Monthly Archives: June 2022

Transfer of Command Ceremony – Annexation of East Contra Costa Fire District – 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2022

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District cordially invite you to celebrate the historic transfer of command from East Contra Costa Fire to Con Fire. The event will mark the merger of our two … Continue reading

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Con Fire Announces County-Wide Illegal Fireworks Reporting Hotline

New Phone Line Connects Residents with Local Law Enforcement Non-Emergency Lines to Report Illegal Fireworks Use Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today announced the availability of a toll-free hotline for use by residents to immediately reach their … Continue reading

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How to scrub yourself from the internet, the best that you can

The Washington Post Heather Kelly – Friday Data brokers collect detailed information about who we are based on our things like our online activity, real world purchases and public records. Together, it’s enough to figure out your political leanings and health status, … Continue reading

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Regionalization Plan Approved for PG&E to Improve Safety

From the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in ongoing efforts to enhance Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) ability to meet its safety obligations, has approved the utility’s regionalization plan, which the CPUC ordered … Continue reading

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Oakley Grocery Outlet’s “Independence from Hunger” Campaign begins Wednesday June 29 – Sunday July 31.

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Summer 2022 – All Fireworks Are Illegal in the City of Oakley!

Summer is nearly here, Sunday, June 20, and Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. Please be reminded that the use, possession, manufacture, and sale of fireworks is illegal in the both the City of Oakley and the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/26/2022

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 Housing: Mortgage on Typical Home Now $9,100 … Continue reading

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What to Do About Underground Yellowjackets, Now

Yellowjackets are beneficial insects that eat garden pests and pollinate certain plants through daily foraging. If left undisturbed, yellowjackets are typically not a problem; however, these wasps will defend their nest if they sense a threat to the colony. Yellowjackets can … Continue reading

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2022’s Best States for Summer Road Trips – WalletHub Study

With nearly 80% of U.S. adults saying they will take some sort of road trip this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips, along with accompanying videos and expert commentary. To … Continue reading

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The Drawbridges of the Delta

By Aleta George from Estuary News Magazine  The moveable bridges that cross the rivers and sloughs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta were built in the first half of the 20th century, and most are operated by control panels as old as … Continue reading

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Real hot weather – How to stay cool and sleep at night

Weather.com forecast Tuesday – forecast 104 record high 110 Wednesday – forecast 102 record high 114 Thursday – forecast 98 record high 117 Friday – forecast 97 record high 110 Saturday – forecast 96 record high 102 Creative Ways to … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Tuesday, June 21, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Tuesday, June 21, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of ozone pollution are harmful to breathe, especially for young children, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/19/2022

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 Cursing Is Actually Beneficial for Your Mental Health … Continue reading

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Get ready for another gas tax increase

From CalMatters July 1 is shaping up to be a big day for California. That’s when the Golden State’s sky-high gas prices are set to tick up even more due to a scheduled increase to the excise tax rate, which will tack … Continue reading

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How to buy a used car online

by A. Tarantola @terrortola June 13th, 2022 from Engadget Despite what Dunkin’ Donuts would have you believe, America runs on gasoline. We are a nation of drivers with a transit infrastructure geared overwhelmingly towards automobile travel (with fewer than one … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s Most Fun State in America – WalletHub Study

With summer just around the corner and 86% of Americans planning to take a vacation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most Fun States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the states offering … Continue reading

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Introducing the Oakley eGift Program!

pend, Gift and Support Local Businesses! New mobile Buy One, Get One Free gift card program sponsored by the City of Oakley offers a fun and easy way to keep local spending local.  For a limited time, purchase an e-card valued … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/12/2022

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 San Francisco Became A Failed City – But … Continue reading

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511 Contra Costa Summer Bike Challenge

511 Contra Costa is offering the 2022 Summer Bike Challenge in partnership with Contra Costa Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The Summer Bike Challenge will get you outside and on the move! How does it … Continue reading

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In the night sky for June

The ‘supermoon’ season of 2022 continues with the Full Strawberry Moon on June 14. June’s full moon is the second of four back-to-back “supermoons” and comes just a week before summer in the Northern Hemisphere Five planets will align in the … Continue reading

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