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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

Friday Night Bites: Next Week’s Truck Line Up!

Friday Night Bites food trucks are back! Save the date to join us on the First Friday of each month beginning next Friday, February 4th for this fun event in Civic Center Plaza.

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No-cost COVID-19 home test kits now available for every household

To ensure that all Americans have access to timely COVID-19 testing, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Postal Service have launched COVIDtests.gov, a new site for requesting free home test kits by mail. Every address in … Continue reading

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California is the 2nd Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With around 64% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but the omicron variant on the rise, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.   In order to find out the … Continue reading

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Cities with the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates During Covid – WalletHub Study

With the homicide rate having spiked by an average of 37% in 50 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q4 2019 and Q4 2021, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities With the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates During COVID, … Continue reading

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Lawmakers go all in on COVID vaccine rules

From CalMatters This week is shaping up to be a particularly consequential — and controversial — one in Sacramento. Setting the stage Monday was state Sen. Richard Pan’s introduction of a bill that would supersede Gov. Gavin Newsom’s student COVID-19 vaccine mandate by eliminating the … Continue reading

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2022’s Best States to Retire – WalletHub Study

With 27% of all nonretired adults having no retirement savings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best States to Retire, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-friendly place to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/23/2022

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. After the Violent Eruption in Tonga, Is More to … Continue reading

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Oakley – Friday Night Bites Food Trucks Are Back!

Friday Night Bites food trucks are back! Save the date to join us on the First Friday of each month- beginning Friday, February 4th– for this fun event in Civic Center Plaza. Be sure to check back next week for the … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 4th Worst State to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 36 hours and $564 during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the … Continue reading

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California has a massive budget surplus. How would you spend it? Create your own state budget

from CalMatters Newsom may have just unveiled his priorities for spending California’s massive budget surplus — and state lawmakers have their own ideas — but what would you do? Well, you can now turn your vision into (virtual) reality by playing this super-fun Surplus Spender … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Report: 2022’s States with the Most Racial Progress

With today being Martin Luther King Jr. Day and half of adults saying a lot more needs to be done to ensure equal rights for all Americans, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s States with the Most Racial … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/16/2022

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 budget confronts climate change, homeless, crime – California … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $2,688,526 Over a Lifetime 

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To encourage the estimated … Continue reading

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Bay Trail Website Moves to MTC

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has launched a new Bay Trail section to its website at mtc.ca.gov/baytrail. Featuring refreshed content and the latest news about the Bay Trail, a planned 500-mile regional trail along the shoreline of 47 Bay Area cities, these … Continue reading

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Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project a Virtual Meeting Thursday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for our first virtual community meeting on Thursday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This will be the first of a series of ongoing meetings hosted by the Master Developer team, Concord First Partners, LLC and will … Continue reading

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Bay Area Streets Pavement Quality are Considered Fair

Overall pavement conditions on the Bay Area’s nearly 44,000 lane-miles of local streets and roads landed once again in fair territory last year, with the typical stretch of roadway showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon. Data released … Continue reading

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30×30 California

In October 2020, Governor Newsom signed his Nature Based Solutions Executive Order N-82-20, elevating the role of natural and working lands in the fight against climate change and advancing biodiversity conservation as an administration priority. As part of this Executive Order, … Continue reading

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State Route 239 Project News – Public Scoping Open House

READY FOR VISITORS – SR 239 ONLINE PUBLIC SCOPING OPEN HOUSE Caltrans has released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the State Route 239 project and is seeking your input. We continue to engage … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/09/2022

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. Sacramento gas price could soar above $5 per gallon … Continue reading

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Go the (400 mile) distance in 2022 – Bay Area Ridge Trail

With 400 miles of Ridge Trail… Challenge yourself to explore them all! A new year means new challenges, as well as new possibilities ahead. With 400 miles of Ridge Trail now open to explore, why not hike, run, bike or ride the entire Ridge Trail as … Continue reading

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