Monthly Archives: January 2023

Spay and Neuter Awareness Month – February 2023

February is recognized as National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month to encourage pet owners to have their companion animals sterilized before the warmer months of the year when puppies and kittens are born.  Each year, more than 6 million dogs and cats … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Trails Challenge

Celebrate 30 years of the Park District’s Trails Challenge! The annual Trails Challenge program has promoted healthy recreation in nature for the past 30 years by providing 20 designated trails ranging from easy to challenging in a variety of parklands … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/29/2023

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. Long-term forecast: more rain – …But in early February, … Continue reading

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Winter is Here and So Are the Skunks

Seeing (or more likely, smelling) skunks lately? As winter continues, so does the appearance and aroma of these animals, as skunks are seeking a mate and a place to provide shelter to their young. Skunks do not jump or climb, … Continue reading

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Testing the Water at Big Break – January 29, 2023. 9:00AM-10:00AM

Join us every Sunday morning to track the health of the Delta! We will test for different criteria, recording the water quality changes that affect our ecosystem. Drop-in program, no registration. Free Program. Meet at the Visitor Center. Parent participation required. … Continue reading

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How to Save Rainwater without Mosquitoes

With all of the rain we’ve received, we have heard residents talking about how they’d like to save rainwater for later, but the District wants to make sure if folks do save rainwater, they are not providing a place for … Continue reading

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24th Annual Spam Festival – February 19

The 24th Annual Spam Festival in Isleton features a public tasting, cooking contest, Spam toss, and more. View the City of Isleton’s website for more information.

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Repeated Storms Leave Rainwater in Unusual Places — Now’s the Time to Dump and Scrub to Prevent Mosquitoes

After weeks of rain, the weather forecast is starting to change, and that means it’s a good time to take a look around your yard for anything holding water to prevent mosquitoes now and later. With 23 confirmed species of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/22/2023

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 storms: The past three weeks were the wettest … Continue reading

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PG&E to begin work on E. Cypress Monday January 23

Starting on Monday, January 23rd PG&E will be working on relocation of their gas line on East Cypress Road. The limit of the work is generally between Knightsen Avenue to Jersey Island Road. The hours of work will be from … Continue reading

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City of Brentwood 75th Birthday – Saturday, January 21

Saturday, January 212 PM to 5 PM Brentwood Community Center35 Oak Street, Brentwood 94513 Join the City of Brentwood for a community birthday party celebrating Brentwood’s 75th year of incorporation. Bring the family out for games, cupcakes, and the opening … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – Year of the Rabbit

2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year), and ending on February 9th, 2024 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of … Continue reading

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Jan. 7 Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Meeting Continued to Jan. 28 at 9am.

On January 7, 2023, City Council held a special meeting to consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the Former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The Council continued consideration of the Term Sheet to Saturday, January 28, … Continue reading

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California Is 2023’s 10th Worst State to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 51 hours and $869 during 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, as well as expert commentary. To determine the most … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $3,363,073 Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $600 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State, as well as expert commentary. To encourage the estimated 34.2 … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/15/2023

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. When to release water from reservoirs? – On the … Continue reading

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Los Medanos College Lectures on Delta History – Multiple Dates

Interested in learning more about the Delta? Los Medanos College’s Lifelong Learning Center is hosting a series of lectures on the history of the Delta. The lectures are being taught by Carol Jensen, local historian and Delta NHA Advisory Committee … Continue reading

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2023’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family – WalletHub Study

With rampant inflation making raising children much more costly than usual, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family, as well as expert commentary. To determine the best states in which … Continue reading

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Oakley Residents – Sign up for Emergency Alerts

In an emergency, the Oakley Police Department may need to provide members of the community with up-to-date information and instructions. Nixle is an alerting program that allows the Police Department to contact our residents through text and email messages. All … Continue reading

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Application for Appointment by the Oakley City Council For Planning Commissioner

The Planning Commission is tasked with: The City Council will appoint two Planning Commissioners, one to serve the remainder of a four-year term and the other to serve the remainder of a two-year term. Please keep in mind, the initial appointments required … Continue reading

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