Monthly Archives: May 2021

Memorial Day

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:12-14

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Sunday Reading – 05/30/2021

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. California nightmare: How high taxes, rampant crime, suffocating wokery, … Continue reading

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How to Take the Perfect Nap

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California’s unemployment paradox

From CalMatters Despite California’s high unemployment rate, many positions at restaurants, bars and retail stores are going unfilled — causing some business owners to fear they won’t be able to fully reopen even when the state gives the green light on June … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/23/2021

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. Is it a HIPAA violation if businesses request proof … Continue reading

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California Is the State with the 6th Worst Unemployment Rate Recovery – WalletHub Study

With the U.S. gaining 266,000 jobs in April, falling far short of the 1 million new jobs expected by experts, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most, along with accompanying videos and audio files, … Continue reading

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Community Vaccination Sites Open in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Contra Costa Office of Education and several school districts, will send nearly 20 mobile vaccine clinics to schools across the county in May and early June. Clinics will rotate to … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career – WalletHub Study

With graduation season upon us and employers planning to hire 7.2% more graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Places to … Continue reading

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East Bay Parks 2021 Community Survey

The East Bay Regional Park District (Park District) would like to hear about your experience with our parks and trails. Guided by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, the 2021 Community Survey includes questions about feeling welcome at parks … Continue reading

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PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Improvements in Contra Costa – Spring Progress Update

For customer and community safety, we are continuing to evolve our Community Wildfire Safety Program to improve and strengthen our electric system. Keeping customers and communities safe from wildfires and reducing the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/16/2021

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. Newsom’s mask conundrum – Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing … Continue reading

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Drug Use by State: 2021’s Problem Areas – WalletHub Study

With National Prevention Week in full swing and drug overdose deaths in 2020 up 24% from the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Biggest Drug Problems, as well as accompanying videos, to highlight … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom expands drought emergency to Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed counties

On Monday Governor Gavin Newsom significantly expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to include the Klamath River, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed counties, where accelerated action is needed to protect public health, safety and the environment. In total, … Continue reading

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Stimulus checks for 2/3 of Californians

Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall election, wants to use the state’s sizable budget surplus to put money in the majority of Californians’ pockets.  The governor on Monday unveiled an $11.9 billion proposal that would send $600 stimulus … Continue reading

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Oakley PD Works to Find Homelessness Solutions

One of the main missions of the Oakley Police Department is to find long term solutions for those in Oakley that have found themselves homeless. The Oakley Police Department is making contact daily and in collaboration with the Contra Costa … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/09/2021

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. Survivors Stuck in Limbo as PG&E Fire Victim Trust … Continue reading

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To Every Mother

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Vernal pool virtual tours

Explore these crucial, incredible habitats with Yolo Basin Foundation staff and volunteers through a virtual experience at the vernal pools of Grasslands Regional Park on May 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to … Continue reading

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Dog Owners Reminded to Pick Up After Their Pets

HERE ARE 4 REASONS WHY PICKING UP AFTER YOUR DOG IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK!! 1. IT WILL NOT BREAKDOWN ON ITS OWN If you believe that dog poop will break down or just wash away, you’re wrong. Dog waste … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms – WalletHub Study

With Mother’s Day around the corner and mothers regaining jobs lost due to COVID-19 at a faster rate than fathers, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as accompanying videos. … Continue reading

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