Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach

Today, Facebook provided additional information on the data breach it disclosed last month. Whereas it initially said up to 50 million users might have been affected, it now reports that 30 million were impacted by the breach. By exploiting a system vulnerability, attackers were able to steal digital keys called access tokens from those 30 million users, and Facebook has now laid out how those users were affected. The company is also notifying those impacted, but if you don’t want to wait to be notified, you can check if your account was affected through this link.

The 30 million users whose access tokens were stolen fall into one of three categories. The attackers accessed name and contact information for around 15 million users. But for another 14 million, those behind the attack were able to access all sorts of information including username, gender, location, language, relationship status, religion, hometown, current city, birthdate, education, work, places where they checked in or were tagged, website, people or Pages followed, recent searches and device types used to access Facebook. For the final one million, though their access tokens were indeed stolen, the attackers didn’t access any of their information.

The notifications Facebook is sending out will reflect those three categories and describe what information was accessed. The company is delivering them to the top of users’ News Feeds over the next three days, but again, if you don’t want to wait, just check your status here.

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Saturday, October 13 – Blood Drive in the Civic Plaza

The Ebenezer Community Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Oakley Civic Plaza, 3231 Main Street this Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, visit and enter code: EBENEZER or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Identification is required.

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Saturday October 13 – Movies in the Park – Coco

The Recreation Division and the Oakley Youth Advisory Council are hosting the final Movie in the Plaza on Saturday, October 13th featuring Coco beginning at dark.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, the Youth Council will have snacks and glow sticks available for sale.

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California’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018

The 50 Safest Cities in California


1. Danville
Region: Northern California
Population: 44,897
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.20
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.13
Total crime: 2.47% violent, 97.53% property

2. Murrieta
Region: Southern California
Population: 111,043
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.44
Property crimes per 1,000: 14.44
Total crime: 3.06% violent, 96.94% property

3. San Ramon
Region: Northern California
Population: 76,901
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.51
Property crimes per 1,000: 10.70
Total crime: 4.74% violent, 95.26% property

4. Irvine
Region: Southern California
Population: 266,663
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.57
Property crimes per 1,000: 14.01
Total crime: 4.07% violent, 95.93% property

5. Aliso Viejo
Region: Southern California
Population: 50,604
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.57
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.12
Total crime: 7.06% violent, 92.94% property

6. Yorba Linda
Region: Southern California
Population: 68,702
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.60
Property crimes per 1,000: 10.55
Total crime: 5.66% violent, 94.34% property

7. Lincoln
Region: Northern California
Population: 47,206
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.61
Property crimes per 1,000: 11.46
Total crime: 5.36% violent, 94.64% property

8. Rancho Palos Verdes
Region: Southern California
Population: 42,947
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.63
Property crimes per 1,000: 9.71
Total crime: 6.47% violent, 93.53% property

9. Chino Hills
Region: Southern California
Population: 78,990
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.75
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.82
Total crime: 5.82% violent, 94.18% property

10. Mission Viejo
Region: Southern California
Population: 97,950
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.77
Property crimes per 1,000: 10.04
Total crime: 7.63% violent, 92.37% property

11. Menlo Park
Region: Northern California
Population: 33,726
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.89
Property crimes per 1,000: 18.47
Total crime: 4.82% violent, 95.18% property

12. Foster City
Region: Northern California
Population: 34,081
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.94
Property crimes per 1,000: 10.06
Total crime: 9.33% violent, 90.67% property

13. Rancho Santa Margarita
Region: Southern California
Population: 49,606
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.97
Property crimes per 1,000: 5.38
Total crime: 17.98% violent, 82.02% property

14. Laguna Niguel
Region: Southern California
Population: 66,352
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.98
Property crimes per 1,000: 11.32
Total crime: 8.66% violent, 91.34% property

15. Folsom
Region: Northern California
Population: 77,245
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.98
Property crimes per 1,000: 17.92
Total crime: 5.49% violent, 94.51% property

16. Moorpark
Region: Southern California
Population: 36,423
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.02
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.13
Total crime: 12.50% violent, 87.50% property

17. Sunnyvale
Region: Northern California
Population: 154,108
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.03
Property crimes per 1,000: 13.89
Total crime: 7.38% violent, 92.62% property

18. Rocklin
Region: Northern California
Population: 62,006
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.05
Property crimes per 1,000: 19.39
Total crime: 5.41% violent, 94.59% property

19. Central Marin
Region: Northern California
Population: 35,265
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.08
Property crimes per 1,000: 18.60
Total crime: 5.79% violent, 94.21% property

20. Palo Alto
Region: Northern California
Population: 67,317
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.08
Property crimes per 1,000: 21.33
Total crime: 5.08% violent, 94.92% property

