Monthly Archives: July 2019

Hot Pavement Is More Dangerous Than You Realize

From Gizmodo Ed Cara Doctors at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are warning about a less-recognized danger of summer heat: pavement burns. Their recent study suggests that people in hot places can end up in the hospital with serious … Continue reading

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Be A West Nile Watcher

Reduce the Risk of West Nile Virus–Be on the Lookout for Mosquitoes and Dead Birds   First come the hot days of summer, then the warm summer nights soon follow–and those warm nights actually increase the risk of West Nile virus … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 07/28/19

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. Newsom now owns DMV’s woes – Another day, another … Continue reading

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Delta Water Alert! Algal blooms in Stockton, Discovery Bay, and Big Break

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board sent out the following alert on Twitter Friday evening.  Algal blooms are being observed in the Delta waterways of Stockton, Discovery Bay, and Big Break. These blooms are being monitored for cyanobacteria, of … Continue reading

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M 2.0 – 13km SW of Byron, CA

Magnitude 2.0 Date-Time 25 Jul 2019 17:24:08 UTC 25 Jul 2019 10:24:08 near epicenter 25 Jul 2019 09:24:08 standard time in your timezone Location 37.802N 121.759W Depth 8 km Distances 12.9 km (8.0 mi) SW of Byron, California 13.4 km … Continue reading

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Robert Powers is Selected as BART General Manager

Today the BART Board of Directors unanimously appointed Robert “Bob” Powers to take over as BART’s tenth General Manager. Powers, a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the public transportation industry overseeing major infrastructure projects and … Continue reading

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How to Pet a Cat, According to Science

From Real Clear Science – By Lauren Robin Finka Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at … Continue reading

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