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Increasing West Nile Virus Activity

Increasing West Nile Virus Activity

Californians Urged to Protect Against Mosquito Bites The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges all Californians to protect themselves from mosquito bites during West Nile virus (WNV) season, which extends from now through early fall. “West Nile virus activity in the state is increasing, so it is important to take every possible precaution to protect […]

Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable

Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable

California Poll Shows Public Supports Making Businesses Help With Climate Change Issues A recent survey conducted by Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communications (YPCCC) and supported by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that nearly two-thirds of Californians think fossil fuel companies should pay for some portion of global warming damages. Support jumps […]

Coast-Tel Merger into Bay Fed Complete

Coast-Tel Merger into Bay Fed Complete

The merger of Coast-Tel Federal Credit Union into Bay Federal Credit Union has officially completed as of July 1. Coast-Tel, based in Salinas, Calif., and Bay Federal announced an intention to merge in September 2018 after their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a merger agreement. After receiving approval from the National Credit Union Administration, the […]

Mountain Lion Depredation: California Outdoors Q&As

Mountain Lion Depredation: California Outdoors Q&As

Question: I live on a farm in the hills. If I witness a mountain lion chasing and devouring one of my goats in my herd, can I shoot and kill it on the spot? How about if I am walking on a remote trail with my dog and a mountain lion attacks my dog, can I […]

Aids/Life Cycle Bike Ride on Central Coast

Aids/Life Cycle Bike Ride on Central Coast

The AIDS/Life Cycle Bicycle Ride will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties this week. The cyclists will use the state highway system during the daytime hours between 6:30 am and 7 pm in the following locations: Sunday, June 2, the riders will use southbound State Route 1 and US […]

CEA Raises Nearly $176K Through Annual Get Prepared, California! Auction

CEA Raises Nearly $176K Through Annual Get Prepared, California! Auction

More than $1.4 million raised to date SACRAMENTO — The eighth annual Get Prepared, California! Auction—sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and coordinated by iHeartMedia, Inc.—raised $175,882 in 2019. Auction proceeds will be dedicated to American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. The 2019 Get Prepared, California! Auction, which featured numerous one-of-a-kind items, was open for […]

Recreational Ocean Salmon Seasons Open

Recreational Ocean Salmon Seasons Open

Ocean salmon anglers off the California coast will be able to spend more time on the water this year chasing after King Salmon (also known as Chinook Salmon). Sport fisheries in the Klamath Management Zone will open from late May through early September. Fort Bragg and San Francisco areas will reopen mid-May after a short-term […]

Lead-Free Hunting Takes Effect Statewide July 1

Lead-Free Hunting Takes Effect Statewide July 1

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wants to remind hunters that beginning July 1, 2019, nonlead ammunition will be required when taking wildlife with a firearm anywhere in California. CDFW strongly recommends that hunters acquire and practice with nonlead ammunition well before heading afield, particularly in advance of upcoming big game seasons, to […]

Concussions in High School

Concussions in High School

Dignity Health and the CIF Partner on Education Program for Student Athletes Nearly one million high school athletes in California will be safer thanks to a new partnership announced today between Dignity Health and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Student athletes across the state will now have access to the Dignity Health Concussion Network before […]

CDFW Reminds Public to Leave Young Wildlife Alone

CDFW Reminds Public to Leave Young Wildlife Alone

Late spring and early summer is the peak time for California’s wildlife to have their young, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned people to not interact with young wildlife — even if they find an animal that appears to be abandoned. It may be hard to […]

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