Monthly Archives: November 2022

Delta Tunnel Draft Environmental Impact Report Public Comment Session

Delta Tunnel Draft Environmental Impact Report Public Comment Session Tuesday, December 64 PM to 5:30 PM Willow Ballroom10724 CA 160, Hood CA 95639 The Delta Legislative Caucus and Delta Counties Coalition are hosting an in-person session in the Delta to collect comments … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday – November 29

GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. Our global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life. Whether it’s making someone … Continue reading

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Freezing temperatures and rain: Here’s the weather the Bay Area can expect this week

From the San Francisco Chronicle The Bay Area work week will start with chilly temperatures and gusty winds as a cold front passes through on Monday, bringing a slight chance of precipitation, with more rain and even colder mornings expected … Continue reading

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Oakleigh’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover December 8th

Help welcome our elf, Oakleigh, by joining us for a stuffed animal and elf sleepover at the Recreation Center on Thursday, December 8th. Bring your elves and stuffed animals for a fun craft & snack from 4PM to 5PM! Leave … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/27/2022

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. Doomsday scenario for sinking Bay Area transit: No weekend … Continue reading

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Shop Oakley E-Gift Card Program

It’s the start of the holiday shopping season, and today, the City of Oakley is proud to relaunch an exciting Shop Oakley incentive program to support small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally over fall & winter holiday season. … Continue reading

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Shop Local – Small Business Saturday, November 26

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday (SBS) is a staple in the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend. For the past 12 years, Small Business Saturday has been the perfect way for small businesses to generate revenue and get … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Friday, November 25, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Friday, November 25, for the San Francisco Bay Area. It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to burn wood or manufactured firelogs in fireplaces, woodstoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits, … Continue reading

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How To Cook a Turkey

Can you leave turkey out overnight to thaw? Turkey, which, if left out, will take hours to thaw completely. If you thaw raw meat at room temperature for two hours or more, it will be subject to rapid bacteria growth. … Continue reading

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Turkey Facts

Here are some top facts about turkeys that you may not know –

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The Weather has Cooled Ushering in Rat and Mouse Season

Recently, a Contra Costa County resident recounted the story of taking her car to the mechanic for an oil change, only for the mechanic to discover a rat’s nest under the hood. After the resident’s initial surprise, the mechanic explained … Continue reading

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At Big Break Park – The Puzzling Delta

BIG BREAK: November 26. 11:00AM-12:00PM THE PUZZLING DELTA! Join us as we explore the park while collecting hidden puzzle pieces and learning cool Delta facts. We will work together and use our Delta knowledge to assemble the puzzle and solve … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 11/20/2022

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. 8 billion and counting – We never know precisely … Continue reading

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Oakley – North Pole Mailbox Has Returned

Our North Pole mailbox returns from November 14- December 5th. Please drop off your letter to Santa with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and our elves will make sure Santa sends a reply before Christmas. Santa’s mailbox will be located at … Continue reading

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Check your cord — firewood buying tips from CDFA

CDFA’s Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) oversees fair commerce in California, including firewood purchases that are common this time of year. If you’re a consumer who wants to purchase firewood to last through the winter, you’re going to be spending hundreds of … Continue reading

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Green Friday Adventures in Regional Parks 

Join us on Friday, Nov. 25 for a Free Park Day in the Regional Parks. Trade in your shopping bags for a backpack and spend the day after Thanksgiving in nature!  • Green Friday Frolic, 8:30am, Big Break • Hike It Off, 9am, Reinhardt Redwood • Burn the Turkey … Continue reading

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2022’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday – WalletHub Study

With last year’s Black Friday sales drawing 66.5 million Americans to shop in person and 88 million to shop online, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday, as well as accompanying videos and … Continue reading

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Widespread strikes descend on California

from CalMatters It’s strike season in California, again. Today, fast food workers across the state are set to picket outside of Starbucks, Chipotle, Jack in the Box and other restaurants to protest the companies’ efforts to qualify a 2024 referendum to overturn a … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday, December 3rd

The City of Oakley is hosting its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 3rd, starting at 4pm. Join us at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street as we kick off the holiday season with this family-friendly event. Admission and … Continue reading

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