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

What to Do About Underground Yellowjackets, Now

Yellowjackets are beneficial insects that eat garden pests and pollinate certain plants through daily foraging. If left undisturbed, yellowjackets are typically not a problem; however, these wasps will defend their nest if they sense a threat to the colony. Yellowjackets can … Continue reading

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2022’s Best States for Summer Road Trips – WalletHub Study

With nearly 80% of U.S. adults saying they will take some sort of road trip this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips, along with accompanying videos and expert commentary. To … Continue reading

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The Drawbridges of the Delta

By Aleta George from Estuary News Magazine  The moveable bridges that cross the rivers and sloughs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta were built in the first half of the 20th century, and most are operated by control panels as old as … Continue reading

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Real hot weather – How to stay cool and sleep at night

Weather.com forecast Tuesday – forecast 104 record high 110 Wednesday – forecast 102 record high 114 Thursday – forecast 98 record high 117 Friday – forecast 97 record high 110 Saturday – forecast 96 record high 102 Creative Ways to … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Tuesday, June 21, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect Tuesday, June 21, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of ozone pollution are harmful to breathe, especially for young children, … Continue reading

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All Abilities Day at Big Break: June 28

June 28, 2022. 10:00am-2:00pm Free – Unlimited openings Explore nature at your own pace and way. This program is inclusive for all abilities, offering something for everyone! Travel along paved trails to visit stations to touch fur, listen to birds, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/19/2022

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. Why Cursing Is Actually Beneficial for Your Mental Health … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Sunset Walk – BIG BREAK: June 21, 2022, 7:30-9:00PM.

Celebrate the longest day of the year with an evening exploration of the delta. Drop-in Program. Free Program. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Get ready for another gas tax increase

From CalMatters July 1 is shaping up to be a big day for California. That’s when the Golden State’s sky-high gas prices are set to tick up even more due to a scheduled increase to the excise tax rate, which will tack … Continue reading

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How to buy a used car online

by A. Tarantola @terrortola June 13th, 2022 from Engadget Despite what Dunkin’ Donuts would have you believe, America runs on gasoline. We are a nation of drivers with a transit infrastructure geared overwhelmingly towards automobile travel (with fewer than one … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s Most Fun State in America – WalletHub Study

With summer just around the corner and 86% of Americans planning to take a vacation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most Fun States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the states offering … Continue reading

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Introducing the Oakley eGift Program!

pend, Gift and Support Local Businesses! New mobile Buy One, Get One Free gift card program sponsored by the City of Oakley offers a fun and easy way to keep local spending local.  For a limited time, purchase an e-card valued … Continue reading

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Oakley Summer Fest Saturday, July 2nd

The City of Oakley is excited to announce our new event, Oakley Summer Fest, happening Saturday, July 2nd from 11AM to 5PM. Oakley Summer Fest will be in Civic Center Plaza and on Main Street from O’Hara Ave to Vintage Parkway. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/12/2022

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. How San Francisco Became A Failed City – But … Continue reading

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511 Contra Costa Summer Bike Challenge

511 Contra Costa is offering the 2022 Summer Bike Challenge in partnership with Contra Costa Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The Summer Bike Challenge will get you outside and on the move! How does it … Continue reading

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In the night sky for June

The ‘supermoon’ season of 2022 continues with the Full Strawberry Moon on June 14. June’s full moon is the second of four back-to-back “supermoons” and comes just a week before summer in the Northern Hemisphere Five planets will align in the … Continue reading

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Yolo Bypass Bat Talk and Walks

Multiple dates available – register early! The Yolo Bypass Bat Talk and Walks are back this summer! If you’ve never come out to see the spectacle of a quarter-million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from the shadows to hunt at dusk, … Continue reading

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Excessive Heat Watch – from Friday, June 10, 11:00 AM PDT to Friday, June 10, 10:00 PM PDT

What Hot conditions with daytime temperatures from 93 to 103. Overnight lows in the 60s in the valleys with 70s in the hills. Where Interior portions of the North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains and interior Central … Continue reading

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Traffic Alert: State Route 12 Closure – 9:00 PM Friday, June 24 to 4:00 AM Monday, June 27

Caltrans is continuing work on a project to replace the bearing pads of the State Route 12 (SR-12) Potato Slough Bridge located near the Tower Park & Terminous communities, west of Interstate 5 (I-5) in San Joaquin County. This project … Continue reading

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Check Out the Oakley Digital Market!

The City of Oakley is working with, government software startup — Glass, to launch the Oakley Digital Market, an e-commerce marketplace where local business owners can seamlessly showcase and sell their products and services online. Through the marketplace, local businesses … Continue reading

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