Monthly Archives: August 2018

Just Serve

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer but can’t find an organization or cause that interest you; Or are you organization looking for volunteers? JustServe.org may be the solution you’ve been looking for. JustServe.org is a website where the … Continue reading

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BART Receives $6.8M in Security Grant Funds

BART’s efforts to improve safety and security for riders are getting a major infusion of funding thanks, in part, to Bay Area members of Congress. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded BART about $6.8 million in a grant … Continue reading

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A Scientist Explains Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

From Science Alert by Richard Halfpenny, THE CONVERSATION 19 AUG 2018 Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of … Continue reading

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New Report Finds Lack of Safety Features on Roads Costs California Drivers $61 Billion Annually

CALIFORNIA KEY TRANSPORTATION FACTS THE HIDDEN COSTS OF DEFICIENT ROADS Driving on California roads that are deteriorated, congested, and that lack some desirable safety features costs California drivers a total of $61 billion each year. TRIP has calculated the cost … Continue reading

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California sea lion nurseries are moving north as Año Nuevo Island and the southeast Farallon Islands experience a record-breaking boom in sea lion births.

Zalophus californianus have traditionally preferred nurseries in the Channel Islands, but the population of pups born off Northern California’s coast began skyrocketing in 2016. Births at both sites went from a few dozen pups to more than 500. The trend … Continue reading

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Mapping California’s Fire Risk

As California’s fire season rages on, you may be wondering just how vulnerable your home is to devastation. A new study from insurance risk analyst Verisk Analytics provides the answer, county by county. The new analysis was based on proximity … Continue reading

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Planners Look at the Promise and Pitfalls of Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles are set to be one of the greatest disrupters to transportation in our lifetime. What impact might they have on the Bay Area? MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are exploring the answers through the … Continue reading

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Extreme Fire Danger

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Helping California Fire Victims

Over the last several days I have received a number of inquiries regarding donations for victims of the fires ravaging California. Care packages full of teddy bears, canned food and blankets often first come to mind when it comes to … Continue reading

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BART General Manager Proposes Safety and Security Action Plan

BART General Manager Grace Crunican is seeking authority from the Board of Directors to move forward implementing a comprehensive Safety and Security Action Plan.  The series of proposals will boost the visible presence of police and employees in the system, … Continue reading

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M2.9 Earthquake – Northern California – Rio Vista

Magnitude 2.9 Date-Time 2 Aug 2018 17:01:55 UTC 2 Aug 2018 10:01:55 near epicenter 2 Aug 2018 09:01:55 standard time in your timezone Location 38.196N 121.860W Depth 19 km Distances 1.7 km (1.1 mi) SE of Rio Vista Junction, California … Continue reading

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Fight The NEW Bite – Stop the Invasion

  Take Action Now to Prevent Invasive Mosquito Species in Contra Costa County Just two counties now stand between Contra Costa County and mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. It’s time to Fight the … Continue reading

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