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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What do You Eat for Breakfast the Day After Thanksgiving?

It seems like most of us have strong traditions about what to eat for Thanksgiving, but what about the morning after? What are some good fall post-thanksgiving breakfasts? Will a bowl of cold cereal due, a slice of pumpkin pie … Continue reading

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A DELTA RENEWED

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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