reported six more groups of mosquitoes and six more dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The mosquitoes were from Palm Tract (near … Continue reading

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2020’s Best & Worst Community Colleges – WalletHub Study

With Americans struggling financially due to COVID-19 and a year of community college nearly three times less expensive than a year at a public four-year college, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, … Continue reading

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2020 Ridge Trail Challenge is Live

The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a visionary regional trail network circling the San Francisco Bay. Today over 383 miles of Ridge Trail exist through all 9 Bay Area counties, and every day we get closer to completing a fully … Continue reading

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California Is 2020’s 10th Best State for Women’s Equality – WalletHub Study

With Women’s Equality Day around the corner and women losing their jobs at a greater rate than men during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality, as well … Continue reading

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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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Contra Costa Council on Homelessness Seeks New Members

Council on Homelessness Seeks New Members The Council on Homelessness is seeking applicants for the following seats: Affordable Housing Developer Behavioral Health Representative City Government Seat Consumer/Consumer Advocate Educational and Vocational Services Emergency Solutions Grant Representative Healthcare Representative Homeless Service … 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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BART – COVID 19 Update

We’ve been keeping our 15 Step Welcome Back Plan updated as we have followed through on our commitments. An updated printable fact sheet is available here. Notable progress made: We’ve launched crowding data charts that can be used as a planning tool to … 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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Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee

The Contra Costa County Internal Operations Committee of the Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from individuals to fill two (2) At-Large Member Seats and one (1) At-Large Alternate member seat on the Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom signs heat emergency proclamation to free-up energy capacity

As the West Coast continues to experience an historic heat wave and related energy shortages, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation designed to free up energy capacity and reduce the need for temporary energy service disruptions. The proclamation temporarily allows … Continue reading

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Best of the Delta Winners

The fourth annual Best of the Delta survey is complete and Visit CA Delta has announced the winners. Be sure to congratulate them while you’re out in the Delta! BEST SMALL TOWN 1st Place Locke Runner-up Walnut Grove   BEST RESTAURANT TAKE-OUT … 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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47 DAYS LEFT TO COUNT ALL RESIDENTS – VISITS BEGIN

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 116,000 addresses to collect … Continue reading

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