Monthly Archives: July 2021

65 Bar Glasses and What They’re Meant For

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BART increases service four weeks early starting 8/2/21

BART will return to near-pre pandemic service on August 2 instead of August 30 as originally planned. The August 2 change includes extending closing times to midnight Monday through Saturday. In the meantime, BART will also add late-night limited trains … Continue reading

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EXPLAINER: Employers have legal right to mandate COVID shots

From the Associated Press by By MAE ANDERSON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR CAN EMPLOYERS REQUIRE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE? Yes. Private companies and government agencies can require their employees to get vaccinated as a condition of working there. Individuals retain the right … Continue reading

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Utilities to Give Public Briefings on Readiness for 2021 Public Safety Power Shutoffs

In response to a directive by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the state’s investor-owned utilities will provide public briefings on their readiness for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events in 2021. The CPUC has taken a number of actions … Continue reading

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Newsom faces COVID quandary

From CalMatters – Emily Hoeven, CalMatters  Gov. Gavin Newsom is confronting yet another COVID-19 conundrum. A little more than a month after California fully reopened, the state’s coronavirus positivity rate has skyrocketed from 0.7% to 5.2% — a figure not seen since early February. … Continue reading

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Consolidation maybe the future for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District

From Supervisor Burgis The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors yesterday, acting as the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Board of Directors, received an overview of the recently-completed Fire District Annexation Feasibility Study from consultant AP Triton. Yesterday’s presentation … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/25/2021

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 Car Market Is Insane. It Might Stay That … Continue reading

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8 Foods You Can Buy in Bulk and Freeze for Later

From Mental Floss BY CHRISTINE LUNA Buying food in bulk and freezing it has so many benefits: You save time by going to the grocery store less, you save money buying larger quantities, and you ensure that you’ll always have … Continue reading

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Remove these 7 things from your resume ‘ASAP,’ says CEO who has read more than 1,000 resumes this year

From CNBC Peter Yang, Contributor We constantly hear about what you should put on your resume, but we rarely talk about what to leave off. As the CEO of a resume writing service, I’ve read more than a thousand resumes this year … Continue reading

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M 1.7 – 3km NNW of Byron, CA

Magnitude 1.7 Date-Time 21 Jul 2021 14:11:30 UTC21 Jul 2021 07:11:30 near epicenter21 Jul 2021 06:11:30 standard time in your timezone Location 37.895N 121.648W Depth 3 km Distances 3.2 km (2.0 mi) NNW of Byron, California4.4 km (2.8 mi) WSW … Continue reading

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“Grown to be Great” — from California Grown

The Buy California Marketing Agreement, also known as California Grown. is introducing a new digital media campaign, called “Grown to be Great,” with the objective of inspiring consumers–especially those with a serious interest in cooking–to choose California specialty crops and share … Continue reading

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Learn about CDFA’s Citrus Pest and Disease Division at new web page

CDFA’S Citrus Pest and Disease Division has a new web page with information about the division’s various activities, including the Asian Citrus Psyllid/Huanglongbing program. The division works closely with the The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee, which was created to advise the Secretary … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/18/2021

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. With virus cases rising, mask mandate back on in … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Virtual Open House for our East County Integrated Transit Study

CCTA’s East County Integrated Transit Study (ECITS) virtual open house is just around the corner. The online meeting will provide Contra Costa residents an opportunity to share their transportation needs and priorities while experiencing the project through virtual informational stations. … Continue reading

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How to talk to kids about money

The ABCs of Money Teaching kids about money can be tough, but it’s an important step. With back‑to‑school shopping season right around the corner, it’s a great time to talk about budgeting and spending! Check out these articles and insights … Continue reading

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2021’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth – WalletHub Study

With about one in nine young Americans today neither working nor in school, exposing them to greater risk of poverty and violence, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth, as well as accompanying … Continue reading

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Update – Dutch Slough Restoration Project. The Emerson Parcel – July 2021

Work will begin this month on additional restoration activities that include levee breaching, construction of water control structures, and re-routing Marsh Creek to restore the creek delta on the Emerson parcel, providing seasonal freshwater flow cues to out-migrating salmon. The … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/11/2021

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. Antioch Seeks To Be NorCal Cannabis Capital With Mega … Continue reading

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There’s An Actual Reason Why Hot Dogs And Buns Don’t Come In Equal Count Packages

Ni’Kesia PannellWed, July 7, 2021, 10:17 AM If you’re one of the many people who loves to throw a good ol’ fashion backyard barbecue, you’ve likely had your fair share of hot dogs. While most people may not be frank connoisseurs … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Saturday , 7/10 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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