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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

The 12th Annual Oakley Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 23rd

The 12th Annual Oakley Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 23rd from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street. Join us for this old-fashioned festival in the park that includes a pumpkin decorating contest, pie walk, … Continue reading

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Contra Costa to Lift Masking Requirements in Some Indoor Settings on Nov. 1

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, Contra Costa County will lift masking requirements in certain indoor settings where everyone is fully vaccinated on Nov. 1. Eligible settings include controlled spaces not open to the general public, such as: Offices Gyms … Continue reading

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California is the 3rd Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With around 57% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and vaccination being essential for getting the economy back on track, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files. In order to … Continue reading

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‘Dry scooping’ challenge turns pre-workout powder into a dangerous TikTok trend

From Tide PODS to planking, the internet has certainly seen its fair share of “challenges” over the past decade or so. Now, a new study is ringing the alarm bell about a troubling new online trend involving powdered pre-workout beverages. … Continue reading

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New Laws Headed Your Way

from CalMatters You’d be forgiven for not knowing Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the largest expansion of California’s college financial aid system in a generation — he did so during the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants’ first playoff game … Continue reading

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California Ranks Among the Top 10 States with Bullying Problems – WalletHub Study

With schools returning to in-person learning this fall and a child experiencing bullying every seven minutes, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems, as well as accompanying videos. To identify the states where … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/10/2021

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. Cargo ships anchored off LA face 4-WEEK wait to … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Saturday, October 30th at the Oakley Civic Center Park (3231 Main Street, Oakley) for the 9th Annual Día de los Muertos event starting at 4:00 p.m. The event’s activities and performances will be followed by a movie in the park featuring Coco, which … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Establishes Criteria for Lifting Indoor Masking Order

Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano today announced the criteria that will be used to lift the current indoor-masking order in our county: The county reaches the CDC’s moderate (yellow) COVID-19 transmission tier and remains there for at least three … Continue reading

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Update – 10/06/21 Dutch Slough Restoration

The Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project is the first major tidal wetlands restoration site in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to be implemented by DWR. The project will transform 1,187 acres of land into tidal marsh to provide habitat for … Continue reading

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Waterfowl Hunting begins October 23

Those quiet weekend mornings are about to be interrupted with the sounds of shotguns. For many who are new to Oakley you can expect to hear the blasts shortly after the sun rises every morning but especially on the weekends. … Continue reading

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Marsh Creek Regional Trail Closure – starting October 11

As part of the Dutch Slough Restoration project Marsh Creek will be rerouted through the project. Two new pedestrian bridges will be placed on Emerson parcel, one on each end of the new Marsh Creek alignment.  Preparation of the Marsh … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 10/03/2021

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. What if they opened the office and nobody came? … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Sunday, October 3, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  

It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to burn wood indoors or outdoors. Hot inland temperature combined with smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone AND particulate … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Saturday, October 2, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  

It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to burn wood indoors or outdoors. Hot inland temperature combined with smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone AND particulate … Continue reading

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Oakley – Friday Night Bites with Live Music!

Civic Center Plaza on Friday, October 1st for Friday Night Bites. The food trucks will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Concert in the Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring Rock the Heat! Bring your lawn … Continue reading

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Oakley’s Afghan Heroes 

On August 26, at around 1730, Ghost Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, out of Camp Pendleton, alongside service personnel from the U.S. Army and British Paratroopers, were at the Abbey Gate entry to the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan scrambling … Continue reading

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Why are Yellowjackets More Active Right Now?

10 Tips on How to Respond to Today’s Yellowjackets and Prevent Tomorrow’s It’s a sunny late September afternoon and you head out to the patio to enjoy your lunch.But, no sooner have you taken your first bite, when a yellowjacket … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County and East Contra Costa Fire Boards’ approvals give greenlight to Fire District annexation plans

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) today announced their boards of directors have each approved resolutions for the annexation of ECCFPD into the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 09/26/2021

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. Why Hasn’t California Been Split Into Smaller States Yet? … Continue reading

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