Monthly Archives: September 2022

5 things to teach your kids about social media

from Malwarebytes With children now back at school, it’s time to think about social media, and their use of it. Are they already firing out tweets, chatting in Discord channels, or even just looking to set up a Tik-Tok account? … Continue reading

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BART’s Add Fare machines undergo major upgrades to improve customer experience

BART is focused on making transit easier to use. Crews have made several upgrades to our fare collection machines to speed up the experience. Riders can now use credit and debit cards to pay for parking inside stations BART Add … Continue reading

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All Mosquitoes Are Not The Same – How Newly Discovered Invasive Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Differ from the West Nile virus Mosquitoes Already in Contra Costa County

West Nile virus (WNV) first appeared in Contra Costa County in 2004. During the 18 years since then, County residents have become used to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District’s (District) message that it’s important to dump out … Continue reading

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Adult Mosquito Control Notification for Martinez Waterfront – Wednesday, September 28

Notification of Action Due to the high number of mosquitoes in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be using truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayers to control adult mosquitoes along the Martinez Waterfront: DATE: Wednesday, September 28, … Continue reading

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National Coffee Day – September 29, 2022

Best Coffee Cities in America + National Coffee Day Deals – WalletHub Reports With National Coffee Day around the corner and coffee consumption up 14% since January 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best Coffee Cities … Continue reading

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Movie in the Plaza- Saturday October 1st 

Bring your family and friends down to Civic Center Plaza to enjoy our final Summer Movie in the Plaza for the year happening Saturday, October 1st featuring Encanto! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Grab a yummy treat from one … Continue reading

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Inaugural Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week Kicks Off – September 25 through October 1

In recognition of the critical role the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plays in California’s economy and environment, Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has designated the last week of September as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week. Senate Concurrent Resolution 119 establishes Delta Week, which … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/25/2022

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. Broken Promises: How Prop 64 Spawned Crime, Exploitation and … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project Draft EIR Comment Period Extended to December 16

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Conveyance Project was released for public review and comment on July 27, 2022. Today, the Department of Water resources (DWR) is announcing the comment period has been extended, by request. The new end date … Continue reading

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Oakley – Hometown Halloween Decorating Contest

Residents are invited to enter their own festive house by October 19th. Bring out the spider webs, goblins, and ghouls to decorate your house. Decorations installed by a professional service will not be eligible. The contest is open to any … Continue reading

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Oakley Library Hosts Teokalli Traditional Aztec/Mexica Dancers

Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30pm at the Oakley Library Teokalli (meaning “House of Creation” in the Nahatl language), showcase ancient dances and music of Mexican origin. Celebrate Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month with this colorful, dynamic, and educational in-person performance. Funding … Continue reading

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How to help your child manage their online reputation

from Malwarebytes Posted: September 14, 2022 by Jovi Umawing Whether your child has been socially active online for a while now or you just handed your young one their first ever smartphone, now is an excellent time to think about managing their online … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst States for Teachers – WalletHub Study

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner but teachers making an average of $2,150 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States … Continue reading

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BART to bring free outdoor music series to stations in September and October

The sounds of rock, Latin music, and more will bring joy to BART riders in the months of September and October as the latest “welcome back” gesture by the agency to encourage riders to return to transit and reinforce the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/18/2022

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. Americans Spent More on Taxes Last Year Than on … Continue reading

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It’s Constitution Day

Constitution Day, is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District – Its Calving Season

August to October is calving season in Regional Parks. Be mindful that human interaction can create danger to both calves and people. Here are some tips to keep calves and people safe.  • Admire calves from a distance. Do not … Continue reading

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Heart of Oakley Festival – Saturday, September 24th

Mark your calendars! The Heart of Oakley Festival returns Saturday, September 24th at Oakley Civic Center Plaza from 11am-5pm. This family friendly event includes: For more information visit the link in our bio and follow @OakleyRecreation on Instagram for vendor … Continue reading

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Amtrak San Joaquins Service Alert

Attention Passengers: Due to an impending freight rail strike, Amtrak says it will be pre-emptively canceling trips to avoid possible passenger disruptions. The deadline for negotiations with workers and unions is Friday at 12:01 in the morning. SJJPA has continued to … Continue reading

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Oakley Artist Opportunities

The City of Oakley has two exciting opportunities for local artists at our upcoming events. We want you to showcase your artistic ability by decorating a pumpkin for our Oaktober Harvest Festival Contest or submitting an entry into our Veterans … Continue reading

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