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Trailer Budget Bill Proposes Statewide Tax on Drinking Water

The League of California Cities joins the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and a large coalition of nearly 200 local water and public agencies to oppose the proposed water tax unless amended with an alternative funding source. The budget trailer … Continue reading

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5 Wildflower Hikes on the Ridge Trail

Spring is here! The hills are green, the weather is getting warmer, and the grasslands around the Bay Area are putting on a show! Now’s the time to hit the trail and take in all spring has to offer. Check … Continue reading

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How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson

By Roy Berendsohn  Mar 13, 2019 in Popular Mechanics Want a job? The demand for most trades is strong and getting stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts healthy growth in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 percent over the next … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again: Pi Day!

Pi is 3.14 (about), so that makes March 14 Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of … Continue reading

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5 Ways Life Would Be Better If It Were Always Daylight Saving Time

By Steve Calandrillo, The Conversation   In my research on daylight saving time, I have found that Americans don’t like it when Congress messes with their clocks. In an effort to avoid the biannual clock switch in spring and fall, some well-intended critics … Continue reading

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Is This the End of Recycling?

By Alana Semuels, The Atlantic After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, Americans are finally recycling. Airports, malls, schools, and office buildings across the country have bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and newspapers. In some cities, you can be fined if inspectors discover that you … Continue reading

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Rainfall totals in Oakley through 02/28/19

From the Romick rain gauge

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