Author Archives: Kevin

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

Delta Conveyance Project (the Tunnel) Planning Process Road Map – January 2023

Building on progress in 2022, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will continue to advance environmental planning and permitting activities, as well as public outreach and engagement, in 2023.  To help navigate the various permitting and regulatory compliance processes the project … Continue reading

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The Network of Care’s 17th Annual Crab Feed – Sat March 11, 2023

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Sunday Reading – 02/05/2023

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. Sierra Nevada snowpack hits biggest level in nearly 30 … Continue reading

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Delta Restoration Forum registration open

On February 8, 2023, the first Delta Restoration Forum will bring together groups working on and impacted by ecosystem restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh. For both in-person and virtual participants, presenters will share updates on progress … Continue reading

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8th Annual Virtual Park District Youth Job Fair – Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Explore the many paid seasonal and year-round jobs available in the Park District at this year’s Virtual Youth Job Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10 am to 1 pm. Whether you like spending time outdoors, working with the … Continue reading

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Ten Dazzling Celestial Events to See in 2023

from Smithsonian Magazine February 2: Comet C/2022 E3 comes close to Earth In early February, the comet C/2022 E3 will travel within about 26.4 million miles of our planet—the closest it’s been to Earth since Homo sapiens began settling in Europe and … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for January 2023

Average precipitation in January 2.66″ Rainfall Totals in January 2023 7.39″ Accumulated Monthly Totals through January 2023 17.40″” Average annual precipitation – July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 13.22″ Percent of average YTD 232.18% Weather data – https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/oakley/california/united-states/usca2070 A … Continue reading

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Spay and Neuter Awareness Month – February 2023

February is recognized as National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month to encourage pet owners to have their companion animals sterilized before the warmer months of the year when puppies and kittens are born.  Each year, more than 6 million dogs and cats … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Trails Challenge

Celebrate 30 years of the Park District’s Trails Challenge! The annual Trails Challenge program has promoted healthy recreation in nature for the past 30 years by providing 20 designated trails ranging from easy to challenging in a variety of parklands … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/29/2023

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. Long-term forecast: more rain – …But in early February, … Continue reading

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Winter is Here and So Are the Skunks

Seeing (or more likely, smelling) skunks lately? As winter continues, so does the appearance and aroma of these animals, as skunks are seeking a mate and a place to provide shelter to their young. Skunks do not jump or climb, … Continue reading

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Testing the Water at Big Break – January 29, 2023. 9:00AM-10:00AM

Join us every Sunday morning to track the health of the Delta! We will test for different criteria, recording the water quality changes that affect our ecosystem. Drop-in program, no registration. Free Program. Meet at the Visitor Center. Parent participation required. … Continue reading

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How to Save Rainwater without Mosquitoes

With all of the rain we’ve received, we have heard residents talking about how they’d like to save rainwater for later, but the District wants to make sure if folks do save rainwater, they are not providing a place for … Continue reading

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24th Annual Spam Festival – February 19

The 24th Annual Spam Festival in Isleton features a public tasting, cooking contest, Spam toss, and more. View the City of Isleton’s website for more information.

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Repeated Storms Leave Rainwater in Unusual Places — Now’s the Time to Dump and Scrub to Prevent Mosquitoes

After weeks of rain, the weather forecast is starting to change, and that means it’s a good time to take a look around your yard for anything holding water to prevent mosquitoes now and later. With 23 confirmed species of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 01/22/2023

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 storms: The past three weeks were the wettest … Continue reading

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PG&E to begin work on E. Cypress Monday January 23

Starting on Monday, January 23rd PG&E will be working on relocation of their gas line on East Cypress Road. The limit of the work is generally between Knightsen Avenue to Jersey Island Road. The hours of work will be from … Continue reading

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City of Brentwood 75th Birthday – Saturday, January 21

Saturday, January 212 PM to 5 PM Brentwood Community Center35 Oak Street, Brentwood 94513 Join the City of Brentwood for a community birthday party celebrating Brentwood’s 75th year of incorporation. Bring the family out for games, cupcakes, and the opening … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – Year of the Rabbit

2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit, starting from January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year), and ending on February 9th, 2024 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of … Continue reading

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Jan. 7 Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Meeting Continued to Jan. 28 at 9am.

On January 7, 2023, City Council held a special meeting to consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the Former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The Council continued consideration of the Term Sheet to Saturday, January 28, … Continue reading

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