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Be Fire Safe In Parks- October Peak Fire Season

Though already catastrophic this year, the height of fire season is typically in October when the heat of summer has dried out vegetation, and hot, dry Diablo winds from the east create dangerous fire conditions. Now is the time to … Continue reading

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Incoming: mail-in ballots

Don’t forget to check your mailbox this week, because today, counties are required to begin sending out mail-in ballots for the November election. It’s the first time in California history that a mail-in ballot will be sent to every active registered voter … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Civil Grand Jury 2019-20 Reports

Securing Our Water Supply From Cyberattack Contra Costa BART Rider Concerns – Primary Findings from the 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey Police Department Staffing – Impact on Community Policing Services and Personnel Public Safety Power Shutoff – Is Contra Costa County Prepared? Juveniles in … Continue reading

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Continued Risk of West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County as More Mosquitoes Test Positive

Infected Mosquitoes Found in Brentwood and Discovery Bay The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has confirmed three more groups of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. Two groups of mosquitoes … Continue reading

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Signs Signs everywhere a sign – Let the Campaign Begin

A new season is about to burst upon us. Campaign season should start in earnest within the next few weeks. In Oakley three seats on the Oakley City Council are up for grabs. Oakley City Councilmember Michael Krieg has decided … Continue reading

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Friday, September 4, 2020 ADULT MOSQUITO CONTROL TO TAKE PLACE IN BRENTWOOD

  Due to increasing West Nile virus activity in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be using truck-mounted, utility vehicle (UTV)-mounted and hand-held ultra-low volume sprayers to control adult mosquitoes in Brentwood. DATE: Friday, September … Continue reading

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Victory in the Pacific Day – 75th Anniversary

On this day in 1945, the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was formally signed on board USS Missouri. By the end of July 1945, the imminent defeat of Japan in the Second World War became obvious. Atomic bombings of the cities … Continue reading

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More Mosquitoes, Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa County Elevated Virus Risk in the City of Brentwood

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has reported six more groups of mosquitoes and six more dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The mosquitoes were from Palm Tract (near … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Council on Homelessness Seeks New Members

Council on Homelessness Seeks New Members The Council on Homelessness is seeking applicants for the following seats: Affordable Housing Developer Behavioral Health Representative City Government Seat Consumer/Consumer Advocate Educational and Vocational Services Emergency Solutions Grant Representative Healthcare Representative Homeless Service … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom signs heat emergency proclamation to free-up energy capacity

As the West Coast continues to experience an historic heat wave and related energy shortages, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation designed to free up energy capacity and reduce the need for temporary energy service disruptions. The proclamation temporarily allows … Continue reading

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47 DAYS LEFT TO COUNT ALL RESIDENTS – VISITS BEGIN

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 116,000 addresses to collect … Continue reading

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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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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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