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Mayor - City of Oakley, Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit, Transplan, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction

September 17th is the 233rd observance of the adoption of our Constitution

September 17th is the 233rd observance of the adoption of our Republic’s founding contract — that date in 1787 when our Constitution was signed by by 38 of 41 delegates present at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. As dictated by … Continue reading

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East County Integrated Transit Study Underway

In a continued effort to connect the eastern part of Contra Costa County (East County) to the rest of the county and the Bay Area, CCTA is beginning its study of the transit service alternatives along the newly upgraded State … Continue reading

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2020’s Best & Worst Places to Retire in California – WalletHub Study – Oakley is #9

With California having the fourth-highest cost of living in the nation and being one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Places to Retire in California. To determine … Continue reading

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California Election 2020 Voter Guide

In California every active, registered voter living domestically will be mailed a ballot no later than 29 days prior to Election Day. Military and Overseas voters will be mailed their ballots 45 days before Election Day. With the November election … Continue reading

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Updated: California Is the State with the 2nd Most Coronavirus Restrictions – WalletHub Study

With some states continuing to reopen while others have paused or reversed course due to surges in COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, as well as accompanying videos and audio files. … Continue reading

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California Is 2020’s Most Diverse State in America – WalletHub Study

With racial equality being a hot-button issue in 2020 and Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Diverse States in America, as well as accompanying videos. To determine where the … Continue reading

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Spare the air alert extended through Wednesday, September 16, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, through Wednesday, September 16, for the San Francisco Bay Area. Smoke from numerous fires are currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution are forecast to … Continue reading

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CDFA Senior Farmers Market Program helping to keep seniors fed – from the California Association of Food Banks

As Californians, we’re lucky to live in a state that grows an abundance and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables – more than 300 different crops! Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of this … Continue reading

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BART – Service has been restored throughout the System – Summary Update – 2pm, Sunday Sept 13, 2020

At 5:10 a.m., one of the dozens of BART’s field network devices failed, disrupting the operational communications network. The system went into fail safe mode and shut down. ‪Engineers and technicians worked to located the failed device and to restore … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/13/2020

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. We’re numb to the coronavirus – Six months into … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Civil Grand Jury 2019-20 Reports

Securing Our Water Supply From Cyberattack Contra Costa BART Rider Concerns – Primary Findings from the 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey Police Department Staffing – Impact on Community Policing Services and Personnel Public Safety Power Shutoff – Is Contra Costa County Prepared? Juveniles in … Continue reading

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Continued Risk of West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County as More Mosquitoes Test Positive

Infected Mosquitoes Found in Brentwood and Discovery Bay The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has confirmed three more groups of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. Two groups of mosquitoes … Continue reading

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Spare the air alert extended through Monday, September 14

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, through Monday, September 14. Smoke from numerous fires are currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of particulate … Continue reading

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Continued Closure of the Paintersville Bridge

The Paintersville Bridge on State Route 160 for remains closed for bridge work through Thursday, October 1. Work began on August 3 as part of The Moveable Delta Bridges Project to refurbish and replace parts on the Paintersville, Steamboat Slough, … Continue reading

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Spare the air alert extended through Friday, September 11

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, through Friday, September 11. Smoke from numerous fires are currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of particulate … Continue reading

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Schedule Change Beginning Sept. 14th Increases Weekday Commute Service

On Monday September 14th, BART’s schedule will be updated to add more frequency during peak commute times on several lines, marking the largest weekday service increase since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Commute trains at 15-minute frequencies will be added to … Continue reading

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month Disasters don’t wait – make your plan today National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Signs Signs everywhere a sign – Let the Campaign Begin

A new season is about to burst upon us. Campaign season should start in earnest within the next few weeks. In Oakley three seats on the Oakley City Council are up for grabs. Oakley City Councilmember Michael Krieg has decided … Continue reading

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