Monthly Archives: December 2018

Orange and White: The Colors of (Express Lane) Construction Season

  Just as orange poppies and trees with bursts of white blossoms herald the advent of spring in the Bay Area, the sudden appearance of orange fencing and white K-rails signals the start of improvements along the region’s freeways; and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/16/18

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. WATCH: Stunning Moment Nashville Airport Comes To A Standstill … Continue reading

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State Water Board Adopts Bay-Delta Plan Update for the Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta

SACRAMENTO — The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted a plan designed to restore water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries—the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers. The plan sets a starting point for increased flows but … Continue reading

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Earthquake Guides Show Ways to Lessen Damage

From Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) An online tool is now available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor. The Earthquake Home Quiz can … Continue reading

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Bay Area Cities Permitted More Housing in 2017, Acute Shortfall of Affordable Housing Still Exists

From Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) New data on housing reveals Bay Area cities and counties permitted 27,103 new housing units in 2017, more than either 2016 (20,868) or 2015 (20,495); but only 18 percent of these units were … Continue reading

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Toxic Mushroom Warning

          Each year, mushrooms come out after the first fall rains, which we had November 20. Mushrooms can look beautiful – but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western Destroying … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/09/18

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. Fast-Food Chains With the Most Closures in 2018 – … Continue reading

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