Monthly Archives: February 2022

A3 – Anyone Anytime Anywhere Community Crisis Response

In Contra Costa County, people experiencing a behavioral health emergency often do not get the care and help they need. There is not currently an appropriate, reliable and comprehensive response system. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is working to address … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 02/27/2022

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. UC Berkeley poll reveals grim attitudes toward crime, homelessness, … Continue reading

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2022 Shop Oakley Coupon Book Now Available

The City of Oakley is excited to share that the Shop Oakley Coupon Book for 2022 is here! We are excited to bring back our print AND digital version of our coupon book. Please help support these local businesses that … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 2nd Most Sinful State – WalletHub Study

Every state has virtues and vices, and vices are especially hard to conquer during the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. Harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S. $5 … Continue reading

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CPUC to hold remote public forums(PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARINGS) on PG&E’S Rate Increase Case for 2023-2026

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold six remote public forums (otherwise known as Public Participation Hearings) to provide an opportunity for customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to offer their perspective and input to the CPUC … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 02/20/2022

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 your PG&E bill is going up. Yes, rates … Continue reading

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City of Oakley is Calling All Artists – Civic Center Park Mural Project

The City of Oakley is seeking artists to showcase their artwork on the wall south side of the Civic Center Playground Oakley. The goal of this project is to beautify Oakley, deter unsightly graffiti, and bring artinto unexpected places. Designs … Continue reading

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Is this the ‘Year of the Parent’ in CA?

from CalMatters “We can never go back to the previous world where parents weren’t organized and weren’t lifting up their concerns together.” That was San Francisco Parent Coalition Executive Director Meredith Dodson’s assessment of the city’s voters decisively ejecting three school board members from … Continue reading

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California’s indoor mask mandate is over. What does that mean?

The state’s indoor mask requirement — which requires everyone to wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status — has expired. Each county still has the ability to enforce its own mandates. In the Bay Area 8 of the 9 counties have … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Join millions of people worldwide February 18-21, 2022 for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Watching birds is a safe and enjoyable activity anyone can do during the Covid pandemic, whether at home or in a Regional Park. Report your observations from … Continue reading

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Big Mother is watching: What parents REALLY think about tracking their kids

From Malwarebytes Should parents invade the data privacy of their children and digitally track their activity in order to provide them with a little more safety?   On Data Privacy Day this year, we decided to investigate the issue ourselves, and we found that, for the … Continue reading

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Big COVID changes could land today in California

From CalMatters As the omicron wave recedes, Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic lawmakers’ plans for dealing with COVID-19 appear to be on a collision course. On the one hand, Newsom’s administration as soon as today could unveil portions of its strategy for … Continue reading

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Mental Health Resources Preparedness Training

Training Date:         Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Training Time:         12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Location:                   Online on Zoom Registration:           https://bit.ly/3rFLTEi

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Sunday Reading – 02/13/2022

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. CA housing market gets tighter – Five of the … Continue reading

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BART’s New Schedule for 2022

BART’s schedule will change on Monday, February 14, 2022, with significant improvements to Sunday service. With this schedule change, BART will operate midnight service every night of the week representing a full restoration of pre-pandemic service hours.  Highlights include: Extend … Continue reading

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Oakley listed as California’s 11th Safest Small City

From California City News Rising crime is a top concern for voters. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed $255 million in grants for local law enforcement and the creation of a new Smash and Grab Enforcement Unit to combat organized retail theft. Cities across … Continue reading

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Spay and Neuter Awareness Month – February 2022

February is recognized as National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month to encourage pet owners to have their companion animals sterilized before the warmer months of the year when puppies and kittens are born.  Each year, more than 6 million dogs and cats … Continue reading

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Trails Challenge 2022 Shirts and Guidebooks Available

Free Trails Challenge 2022 t-shirts and printed guidebooks are now available at Park District Visitor Centers while supplies last. You can download an electronic PDF copy of the guidebooks at www.ebparks.org/trails-challenge. All featured trails are also available on the AllTrails app … Continue reading

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Winter is Here and So Are the Skunks

Seeing (or more likely, smelling) skunks lately? As winter continues, so does the appearance and aroma of these animals, as skunks are seeking a mate and a place to provide shelter to their young. Skunks do not jump or climb, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 02/06/2022

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. Want to quit social media? Here’s how to delete … Continue reading

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