Monthly Archives: October 2020

Link21 – New Transbay Rail Crossing

The Northern California megaregion, consisting of the 21 counties between Monterey, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the northern San Joaquin Valley, is the 16th largest economy in the world. The San Francisco Bay Area and much of the Sacramento and Central … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/25/2020

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. When will my ballot be counted? The perks of … Continue reading

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Is it My Imagination? Are Yellowjackets More Aggressive, This Year?

The Change in Seasons Does Have an Impact on Yellowjacket Behavior You’re in your backyard, doing a little weekend barbecuing and wham… out of nowhere yellowjackets are all around. You start waving your arms and some start stinging you. What’s … Continue reading

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Golden Rules for Living

My mother sent an email with a link to the website “A Psychiatrist with Lewy Body Dementia”, that listed these rules for living. If you open it, close it. If you turn it on, turn it off. If you unlock … Continue reading

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The Wildfire West: Where Housing Sprawl and Wildfire-Prone Areas Collide

By Priceonomics Data Studio Ranking the places out West with the most building in wildfire prone areas. As the world is still in the midst of a global pandemic, we are now entering fire season in the American West. After years … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 10/18/2020

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. Barnes & Noble confirms hack exposed customer details – … Continue reading

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Working from home? Protect your neck and back with these 4 tips.

Are you sitting up straight? Is your monitor at eye level? When’s the last time you got up? Or stretched? Due to COVID-19, it feels like screen time is at an all-time high — especially for those working from home. … Continue reading

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NHTSA Confirms What You And I Already Know, People Are Driving Like Idiots

From Autoweek Traffic fatalities dropped with COVID-19, but fatality rates soared BY MARK VAUGHN  OCT 2, 2020 Last Saturday I was driving to work westbound on the 134, traveling with the flow of traffic around me. In my rearview mirror, I … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/11/2020

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. Why California had rolling blackouts – Mainly: poor planning … Continue reading

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Electric Bicycle Rebate Pilot Program Launches in Contra Costa County

Residents of Contra Costa County can now receive cash rebates for new electric bicycles (ebikes) through a pilot program launched by 511 Contra Costa (511CC). A limited number of $150 rebates ($300 for low income residents) are available for residents … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/04/2020

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. Video: Non-verbal autistic boy says his family’s names for … Continue reading

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Simple One-Time Toll Payments with FasTrak

With cash toll collection at the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTC and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) invite drivers who have received a toll notice to use the toll payment … Continue reading

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