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About Kevin

Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-UPI, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Trustee RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction

FREE Emergency Preparedness Training – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Here’s the Zoom Registration link to the training:   https://bit.ly/2PCwKmU Please share with your consumers and their families. The training is limited to the first 100 people.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM. Training day for Volunteers for the Dockwalkers Program. The training qualifies as community service.

California’s Boating Clean and Green Program is looking for individuals to become Dockwalkers to help keep California waterways clean. The program is an education and outreach program conducted through California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission. For the past two decades, … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms – WalletHub Study

With Mother’s Day around the corner and mothers regaining jobs lost due to COVID-19 at a faster rate than fathers, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, as well as accompanying videos. … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Additional Resources from Mental Health America (MHA) Adapting After Trauma and Stress Podcasts:• Past Trauma Affects My Relationships• I’m Exhausted from Explaining My Trauma Article:• Is All Trauma the Same? Webinars:• Protective Factors for Healing From Trauma In BIPOC Communities• … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 05/02/2021

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 home prices hit record high – Never has … Continue reading

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May 1–31:Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture. The origin of Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month dates back to the 95th Congress (1977-1978) … Continue reading

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The long-awaited iOS 14.5 update is finally rolling out with a new privacy tool

From Vox By Rebecca Heilweil  Apr 26, 2021, 10:52am EDT On Monday, Apple is rolling out a long-awaited privacy feature for iOS. The latest version of the company’s mobile operating system, iOS 14.5, will prompt iPhone and iPad users to opt out of tracking … Continue reading

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An easier way to pass taxes?

From CalMatters The California Supreme Court may have just made it a lot easier to pass certain kinds of taxes. The state’s highest court on Wednesday declined to review an appeals court’s ruling permitting San Francisco to fund child care and early … Continue reading

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Tri Delta Park and Ride starts construction in Oakley

The proposed project will construct 172‐space park and ride lot along with bus bays and a kiss and ride loop. The project will encourage carpooling and transit use in east Contra Costa County. Buses will shuttle riders from the park … Continue reading

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How dry is California? From the California Water Blog

By Jay Lund, UC Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering California is in the second year of a drought. Governor Newsom (last) week made his first drought declaration.   Just how dry is this drought, so far?  What are … Continue reading

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This year’s first supermoon, the ‘Pink Moon,’ will rise tonight

The first supermoon of the year will happen Monday, appearing up to 30% brighter and 14% bigger than a typical full moon. On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. It’s the first of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 04/25/2021

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. More taxpayer rebates on the way? – California is so … Continue reading

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As dry conditions persist, drought impacts in 2015 provide insights — from the California Farm Water Coalition

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 24

The Oakley Police Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting an unused prescription drug drop off this Saturday, April 24th from 10-2. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, … Continue reading

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It’s Earth Day and California Is 2021’s 5th Greenest State – WalletHub Study

It’s Earth Day and the U.S. having experienced a record number of billion-dollar natural disasters in 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Greenest States, as well as accompanying videos. In order to showcase the states doing right … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom takes action to respond to drought conditions

by CDFA’s Office of Public Affairs With much of the West experiencing drought conditions and California squarely in a second consecutive dry year, Governor Gavin Newson today directed state agencies to take immediate action to bolster drought resilience and prepare for … Continue reading

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How To Use Clipper on Your iPhone and Apple Watch

Now you can pay for transit easily with your iPhone and Apple Watch. Please ensure you have an iPhone 8 or later, Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and the latest versions of iOS and watchOS respectively. You cannot transfer … Continue reading

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2021’s Most Diverse Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With the U.S. needing to stamp out hatred after anti-Asian hate crimes spiked by nearly 150% in 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Most Diverse Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos. To determine the places … Continue reading

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Concord Naval Weapons Station Concord Reuse Project Area Plan Implementation

The City of Concord Local Reuse Authority (LRA) seeks Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified Master Developer real estate teams (Respondents) to respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of approximately 2,350 acres (Development Footprint) comprising a … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 04/18/2021

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. Booze and corruption: A brief history of the Bay … Continue reading

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