Monthly Archives: May 2022

Track home prices in every Bay Area city and ZIP code

Using Zillow home values data, we are mapping Bay Area median house prices and charting changes in the housing market. See home prices near you by plugging in your address to the interactive map. For more info: here

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Sunday Reading – 05/29/2022

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. The coming blackouts. Do NOT say you were not … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 8th Worst State for Military Retirees – WalletHub Study

With May being Military Appreciation Month and the U.S. sending additional troops to NATO countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Goose

From Delta Voice – Spring 2022 The Delta is a premier location for waterfowl. Green-winged – teals, American wigeons, Canadian geese, Northern pintails, Snow geese, mallards, and other species can all be found flockng to the region. For migrating waterfowl, … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career – WalletHub Study

With graduation season upon us and employers planning to hire 31.6% more graduates from the Class of 2022 than they did from the Class of 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Places to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/22/2022

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. Bay Area’s biggest new housing development once again in … Continue reading

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U.S. Armed Forces Day

Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the 3RD SATURDAY IN MAY. Army Day formerly was the date the US entered World War I, April 6, 1917. Navy Day … Continue reading

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NEW TOOL: Type in your address, see your risk of wildfire in California

First Street Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit research group, added huge amounts of new data to its Risk Factor tool, which allows users to type in their address and learn its fire risk, ranging from minor to extreme. The feature is available … Continue reading

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The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District’s 95th Anniversary

This year, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) is celebrating 95 years of protecting public health. Wow! 95 years is certainly an impressive accomplishment, but how did the District get here? Let’s take a look at the District’s history. In … Continue reading

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The American West is primed for a summer of fire

BY PHILIP KIEFER | PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2022 4:51 PM More than 1.2 million acres of the US have burned from wildfires so far this year. That’s roughly 500,000 acres more than the 10-year average—and across much of the West, peak fire conditions haven’t … Continue reading

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First Dead Bird of 2022 Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa Co.

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports the first dead bird of the year has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The dead bird, an American crow, was picked up in an … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/15/2022

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 to open first new state park in 13 … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans – WalletHub Study

With the NBA playoffs kicking off on April 16 and the NBA projected to have $10 billion in revenue this season (which is higher than pre-pandemic revenue), the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities … Continue reading

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Why you should be taking security advice from your grandmother

from Malwarebytes We tend to accept that younger folks are supposed to be more tech savvy, given they’ve grown up with computers and the Internet pretty much their whole lives. If you go back about 15 or so years, a … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District – What to do Around Cattle

Cattle grazing has been part of the ecosystem in the East Bay hills since the 1800s and part of the East Bay’s ecosystem for many tens of thousands of years. Grazing cattle play an important role in reducing wildfire risks and maintaining … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Junior Recreation Leader Program

The Junior Recreation Leader program is a summer volunteer program designed for youth age 13-15. The work hours are generally Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center (1250 O’Hara Avenue) and camp is held … Continue reading

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Guide: Where to watch gray whales this spring

From the San Francisco Chronicle Gray whales are on the move — with their calves in tow. The majestic marine mammals have begun their springtime migration north along the California coastline, escorting their 1,000-pound newborns from Baja’s shallow lagoons to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/08/2022

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. How will California handle a huge budget surplus? – … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 10th Worst State for Working Moms – WalletHub Study

With Mother’s Day tomorrow and 68% of women with children under age 18 having been in the labor force during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as accompanying … Continue reading

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Spring 2022 – Oakley’s Garage Sale Do’s & Don’t’s

Garage Sales are a great way of cleaning out the house while making a little extra money for your family. Each weekend a handful of garage/yard sales are held throughout Oakley, which we welcome. However, in the event that you … Continue reading

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