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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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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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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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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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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Sunday Reading – 01/10/2021

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. Giving 2021 A Fighting Chance Requires We All Choose … Continue reading

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A New Way To Travel Across The US

Stretching an extraordinary 3,700 miles from Washington DC to the Pacific Ocean, an ambitious new bike trail is aiming to be “America’s Main Street”. The Great American Rail-Trail is the most ambitious biking initiative the country has ever seen. Stretching an … Continue reading

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Nine new California laws explained — each in 1 minute

A new year also means new laws. Here are nine of California’s most noteworthy laws that went into effect Jan. 1 — ranging from family leave to mental health care to policing the police to ethnic studies — explained in 1 … Continue reading

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Vaccine – Sluggish rollout

As California confronts its darkest moment yet of the pandemic, complications in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine — which Gov. Gavin Newsom billed as the “light at the end of the tunnel” — suggest that the tunnel may be longer than previously … Continue reading

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50 BART Accomplishments in 2020

At BART, we are firm believers that by thinking strategically, working hard, and engaging community, we can and will achieve remarkable things. With that, we chose to end 2020 with optimism. Improvements to the rider experience We now have 17 … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/03/2021

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. – Coronavirus: Without California surge, US numbers would be … Continue reading

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Plan Bay Area 2050: Final Blueprint Analysis Released

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are pleased to announce the release of the Plan Bay Area 2050 Final Blueprint Outcomes(link is external)—a major milestone in the development of Plan Bay Area 2050, the Bay Area’s long-range plan … Continue reading

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