Category Archives: Around Oakley

Friends of Marsh Creek Awarded $60k EPA Grant

Congratulations are in order to the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed who were awarded a $60,000 grant by the EPA on June 26 to help improve urban waters and promote community revitalization. EPA Selects Projects to Improve Urban Waters & … Continue reading

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July 7: Oakley Cityhood Celebration

Just a reminder that this Saturday is the City of Oakley Cityhood Celebration at Freedom Basin.  

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ECCFPD: Stations 54, 94, 95 Now Closed

Today is a sad day in East County as three stations have now been closed and are offline while we say goodbye to over a dozen wonderful firefighters who will be difficult to replace. I took the opportunity this morning … Continue reading

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Press Release: Firefighters Release Statement on Station Closures

Press Release Statement from United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 President Vince Wells on Station Closures “As the representative of 6 different fire agencies in Contra Costa County – Contra Costa, East Contra Costa, El Cerrito, Moraga-Orinda, … Continue reading

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Bethel Island Loses Quick Response Vehicles

I heard a nasty rumor early this morning that the Quick Response Vehicles (QRV) would be leaving Bethel Island. I was able to receive confirmation that July 15 will be the last day these services will be available from the … Continue reading

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eBART: Six Possible Station Locations

Kudos to Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick for providing information on his blog today about possible eBart stations between Hillcrest Avenue and Discovery Bay/Byron. The study will be looking at six locations. The station sites to be evaluated are along the … Continue reading

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Tonight’s ECCFPD Board Meeting Preview

The East Contra Costa Fire Protect District (ECCFPD) will hold a very important meeting tonight which has three major topics of discussion which includes potentially moving towards an elected board, provide an overview of a volunteer firefighter program, while they … Continue reading

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