Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021’s Best States to Live in America – WalletHub Study

With nearly 15 million people having moved last year, many of them influenced by COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best States to Live in, as well as accompanying videos. To help Americans settle down in the … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Saturday , 6/19 for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of ozone pollution are harmful to breathe, especially for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. You can help protect your health by avoiding outdoor activities during the hottest part … Continue reading

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Tips on staying safe in extreme heat from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Summer is right around the corner and with it comes the occasional extreme heat streak (like this week). While some of the warmer weather comes with the summer territory, high record temperatures can lead to emergency situations. By following a … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Friday, 6/18 for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of ozone pollution are harmful to breathe, especially for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. You can help protect your health by avoiding outdoor activities during the hottest part … Continue reading

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The California ISO issued a FlexAlert for today from 5 to 10 p.m.

The California #ISO issued a #FlexAlert today from 5 to 10 p.m., encouraging consumers to reduce their energy use to help relieve stress on the grid. Go to http://FlexAlert.org for conservation measures.

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Are you ready for a “Flex Alert”

Flex Alerts are voluntary calls for consumers to conserve electricity. A Flex Alert is typically issued in the summer when extremely hot weather pushes up energy demand as it reaches available capacity. This usually happens in the evening hours when solar … Continue reading

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Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 Released

After three years of public discussion and technical work and an unprecedented outreach effort, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released the Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 Document and Implementation Plan for public comment … Continue reading

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Real hot weather – How to stay cool and sleep at night

Weather.com forecast Tuesday – forecast 90 record high 110 Wednesday – forecast 102 record high 114 Thursday – forecast 109 record high 117 Friday – forecast 105 record high 110 Saturday – forecast 99 record high 102 Creative Ways to … Continue reading

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Recalling a California governor, explained

California is one of 19 states that allow voters to remove state officials before the end of their term. No reason is necessary — the only requirement to put a recall on the ballot is enough voter signatures. That number must be … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/13/2021

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. Masks at work? California can’t decide – Masks at … Continue reading

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2021’s Best Cities for Gamers – WalletHub Study

With this year’s video game hardware sales up 81% compared to the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best Cities for Gamers, as well as accompanying videos.  To determine the best places to be a serious … Continue reading

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Bears in Oakley

Last Friday morning a video of a black bear wandering an Oakley neighborhood near Marsh Creek on the north side of E. Cypress Rd. was captured by a ring doorbell system. According to East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) wildlife … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project to Host Informational Webinars

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hosting four informational webinars between July and September 2021 to provide background information related to preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).   While not a requirement of the California Environmental Quality Act, … Continue reading

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FREE Emergency Preparedness Training on June 29th at 12:00 noon to 1:00.

Emergency Preparedness Training Registration

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$56.5B Drop in Credit Card Debt during Q1 2021 & Cities with the Biggest Paydowns – WalletHub Reports

After a record-setting year for credit card debt reduction in 2020, U.S. consumers maintained their strong performance during the first quarter of 2021, paying off $56.5 billion in credit card debt, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s latest Credit Card Debt … Continue reading

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FDA approves Biogen Alzheimer’s treatment

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Summer 2021 – All Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

Summer is nearly here, Sunday, June 20, and Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. Please be reminded that the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/06/2021

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. Masks at work, unless all vaccinated – California is … Continue reading

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Oakley PD Bike Rodeo Saturday, June 12th and Saturday, July 17th

The Oakley Recreation Division and Police Department are co-hosting a bicycle rodeo next Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Oakley Recreation Center, 1250 O’Hara Avenue. A bicycle rodeo is a clinic to teach children the skills … Continue reading

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org.  In fact, studies show that women go to the … Continue reading

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