Monthly Archives: November 2020

5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Rats and Mice in Your Home

Recent cooler temperatures can prompt some Contra Costa County residents to bundle up and head indoors. It turns out, rats and mice will try to get indoors, too. They are warm blooded and naturally drawn to warmth, so when it’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/29/2020

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. Offensive License Plates Are Free Speech, Court Tells California … Continue reading

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Oakley PD Receives Grant for Traffic Enforcement

The safety of everyone on our roads is the focus of a grant that was recently awarded to Oakley Police. The $34,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in Oakley Police efforts to reduce traffic … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/22/2020

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. 25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites – Here’s an … Continue reading

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Stop Arguing—Start Preventing and Preparing

We’re asking the wrong questions about the California wildfires. Sashi McEntee November 18, 2020 City Journal Here in Northern California, the fire seasons have been getting worse. In my small city, Mill Valley, nestled in the middle of the redwood forest, … Continue reading

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BART App Now Offers Customized Notifications

Riders can now opt-in to customized in-app notifications about BART service and announcements using the official BART app. Riders can personalize what type of information they get through the app based on when and where they ride BART and what … Continue reading

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Oakley PD Receives Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The Oakley Police Department recently received a $20,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that focuses on the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.Grant funds will be used for a variety of activities promoting bicyclist and pedestrian safety, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 11/15/2020

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. OC couple has been married 71 years and, together, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’ s and Wandering

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month I first posted this in 2013 and have edited since. Last Sunday morning Oakley Police Officers took a missing person report. An 80 year subject with dementia left her residence to an unknown … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/08/2020

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. U.S. adds 638,000 jobs in October and unemployment sinks … Continue reading

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The ‘greatest aerial show on Earth’ arrives in California

It’s that time of year when California hosts what the outdoors writer Tom Stienstra has called “the greatest aerial show on Earth,” as millions of migratory birds travel south down the Pacific Flyway in search of food for the winter. Along the way, they … Continue reading

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Firewood awareness tips from CDFA

by Office of Public Affairs With the weather changing and Californians beginning to think more about heating their homes, CDFA is providing a video on the invasive species risk of moving firewood as well as tips from our Division of Measurement Standards for … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/01/2020

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. San Francisco, Homeless Encampment – San Francisco’s hotels and motels … Continue reading

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