Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sunday Reading – 01/31/2021

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. Making America California – As the Biden administration settles in … Continue reading

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Winter Walk Challenge

Walking is a healthy, fun, and eco-friendly way to get around town. 511 Contra Costa’s new Winter Walk Challenge is designed to get county residents outside and on the move. Participants will receive weekly Challenges and can enter photos for chances to … Continue reading

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BART and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority unveil transformative rail improvement program

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are proud to unveil Link21, a transformational rail improvement program, and a new website that outlines the program’s objectives. Link21 will connect BART and … Continue reading

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Best Skills to List on Your Resume (and Some to Exclude)

By Robin Reshwan, Contributor Jan. 22, 2021, at 2:25 p.m. THE WORLD OF WORK HAS changed dramatically over the past year due to the need to be socially distant and the resulting employment downturn. These hurdles magnify the importance of showcasing desired skills and … Continue reading

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Improving Rural Access to COVID-19 Vaccines- Information from State & County health department

State and county health officials are reaching out in an effort to improve vaccination access in rural communities. While the state is prioritizing vaccines for distribution, officials expect to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians by Summer 2021. Food … Continue reading

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Regional Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, Contra Costa Returns to Purple Tier

Contra Costa County is urging residents and businesses to continue practicing health safety measures and avoiding risky activities after California lifted its regional stay-at-home order today in the Bay Area.  The state order helped the region meet the deadly surge … Continue reading

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California is the 7th Least Safe State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With only 0.62% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 20, and vaccination being an essential component for full reopening of the economy, WalletHub today released its report on the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/24/2021

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. The Case for Optimism About America – The good … Continue reading

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Delta Protection Commission seeks Public Comment – Recreation and Tourism Update to the ESP

Tuesday, January 264:00 PM to 6:00 PMRemote meeting Commission staff seeks your input on the recommendations and implementation ideas in the draft Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) Recreation and Tourism chapter update. The ESP is a document the Commission and other Delta agencies use to guide efforts … Continue reading

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Community advisory regarding missing persons from Oakley P.D.

Early this morning the Oakley Police Department became involved in an investigation regarding a developmentally delayed adult female who walked away from her home style care facility at some point during the night. The female was discovered missing as the … Continue reading

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Annual Wild Mushroom Warning

            Each year, mushrooms come out after the first fall rains. Mushrooms are ecologically important and can look beautiful – but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western Destroying … Continue reading

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California Is 2021’s 2nd Worst State to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $88 billion in 2019 but driving reduced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, as well as accompanying … Continue reading

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Steamboat Slough Bridge Closures – January 18 to 22 7:00 pm to 6:00 am

Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Steamboat Slough bridge on State Route 160 near Courtland will be closed to vehicle traffic nightly this week. Additional construction is needed to maintain and keep the bridge operational. Bridgework is scheduled through the morning … Continue reading

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Living with Coyotes in Oakley – Breeding Season

Before Highway 4 was rerouted I would love to stay after late summer Council meetings, then held at Freedom High, and listen to the coyotes bark and howl at each other in the open fields and hills to the west … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/17/2021

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. The Future of the Coronavirus? An Annoying Childhood Infection … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $2,685,504 Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family – WalletHub Study

With families looking for a fresh start once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family, as well as accompanying videos. To determine … Continue reading

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Stay in Touch with the Oakley Police Department

Often, we’ll see police and crime tips/questions/concerns posted on our City social media, and while we always love hearing from Oakley residents, we wanted to remind you all of a couple of more direct options for interacting with the OPD. … Continue reading

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Current and Upcoming PG&E Work in Oakley

PG&E will be undertaking several projects in the City of Oakley as part of their gas distribution system improvements. These gas line improvements will ensure the community will have a functional and reliable gas distribution system. Prior to the start … Continue reading

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