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What to Do About Underground Yellowjackets, Now

Yellowjackets are beneficial insects that eat garden pests and pollinate certain plants through daily foraging. If left undisturbed, yellowjackets are typically not a problem; however, these wasps will defend their nest if they sense a threat to the colony. Yellowjackets can … Continue reading

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How to buy a used car online

by A. Tarantola @terrortola June 13th, 2022 from Engadget Despite what Dunkin’ Donuts would have you believe, America runs on gasoline. We are a nation of drivers with a transit infrastructure geared overwhelmingly towards automobile travel (with fewer than one … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project New Online Tool + Other Project Updates

New Online Tool + Other Project Updates Learn More About the Delta Conveyance Project with this Online ToolThe Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a story map that visually walks users through several key aspects of the Delta Conveyance Project. … Continue reading

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Track home prices in every Bay Area city and ZIP code

Using Zillow home values data, we are mapping Bay Area median house prices and charting changes in the housing market. See home prices near you by plugging in your address to the interactive map. For more info: here

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California Is 2022’s 8th Worst State for Military Retirees – WalletHub Study

With May being Military Appreciation Month and the U.S. sending additional troops to NATO countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Goose

From Delta Voice – Spring 2022 The Delta is a premier location for waterfowl. Green-winged – teals, American wigeons, Canadian geese, Northern pintails, Snow geese, mallards, and other species can all be found flockng to the region. For migrating waterfowl, … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career – WalletHub Study

With graduation season upon us and employers planning to hire 31.6% more graduates from the Class of 2022 than they did from the Class of 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Places to … Continue reading

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NEW TOOL: Type in your address, see your risk of wildfire in California

First Street Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit research group, added huge amounts of new data to its Risk Factor tool, which allows users to type in their address and learn its fire risk, ranging from minor to extreme. The feature is available … Continue reading

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The American West is primed for a summer of fire

BY PHILIP KIEFER | PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2022 4:51 PM More than 1.2 million acres of the US have burned from wildfires so far this year. That’s roughly 500,000 acres more than the 10-year average—and across much of the West, peak fire conditions haven’t … Continue reading

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First Dead Bird of 2022 Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Contra Costa Co.

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) reports the first dead bird of the year has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. The dead bird, an American crow, was picked up in an … Continue reading

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2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans – WalletHub Study

With the NBA playoffs kicking off on April 16 and the NBA projected to have $10 billion in revenue this season (which is higher than pre-pandemic revenue), the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities … Continue reading

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Why you should be taking security advice from your grandmother

from Malwarebytes We tend to accept that younger folks are supposed to be more tech savvy, given they’ve grown up with computers and the Internet pretty much their whole lives. If you go back about 15 or so years, a … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District – What to do Around Cattle

Cattle grazing has been part of the ecosystem in the East Bay hills since the 1800s and part of the East Bay’s ecosystem for many tens of thousands of years. Grazing cattle play an important role in reducing wildfire risks and maintaining … Continue reading

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Guide: Where to watch gray whales this spring

From the San Francisco Chronicle Gray whales are on the move — with their calves in tow. The majestic marine mammals have begun their springtime migration north along the California coastline, escorting their 1,000-pound newborns from Baja’s shallow lagoons to … Continue reading

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California Is 2022’s 8th Most Gambling-Addicted State – WalletHub Study

With the gambling industry bringing in record-breaking profits last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most Gambling-Addicted States, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary, … Continue reading

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Five Key Findings From a Huge Study of Dog Life Expectancy

From Real Clear Science By Ross PomeroyApril 29, 2022 Veterinary scientists associated with National Taiwan University and The Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom have completed a massive study of pet dogs’ life expectancy in the United Kingdom, providing unprecedented, evidence-backed estimates … Continue reading

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Rainfall Totals In Oakley for April, 2022

Average precipitation in April 0.78″ Rainfall Totals in April 2022 0.48″ Accumulated Monthly Totals through April 2022 9.82″ Average annual precipitation 13.22 Percent of average YTD 77.32% Weather data – https://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/oakley/california/united-states/usca2070 A rainfall year season is defined as the 12-month … Continue reading

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MTC’s Coordinated Plan Survey is now open for participation!

Our friends with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) have asked Contra Costa County to help promote their survey about transportation gaps faced by Bay Area residents. They are especially interested in hearing from older residents, residents with disabilities, and residents … Continue reading

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“Your AppI‌e‌ ‌l‌D‌ ‌‌h‌‌a‌‌s‌‌ ‌‌b‌‌e‌‌e‌‌n‌‌ ‌‌l‌‌ocke‌‌d‌‌” spam email takes you on a website mystery tour

from Malwarebytes Spam which claims your account has been locked out and needs to be fixed are common. They drive people to phishing campaigns on a daily basis. The mail below follows the same pattern with one key difference. It … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA MOSQUITO AWARENESS WEEK

As we all try to navigate what the new normal will be like now that the COVID-19 pandemic is entering the endemic phase, it turns out, we don’t have to look any further than another endemic virus that we’ve been … Continue reading

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