Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan

The Grape Harvest is about to start in Oakley

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, their nearly ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Typically the harvest starts around Labor Day in Oakley, however; the hot … Continue reading

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BART to Antioch Fare Outreach – Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6 to 8am, Antioch BART Station parking & Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30am, Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is nearing completion of a new rail passenger service on approximately 10 miles of new track between the existing Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station and Antioch at Hillcrest. The Pittsburg Center and … Continue reading

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Teens (and their parents) take note: BART has new discount for your Clipper card starting Jan. 1

BART is ramping up outreach to teens, encouraging them to switch to Clipper and away from paper tickets. Teens have until Jan. 1, 2018, to make the switch if they want a 50% discount, being expanded to teenagers 13-18, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 08/13/17

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. Is California Cracking Up? – Corporate profits at California-based … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 15 – Free Workshop for Family Caregivers

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Bob Bea Takes Us on a Deep Dive Through His Dire Oroville Report – Some Excerpts

Like everyone else, Robert Bea was appalled when almost 200,000 Californians living below Oroville Dam were ordered to flee for their lives on February 12th. The evacuation was necessitated by severe erosion of the dam’s primary and emergency spillways caused … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Transportation Authority Announces Baidu as a GoMentum Partner

Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) announced today that Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, joined CCTA and GoMentum Station’s growing list of international partners to test a fleet of its next-generation autonomous vehicles at GoMentum’s secure, 5,000-acre test … Continue reading

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