Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Candy Mythbusting

Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razor Blades or Needles in Halloween Candy? From the website: Today I Found Out Remember your mom sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with … Continue reading

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Halloween Security & Safety

There are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common … Continue reading

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Who Is Learning How To Take Down The Internet?

It was all over the news. A sustained DDoS attack that caused outages for a large number of web sites Friday was launched with the help of hacked “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. Jeff Jarmoc tweeted: “In a relatively short … Continue reading

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Should I Build a Bat House to Help Control Mosquitoes?

Bats eat mosquitoes, right? We do not recommend nor advise using bat houses and bats for mosquito control. Most importantly, bats can transmit rabies to people and animals. In California in 2015, 86 percent (198) of rabies cases were in … Continue reading

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Growing Evidence Highlights Cracks in California Delta Tunnels Plan

AS WATER DEEPLY readers already know, the Peripheral Canal was rejected by California voters in 1982 when Jerry Brown was governor. But the proposal was reborn in 2015 as the California WaterFix, often referred to as the Delta tunnels. Recently, … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Skunk Families out on our Walking Trails?

Should I be alarmed? No, but avoid all contact with them since they can be a vector of rabies. Fall is the peak season for young skunks to leave the nest and find their own home. They are looking for … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Yellow Jackets Right Now?

Spring rain allowed yellowjackets to thrive There’s a popular saying that goes, “Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” Fair enough. But must it also mean more yellowjackets? So far this year, the number of requests we’ve received each … Continue reading

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

Talking with Kids About Domestic Violence October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Throughout this month we invite you to reflect on how exposure to domestic violence may impact children and how together we can better support children and families experiencing … Continue reading

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