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These major retailers are closing more than 4,000 stores in 2017

From Clark Howard The reality is that America has been over-stored. We have far too many retail locations, shopping centers and branches of different chains. But stores that are meeting your needs with low prices will continue to thrive. In … Continue reading

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

I’m sure the majority of you have heard that Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Beau Biden, the son of former vice president Joseph Biden.  Senator McCain … Continue reading

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California’s Housing Crisis and What the State Is Planning

California’s affordable housing crisis has reached an epidemic level, with rents at an all-time high and home ownership rates at their lowest since the 1940’s. Still, despite the housing crunch, California has some of the country’s toughest laws requiring affordable … Continue reading

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Oakley Disposal has changed their name to – Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery

Our company has come a long way since it first began in the 1930’s as a one-truck garbage route in the country town of Concord. Now, our business has developed into one of the few remaining local, family-owned recycling and … Continue reading

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July 4th, 2017 – Facts and Trivia

Happy 4th of July! 241 years ago the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence declaring America’s sovereignty. Here are some Independence Day fun facts, history and trivia. “All that I have, and all that I am and all that … Continue reading

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Resilient by Design Challenge – Open Call for Site Ideas

The San Francisco Estuary Institute is proud to be a part of the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge, a yearlong community-based research and design challenge that is kicking off with an open call for residents around the Bay … Continue reading

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Skills Mismatch and High Housing Costs Driving Jobs Slowdown

The Beacon Employment Report California’s job growth has continued to slow this month, according to an analysis released jointly by Beacon Economics and the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Although the latest numbers from the … Continue reading

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