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Contra Costa 2020 Homeless Point In Time Count Report

Each year in January the county conducts a comprehensive Point in Time (PIT) count of families and individuals experiencing homelessness. The count provides a one-day snapshot of homelessness. The 2020 PIT count was conducted on January 22, 2020 and found: … Continue reading

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Is It a Rattlesnake or a Gopher Snake?

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Ag shrinking under weight of Calif. regulations – from Western FarmPress

Rising costs of compliance are forcing many growers to switch crops, shut down or leave the state. By Tim Hearden Dairy owner Steve Nash used to be enmeshed in California politics, staying active in the Fresno County Farm Bureau and … Continue reading

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California’s agricultural statistics

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over … Continue reading

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Spare the Air Alert – Tuesday , May 26

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect,Tuesday, May 26th , 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 … Continue reading

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Spare the Air Alert – Monday, May 25

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect, Monday, May 25th , 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 … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa – Serving 60% More Meals since SIP!

As you know, Loaves and Fishes is on the front lines. As an “essential service provider,” Loaves and Fishes has remained open and is serving meals to the community. The reality is, Loaves and Fishes provides food to the most … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District Update – What’s Open

Many Restrooms supporting trail use reopened on Monday, May 4. Wash stations or hand sanitizer may not always be available so visitors should bring their own. Health Department-approved PPE has been distributed to park staff for cleaning of restrooms, including … Continue reading

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Victory in Europe Day – 75th Anniversary

On May 8, 1945, World War II in Europe came to an end. As the news of Germany’s surrender reached the rest of the world, joyous crowds gathered to celebrate in the streets, clutching newspapers that declared Victory in Europe … Continue reading

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GivingTuesday – A Global Generosity Movement

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This new day is organized by GivingTuesday, and is being held in … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Newsom: California Retailers May Begin Reopening on Friday

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that some retail stores across the state can reopen with modifications as early as Friday. Newsom’s announcement occurred as a result of a positive assessment in the Reopening Roadmap Report Card, showing that key … Continue reading

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National Small Business Week May 3rd-9th, 2020 – postponed

The National Small Business Week joins the growing number of events that are being canceled and postponed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. New dates will be announced soon. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has … Continue reading

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The Oakley Chamber of Commerce Closing

The Oakley Chamber of Commerce is saddened to announce in light of recent events we will be ceasing operations May 1, 2020. As many of you know the Chamber has brought many fun events to the local community over the years … Continue reading

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Oakley Rainfall Totals through April, 2020

From the unofficial Romick rain gauge

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Updated: States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

Today’s unemployment numbers show that roughly 26.5 million Americans have lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, completely wiping out the 22.7 million new jobs created since the Great Recession and adding another somber milestone to the … Continue reading

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McDonald’s “Thank You” Meals for First Responders and Health Care Workers

Inspired by the heroes we continue to serve, starting Wednesday, April 22, through Tuesday, May 5, all first responders and healthcare workers are eligible for a free “Thank You Meal” via drive-thru and carry-out at participating McDonald’s locations by simply … Continue reading

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California Is the State 7th Most Slowed Down by COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With many industries in the U.S. ground to a halt because of the coronavirus social distancing restrictions, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the States Slowing Down the Most During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as accompanying videos. In … Continue reading

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April 17th, National Bat Appreciation Day

Each year on April 17th, National Bat Appreciation Day reminds us of the roles bats play in our daily lives. April is also the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from … Continue reading

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States with the Most Affected Small Businesses due to Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

Coronavirus has dealt a heavy blow to small businesses in the U.S., as many “non-essential” businesses have been forced by state governments to shut their doors until the pandemic passes. With most of the U.S. under some form of lockdown, … Continue reading

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California has the 17th Smallest Increase in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus – WalletHub Study

With the U.S. losing over 22 million jobs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Due to Coronavirus, along with accompanying videos. To identify which states’ workforces have … Continue reading

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