Monthly Archives: October 2021

Sunday Reading – 10/31/2021

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. California Cities With the Most UFO Sightings – Over … Continue reading

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Concord City Council Selects Master Developer for Base Reuse Project

The Concord City Council sitting as the Local Reuse Authority approved the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Concord First Partners, LLC, making them the new master developer for Concord’s Base Reuse Project. In a unanimous vote just after midnight on Oct. 27, … Continue reading

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Great California Delta Trail Draft Master Plan – Coming Soon!

Release date: November 18 The draft Master Plan for the Great California Delta Trail will be released for public comment on November 18! The Master Plan proposes ways to link trail systems from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay – and … Continue reading

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Was the atmospheric river the start to a rainy winter in the SF Bay Area?

A historic moisture-packed atmospheric river that swept California on Sunday into Monday delivered much-needed rain and snow to a drought-plagued state that could face severe challenges if it sees another dry winter. The question on everyone’s minds now is, could this be the … Continue reading

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These California area codes now require 10-digit dialing – Why the change?

In California, as of Sunday, October 24, the following area codes will change to 10-digit numbering: 209: Stockton, Modesto and its surroundings 530: Northern California regions including the Sacramento Valley, Shasta Cascade, and northern Sierra Nevada 562: Long Beach and … Continue reading

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Halloween Facts Infographic: Spooky Stats for 2021

It’s the spookiest time of the year, when superstition runs rampant and treats always come with the potential for a trick. But like with anything else, the more you know about Halloween, the less scary it seems. Did you know, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/24/2021

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. Less product, same price: ‘Shrinkflation” hits US shoppers – … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m – Oakley’s Veterans’ Day Event

The City of Oakley will hold its 9th Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony onThursday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza, honoring all veterans for theirsacrifice, patriotism and willingness to serve. Oakley’s program will include the Presentation of … Continue reading

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Storm Systems Building In Pacific; Potent Atmospheric River Bearing Down On Bay Area

While San Francisco Bay Area residents dodged some light raindrops early Wednesday, a much larger atmospheric river continued to intensify off the coast, carrying with it the threat of up to 5 inches of rain in the coastal mountains this … Continue reading

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Update 10/20/21 – Marsh Creek Trail Closure

Closure of the Marsh Creek trail adjacent to the Dutch Slough restoration project was originally anticipated to last from early October through early November. However, due to national steel and staffing shortages, the Marsh Creek trail will be closed for … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane Wetland Tour at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve

You are invited on a tour, in Lodi, during the “Season of the Sandhill Crane”. The season begins with the arrival of the Sandhill Cranes into the Delta and Central Valley in about late September, where they will spend the … Continue reading

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Military Hero Essay Contest

Oakley students- do you have a family member, friend or other person you look up to who has served in the military? All Oakley kids are invited to enter our City of Oakley Veterans’ Day Military Hero Essay Contest. We … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/17/2021

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. America Is Running Out of Everything – The U.S. … Continue reading

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State Senate declares October as California Farmer and Farmworker Month

The Senate passed a resolution recognizing October as California Farmer and Farmworker Month in perpetuity, calling on all Californians and visitors to urgently support those who’ve worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to protect our food supply—which is still at risk—by … Continue reading

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The 12th Annual Oakley Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 23rd

The 12th Annual Oakley Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 23rd from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street. Join us for this old-fashioned festival in the park that includes a pumpkin decorating contest, pie walk, … Continue reading

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Contra Costa to Lift Masking Requirements in Some Indoor Settings on Nov. 1

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Contra Costa County will lift masking requirements in certain indoor settings where everyone is fully vaccinated on Nov. 1. Eligible settings include controlled spaces not open to the general public, such as: Offices Gyms … Continue reading

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California is the 3rd Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With around 57% 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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‘Dry scooping’ challenge turns pre-workout powder into a dangerous TikTok trend

From Tide PODS to planking, the internet has certainly seen its fair share of “challenges” over the past decade or so. Now, a new study is ringing the alarm bell about a troubling new online trend involving powdered pre-workout beverages. … Continue reading

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New Laws Headed Your Way

from CalMatters You’d be forgiven for not knowing Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the largest expansion of California’s college financial aid system in a generation — he did so during the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants’ first playoff game … Continue reading

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California Ranks Among the Top 10 States with Bullying Problems – WalletHub Study

With schools returning to in-person learning this fall and a child experiencing bullying every seven minutes, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems, as well as accompanying videos. To identify the states where … Continue reading

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