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Happy Thanksgiving – 2017

In January 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just been re-elected for a third term. After nearly 10 years of double-digit unemployment and economic stagnation, the Great Depression was abating. War had engulfed Europe, and before year’s end the United States … Continue reading

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Odds are, the Flu is on Your Next Flight

source for this information http://www.mattressfirm.com/flu-on-your-next-flight.html More than 2500 respondents were surveyed on October 2 6, 2017 with the question, “Would you cancel a nonrefundable flight if you had a cold or the flu?” and 75.1% said “ No.” Data for … Continue reading

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Should I Use Bait or Traps to Control Rats and Mice?

So far this year, a record number of residents have requested rat and mouse inspections at their homes, exceeding the District’s 22-year average. With cooler weather on the way, that trend isn’t likely to change. Weather extremes typically drive rodents … Continue reading

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East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy Science and Research Grant Program Request for Proposals

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy is now accepting funding proposals for our science and research grant program. Attached please find the Request for Proposals. The Conservancy is looking to fund small science and research grants that will contribute … Continue reading

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Winter Preparations

Now that the rainy season is approaching, DWR has posted tips on preparing for the possibility of flooding. The website includes other important flood preparedness links, such as emergency contacts by county and the National Flood Insurance Program.

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La Niña is officially here and favors a cold winter for the northern U.S.

originally posted in The Washington Post La Niña has arrived and is likely to linger through the winter, the National Weather Service announced Thursday morning. The opposite of the more famous El Niño phenomenon, La Niña describes a natural cooling … Continue reading

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How Family History ‘Really’ Affects Your Cancer Risk

Originally posted at Cancer.org Almost everyone knows someone who has had cancer. It may even seem to run in some families. However, most cancer is not inherited. Check your knowledge about these other common myths about cancer and family history: … Continue reading

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