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California is the 2nd Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With around 64% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but the omicron variant on the rise, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the Safest States During COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.   In order to find out the … Continue reading

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Cities with the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates During Covid – WalletHub Study

With the homicide rate having spiked by an average of 37% in 50 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q4 2019 and Q4 2021, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities With the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates During COVID, … Continue reading

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Lawmakers go all in on COVID vaccine rules

From CalMatters This week is shaping up to be a particularly consequential — and controversial — one in Sacramento. Setting the stage Monday was state Sen. Richard Pan’s introduction of a bill that would supersede Gov. Gavin Newsom’s student COVID-19 vaccine mandate by eliminating the … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 4th Worst State to Drive in – WalletHub Study

With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 36 hours and $564 during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To determine the … Continue reading

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California has a massive budget surplus. How would you spend it? Create your own state budget

from CalMatters Newsom may have just unveiled his priorities for spending California’s massive budget surplus — and state lawmakers have their own ideas — but what would you do? Well, you can now turn your vision into (virtual) reality by playing this super-fun Surplus Spender … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Report: 2022’s States with the Most Racial Progress

With today being Martin Luther King Jr. Day and half of adults saying a lot more needs to be done to ensure equal rights for all Americans, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s States with the Most Racial … Continue reading

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Smoking Costs the Average California Smoker $2,688,526 Over a Lifetime 

With 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 State, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary. To encourage the estimated … Continue reading

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Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project a Virtual Meeting Thursday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please join us for our first virtual community meeting on Thursday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This will be the first of a series of ongoing meetings hosted by the Master Developer team, Concord First Partners, LLC and will … Continue reading

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30×30 California

In October 2020, Governor Newsom signed his Nature Based Solutions Executive Order N-82-20, elevating the role of natural and working lands in the fight against climate change and advancing biodiversity conservation as an administration priority. As part of this Executive Order, … Continue reading

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Meteor showers, eclipses, full moons: All of the reasons to look up in 2022

From CNN Full moons and supermoons There are 12 full moons in 2022, and two of them qualify as supermoons. Here is the list of full moons for 2022, according to the Farmers’ Almanac: January 17: Wolf moon February 16: Snow … Continue reading

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Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project

Concord First Partners, LLC, the developer, has created a newsletter about their planning efforts and community outreach. Here’s their first…Read on…

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770 new laws are coming to California. Here are some highlights –

Bacon Ban WHAT THE LAW DOES Proposition 12 — the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition — was overwhelmingly passed by voters back in 2018. Beginning in 2022, pork producers will have to abide by Proposition 12, a California farm animal cruelty law passed … Continue reading

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Christmas Is What You Make It

Excuse the Hobby Lobby ad but as we move into the Christmas Season it’s important to remember that giving a gift can be as simple as sharing a little of yourself.

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Protect Yourself from Social Security-related Scams

SCAM ALERT The Social Security Administration will never threaten, scare, or pressure you to take an immediate action. If you receive a call, text, or email that…  Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all … Continue reading

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At Dawn They Slept – December 7th

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this … Continue reading

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2021 Thanksgiving & Holiday Shopping Reports – WalletHub

With the hectic holiday season fast approaching but the country still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub wanted to drop you a quick note to make sure you didn’t miss any of WalletHub’s recent holiday studies and reports, highlights of … Continue reading

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M4.0 Earthquake – 2km NE of San Ramon, CA

Magnitude 4.0 Date-Time 17 Nov 2021 19:43:44 UTC17 Nov 2021 11:43:44 near epicenter17 Nov 2021 11:43:44 standard time in your timezone Location 37.792N 121.968W Depth 10 km Distances 1.6 km (1.0 mi) NE of San Ramon, California4.4 km (2.7 mi) … Continue reading

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11 Things to Remember This Veterans Day

BY MICHELE DEBCZAK NOVEMBER 11, 2018 (UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2020) Whether or not you know someone who served in the military or you served yourself, Veterans Day is a holiday worth observing. There are around 18 million veterans living in the U.S.—here are some things to … Continue reading

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In-N-Out Closes All Dining Rooms in Contra Costa

From California County News In-N-Out has now closed all indoor dining in Contra Costa County to avoid having to enforce local vaccine requirements. The decision follows the closure of one of its Contra Costa County locations by the health department. … Continue reading

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While you were out Trick-or-Treating

From CalMatters On Sunday, while you were out trick-or-treating, California quietly auto-renewed a contract worth up to $1.7 billion for a COVID-19 testing lab so plagued with problems that state health officials warned in February it could lose its license. The automatic renewal, which … Continue reading

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