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Alert: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) – Big Break Regional Shoreline & San Joaquin River at Potato Point

There are currently “Danger” level advisory for harmful algal blooms at the Big Break Regional Shoreline kayak launch in Contra Costa County. There is also a “Warning” level advisory in the San Joaquin River at Potato Point. It is recommended … Continue reading

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California’s Most and Least Equitable School Districts – WalletHub Study

With research showing that low-income students will fall behind their wealthy peers if schools operate remotely due to COVID-19, and a renewed focus on racial equality, WalletHub today released its report on the Most and Least Equitable School Districts in California. … Continue reading

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2020’s Best & Worst States for Health Care – WalletHub Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted medical care in countless ways, from postponing elective surgeries to moving many visits online. To shed some light on where people can get quality, affordable care during the current crisis, the personal-finance website WalletHub today … Continue reading

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San Joaquin River: Feeds Stomachs And Souls Of Countless People

From the Escalon Times – July 28,2020 Seven miles into the Ansel Adams Wilderness I got my first view of Thousand Island Lake from the Pacific Crest Trail. Its numerous namesake rocky islands — many complete with pine trees — … Continue reading

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States Where Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest – Updated WalletHub Study

Spikes in COVID-19 may threaten future job growth in the U.S., but new unemployment claims last week were still 79% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings … Continue reading

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2020’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With in-person learning threatened by COVID-19 and higher levels of education correlating with higher earnings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos. To determine where the most … Continue reading

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What’s Open in Contra Costa

From the office of Supervisor Diane Burgis Watch a video excerpt of the CCHS update from the July 14, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting

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What is stalkerware?

From Malwarebytes Newsletter If you’re not familiar with the term now’s a good time to get up to speed. Stalkerware refers to any kind of surveillance technology installed on another person’s device without their knowledge or consent. Despite warnings from … Continue reading

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2020’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth – WalletHub Study

Growing up can be hard. Without a stable home, positive role models and tools for success, many young Americans fall behind their peers and experience a rocky transition to adulthood. Today, about one in nine individuals between the ages of 16 and … Continue reading

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Laurel Road Construction begins Monday, July 20th.

The City is beginning the third phase of the Laurel Road Widening Project between Mellowood Drive to Main Street, which also includes the repair and resurfacing of Laurel Road east of Main Street to Meadows Lane. Electronic message boards and … Continue reading

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California Is 2020’s State with the 3rd Worst Taxpayer ROI – WalletHub Study

Tax Day can be a painful reminder of how much we have to invest in federal, state and local governments, though many of us are unaware of exactly what they give us in return. As a result, this creates a … Continue reading

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

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Updated: California Is the State with the Most Coronavirus Restrictions – WalletHub Study

With some states pausing their reopening processes due to spikes in COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions, as well as accompanying videos and audio files. To identify which states have the … Continue reading

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2020’s Most Patriotic States in America – WalletHub Study

With Fourth of July celebrations likely to be more subdued than usual this year due to COVID-19, and people protesting police brutality all across the U.S., the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most Patriotic States in America, … Continue reading

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Reusable Bag Use Changes in Grocery Stores

As one of the few public-facing industries that has remained open throughout the pandemic, California’s grocery community was the first to implement social distancing and a number of transmission protection practices. From markings six feet apart on the floor to … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 4 Throughout California – Free Fishing Day!

Have you ever wanted to learn to fish or just need to feel the pull of the line? Head out to your favorite Delta location for Free Fishing Day – no license required! Have a great time, but remember…fishing regulations, such … Continue reading

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2020’s Best States for Racial Equality in Education – WalletHub Study

With nationwide protests over racial inequality sparking public discourse about government funding priorities, and predominantly non-white school districts receiving $23 billion less funding per year than predominantly white districts, WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Racial Equality … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Heat Tips

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Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer

Saturday, June 20, at 2:44 P.M. PDT. This date marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 … Continue reading

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States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest – WalletHub Study

The latest job report released a few hours ago shows new unemployment claims 78% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help put these numbers in context, WalletHub just released its report on the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering … Continue reading

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