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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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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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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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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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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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Where’s the Bacon

Proposition 12, California’s Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, was approved in 2018 with 63 percent of the vote. The voters enacted Prop 12 for the stated purposes of treating farm animals humanely and taking precautionary measures to promote food safety by … Continue reading

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New year, new COVID rules

From CalMatters California appears to have settled on a new strategy to combat COVID-19: Instead of instituting lockdowns in response to the omicron variant, which has helped push the statewide testing positivity rate to nearly 16% and prompted a spike in hospitalizations, … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for December 2021

Average precipitation in December 2.41″ Rainfall Totals in December 2021 5.23″ Accumulated Monthly Totals through December 2021 8.79″ Average annual precipitation 13.22 Percent of average YTD 189.85% Weather data – https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/oakley/california/united-states/usca2070 A rainfall year season is defined as the 12-month … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Our Top 10 Stories of 2021

From California City News California saw its own share of special craziness. 2021 was a banner year for recall elections across the state. Sadly, we saw the passing of a number of elected officials too. As always, the best part … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2021

Christmas gifts that we can give year-round. Patience, Compassion, Faith, and Resilience I wish for you a Christmas with the patience to endure the hardships placed on us by government decree; with loved ones that we have been pent up … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Take Now to Prevent Mice at Your Holiday Celebration

Mice can spread bacteria and viruses in their droppings and nesting material. They’ve also been associated with asthma. Mice have difficulty maintaining body warmth, so they are attracted to the warmth, food and shelter that can be found in your … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic: Heartburn from holiday feasts can be easily prevented

From UPI Like Mr. Grinch, heartburn can crush your holiday, but there are easy ways to prevent it. “Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach content moving into the esophagus, or gullet, which is much less resistant to acid,” said Dr. … Continue reading

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Traffic Advisory – Delta Ferries – Modified Schedule

Delta Ferries operating on reduced schedule due to staff shortagestarting Dec. 24, 2021; Motorists are encouraged to use State Route84 Miner’s Slough Bridge The State Route 84 (SR-84) Real McCoy Ferry and State Route 220 J-Mack Ferry will be on … Continue reading

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Please don’t buy this! 3 gift card scams to watch out for this holiday season

From Malwarebytes Posted: November 23, 2021 by Pieter ArntzLast updated: December 2, 2021 With the holiday season around the corner, we thought it was a good time to look at the dangers that come with gift cards. Gift cards can be an easy win … Continue reading

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2021’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud – WalletHub Study

With businesses such as Facebook, T-Mobile and Volkswagen experiencing data breaches this year and the number of breaches already higher than in 2020, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & … Continue reading

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The connection between birds and cattle — a video from the National Audubon Society

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California Is 2021’s State with the 4th Worst Elder-Abuse Protections – WalletHub Study

With as much as 10% of Americans over age 60 suffering from elder abuse, and seniors especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections, as well as accompanying videos and … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for November 2021

Average precipitation in November 1.6″ Rainfall Totals in November 2021 .55″ Accumulated Monthly Totals through November 2021 3.56″ Average annual precipitation 13.22 Percent of average YTD 160.36% Weather data – https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/oakley/california/united-states/usca2070 A rainfall year season is defined as the 12-month … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can. Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season that is held annually on the Tuesday after Black … Continue reading

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