Monthly Archives: September 2021

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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California Legislative session comes to a close today

From CalMatters Today is the deadline for state lawmakers to send bills to Newsom’s desk — and they almost certainly will not be extending California’s eviction moratorium, leaving those protections to expire on Sept. 30, CalMatters’ Manuela Tobias reports. Lawmakers won’t … Continue reading

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Redistricting is the once-a-decade process of redrawing the boundaries for Supervisorial districts after the U.S. Census. 

The Board of Supervisors is seeking input about Communities of Interest. State law defines a “Community of Interest” as “a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single supervisorial district for purposes of … Continue reading

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A more transparent Capitol – How liberal or conservative are the politicians who represent you? 

CalMatters has launched Glass House: A California Legislator Tracker to demystify the 120 people representing all 40 million of us — and to hold them accountable. With this database, you can find out more about your representatives’ personal background, how they voted … Continue reading

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55-Hour Full Closure Of State Route 4 September 17-20, 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 … Continue reading

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In this state – Money matters

From CalMatters Today, state lawmakers will begin a final round of hearings to hammer out the last details of California’s record-breaking $263 billion budget — for the fiscal year that began July 1. (If you’re confused about why the Legislature is still … Continue reading

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The Spare the Air Alert has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 7, 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 … Continue reading

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The Spare the Air Alert has been extended through Monday, Sept. 6, 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 … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/05/2021

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 doesn’t the U.S. win wars anymore? – We … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for Sunday, Sept. 5, 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 … Continue reading

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New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses – prevention tips from CDFA

A total of five California horses have tested positive in recent weeks for West Nile Virus, all in the Central Valley. One of the horses is deceased, and only one had been vaccinated. Horse owners are encouraged to have their … Continue reading

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