21. Fountain Valley
Region: Southern California
Population: 57,291
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.10
Property crimes per 1,000: 25.19
Total crime: 4.37% violent, 95.63% property

22. Corona
Region: Southern California
Population: 166,534
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.11
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.18
Total crime: 5.01% violent, 94.99% property

23. Walnut Creek
Region: Northern California
Population: 69,860
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.12
Property crimes per 1,000: 30.35
Total crime: 3.68% violent, 96.32% property

24. Glendale
Region: Southern California
Population: 202,903
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.12
Property crimes per 1,000: 17.00
Total crime: 6.58% violent, 93.42% property

25. San Clemente
Region: Southern California
Population: 65,915
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.14
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.12
Total crime: 9.39% violent, 90.61% property


26. Diamond Bar
Region: Southern California
Population: 57,162
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.15
Property crimes per 1,000: 16.29
Total crime: 7.09% violent, 92.91% property

27. Cupertino
Region: Northern California
Population: 60,948
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.16
Property crimes per 1,000: 16.36
Total crime: 7.12% violent, 92.88% property

28. Eastvale
Region: Southern California
Population: 60,115
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.18
Property crimes per 1,000: 21.11
Total crime: 5.59% violent, 94.41% property

29. Milpitas
Region: Northern California
Population: 79,990
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.20
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.39
Total crime: 5.36% violent, 94.64% property

30. Pleasanton
Region: Northern California
Population: 81,464
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.23
Property crimes per 1,000: 19.69
Total crime: 6.23% violent, 93.77% property

31. Santa Clara
Region: Northern California
Population: 128,179
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.24
Property crimes per 1,000: 21.95
Total crime: 5.65% violent, 94.35% property

32. Cypress
Region: Southern California
Population: 49,557
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.25
Property crimes per 1,000: 15.78
Total crime: 7.93% violent, 92.07% property

33. Lake Forest
Region: Southern California
Population: 83,511
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.26
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.93
Total crime: 14.08% violent, 85.92% property

34. Newport Beach
Region: Southern California
Population: 87,482
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.26
Property crimes per 1,000: 25.62
Total crime: 4.91% violent, 95.09% property

35. Thousand Oaks
Region: Southern California
Population: 129,853
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.26
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.98
Total crime: 9.73% violent, 90.27% property

36. Temecula
Region: Southern California
Population: 114,381
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.27
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.62
Total crime: 5.60% violent, 94.40% property

37. Poway
Region: Southern California
Population: 50,606
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.28
Property crimes per 1,000: 8.99
Total crime: 14.29% violent, 85.71% property

38. Martinez
Region: Northern California
Population: 38,541
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.32
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.26
Total crime: 5.94% violent, 94.06% property

39. Glendora
Region: Southern California
Population: 52,380
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.34
Property crimes per 1,000: 25.98
Total crime: 5.14% violent, 94.86% property

40. Temple City
Region: Southern California
Population: 36,527
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.34
Property crimes per 1,000: 15.88
Total crime: 8.45% violent, 91.55% property

41. Wildomar
Region: Southern California
Population: 36,310
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.35
Property crimes per 1,000: 18.04
Total crime: 7.48% violent, 92.52% property

42. Oakley
Region: Northern California
Population: 40,695
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.35
Property crimes per 1,000: 10.30
Total crime: 13.13% violent, 86.87% property

43. Simi Valley
Region: Southern California
Population: 127,252
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.37
Property crimes per 1,000: 12.31
Total crime: 11.11% violent, 88.89% property

44. Arcadia
Region: Southern California
Population: 58,816
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.41
Property crimes per 1,000: 27.92
Total crime: 5.05% violent, 94.95% property

45. Novato
Region: Northern California
Population: 56,263
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.42
Property crimes per 1,000: 18.45
Total crime: 7.71% violent, 92.29% property

46. Dublin
Region: Northern California
Population: 60,430
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.44
Property crimes per 1,000: 18.15
Total crime: 7.93% violent, 92.07% property

47. Placentia
Region: Southern California
Population: 52,800
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.46
Property crimes per 1,000: 14.96
Total crime: 9.75% violent, 90.25% property

48. Palm Desert
Region: Southern California
Population: 52,528
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.47
Property crimes per 1,000: 40.82
Total crime: 3.59% violent, 96.41% property

49. Tustin
Region: Southern California
Population: 81,642
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.47
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.12
Total crime: 6.64% violent, 93.36% property

50. Manhattan Beach
Region: Southern California
Population: 35,955
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.47
Property crimes per 1,000: 28.65
Total crime: 5.15% violent, 94.85% property

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Delta Flood Safety Fair

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Walnut Grove Library and Dr. Paul Barns Community Park


Join the Delta Protection Commission for a FREE event full of fun and cost-friendly flood preparedness and safety information tailored for Delta residents and its farms! This event is on the last day of the Delta Flood Preparedness Week, which runs from October 15-20. It will also be a kick-off event for CA Department of Water Resources for California Flood Preparedness Week from October 20-27.

