Monthly Archives: November 2021

Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can. Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season that is held annually on the Tuesday after Black … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Updates

From CalMatters After the reprieve of a long Thanksgiving weekend, today will likely serve as an unwelcome reminder for Californians that the pandemic is far from over. Today, the United States is set to close its borders to travelers from South Africa, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/28/2021

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. Looters ransack stores across Bay Area – For evidence … Continue reading

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Great California Delta Trail Draft Master Plan now available

The draft Master Plan for the Great California Delta Trail is now available for review and comment. The Master Plan proposes ways to link trail systems from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay — and the Delta Protection Commission (DPC) … Continue reading

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Update – 11/23/21 Dutch Slough Restoration

The Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project is the first major tidal wetlands restoration site in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to be implemented by DWR. The project will transform 1,187 acres of land into tidal marsh to provide habitat for … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/21/2021

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 Dreamin’ – “I just took [my son] to … Continue reading

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Delta Flood Ready Website

Have you had a chance to visit the new www.DeltaFloodReady.com website? Delta Flood Preparedness Week may be behind us, but a flood can happen at any time of the year. It is important to think about the steps you can take to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/14/2021

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. Northern California gas prices hit records in several cities. … Continue reading

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 “Inside the Crime Files” a podcast taking you inside the crime

On Monday, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert launched a podcast called “Inside the Crime Files,” a project that apparently aims to satisfy people’s zest for true-crime content while also promoting Schubert’s career as a prosecutor. “I put away the Golden State Killer … Continue reading

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This tool shows which community college degree can earn you $113,000 — and which Stanford graduates make $24,000

Students in Stanford University’s English program can expect to earn roughly $24,000 two years after graduating from the prestigious, private university. Just down the street, students who earn a two-year associate’s degree through Foothill College in allied health diagnostic, intervention … Continue reading

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Why time changes persist in California

From CalMatters Why, you may have grumbled to yourself on Sunday morning while setting your microwave and oven clocks back an hour, do I still have to do this? Didn’t we vote to eradicate daylight saving time and standard time … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/07/2021

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. Holiday bummer: Now prices are soaring for Christmas trees … Continue reading

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Why the Change in Seasons Can Increase the Risk of Rats and Mice

9 Tips on What to do Now to Reduce the Risk of Rats and Mice in Fall and Winter Well, that was quick. One week it’s sunny and warm and now it’s cool and rainy. The change in seasons from … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for October 2021

Average precipitation in October 0.62″ Rainfall Totals in October 3.01″ Accumulated Monthly Totals  October – 3.01″ Percent of average YTD 485.48% Weather data – https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/oakley/california/united-states/usca2070 In January of 2015, the National Weather Service forecast offices in California changed from a … Continue reading

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While you were out Trick-or-Treating

From CalMatters On Sunday, while you were out trick-or-treating, California quietly auto-renewed a contract worth up to $1.7 billion for a COVID-19 testing lab so plagued with problems that state health officials warned in February it could lose its license. The automatic renewal, which … Continue reading

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