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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Sunday Reading 08/26/18

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. California doesn’t have the worst drivers in the nation? … 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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Sunday Reading 08/19/18

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. FDA approves first generic EpiPen – The U.S. Food … Continue reading

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