This year we are partnering with the Sacramento County Library. In addition to the many valuable resources available, there will be a bookmobile, and kid’s lawn games (with prizes!) run by the Rio Vista Leos’ Club. Multiple emergency response vehicles, a U.S. Coast Guard boat, a Sacramento County Sherriff’s horse, and rescue dogs will also be on site. This is a chance for Delta residents to actually meet the people who may be saving their lives or property in case of a flood.

The presentation “Delta Tides” will be presented in the Library. This fun and engaging presentation for kids will use props to show how the sun and the moon interact with the ocean by creating the tides that flow into the Delta – shaping this unique region and the levees that protect it.

Our 2017 exhibitor list included:

California Department of Water Resources
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy
Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services
San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services
Assemblymember Jim Frazier
U.S. Coast Guard
KSN Engineering
Red Cross
Walnut Grove Fire Dept.
Walnut Grove Library
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
California Central Valley Flood Control Association

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Can Chocolate Be Good For You?

From The American Cancer Society

It’s been reported in the media for years that eating chocolate is heart-healthy, helps prevent cancer, and is a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down. But is that really true?

We do know that flavanols in cocoa beans, an ingredient in chocolate, are antioxidants, meaning that they may reduce damage to cells. Damaged cells can lead to cancer development. What we don’t know is to what extent chocolate itself has an effect. There have been a number of studies done on the health benefits of chocolate, but these studies mostly asked people to remember how much chocolate or chocolate products they consumed, then compared it to whether or not they’d had heart problems or cancer. So while the results of these studies are interesting, they really don’t tell us if it’s the chocolate itself making a difference, or if it’s the flavanols, which are also found in other foods.

Regardless, the studies have come back with mixed results. Some report that eating chocolate may lower the risk of certain cancers, while others show no benefit, and still others show that eating chocolate increases cancer risk. There is stronger evidence suggesting that eating chocolate may help prevent heart disease. Flavanols have been shown to lower blood pressure and make your heart, veins, and arteries work better.

What does this mean for you and your dessert choices? Try small amounts of high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. It might give your heart some benefit, and it generally has less sugar and saturated fat than milk or other kinds of chocolate.

However, dark chocolate is still candy, and it still has extra calories, sugar, and fat. Eat it sparingly. After all, we know that being overweight or obese is clearly linked to certain types of cancers, not to mention diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. If you want to get more antioxidants, turn to fruits and vegetables, which are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants and phytochemicals.

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You, Me, We = Oakley! Wins International Award 

We are proud to announce that “You, Me, We = Oakley!” (YMWO) has been honored by
the  International City Management Association (ICMA) as the recipient of the
“Community  Diversity  &  Inclusion  Program  Excellence  Award”  for  outstanding  local  government  programs.

The award recognizes communities for building or celebrating diversity and inclusiveness.  Oakley was one of just three recipients nationwide, winning in the category of cities with  populations from 10,000 to 50,000.

YMWO is a grant‐funded program that aims to create opportunities for Oakley’s diverse  residents to come together and better understand one another, appreciate each other’s  stories and recognize their common desire to build a stronger, safer and more vibrant  community.

There are seven outcomes that YMWO works to accomplish, which can be summarized by  increased civic involvement across all demographics and strengthened relationships.

The program began in 2011, with unanimous support of partners including the City of  Oakley,  the  local  school  districts,  church  congregations,  and  community‐based  organizations. YMWO has received over $600,000 in private grants.

Recent activities made possible through YMWO include: quarterly citizenship drives, the  Heart of Oakley Festival’s cultural and entertainment subcomponents, dinning dialogues,  citizens’ leadership academy, translation of City forms/policies, informational workshops  such as “Becoming American” or “Dia de los Muertos,” implicit bias training and related  follow‐up trainings that equip City Staff to offer impartial services to all residents.

The ICMA award acknowledges the work done by the many volunteers and community  leaders  to  ensure  that  every  policy,  program,  law,  and  event  adhere  to  some  basic  welcoming  principles  including  treating  all  residents  with  dignity  and  respect  and  embracing the diversity that makes for a unified and participatory community.

“We are honored to have received this ICMA Award and could not have done it without  our dedicated volunteers,” said Gabriela Banos‐alvan, YMWO Program Coordinator. “It’s  so gratifying to have Oakley recognized on a national level.”

Would you like to help contribute to the effort of making Oakley and even more cohesive and accepting community?  Please go to and take the pledge to  observe the ten welcoming principles such as treating others the way you would like to be  treated, striving to understand cultures other than your own, and challenging stereotypes  that divide.

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