Monthly Archives: September 2020

Sunday Reading – 09/27/2020

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. Forest Fires Aren’t at Historic Highs in the United … Continue reading

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Final Environmental Impact Report Released for the Valley Rail Sacramento Extension Project

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, has prepared and released the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Valley Rail Sacramento Extension Project. As you may recall, the Valley … Continue reading

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How to tell if the air around us is safe to breathe

From Engadget The West’s 2020 fire season has been absolutely brutal, with more than 7,600 blazes spreading the length of coast, killing 35 people and charring 3.1 million acres to date. Autumn winds arrived early this year, reducing humidity and desiccating undergrowth … Continue reading

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Rail Safety Week 2020

Believe it or not, a person or vehicle in the U.S. is hit by a train about every four hours. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to raise awareness, encourage rail safety education and empower the public to make … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/20/2020

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. Wildfire Hype, and Hope – It’s impossible to say … Continue reading

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Build the ultimate emergency preparedness kit

September is National Preparedness Month. This month serves as a reminder for all Californians to ensure they have a plan in place in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, such as a large flood or wildfire. To learn … Continue reading

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Every Four Hours Someone is Hit by a Train – National Rail Safety Week Sept. 21-28

Every four hours in America, either a person or a vehicle is hit by a train, and too many of these incidents happen at grade crossings. Roadway-rail crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles totaled 168 in 2017, an increase of 7% over 2016. … Continue reading

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September 17th is the 233rd observance of the adoption of our Constitution

September 17th is the 233rd observance of the adoption of our Republic’s founding contract — that date in 1787 when our Constitution was signed by by 38 of 41 delegates present at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. As dictated by … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/13/2020

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. We’re numb to the coronavirus – Six months into … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Civil Grand Jury 2019-20 Reports

Securing Our Water Supply From Cyberattack Contra Costa BART Rider Concerns – Primary Findings from the 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey Police Department Staffing – Impact on Community Policing Services and Personnel Public Safety Power Shutoff – Is Contra Costa County Prepared? Juveniles in … Continue reading

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Signs Signs everywhere a sign – Let the Campaign Begin

A new season is about to burst upon us. Campaign season should start in earnest within the next few weeks. In Oakley three seats on the Oakley City Council are up for grabs. Oakley City Councilmember Michael Krieg has decided … Continue reading

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Support Our Local Oakley Businesses

Check out this fun and informative video our Economic Development staff have helped create to get the word out about the importance of supporting our local Oakley businesses! View Video

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Sunday Reading – 09/06/2020

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. They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody … Continue reading

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BPD launches Text BART Police

The BART Police Department is launching a new initiative that gives riders another way to request assistance from officers while they’re in the system. Text BART Police allows riders, employees, and others to directly contact the BPD Dispatch Center. The … Continue reading

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Victory in the Pacific Day – 75th Anniversary

On this day in 1945, the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was formally signed on board USS Missouri. By the end of July 1945, the imminent defeat of Japan in the Second World War became obvious. Atomic bombings of the cities … Continue reading

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