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Gov. Newsom abolishes single-family zoning in California

The California State Legislature has passed the widely discussed Senate Bill 9, which would require all local agencies to consider certain proposed two-unit projects and lot splits ministerially. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill yesterday and the changes will take effect … Continue reading

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Effective Sept. 22 – COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Test Required for Some Contra Costa Businesses

Everyone 12 and older must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter restaurants, gyms and other indoor businesses where there’s an increased risk of spreading COVID-19, effective Sept. 22.​ This temporary new health order applies to indoor eating and drinking … Continue reading

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Seniors Invited to Café Costa for Weekly Lunch

The congregate meal program at the Oakley Senior Center (AKA Café Costa) is slated to begin on Wednesday, September 15th! This is a fun lunch service every Wednesday for our community’s seniors, ages 60 and up. There is a recommended donation of … Continue reading

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California Legislative session comes to a close today

From CalMatters Today is the deadline for state lawmakers to send bills to Newsom’s desk — and they almost certainly will not be extending California’s eviction moratorium, leaving those protections to expire on Sept. 30, CalMatters’ Manuela Tobias reports. Lawmakers won’t … Continue reading

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A more transparent Capitol – How liberal or conservative are the politicians who represent you? 

CalMatters has launched Glass House: A California Legislator Tracker to demystify the 120 people representing all 40 million of us — and to hold them accountable. With this database, you can find out more about your representatives’ personal background, how they voted … Continue reading

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Get Vaccinated at Oakley’s Food Truck Event

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Some positive news

from CalMatters Many readers have told me they crave positive news — and, with seemingly endless reports of destructive fires, I could use some myself. So here are two amazing stories of Californians defying the odds. On Sunday, Robert Paylor, … Continue reading

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2021’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With car sales up 9% in the first quarter of 2021, in part due to fear of public transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in, as … Continue reading

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California Is 2021’s 6th Best State for Women’s Equality – WalletHub Study

With Women’s Equality Day around the corner and the U.S. ranking as only the 30th best country for gender equality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality, as well as accompanying videos and … Continue reading

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Oakley – Small Business Classes Starting Soon

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Developer for the Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station Selected

At their special meeting on Saturday, August 21, 2021 the Concord City Council selected Concord First LLC (the Discovery/Seeno Companies, Lewis Communities, and California Capital Investment Group) team as the next Master Developer for the Reuse Project at the former … Continue reading

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Oakley – Planning Commission Applicants Sought

The Oakley City Council has re-established the Planning Commission as a separate body. The City Council will appoint five Planning Commissioners to serve four-year terms. The initial appointment will require a staggered appointment of 2 and 4 year terms. Applications … Continue reading

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A full moon unlike any other in 2021 to rise this weekend

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer The weekend will feature an uncommon event in the night sky, although for those that don’t know what is happening, it may go unnoticed. A full moon is set to rise on Saturday evening, … Continue reading

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Knightsen 4-H Community Club

Join the Fun!Create Your Account Visit https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in to login to an existing account, or create a new one. Click here for an instructional 4honline Slide Show  Click here for additional information if needed.  https://ucanr.edu/sites/UCCE_LA_County/files/353959.pdf  Enrollment Fees To pay enrollment fees – you may pay … Continue reading

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Newsom: Statewide water restrictions possible

From CalMatters Californians could soon face mandatory statewide water restrictions — but likely not until the end of September, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. The timing suggests the governor may be trying to avoid unpopular mandates before the Sept. 14 recall election — … Continue reading

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Contra Costa County to begin redistricting process

Contra Costa County @CCCounty launches its Redistricting effort, a once-a-decade process of redrawing the boundaries for Supervisorial districts after the U.S. Census. Your input is welcomed. Visit http://CoCoRedistricting.org to learn more. #CoCoRedistricting

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MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS IN DISCOVERY BAY

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports two more groups of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. These mosquitoes were collected from a trap in Discovery Bay, in eastern Contra … Continue reading

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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) at the Big Break Regional Shoreline

There are currently “Danger” level advisories for harmful algal blooms in parts of Stockton waterfront/McLeod Lake and at the Big Break Regional Shoreline kayak launch in Contra Costa County. It is recommended to stay out of the water in these areas and … Continue reading

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Five Minutes a Thief

From City Journal by Erica Sandberg August 5, 2021 On July 30, I walked into the Target store on Third and Mission Street in San Francisco with an intention to steal. Just a few days before, I was at the … Continue reading

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2021’s States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems – WalletHub Study

With pre-school enrollment dropping by as much as 17% during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. In order to … Continue reading

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