Monthly Archives: May 2022

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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Saturday, May 21 – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Locke Asian Pacific Spring Festival

Presented by the Locke Foundation, the festival will have Lion Dance, music, martial arts, food, demonstrations, and more! Enjoy historic Locke and the festival with your whole family. Free admission and free parking. Map

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May 20 – Bike to Work Day 2022

Don’t feel like you’ll be ‘road ready’ in time for Bike to Work Day? Preparing to bike commute isn’t as difficult as you might think. Take a little time to get familiar with your bike, figure out how to carry … 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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May 15, 2022, 6:30PM-8:00PM – Big Break Campfire: Bears

Gather the family for an evening in the park! Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the festivities begin! We’ll explore the wonders of Big Break through activities and a campfire (and S’mores of course!) Drop-in Program. Free Program. Meet … Continue reading

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Blood Moon total lunar eclipse is coming Sunday

Sunset in the Bay Area this Sunday will come with a rare treat: a blood moon, during a total lunar eclipse. What’s more, since the moon will be near its perigee, or closest point to Earth, it will also be … 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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California Is 2022’s 8th Most Gambling-Addicted State – WalletHub Study

With the gambling industry bringing in record-breaking profits last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most Gambling-Addicted States, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary, … Continue reading

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Five Key Findings From a Huge Study of Dog Life Expectancy

From Real Clear Science By Ross PomeroyApril 29, 2022 Veterinary scientists associated with National Taiwan University and The Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom have completed a massive study of pet dogs’ life expectancy in the United Kingdom, providing unprecedented, evidence-backed estimates … Continue reading

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