Monthly Archives: November 2021

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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Happy Thanksgiving – 2021

In January 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just been re-elected for a third term. After nearly 10 years of double-digit unemployment and economic stagnation, the Great Depression was abating. War had engulfed Europe, and before year’s end the United States … Continue reading

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2021 Thanksgiving & Holiday Shopping Reports – WalletHub

With the hectic holiday season fast approaching but the country still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub wanted to drop you a quick note to make sure you didn’t miss any of WalletHub’s recent holiday studies and reports, highlights of … 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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2021’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday – WalletHub Study

With Black Friday sales starting earlier this year and most consumers planning to shop online rather than in-store, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. … Continue reading

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The Beaver Moon lunar eclipse on Nov. 19 will be the longest of the century. Here are its stages explained.

The next eclipse of the moon will greet early risers before dawn on Friday morning (Nov. 19) across North America.  It will be the second lunar eclipse of 2021 and, in some ways, will be similar to the last one on … Continue reading

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M4.0 Earthquake – 2km NE of San Ramon, CA

Magnitude 4.0 Date-Time 17 Nov 2021 19:43:44 UTC17 Nov 2021 11:43:44 near epicenter17 Nov 2021 11:43:44 standard time in your timezone Location 37.792N 121.968W Depth 10 km Distances 1.6 km (1.0 mi) NE of San Ramon, California4.4 km (2.7 mi) … 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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Proposed Final Map of Contra Costa County Supervisor New Districts

Every ten years, at the conclusion of the census, County Supervisor district boundaries must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each board member represents about the … Continue reading

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How long will California be in a state of emergency due to COVID-19?

from CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom last week issued an executive order that extends certain portions of his March 4, 2020 emergency proclamation through March 31, 2022 — raising questions about what conditions would prompt Newsom or state lawmakers to phase out the emergency powers … Continue reading

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2021’s Most Overweight & Obese States in America – WalletHub Report

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and obesity costing the health care system $147 billion each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Most Overweight & Obese States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. … 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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FREE Emergency Preparedness Training

This training is designed for the entire community. We will cover some basic steps to start your preparedness along with some resources that will aid you in emergencies, especially Public Safety Power Shut-offs. Here’s the Zoom Registration link to the … 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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11 Things to Remember This Veterans Day

BY MICHELE DEBCZAK NOVEMBER 11, 2018 (UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2020) Whether or not you know someone who served in the military or you served yourself, Veterans Day is a holiday worth observing. There are around 18 million veterans living in the U.S.—here are some things to … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – 2021

Today marks the 103rd Veterans Day, when we pause at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in honor of all American veterans. Our national Veterans Day observance originated as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War … Continue reading

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Most Charitable States for 2022 & Best Charities for 2022

With Americans having donated over $471 billion in 2020, up 5.1% from the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Most Charitable States for 2022, along with accompanying videos and expert commentary. It also released its picks for the Best … Continue reading

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