Monthly Archives: September 2021

Oakley’s Afghan Heroes 

On August 26, at around 1730, Ghost Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, out of Camp Pendleton, alongside service personnel from the U.S. Army and British Paratroopers, were at the Abbey Gate entry to the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan scrambling … Continue reading

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Why are Yellowjackets More Active Right Now?

10 Tips on How to Respond to Today’s Yellowjackets and Prevent Tomorrow’s It’s a sunny late September afternoon and you head out to the patio to enjoy your lunch.But, no sooner have you taken your first bite, when a yellowjacket … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County and East Contra Costa Fire Boards’ approvals give greenlight to Fire District annexation plans

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) today announced their boards of directors have each approved resolutions for the annexation of ECCFPD into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/26/2021

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. Why Hasn’t California Been Split Into Smaller States Yet? … Continue reading

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“The challenge is there is no water.”

From CalMatters That bleak assessment from Karla Nemeth, director of the state Department of Water Resources, puts the devastating scope of California’s drought into perspective even more sharply than the sea of statistics released Tuesday and reported by CalMatters’ Rachel Becker: … Continue reading

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Oakley – Laurel Road Construction Update 09/24

The project to repair and resurface Laurel Road in the section from Empire Avenue to O’Hara Avenue will begin on Monday, September 27th. Electronic message boards and construction signs have been placed on Laurel Road in anticipation of the start of … Continue reading

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2021’s Best Coffee Cities in America + National Coffee Day Deals – WalletHub Reports

With National Coffee Day around the corner and coffee consumption up 8% since January 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best Coffee Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary, along with its list of top coffee … Continue reading

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Every Three Hours Someone is Hit by a Train – National Rail Safety Week Sept. 20-26

Every three hours in America, either a person or a vehicle is hit by a train, and too many of these incidents happen at grade crossings. Roadway-rail crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles totaled 168 in 2017, an increase of 7% over 2016. … Continue reading

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55-Hour Full Closure Of State Route 4 POSTPONED until September 24-27, 2021 – SR-4 To Be Closed From Discovery Bay Boulevard In Contra Costa County To Tracy Boulevard In San Joaquin County

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform a 55-hour full highway closure of State Route 4 (SR-4), just west of the Middle River Bridge, as part of a culvert rehabilitation project that will make necessary upgrades and repairs to … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst States for Teachers – WalletHub Study

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and more than half of public-school teachers reporting significant learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos and expert … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/19/2021

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 very American heroism of Todd Beamer – Twenty … Continue reading

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Gov. Newsom abolishes single-family zoning in California

The California State Legislature has passed the widely discussed Senate Bill 9, which would require all local agencies to consider certain proposed two-unit projects and lot splits ministerially. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill yesterday and the changes will take effect … Continue reading

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It’s Constitution Day

It is Constitution Day: the anniversary of the adoption of our Republic’s founding contract — that date in 1787 when our Constitution was signed by the Constitutional Convention delegates in Philadelphia.

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Effective Sept. 22 – COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Test Required for Some Contra Costa Businesses

Everyone 12 and older must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter restaurants, gyms and other indoor businesses where there’s an increased risk of spreading COVID-19, effective Sept. 22.​ This temporary new health order applies to indoor eating and drinking … Continue reading

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Roddy Ranch Golf Course Habitat Restoration and Public Access Plan Open House

On Saturday, September 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the East Bay Regional Park District and East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy will be hosting a free, on-site OPEN HOUSE at the former Roddy Ranch Golf Course in Antioch. The … Continue reading

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National Hispanic American Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15

National Hispanic American Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

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The Heart of Oakley Festival is BACK for 2021!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH FROM 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA Thank you to everyone who celebrated this beloved event from the safety of your homes last year, we’re excited to bring Heart of Oakley Festival back to … Continue reading

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Seniors Invited to Café Costa for Weekly Lunch

The congregate meal program at the Oakley Senior Center (AKA Café Costa) is slated to begin on Wednesday, September 15th! This is a fun lunch service every Wednesday for our community’s seniors, ages 60 and up. There is a recommended donation of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/12/2021

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. What rock fans don’t want to admit – The … Continue reading

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Oakley – Ribbon Cutting of the New Civic Center Park Playground – Tuesday, September 14th at 5:30 p.m.

The City of Oakley is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the City’s brand new all-abilities playground this Tuesday, September 14th at 5:30 p.m. This brand new playground includes many different components to bring children of various abilities … Continue reading

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