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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for January 2023

Average precipitation in January 2.66″ Rainfall Totals in January 2023 7.39″ Accumulated Monthly Totals through January 2023 17.40″” Average annual precipitation – July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 13.22″ Percent of average YTD 232.18% Weather data – https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/oakley/california/united-states/usca2070 A … Continue reading

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Spay and Neuter Awareness Month – February 2023

February is recognized as National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month to encourage pet owners to have their companion animals sterilized before the warmer months of the year when puppies and kittens are born.  Each year, more than 6 million dogs and cats … Continue reading

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Jan. 7 Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Meeting Continued to Jan. 28 at 9am.

On January 7, 2023, City Council held a special meeting to consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the Former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The Council continued consideration of the Term Sheet to Saturday, January 28, … Continue reading

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California Is 2023’s 10th Worst State to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 51 hours and $869 during 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, as well as expert commentary. To determine the most … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $3,363,073 Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $600 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State, as well as expert commentary. To encourage the estimated 34.2 … Continue reading

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2023’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family – WalletHub Study

With rampant inflation making raising children much more costly than usual, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family, as well as expert commentary. To determine the best states in which … Continue reading

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Bay Area Pavement Quality Stuck in Doldrums Despite Smoother Ride in Some Communities

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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Jan. 7 Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Meeting Location Moved to Concord City Council Chamber

The location of this Saturday’s City Council meeting, where the Council will consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, has a new location: the Concord City Council Chamber located at … Continue reading

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January 4 – Oakley Police Department – Advisory: Severe weather related road closure (Bridgehead Road) and sand bag update.

The City of Oakley has closed Bridgehead Road at the RR bridge and the road will stay closed until after the storms.  The closure does not impact any businesses and they have access. The Oakley Logistic Center/Amazon campus has access … Continue reading

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January 3 – Road Closures due to Flooding-Updated – Contra Costa Public Works

Contra Costa County Public Works has responded to close several roads due to flooding, mudslides and other issues. Below is the current status of roads in unincorporated Contra Costa County: Please avoid these areas and limit traveling during stormy weather, unless necessary, due … Continue reading

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‘Brutal’ storm hitting Northern California on Wednesday could be worse than New Year’s Eve deluge

from the San Francisco Chronicle Propelled by a bomb cyclone, the storm expected to barrel into the California coast Wednesday is expected to drop several inches of rain on top of already saturated soil and will probably cause another round … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for December 2022

Average precipitation in December 2.41″ Rainfall Totals in December 2022 8.01″ Accumulated Monthly Totals through December 2022 10.01″” Average annual precipitation 13.22 Percent of average YTD 207.25% 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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Flood watch remains in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening

A series of systems will bring more rain to Northern and Central California now through New Years Eve day. While the rain will be light to moderate at times through Friday, this rain will continue to saturate the soils, and … Continue reading

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Best Charities for 2023 – WalletHub

Charitable giving increased by 4% in 2021 compared to 2020. Americans gave a staggering $484.85 billion total, 67% of which was from individual donors. Though generosity is always commendable, current donation increases are unfortunately unable to keep up with inflation. There’s still plenty … Continue reading

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Best Credit Cards – 2023 – WalletHub

The best credit cards can save cardholders $300 to $650+ per year, compared to the average offer, thanks to uniquely valuable rewards, low rates and fees, and various special features. The key to finding the best credit card is to … Continue reading

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12 Financial Resolutions for 2023 – WalletHub

One in 3 Americans are planning to make finance-related New Year’s resolutions for 2023, according to a new WalletHub survey. For example, 31% of people making a financial resolution want to save money To help you make the most of this … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2022

Christmas gifts that we can give year-round. Patience, Compassion, Faith, and Resilience I wish for you a Christmas with the patience. Slow down this Christmas season, walk away from the smartphone and eliminate other distractions. Be less focused on what … Continue reading

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Catching up on the Capitol’s latest

From CalMatters Here’s a rapid-fire rundown of the latest news from the California Capitol:

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CalFire Releases New Wildfire Hazard Severity Maps

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) has updated its Wildfire Hazard Severity Zone map for the first time in 15 years. These long-overdue changes impact State Responsibility Areas (SRAs) such as state and privately-owned forests, watersheds, and rangelands.  “Ensuring … Continue reading

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Best Gift Cards of 2022

Gift cards are supposed to make gift-giving simpler, reducing the need to worry about the recipient’s tastes or which specific items he or she might already have. But not all gift cards are created equal, which might help explain why … Continue reading

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