Monthly Archives: August 2021

2021’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With car sales up 9% in the first quarter of 2021, in part due to fear of public transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in, as … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/29/2021

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. Vaccine mandates roil California workplaces – Mask and vaccine … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for today and tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution and ozone are forecast to be unhealthy, especially for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for today and tomorrow, August 27 and 28, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution and ozone are forecast to be unhealthy, especially for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to … Continue reading

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California Is 2021’s 6th Best State for Women’s Equality – WalletHub Study

With Women’s Equality Day around the corner and the U.S. ranking as only the 30th best country for gender equality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality, as well as accompanying videos and … Continue reading

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Oakley – Small Business Classes Starting Soon

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Summer 2021 Delta Voice released

This issue is focused on telling stories about the Delta’s past, including the history of baseball and prisoner of war camps. There are also discussions about growing sod in the Delta during times of drought and the economics of recreation … Continue reading

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What is a Planning Commission?

The 5 member commission is a quasi-judicial advisory body that is appointed by the city council to review matters related to planning and development. As a quasi-judicial body they are granted powers that are similar to a court of law. … Continue reading

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Developer for the Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station Selected

At their special meeting on Saturday, August 21, 2021 the Concord City Council selected Concord First LLC (the Discovery/Seeno Companies, Lewis Communities, and California Capital Investment Group) team as the next Master Developer for the Reuse Project at the former … Continue reading

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Oakley – Planning Commission Applicants Sought

The Oakley City Council has re-established the Planning Commission as a separate body. The City Council will appoint five Planning Commissioners to serve four-year terms. The initial appointment will require a staggered appointment of 2 and 4 year terms. Applications … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/22/2021

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. It appears that important state issues are on hold … Continue reading

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Safest States to Live in During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Updated WalletHub Study

With around 51% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and vaccination being essential for getting the economy back on track, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.  In order to … Continue reading

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A full moon unlike any other in 2021 to rise this weekend

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer The weekend will feature an uncommon event in the night sky, although for those that don’t know what is happening, it may go unnoticed. A full moon is set to rise on Saturday evening, … Continue reading

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What’s the most effective Mosquito Repellent?

Make Sure the Repellent is EPA Registered According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), repellents that are registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contain one of the following active ingredients are safe and effective when … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Friday, 8/20 for the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Spare the Air Alert has been issued for today, 8/19, and tomorrow, 8/20. Smoke from numerous wildfires is currently impacting air quality in the Bay Area. and wood burning is banned. High levels of particulate matter pollution are harmful … Continue reading

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Knightsen 4-H Community Club

Join the Fun!Create Your Account Visit https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in to login to an existing account, or create a new one. Click here for an instructional 4honline Slide Show  Click here for additional information if needed.  https://ucanr.edu/sites/UCCE_LA_County/files/353959.pdf  Enrollment Fees To pay enrollment fees – you may pay … Continue reading

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Newsom: Statewide water restrictions possible

From CalMatters Californians could soon face mandatory statewide water restrictions — but likely not until the end of September, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. The timing suggests the governor may be trying to avoid unpopular mandates before the Sept. 14 recall election — … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

With the average birth costing around $4,500 for mothers with insurance, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the most ideal places … Continue reading

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The 2021 Grape Harvest has started in Oakley

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, they’re ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Generally the harvest starts around Labor Day in Oakley, the August heat wave … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County to begin redistricting process

Contra Costa County @CCCounty launches its Redistricting effort, a once-a-decade process of redrawing the boundaries for Supervisorial districts after the U.S. Census. Your input is welcomed. Visit http://CoCoRedistricting.org to learn more. #CoCoRedistricting

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