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Discover the Magic of Renaissance Faire

Discover the Magic of Renaissance Faire

Step back in time to experience the English Renaissance like never before! This fall, travel back in time to a thriving Renaissance village under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I! The Northern California Renaissance Faire is a 21-acre wonderland located at Casa de Fruta in Hollister, where weekends from September 14 through October 20, all […]

CDFW Offers Wildlife Friendly Tips for Cannabis Cultivators

CDFW Offers Wildlife Friendly Tips for Cannabis Cultivators

California is home to an array of unique plants and wildlife, including many threatened and endangered species found nowhere else in the world. Protecting these precious resources is at the heart of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Like many agricultural crops, cannabis cultivation has the potential to impact fish and wildlife. To […]

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 […]

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