Monthly Archives: July 2022

Sunday Reading – 07/31/2022

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. These California Counties Have the Worst Commutes – Workers … Continue reading

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Patriots Jet Team Foundation 9th Annual Benefit Gala – Saturday, September 17th

In Celebration of Our Patriotic Heroes… Join us this year for a spectacular evening with our Guest Speaker, Heather “Lucky” Penney. Saturday, September 17th We are very excited to announce that the event Guest of Honor/Speaker is Heather “Lucky” Penney … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project Draft EIR Available for Public Review and Comment Through October 27, 2022

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released and is now accepting comments on the proposed Delta Conveyance Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) through October 27, 2022. Everyone is invited to visit the Draft EIR website to access the document … Continue reading

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The Delta Tunnel Project – Answering Questions

Check out this new video series that asks and answers fundamental questions related to the proposed Delta Conveyance Project. Topics include how water moves through the state’s largest water transport system, the risks to the system and why it is critical … Continue reading

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Why the Risk of West Nile Virus Increases During a Drought

All 58 California counties, including Contra Costa County, are under a drought emergency and summer has barely begun, with its dry, hot weather. Understandably, the idea of below-average rain gauges and reservoirs may sound like fewer water sources to produce … Continue reading

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Friday, August 5th – Concert in the Park + Friday Night Bites

Mark your calendars! On Friday, August 5th our Friday Night Bites in partnership with Foodie Crew includes a concert featuring the band “Project 4 Band” who bring their blend of Pop, Rock, Soul, Latin, R&B, and Rock & Roll music to Oakley. … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County – PG&E Virtual Safety Town Hall – Thursday, July 28 | 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Join a PG&E wildfire safety webinar PG&E hosts online webinars throughout each year for anyone who is interested in learning more about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. These virtual gatherings allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and … Continue reading

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Stargazing in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area – Saturday, August 67:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Enjoy a stargazing tour of the night sky in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area with astronomers from the Davis Astronomy Club partnered with the Yolo Basin Foundation. This captivating nighttime tour includes a short talk and viewings of constellations, star clusters, galaxies, and … Continue reading

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Movies in the Plaza Happening Saturday, July 30th

Bring your family and friends down to Civic Center Plaza for our Summer Movie in the Plaza Series on Saturday, July 30th featuring the original SING 2! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Grab a yummy treat from one of the downtown restaurants … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/24/2022

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. Moving out: California cities are bleeding residents. How long … Continue reading

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48th Annual Courtland Pear Fair – July 31

The Pear Fair has been a Delta tradition since 1972. It is the largest, continuously running agricultural fair of its kind in Northern California celebrating the Delta’s famous Bartlett pear harvest. Don’t miss the parade, 5 and 10-mile fun runs, Royal Court … Continue reading

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Free Bus Passes for Contra Costa Students

What is Pass2Class? Pass2Class offers free bus passes to Contra Costa students at the beginning of the school year to encourage the use of bus transportation to and from school. Pass2Class reduces traffic congestion and air pollution by reducing the … Continue reading

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NATURE BOWL 2022: Family Challenge!

Nature is calling all California families this summer to enjoy some outdoor fun—in your backyard, neighborhood and/or local nature area. Hosted by CDFW’s North Central Region, the Nature Bowl 2022: Family Challenge is a fun and educational way to explore … Continue reading

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California Garlic Festival August 13 & 14 at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds

Calling all garlic lovers – the California Garlic Festival is coming to Stockton! The Festival will be held on August 13 and 14 in Stockton at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Enjoy a two-day fest dedicated to garlic featuring a vast array … Continue reading

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CDFW Completes 2022 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its 2022 waterfowl breeding population survey. The resulting data indicate the overall number of breeding ducks has decreased by 19 percent, including mallards that are the most abundant duck in … Continue reading

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Traffic Alert: State Route 12 Closure – 9:00 PM Friday, July 22 to 4:00 AM Monday, July 25 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is continuing work on a project to replace the bearing pads of the State Route 12 (SR-12) Potato Slough Bridge located near the Tower Park & Terminous communities. The second 55-hour full highway closure … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 07/17/2022

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. It’s official: Bay Area home values are finally going … Continue reading

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2022’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth – WalletHub Study

With 12.6% of young Americans neither working nor in school, exposing them to greater risk of poverty and violence, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. … Continue reading

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Interested in Running for Oakley City Council? Nominations are Open July 18th – August 12th

This November, Oakley residents in Districts 2 and 4 will elect Council Members. This will be the first district election held since the City moved from at-large representation to districts in 2021. If you live in District 2 or 4 … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 17, 2022 – National Ice Cream Day – Where to Get Free Ice Cream

National Ice Cream Day, the annual holiday that celebrates the popular frozen dessert, is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in July. This year, the annual food holiday falls on Sunday, July 18. As with similar food holidays, as … Continue reading

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