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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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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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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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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50 years of service: A look back at BART’s electric opening day

Fifteen years of planning. Eight years of construction. More than $1 billion. On September 11, 1972, BART finally opened for service. The day was electric. Estimates suggest that more than 15,000 people showed up to test out the new, plushy-cushioned … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/11/2022

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. PG&E eyes higher monthly bills, rising revenue requirement: new … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst Places to Retire – WalletHub Study

With fewer than 3 in 10 workers reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Places to Retire, as well as accompanying videos and expert … Continue reading

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How to set up an iPhone for your kids

from Malwarebytes After much hemming and hawing, you’ve finally given in and bought your child their first smartphone, which you plan to give to them before the school year starts. But before you give it to them, it’s worth sitting them … Continue reading

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BART schedule changes coming 9/12/22 with several improvements

On September 12, 2022, BART’s schedule is changing to provide better spaced apart trains, add earlier train options, end scheduled single tracking in San Francisco, and improve transfers between BART and partner transit agencies. The new schedule also provides a … Continue reading

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511: Simple Alerts for Transportation Emergencies

As the Bay Area gets ready for wildfire season, MTC is already prepared. 511 is your go-to source for transportation emergency alerts and information about traffic, transit and other critical emergencies, including road closures due to wildfires. The 511 team … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Wednesday, September 7

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Wednesday, September 7, 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, seniors and those with respiratory … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/04/2022

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. Some California power plants have already failed due to … Continue reading

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