Monthly Archives: March 2022

California Is 2022’s State with the 9th Highest Tax Burden – WalletHub Study

With Tax Day approaching on April 18 and 81% of Americans thinking that the government does not spend their tax dollars wisely, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2022 Tax Burden by State report, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary, … Continue reading

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Facebook phish claims “Someone tried to log into your account”

From Malwarebytes Watch out for bogus Facebook phishing messages winging their way to your mailbox. The ruse is quite simple: The mail senders are relying on the recipient’s sense of panic to respond without thinking about it. The mail looks … Continue reading

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Exploring the futures of Webb Tract, Holland Tract, Bacon Island and Bouldin Island – Survey

The goal of the Delta Islands Adaptation (DIA) Project is to improve the resilience and sustainability of the islands in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta owned by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) by the most cost-effective means. The … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 03/27/2022

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. Strikes highlight CA’s soaring cost of living – Welcome … Continue reading

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California Is the State with the 2nd Worst Unemployment Rate Recovery – WalletHub Study

With the U.S. gaining 678,000 jobs in February, exceeding the previous month’s 481,000 jobs, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most, along with accompanying videos and audio files, to illustrate which areas of the … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s State with the 4th Worst Taxpayer ROI – WalletHub Study

With Tax Day coming up on April 18 and 44 million Americans expecting to pay this year’s taxes late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub today released its report on the states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment … Continue reading

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North end of Marsh Creek Trail has been reopened

The installation of the bridge crossing the rerouted Marsh Creek has been completed. The trail was reopened on Friday, March 18, 2022.

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Sunday Reading – 03/20/2022

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. Just How Liberal Is California? The Answer Matters to … Continue reading

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California’s proposed single-payer Health Care System gets a price tag

From CalMatters It would cost California between $494 billion and $552 billion annually to operate the single-payer health care system envisioned in a bill that died last month in the supermajority-Democratic Legislature, according to a Tuesday analysis I obtained. The cost estimate from … Continue reading

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Brannan Island State Recreation Area – temporary closure effective Friday, April 1, 2022

California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of Brannan Island State Recreation Area (Brannon Island),effective Friday, April 1, 2022. Brannan Island is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Located northeast of San Francisco Bay, the park … Continue reading

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Mosquitofish Service Changes

Read This First, BEFORE Trying to Pick Up Fish at the District With spring right around the corner, the time is now to take steps to prevent mosquitoes. Dump out any standing water and if you’re a Contra Costa County … Continue reading

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$87B Rise in Credit Card Debt in 2021 + Fed Rate Hike to Cost $1.6B & Cities with the Biggest Paydowns – WalletHub Reports

With consumers’ finances under pressure due to inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub released two key reports highlighting additional hurdles to watch out for. For starters, WalletHub’s Credit Card Debt Study found that consumers racked up $87.3 billion in new debt during 2021. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 03/13/2022

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. Would you stay and fight or leave the country? … Continue reading

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Delta Island Adaptations Workshop – Tuesday, March 154:00 PM Virtual Meeting

Join in on public workshop about the new Delta Island Adaptations (DIA) planning effort, which is exploring ways to improve the resilience and sustainability of Delta islands owned by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). These four islands face adaptation challenges similar … Continue reading

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Grand Island Road (approximately .5 miles north of the J-Mack Ferry crossing) will be closed 24-hours a day for approximately two to three months. 

Reclamation District No. 3 (RD 3) is alerting motorists that a section of northbound and southbound lanes of Grand Island Road (approximately .5 miles north of the J-Mack Ferry crossing) will be closed 24-hours a day for approximately two to … Continue reading

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44 Million Americans Expect to Pay Taxes Late Due to COVID-19 + States with Highest Tax Rates – WalletHub Reports

With Tax Day looming and 44 million Americans expecting to pay this year’s taxes late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub today released its 2022 Taxpayer Survey, as well as its yearly report on the States with the Highest & Lowest Tax … Continue reading

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Redistricting 2022 – Contra Costa Board of Supervisors

2022 Elections for BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 1st District…………………………………………………John Gioia (I)4th District ..………………………………………………..Karen Mitchoff (I) Nomination PeriodFebruary 14 – March 11, 2022 Candidates 1st District John Gioia Candidates 4th District Debora AllenEdi BirsanKen CarlsonRoxanne GarzaCarlyn Obringer Statewide Direct Primary Election June … Continue reading

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Redistricting 2022 – State and Federal Lines – What does it look like for East Contra Costa?

What is redistricting? In order to get an updated count of the country’s population, the U.S. Constitution requires a federal census every ten years. California uses that census data to redraw the Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 03/06/2022

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. California faces a ‘big short’ in vital commodities – … Continue reading

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Clipper® START Program Offers Discounts on Transit

The Clipper START® pilot program provides fare discounts to adults with lower incomes for single rides on 21 transit systems around the Bay Area. The program is administered by MTC in partnership with Bay Area transit agencies. Who Can Apply? Bay … Continue reading

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