Monthly Archives: August 2022

Local Events for Saturday, August 20

Antioch Multicultural Festival Saturday, August 2012:00 PM to 7:00 PM Waldie Plaza702 W 2nd St, Antioch, CA 94509 The City of Antioch, in partnership with the Backyard Movement, is holding a festival to celebrate Asian and Pacific Island cultures. It … Continue reading

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5 cybersecurity tips for students going back to school

from Malwarebytes The new school season is upon us. And while you are getting ready to go back to school, now is a good opportunity to check you are doing all you can to stay as safe as possible online. … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Tuesday, August 16, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Tuesday, August 16, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  Wildfire smoke combined with hot temperatures and vehicle exhaust are expected to cause unhealthy levels of smog, or ozone, in the #BayArea. Smoke … Continue reading

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More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports more mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The mosquitoes were collected from a trap in an agricultural area east of Brentwood. This is … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/14/2022

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 dangers of monkeypox hysteria – They’ve been repeating … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby – WalletHub Study

With the average birth costing over $3,000 for mothers with insurance, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the most ideal places … Continue reading

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The 2022 Grape Harvest has started in Oakley

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, they’re ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Generally the harvest starts can start in early August  in Oakley and last … Continue reading

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Explore the Antioch Sand Dunes – Saturday, August 13 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

501 Fulton Shipyard Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 Here’s your chance to explore this refuge that is usually closed to the public! This 1 mile guided tour will focus on the wonders of Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. Wear sturdy shoes for … Continue reading

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First Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes Found in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has identified the invasive mosquito species Aedes aegypti in Contra Costa County. The mosquitoes were found in Martinez. This is the first group of invasive mosquitoes reported in Contra Costa County. The District … Continue reading

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August 13 & 14, 2022, 6:30PM-8:00PM – Big Break Campfire: Geology

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Sunday Reading – 08/07/2022

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. Can Californians afford electric cars? – Affordable and efficient … Continue reading

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Monkeypox – How it Spreads and Prevention

From the CDC How it Spreads Monkeypox spreads in a few ways. Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact, including: Direct contact with monkeypox rash, scabs, or body fluids from a person with monkeypox. Touching objects, … Continue reading

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2022 Estuary Blueprint

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is proud to share with you the 2022 Estuary Blueprint! The Estuary Blueprint is a collaborative and consensus-driven five-year roadmap to achieving a healthy, resilient San Francisco Estuary. This updated plan identifies the top actions needed for: … Continue reading

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Big Break August Naturalist Series

Nature’s Lego: August 5th, 10:00am Join us for an in-person Big Break Littles! Bring the little ones to the park for nature before nap time.Registration Required Email bigbreakvisit@ebparks.org orcall 510-544-3050 Delta Discoveries August Every Saturday and Sunday 12:00am-2:00pm The Delta … Continue reading

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Lectures on the Delta’s History at Los Medanos College – Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

The Los Medanos College’s Lifelong Learning Center offers lectures for adults seeking personal growth and enrichment. Learn about the Delta’s rich heritage and history through a series of lectures by Carol Jensen, Delta historian and member of the National Heritage Area Advisory … Continue reading

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Solar Storm from Sun’s Atmospheric Hole Releases Geomagnetic Storm to Hit Earth on August 3

A solar storm from a hole in the atmosphere of the Sun released a geomagnetic storm which has been projected to hit Earth on Wednesday, August 3. The prediction is made by the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), which is … Continue reading

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First Mosquitoes of 2022 Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports a group of mosquitoes has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The mosquitoes were collected from a trap in the city of Oakley. This is … Continue reading

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California releases monkeypox data for first time

from CalMatters Amid mounting concern over the spread of monkeypox and calls for California to declare a state of emergency, state health officials on Friday released the first public breakdown of the 786 reported probable and confirmed cases so far. Among the key … Continue reading

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