Monthly Archives: October 2022

iPhone zero-day. Update your devices now!

It’s time to update your Apple devices to ward off a zero-day threat discovered by an anonymous researcher. As is customary for Apple, the advisory revealing this attack is somewhat threadbare, and doesn’t reveal a lot of information with regard to what’s … Continue reading

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Halloween Triva

What century did trick-or-treating begin? In the 16th Century.  While trick-or-treating has been a tried and true modern Halloween tradition, historians say the origins of kids begging their neighbors for food may date back to ancient Celtic celebrations or even … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/30/2022

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. Atmospheric rivers will hit the West soon. What does … Continue reading

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Three Ways Parents are Ruining Halloween

Though fear still lingers over toxic treats and boobytrapped apples, researchers separate fact from myth. As pediatrician Aaron Carroll notes recently in The New York Times, researchers haven’t been able to substantiate a single case when a child was seriously injured—let alone … Continue reading

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Halloween Security and Safety

There are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common … Continue reading

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Why Am I Being Bitten By Mosquitoes Near Contra Costa County’s Shoreline?

Among the 23 different species of mosquitoes already established in Contra Costa County (County), there is Aedes dorsalis, a mosquito that develops from egg to adult in salt water. While they are not known to transmit West Nile virus, these mosquitoes … Continue reading

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Highway 4 Full Road Closure – Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31

Caltrans to Begin State Route 4 Old River Bridge Maintenance Project at San Joaquin/Contra Costa County Line Caltrans is preparing to begin a bridge preventative maintenance and rehabilitation project that will make necessary upgrades and repairs to the Old River … Continue reading

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Cities with the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates – Q3 2022 WalletHub Study

With the homicide rate having spiked by an average of nearly 10% in 50 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q3 2021 and Q3 2022, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities With the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates, along … Continue reading

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Marsh Creek Habitat Restoration Oct 29th, 9am-Noon

As part of the 2022 Xerces Society Monarch Hedgerow Kit implementations, the CCRCD will be planting hedgerows at the Chan’s Strawberry Stand on O’Hara Ave and Sandcreek Rd in Brentwood, CA. Why Plant Hedgerows/Wind Breaks? The farm is on the floodplain … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/23/2022

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. California Tilts at Windmills – California has banned the … Continue reading

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Ridge Trail Service Day is Saturday, November 5

Pitch in! 400 miles of Ridge Trailneeds your help! 400 is a lot of trail miles to care for, and we need your help to keep the Ridge Trail in tip-top shape! On Saturday, November 5 pitch in by joining a trail … Continue reading

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Delta Flood Preparedness Week – October 22 – 29

The 2022 Delta Flood Preparedness Week is from October 22 to October 29. Are you flood ready? Delta Flood Preparedness Week is an annual event to raise awareness about flood risk in the Delta and what Delta residents can do … Continue reading

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Delta Restoration Forum Survey

Complete the survey by October 31 Restoration of the Delta involves numerous groups and requires broad collaboration. On behalf of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC), the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Conservancy will co-host the DPIIC’s first Restoration Forum in early 2023. This … Continue reading

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FREE EMAIL SECURITY CHECK

From Malwarebytes Data breaches occur when hackers target organizations, looking to steal data they can sell on the Dark Web. Most data breaches include information like usernames, passwords and email addresses. See if your email is associated with any data breaches … Continue reading

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Oakley History Through Time

The East Contra Costa Historical Society is providing content and materials for a new, mobile exhibit featuring Oakley History Through Time. This easily transportable exhibit is available for venues throughout Oakley. It covers the themes of early settlers, historic sites … Continue reading

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TikTok’s “secret operation” tracks you even if you don’t use it

Posted: October 4, 2022 by Malwarebytes Labs Consumer Reports (CR), a US-based nonprofit consumer organization, has revealed that TikTok gathers data on people who don’t even use the app itself. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s happened before. Meta’s near-omnipresence wherever you are online enabled it to gather … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/16/2022

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 cities running out of time to convince … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With Americans losing an average of $564 per year in wasted time due to traffic congestion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine … Continue reading

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Jingle Ball Tickets Now On Sale

The Inaugural Jingle Ball will be held on Saturday, December 10th from 7:00PM to 11:00PM at the Oakley Recreation Center, 1250 O’Hara Ave. Throughout the evening enjoy dinner, desserts, and drinks while dancing the night away with the music of … Continue reading

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Oakley Union Elementary School District Hosts Job Fair on October 18th

  The Oakley Union Elementary School District is hosing a Job Fair on Tuesday October 18th from 4-7pm at Laurel Elementary School  To learn more visit their website at www.ouesd.k12.ca.us

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