Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fake News: A Content-Based Social Engineering Attack

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have recently been facing scrutiny for promoting fake news stories. However, fake news is misused in a number of ways: Propaganda, trying to influence opinion Direct attacks on a political opponent Stock manipulation scams Shock people … Continue reading

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They’re Still Counting Votes

It’s November 29th and votes are still being counted. Hopefully a final tally will be released this Friday. In an effort to explain why the process is taking so long the County Elections Dept. has created a video. The video … Continue reading

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Which Negelected Swimming Pool Can Produce More Mosquitoes?

A neglected swimming pool is only partially filled with water while another is completely full. Which one produces more mosquitoes? If you guessed the pool with more water produces more mosquitoes, you’d be in the majority. Let’s be clear: both … Continue reading

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On November 14th, the San Francisco Estuary Institute released A DELTA RENEWED – A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The report is based on a well-defined landscape ecology framework, supported by best available science, that is … Continue reading

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For Those With Chickens in Oakley – CDFA, UC Davis team-up on tips to keep bird flocks safe from Avian Flu

By Pat Bailey, UC Davis As leaves begin to fall and sunlight takes on a golden sparkle, you may be noticing increased activity in the skies. It’s that time of year when migratory waterfowl are on the move, heading south … Continue reading

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Driving In the Rain

Hopefully the October rains are only a harbinger of what may be coming. Wet weather means wet pavement. Wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. Here are some tips for handling the road in wet weather. … Continue reading

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DWR Flood Prepare California web site has useful flood preparedness information

The rainy season is upon us again, and the risk of catastrophic floods exists, even in a drought. In fact, the risk of flooding increases when California is suffering the effects of severe drought. Dry soils from multi-year droughts create … Continue reading

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Should the food industry sneak vegetables into food? From the New York Times

By Bettina Elias Siegel Puréed spinach in brownies. “Red velvet” pancakes made from beets. Oatmeal cookies with cauliflower bits. There are hundreds of creative ways to sneak fruits and vegetables past the wrinkled noses of even the pickiest children. Whether … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Start Eating Full-Fat Dairy, According to Science

From U.S. News & World Report By K. Aleisha Fetters | Contributor Oct. 28, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. As much as we’ve cozied up to the idea of “healthy” fats, cooking with olive oil, topping our burgers with avocado and … Continue reading

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