Monthly Archives: December 2020

Bay Area Scores $407 Million in SB1 Transportation Dollars for 11 Projects

Bay Area highway, transit and goods-movement projects this week earned more than $400 million in new funding as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) finalized a new round of awards through a trio of competitive statewide programs established by the Senate … Continue reading

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From PG&E – Tips To Prepare for Winter Storms

Winter storm season is here. Are you prepared for wind, rain and snow that can potentially cause temporary power outages? Here are some tips to consider this winter: Do you have an emergency kit ready? — Stock an emergency supply … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/27/2020

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. God and the Pandemic – Although hardly as lethal as … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2020

In the past on this post I’ve presented a list of insanely cool Christmas gifts. This year I’ll try a different approach, listing a few gifts that we all have internally. Patience, Compassion, Faith, and Resilience I wish for you … Continue reading

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Today Is The 400th Anniversary Of The Pilgrims’ Plymouth Rock Landing. Read De Tocqueville’s Enduring Insights Here

DECEMBER 21, 2020 By The Federalist Editors “The emigrants were about 150 in number, including the women and the children. Their object was to plant a colony on the shores of the Hudson; but after having been driven about for some time … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/20/2020

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. Covid is having a devastating impact on children — … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON… FOR SKUNKS

8 Tips to Stop Skunks from Making Your Yard Their Home Skunks pose a risk to public health because they can transmit rabies. With mating season right around the corner, skunks will soon look for the home they will need … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Releases 2020 Demographic Analysis Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its 2020 Demographic Analysis, which provides a range of estimates — low, middle and high — for the nation’s population as of April 1, 2020. Instead of collecting responses from households like the 2020 Census, … Continue reading

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The latest information on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines

With recent news of the release of the first COVID-19 vaccine, we know you likely have a lot of questions about what happens next.  In the early stages, supplies of the vaccine will be limited. Healthcare workers and people particularly … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/13/2020

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. Delta dilemma: fishing or fresh water? – Bass fishing … Continue reading

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Cities That Need the Most Initial Vaccinations Against COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With frontline health care workers and other vulnerable populations like the elderly first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities That Need the Most Initial Vaccinations Against COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.  … Continue reading

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How to quickly defog your windshield

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The California State Auditor has released its annual fiscal health rankings for California’s cities with three categories: low risk, moderate risk, and severe risk.

The California State Auditor has released its annual fiscal health rankings for California’s cities. It examined data for 453 out of 482 governments and divided them into three categories: low risk, moderate risk, and severe risk. Tehama was ranked as … Continue reading

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At Dawn They Slept – December 7th

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/06/2020

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. 25 Pups Who Won The “Grumpy Dog Photo Challenge” … Continue reading

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Top Mental Health Apps: An Effective Alternative for When You Can’t Afford Therapy?

What do you do when you can’t afford therapy but are struggling to handle your mental illness alone? You could download an app. In recent years, there’s been a proliferation of mental health apps available to smartphone users. These reasonably-priced, … Continue reading

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Credibility on the line

From CalMatters California elected officials are rapidly losing credibility at a critical point in the pandemic, with hospitalizations at an all-time high and Gov. Gavin Newsom expected to announce a state lockdown today. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news that Mayor … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals in Oakley through November 2020

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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