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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

Sunday Reading – 02/18/18

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. Why Picky Eaters Are Partial to Calamari and Not … Continue reading

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New Traffic Signal at Byron Highway and Camino Diablo Intersection

Contra Costa County Public Works Department will activate the new traffic signal at Byron Highway and Camino Diablo Intersection starting Thursday, February 22, 2018. All lanes across Camino Diablo will be open to traffic. Message boards in the area will … Continue reading

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USDA-NASS releases preliminary grape crush report

From the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service: The 2017 crush totaled 4,233,288 tons, up less than half of a percent from the 2016 crush of 4,217,154 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at … Continue reading

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Alert for Rio Vista Bridge Project

Overnight lane closures on the State Highway 12 Rio Vista Bridge in the Delta are scheduled to begin on Thursday, Feb. 15. Motorists should allow additional travel time in the area as crews begin work on a $37.1 million painting … Continue reading

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California Police Chiefs Association Urges Cities to Support Public Safety Fix

In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 109, or the Public Safety Realignment Act, which shifted responsibility for certain “nonviolent” criminal offenders from the state to counties. Three years later, voters passed Proposition 47 which reduced a number of felonies … Continue reading

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY – State Route 160-Antioch Bridge – February 14 starting at 7:00 PM through 5:00 AM on Thursday, February 15

State Route 160-Antioch Bridge One-Way Traffic Controls-Paving Operation Expect Nighttime Delays Wednesday February 14, 2018 CONTRA COSTA AND SACRAMENTO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform paving operations on the bridge deck of the Antioch Bridge on … Continue reading

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Valentine’s: Much More Than a Hallmark Holiday

by Elizabeth M. Economou From long-stemmed roses and fancy perfume to baseballs with playful hearts stitched in red, U.S. consumers are expected to plunk down $137 on average for gifts this Valentine’s Day, according to a survey by the National … Continue reading

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