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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

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Monday, December 11 in the San Francisco Bay Area

Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Monday, December 11, in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Monday, December 11, for the full 24 hours. Air quality in the Bay Area is … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/10/17

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. Robots Will Transform Fast Food – …This may seem … Continue reading

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Almost Winter Campfire at Big Break – Sunday, December 10 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

12/10/2017 (Sun) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta Winter means night comes early and the sky shines bright. We’ll explore the wonders of the galaxy with activities, a campfire and s’mores of course! Drop in … Continue reading

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Return of the Monarchs

Hundreds of monarch butterflies gather annually to spend the winter at Ardenwood Historic Farm. Discover the amazing migration of these tiny creatures and how they survive the long cold season in the eucalyptus trees. Monarch events are scheduled throughout December. … Continue reading

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Spare the Air Alerts called for December 8 – 10

CA Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for December 8 – 10 in the Bay Area. Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors from Friday, December 8, through Sunday, December 10. Air quality in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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At Dawn They Slept – December 7th

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this … Continue reading

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Toxic Mushroom Warning

The onset of rainy season means mushrooms come alive in the East Bay hills. Two mushroom species that grow in our parks are among the world’s deadliest: Amanita phalloides (“death cap”) and Amanita ocreata (“western destroying angel”). A large, handsome … Continue reading

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