Monthly Archives: December 2021

Delta Flood Ready website

There are over 1,100 miles of levees protecting 700,000 acres of lowland in the California Delta, and no matter how well built the levee, no levee is flood-proof.  Know as much as you can about the threat of flood – … Continue reading

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BART’s top 21 accomplishments in 2021

2021 was the first full year we spent living in the midst of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, we accomplished many things to help serve the Bay Area. Improvements to the Rider Experience: We returned to near pre-pandemic levels of service and … Continue reading

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770 new laws are coming to California. Here are some highlights –

Bacon Ban WHAT THE LAW DOES Proposition 12 — the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition — was overwhelmingly passed by voters back in 2018. Beginning in 2022, pork producers will have to abide by Proposition 12, a California farm animal cruelty law passed … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Our Top 10 Stories of 2021

From California City News California saw its own share of special craziness. 2021 was a banner year for recall elections across the state. Sadly, we saw the passing of a number of elected officials too. As always, the best part … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/26/2021

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. California redistricting stumbles toward finish line – It’s crunch … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2021

Christmas gifts that we can give year-round. Patience, Compassion, Faith, and Resilience I wish for you a Christmas with the patience to endure the hardships placed on us by government decree; with loved ones that we have been pent up … Continue reading

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Christmas Is What You Make It

Excuse the Hobby Lobby ad but as we move into the Christmas Season it’s important to remember that giving a gift can be as simple as sharing a little of yourself.

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5 Steps to Take Now to Prevent Mice at Your Holiday Celebration

Mice can spread bacteria and viruses in their droppings and nesting material. They’ve also been associated with asthma. Mice have difficulty maintaining body warmth, so they are attracted to the warmth, food and shelter that can be found in your … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic: Heartburn from holiday feasts can be easily prevented

From UPI Like Mr. Grinch, heartburn can crush your holiday, but there are easy ways to prevent it. “Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach content moving into the esophagus, or gullet, which is much less resistant to acid,” said Dr. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/19/2021

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. Will new bacon law begin? California grocers seek delay … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Strategic Planning Survey

It’s time to develop the City of Oakley’s next Strategic Plan and you can help! Since the City was incorporated, Oakley has used the strategic plans process to outline goals that lead to actions. We are in the early stages … Continue reading

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More Housing Required

Since 1969, the State of California has required each local government to plan for its share of the state’s housing needs for people of all income levels. Through the Regional Housing Needs Allocation RHNA) process, every local jurisdiction is assigned … Continue reading

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Please don’t buy this! 3 gift card scams to watch out for this holiday season

From Malwarebytes Posted: November 23, 2021 by Pieter ArntzLast updated: December 2, 2021 With the holiday season around the corner, we thought it was a good time to look at the dangers that come with gift cards. Gift cards can be an easy win … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/12/2021

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. Crime poses political conundrum – Attorney General Rob Bonta the … Continue reading

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2021’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud – WalletHub Study

With businesses such as Facebook, T-Mobile and Volkswagen experiencing data breaches this year and the number of breaches already higher than in 2020, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & … Continue reading

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The connection between birds and cattle — a video from the National Audubon Society

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Protect Yourself from Social Security-related Scams

SCAM ALERT The Social Security Administration will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action. If you receive a call, text, or email that…  Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all … Continue reading

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At Dawn They Slept – December 7th

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this … Continue reading

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DWR Completes First Phase of Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project

As part of an ongoing effort to protect and restore critical habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has restored more than half of the 1,187 acres of former grazing and dairy lands into rich … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/05/2021

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. Contra Costa District Attorney Announces Arrest and Charges Against … Continue reading

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