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Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $2,685,504 Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family – WalletHub Study

With families looking for a fresh start once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down and moving becomes practical, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family, as well as accompanying videos. To determine … Continue reading

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Stay in Touch with the Oakley Police Department

Often, we’ll see police and crime tips/questions/concerns posted on our City social media, and while we always love hearing from Oakley residents, we wanted to remind you all of a couple of more direct options for interacting with the OPD. … Continue reading

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Updated: California Has the 9th Slowest Recovery for Weekly Unemployment Claims in the U.S. – WalletHub Study

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has now been raging across the U.S. for nearly a year, new unemployment claims decreased week-over-week on January 1, and were 89% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some … Continue reading

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A New Way To Travel Across The US

Stretching an extraordinary 3,700 miles from Washington DC to the Pacific Ocean, an ambitious new bike trail is aiming to be “America’s Main Street”. The Great American Rail-Trail is the most ambitious biking initiative the country has ever seen. Stretching an … Continue reading

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Nine new California laws explained — each in 1 minute

A new year also means new laws. Here are nine of California’s most noteworthy laws that went into effect Jan. 1 — ranging from family leave to mental health care to policing the police to ethnic studies — explained in 1 … Continue reading

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Vaccine – Sluggish rollout

As California confronts its darkest moment yet of the pandemic, complications in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine — which Gov. Gavin Newsom billed as the “light at the end of the tunnel” — suggest that the tunnel may be longer than previously … Continue reading

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50 BART Accomplishments in 2020

At BART, we are firm believers that by thinking strategically, working hard, and engaging community, we can and will achieve remarkable things. With that, we chose to end 2020 with optimism. Improvements to the rider experience We now have 17 … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District – Fee Collection Restarts January 4

To ensure free and easy public access to Regional Parks and trails during the pandemic, the Park District waived collection of all fees in 2020. To support funding of the many programs, services and amenities slated to reopen next year, fees … Continue reading

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Plan Bay Area 2050: Final Blueprint Analysis Released

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are pleased to announce the release of the Plan Bay Area 2050 Final Blueprint Outcomes(link is external)—a major milestone in the development of Plan Bay Area 2050, the Bay Area’s long-range plan … Continue reading

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Bay Area Scores $407 Million in SB1 Transportation Dollars for 11 Projects

Bay Area highway, transit and goods-movement projects this week earned more than $400 million in new funding as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) finalized a new round of awards through a trio of competitive statewide programs established by the Senate … Continue reading

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New Census Bureau Resources for Distance Learning

With some schools temporarily shuttered or on a staggered schedule because of the ongoing pandemic, many kids are learning from teachers conducting lessons remotely or through a mix of in-class and remote schooling. With that in mind, the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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A side-by-side comparison of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines

By HELEN BRANSWELL @HelenBranswell DECEMBER 19, 2020 In an ideal world, a pandemic vaccine could be delivered in a single shot, so supplies could be stretched to cover a lot of people. It would trigger no side effect more significant than a … Continue reading

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Today Is The 400th Anniversary Of The Pilgrims’ Plymouth Rock Landing. Read De Tocqueville’s Enduring Insights Here

DECEMBER 21, 2020 By The Federalist Editors “The emigrants were about 150 in number, including the women and the children. Their object was to plant a colony on the shores of the Hudson; but after having been driven about for some time … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Releases 2020 Demographic Analysis Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its 2020 Demographic Analysis, which provides a range of estimates — low, middle and high — for the nation’s population as of April 1, 2020. Instead of collecting responses from households like the 2020 Census, … Continue reading

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The latest information on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines

With recent news of the release of the first COVID-19 vaccine, we know you likely have a lot of questions about what happens next.  In the early stages, supplies of the vaccine will be limited. Healthcare workers and people particularly … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Vaccine Scams Are Coming. Here’s How to Avoid Them

From The Motley Fool A number of viable coronavirus vaccine candidates could soon receive FDA emergency use authorization. After roughly nine months of living in lockdown, this may offer some light at the end of a very dark tunnel.  However, … Continue reading

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December 13-14 Get ready for the Geminid meteor shower 2020

From Astronomy Periodic meteor showers light up the night sky with shooting stars. But these aren’t really stars at all. Instead, they are tiny pieces of dust and debris skimming Earth’s atmosphere, burning up in a spectacular — albeit brief … Continue reading

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Cities That Need the Most Initial Vaccinations Against COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With frontline health care workers and other vulnerable populations like the elderly first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities That Need the Most Initial Vaccinations Against COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.  … Continue reading

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