Monthly Archives: April 2022

May 2022 – Bike to Wherever Days

May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 20, is Bike to Work Day. More Bay Area residents are biking than ever before, and while in-person celebrations were put on hold in 2020 and 2021, this May will see the return … Continue reading

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MTC’s Coordinated Plan Survey is now open for participation!

Our friends with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) have asked Contra Costa County to help promote their survey about transportation gaps faced by Bay Area residents. They are especially interested in hearing from older residents, residents with disabilities, and residents … Continue reading

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Masks once again required on BART

The BART Board of Directors at its meeting today approved a temporary amendment to the District’s Code of Conduct to require riders to wear masks in paid areas of the system with limited exceptions. This requirement applies to trains and … Continue reading

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Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8 – San Joaquin Asparagus Festival

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206 Enjoy the Delta’s finest foods in the Asparagus Festival! Not only will asparagus be the star, but this year will also feature potatoes! Enjoy several food vendors from asparagus ice … Continue reading

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Saturday, April 30 – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. Communities throughout California will host sites to collect … Continue reading

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“Your AppI‌e‌ ‌l‌D‌ ‌‌h‌‌a‌‌s‌‌ ‌‌b‌‌e‌‌e‌‌n‌‌ ‌‌l‌‌ocke‌‌d‌‌” spam email takes you on a website mystery tour

from Malwarebytes Spam which claims your account has been locked out and needs to be fixed are common. They drive people to phishing campaigns on a daily basis. The mail below follows the same pattern with one key difference. It … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA MOSQUITO AWARENESS WEEK

As we all try to navigate what the new normal will be like now that the COVID-19 pandemic is entering the endemic phase, it turns out, we don’t have to look any further than another endemic virus that we’ve been … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 04/24/2022

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. America Will Never Die So Long As It Keeps … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 5th Greenest State – WalletHub Study

With Earth Day around the corner and the U.S. having experienced $343 billion in damage from natural disasters during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Greenest States, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. In order to … Continue reading

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CalMatters launches Voter Guide for statewide June 7 primary election

We’ve launched a revamped, better-than-ever version of our renowned Voter Guide to walk you through all you need to know about the quickly approaching election, including: Key election dates and a voting FAQ. An interactive tool to find your newly redrawn congressional and … Continue reading

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Volunteer for the Delta Protection Advisory Committee

The Delta Protection Commission is advised by a Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC), a 15 member volunteer body consisting of representatives of diverse interests within the Delta. Members are appointed by the Commission to a 3-year term and may be re-appointed. … Continue reading

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Celebration of John Muir Birthday and Earth Day – April 30

The John Muir Association and National Park Service are hosting a joint celebration of John Muir’s 184th birthday and the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM. … Continue reading

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Saturday, April 30 ~ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – California Duck Days hosted by Yolo Basin Foundation

California Duck Days, hosted by the Yolo Basin Foundation, is a family-oriented, community-based outdoor festival with activities for people of all ages. Celebrate the wildlife of our wetlands with field trips, exhibits, fishing, and much more during the festival. The festival … Continue reading

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Oakley – Movies in the Plaza Returns

Our “Movies in the Plaza” series starts on Saturday, May 7 with Disney’s Luca. Admission is FREE and movies begin at dark. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. For more information call 625-7041 or email bruno@ci.oakley.ca.us. The series continues with monthly movies until October. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 04/17/2022

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. Op-Ed: The border the U.S. shares with Mexico? We … Continue reading

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Why Easter Is Called Easter, and Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

By Brent Landau April 13, 2017 This Sunday, April 1, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. The reason … Continue reading

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Easter Survey Key Stats form WalletHub

People plan to spend more this year. 45% of Americans are planning to spend more on Easter this year than in 2021.  More people plan to celebrate in person this year. Americans are 15% more likely to celebrate Easter with … Continue reading

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April 17, 2022 – It’s National Bat Appreciation Day

Each year on April 17th, National Bat Appreciation Day reminds us of the roles bats play in our daily lives. April is also the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. The Bay Area … Continue reading

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Atmospheric rivers—a meteorological phenomenon virtually unknown a few decades ago—now deliver about half of the West’s precipitation.

In addition to replenishing reservoirs and the mountain snowpacks that store much of the region’s water, they also cause most of the flooding in the West, with economic damages reaching $1 billion a year. New research shows how much bigger … Continue reading

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Traffic Alert: State Route 84 Real McCoy Ferry Closure Extended Through Late April

Caltrans has extended the long-term closure of the State Route 84 (SR-84) Real McCoy Ferry II tentatively until the end of April 2022 due to further inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard requiring additional repairs before Caltrans can return the … Continue reading

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