Monthly Archives: November 2019

10 tips for safe online shopping on Cyber Monday

From Malwarebytes Labs Shoppers familiar with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday circus know they’re stepping into the lion’s den. The Internet has always been a lawless place, but it becomes particularly rough during the holiday shopping season. In preparation … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cooking Timeline

By the editors of Cook’s Illustrated Timeline Strategies Once you have designed a menu, you should build a custom timeline. Figure out what you’re going to do when. What can be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen? What must … Continue reading

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7 Turkey Myths That Could Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Reader’s Digest Alyssa Jung 11/3/2016 Myth: Always wash the turkey thoroughly Don’t let old-time turkey lore wreck your big meal: Learn the truth behind some of the most common turkey preparation myths before you start cooking. Experts say scrubbing down … Continue reading

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Concord Hills Regional Park Update

Updated Concord Hills Land Use Plan Available for Review On October 18, 2019, the East Bay Regional Park District published a final Land Use Plan for the new Concord Hills Regional Park. Once implemented, the adopted plan will provide a … Continue reading

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See Where Your Food Comes From on This Map

By Megan Konar, The Conversation My team at the University of Illinois just developed the first high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. Our map is a comprehensive snapshot of all food flows between counties in the U.S. – grains, fruits … Continue reading

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Both Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and Plan Bay Area 2050 Processes Begin

RHNA Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) is a state-mandated process that requires local governments to take certain actions to plan for housing production at all income levels. ABAG, acting on behalf of the region’s local governments, leads the RHNA allocation … Continue reading

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Fire Hazard of Every Building in California: An Interactive Map

Do you know your home’s wildfire hazard classification? California residents can now see all fire hazards in their neighborhood with the help of an interactive map from UCLA Geospatial. The map shows all buildings in California, with classifications from CAL … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Package Thieves- Here are Some Tips to Prevent Theft

It’s a problem year-round –  crooks patrolling our neighborhoods looking for packages that have been left in the front of our homes. However, the deluge of packages delivered during the holiday season provides these “Porch Pirates” more incentives. They often … Continue reading

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State of the Estuary Report 2019

The San Francisco Estuary is a large and diverse system. Hundreds of miles of coastline stretch from the wide valleys of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers to the steep headlands of the Golden Gate, with vast agricultural fields in … Continue reading

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WalletHub’s 2019’s Best Small Cities in America

WalletHub Urbanization might be the trend for much of the population, but not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of big cities. In fact, city growth is slowing down while suburbanization is rising. Small-city life can be best for those who … Continue reading

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