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Calif. Assemblyman Frazier slams illegal communications between DWR, State Water Board

By Dan Bacher | January 21, 2018 |  
SACRAMENTO – On January 18, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, issued a statement responding to alleged unlawful ex parte communications between the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources regarding the proposed Delta Tunnels outlined in complaints filed by Delta region local governments, public agencies and advocacy organizations.
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Testing Sonoma ash and air for fire-formed pollutants

When fires ripped through suburban subdivisions in Santa Rosa last October, they may have done more than reduce homes to ashes. By incinerating all kinds of materials — insulation, electronics, furniture, cleaning products, pesticides — at very high temperatures, they could have created unknown or previously unrecognized health hazards in the smoke and ash. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, are trying to figure out just what is in that ash and air.


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UC responds to federal push for Supreme Court ruling on DACA

The University of California Office of the President issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Session's announcement today (Jan. 16) that the Justice Department would take “the rare step” of asking for direct review by the Supreme Court of a lower court’s decision — this one having to do with DACA. The government is appealing a District Court’s Jan. 9 injunction that temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Elk Grove Food Bank Services recognized as 'Non-Profit of The Year' by Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Elk Grove Food Bank Service honored by the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce included (left to right) 
Leilani Badley, Board of Directors, Jerry Braxmeyer, Former Board of Directors, Marie Jachino, Executive Director, Betty Hall, Board Chair and Judy Sala, CalFresh Coordinator. | 
January 16, 2018 |  

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PBS to air five-part series '#MeToo, Now What?' in February

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS will air a five-part series about the sexual misconduct crisis... Read More

Taking a look at top trends in Central Valley tech for 2018

Twenty-seventeen has proven to be yet another exciting year in technology.

We’ve seen Google’s artificial intelligence create its own ‘AI child,’ which outperforms those created by humans, growth of blockchain, rapid advancements in quantum computing, flying cars and expanded use of the precise gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas-9.

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Coping With Climate Stress in Antarctica

Some Antarctic fish living in the planet’s coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can’t deal with both stressors at the same time, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

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Granite Bay Fast Food-Real Estate Mogul

January 18, 2018 |
A well known real estate and fast food mogul plead guilty yesterday to charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements to a federally insured financial institution. The plea was entered at the US District Court in Sacramento by Abolghasseni “Abe” Alizadeh, 59, of Granite Bay, California. 
Alizadeh, who built his Kobra Properties, with a chain of Jack in the Box restaurants as its centerpiece, saw his empire collapse during the Great Recession. The guilty admission stems from a scheme between 2005 through 2006 where Alizadeh defrauded six area banks out of $22 million... Read More

Use these tips to attract, retain customers

Whether you own a corporation or manage a small business, you need to understand marketing psychology.

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Almond Board of California investing in sustainability of crops


Healthy raw nuts still growing in the farmer’s orchard

Being a grower in California is hard enough what with all the uncertainties that come with farming, said Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).That’s why the ABC has invested $4.8 million this year alone to projects that will improve almond farming practices that revolve around irrigation, pollination, coproduct utilization and more.

Since its inception in 1973, the ABC has invested $70 million to such projects, helping growers to keep crops thriving and supplying an ever-increasing demand for almonds... Read More