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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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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Sunday Reading 07/21/19

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. Dropping F-Bomb Increases Pain Tolerance By A Third, Study … Continue reading

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One Giant Leap – 50 years since the first moon walk

On July 20, 1969 at 10:56 p.m. EDT Neil Armstrong became the the first human to plant their foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbed down the ladder and proclaims: “That’s … Continue reading

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Earthquake Outlook for the San Francisco Bay Region 2014–2043

USGS – Earthquake Outlook for the San Francisco Bay Region 2014–2043

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Rabies: A Forgotten Killer. Are You at Risk for this Deadly Disease?

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Sunday Reading 07/14/19

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. Restoring Order on BART – Three months ago, the Bay … Continue reading

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New vegetable variety caulilini on market – from the Salinas Californian

By Kate Cimini Salinas-based company Mann Packing has introduced a new vegetable to the U.S. market, debuting a 10-ounce packet of caulilini florets in Chicago, at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo . Previously only sold wholesale to … Continue reading

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Earthquakes – Know Your Risks for Where You Live

No matter where you live or work, you are exposed to natural hazards. Many of these hazards may be known to you, but possibly not well understood. For instance, earthquakes occur without warning and effect everyone in a region within … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading 07/07/19

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. American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political … Continue reading

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Your Mobile Phone vs. Apollo 11’s Guidance Computer

From Real Clear Science By Graham Kendal Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong utter his famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, … Continue reading

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The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

The Earthquake Country Alliance has worked with experts in earthquake science, preparedness, and mitigation to develop this step-by-step guide for staying safe before, during, and after an earthquake. Start with the simple tips within each step and then build on … Continue reading

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