Monthly Archives: December 2020

What to do if you receive a new stimulus payment

As part of the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, the federal government will begin to provide a second round of stimulus payments to eligible recipients. If you’re eligible to receive a payment, you may receive the funds in one … Continue reading

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Bay Area Scores $407 Million in SB1 Transportation Dollars for 11 Projects

Bay Area highway, transit and goods-movement projects this week earned more than $400 million in new funding as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) finalized a new round of awards through a trio of competitive statewide programs established by the Senate … Continue reading

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From PG&E – Tips To Prepare for Winter Storms

Winter storm season is here. Are you prepared for wind, rain and snow that can potentially cause temporary power outages? Here are some tips to consider this winter: Do you have an emergency kit ready? — Stock an emergency supply … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/27/2020

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. God and the Pandemic – Although hardly as lethal as … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish – 2020

In the past on this post I’ve presented a list of insanely cool Christmas gifts. This year I’ll try a different approach, listing a few gifts that we all have internally. Patience, Compassion, Faith, and Resilience I wish for you … Continue reading

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New Census Bureau Resources for Distance Learning

With some schools temporarily shuttered or on a staggered schedule because of the ongoing pandemic, many kids are learning from teachers conducting lessons remotely or through a mix of in-class and remote schooling. With that in mind, the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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A side-by-side comparison of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines

By HELEN BRANSWELL @HelenBranswell DECEMBER 19, 2020 In an ideal world, a pandemic vaccine could be delivered in a single shot, so supplies could be stretched to cover a lot of people. It would trigger no side effect more significant than a … Continue reading

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Winter Spare the Air Alert – A Spare the Air Alert has been extended through Tuesday, December 22

It is illegal for Bay Area residents and businesses to burn wood or manufactured firelogs in fireplaces, woodstoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits, or any other wood burning devices. Concentrations of particulate matter pollution are forecast to be … Continue reading

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Today Is The 400th Anniversary Of The Pilgrims’ Plymouth Rock Landing. Read De Tocqueville’s Enduring Insights Here

DECEMBER 21, 2020 By The Federalist Editors “The emigrants were about 150 in number, including the women and the children. Their object was to plant a colony on the shores of the Hudson; but after having been driven about for some time … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/20/2020

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. Covid is having a devastating impact on children — … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON… FOR SKUNKS

8 Tips to Stop Skunks from Making Your Yard Their Home Skunks pose a risk to public health because they can transmit rabies. With mating season right around the corner, skunks will soon look for the home they will need … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Releases 2020 Demographic Analysis Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its 2020 Demographic Analysis, which provides a range of estimates — low, middle and high — for the nation’s population as of April 1, 2020. Instead of collecting responses from households like the 2020 Census, … Continue reading

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The latest information on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines

With recent news of the release of the first COVID-19 vaccine, we know you likely have a lot of questions about what happens next.  In the early stages, supplies of the vaccine will be limited. Healthcare workers and people particularly … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Vaccine Scams Are Coming. Here’s How to Avoid Them

From The Motley Fool A number of viable coronavirus vaccine candidates could soon receive FDA emergency use authorization. After roughly nine months of living in lockdown, this may offer some light at the end of a very dark tunnel.  However, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 12/13/2020

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. Delta dilemma: fishing or fresh water? – Bass fishing … Continue reading

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December 13-14 Get ready for the Geminid meteor shower 2020

From Astronomy Periodic meteor showers light up the night sky with shooting stars. But these aren’t really stars at all. Instead, they are tiny pieces of dust and debris skimming Earth’s atmosphere, burning up in a spectacular — albeit brief … Continue reading

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Cities That Need the Most Initial Vaccinations Against COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

With frontline health care workers and other vulnerable populations like the elderly first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities That Need the Most Initial Vaccinations Against COVID-19, along with accompanying videos and audio files.  … Continue reading

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California Is 2020’s 6th Most Vulnerable State to Identity Theft & Fraud – WalletHub Study

With businesses such as Marriott and Nintendo experiencing data breaches this year but the number of breaches down from 2019, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud, as well … Continue reading

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The California State Auditor has released its annual fiscal health rankings for California’s cities with three categories: low risk, moderate risk, and severe risk.

The California State Auditor has released its annual fiscal health rankings for California’s cities. It examined data for 453 out of 482 governments and divided them into three categories: low risk, moderate risk, and severe risk. Tehama was ranked as … Continue reading

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