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California is the 3rd Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With around 57% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and vaccination being essential for getting the economy back on track, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files. In order to … Continue reading

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‘Dry scooping’ challenge turns pre-workout powder into a dangerous TikTok trend

From Tide PODS to planking, the internet has certainly seen its fair share of “challenges” over the past decade or so. Now, a new study is ringing the alarm bell about a troubling new online trend involving powdered pre-workout beverages. … Continue reading

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New Laws Headed Your Way

from CalMatters You’d be forgiven for not knowing Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the largest expansion of California’s college financial aid system in a generation — he did so during the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants’ first playoff game … Continue reading

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California Ranks Among the Top 10 States with Bullying Problems – WalletHub Study

With schools returning to in-person learning this fall and a child experiencing bullying every seven minutes, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems, as well as accompanying videos. To identify the states where … Continue reading

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Waterfowl Hunting begins October 23

Those quiet weekend mornings are about to be interrupted with the sounds of shotguns. For many who are new to Oakley you can expect to hear the blasts shortly after the sun rises every morning but especially on the weekends. … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Sunday, October 3, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  

It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to burn wood indoors or outdoors. Hot inland temperature combined with smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone AND particulate … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Saturday, October 2, for the San Francisco Bay Area.  

It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to burn wood indoors or outdoors. Hot inland temperature combined with smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality in portions of the Bay Area. Concentrations of ground-level ozone AND particulate … Continue reading

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Why are Yellowjackets More Active Right Now?

10 Tips on How to Respond to Today’s Yellowjackets and Prevent Tomorrow’s It’s a sunny late September afternoon and you head out to the patio to enjoy your lunch.But, no sooner have you taken your first bite, when a yellowjacket … Continue reading

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Reminder – September 22, 2021 – Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result at Contra Costa restaurants, bars, and gyms

From Contra Costa Health Services – As of Sept. 22, 2021, everyone 12 years and older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result, before going to high-risk indoor businesses such as restaurants, bars, and gyms … Continue reading

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Every Three Hours Someone is Hit by a Train – National Rail Safety Week Sept. 20-26

Every three hours in America, either a person or a vehicle is hit by a train, and too many of these incidents happen at grade crossings. Roadway-rail crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles totaled 168 in 2017, an increase of 7% over 2016. … Continue reading

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

Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution exacerbated by smoke, is forecast to be unhealthy. High levels of ozone pollution are harmful to breathe, especially for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions.   Exhaust from vehicles on Bay Area roads accounts for more … Continue reading

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Redistricting is the once-a-decade process of redrawing the boundaries for Supervisorial districts after the U.S. Census. 

The Board of Supervisors is seeking input about Communities of Interest. State law defines a “Community of Interest” as “a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single supervisorial district for purposes of … Continue reading

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In this state – Money matters

From CalMatters Today, state lawmakers will begin a final round of hearings to hammer out the last details of California’s record-breaking $263 billion budget — for the fiscal year that began July 1. (If you’re confused about why the Legislature is still … Continue reading

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The Spare the Air Alert has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 7, 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, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. You can help protect your health by avoiding outdoor … Continue reading

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The Spare the Air Alert has been extended through Monday, Sept. 6, 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, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. You can help protect your health by avoiding outdoor … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for Sunday, Sept. 5, 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, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. You can help protect your health by avoiding outdoor … Continue reading

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New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses – prevention tips from CDFA

A total of five California horses have tested positive in recent weeks for West Nile Virus, all in the Central Valley. One of the horses is deceased, and only one had been vaccinated. Horse owners are encouraged to have their … Continue reading

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First Dead Bird of 2021 Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa Co.

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports the first dead bird of the year, and more mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County.The dead bird, a California scrub-jay, was picked up … Continue reading

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Microsoft will release Windows 11 on October 5th

Microsoft is announcing that Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. The new operating system will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs, or on new hardware that ships with Windows 11 pre-loaded. The free … Continue reading

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A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for today and tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Smoke from wildfires is currently impacting air quality. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution and ozone are forecast to be unhealthy, especially for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to … Continue reading

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