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A Farewell to BRAATA August 16th

A Farewell to BRAATA August 16th

I am honored and saddened by this show. It is not often that a promoter gets to do the full ride along with a band, I booked BRAATA for their first show and now 6 years later their last.

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Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

State health department: Ebola virus poses no significant risk to Californians

State health department: Ebola virus poses no significant risk to Californians

The risk of the spread of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in California is low, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #31: Do Unto YOURSELF

2014 Weekly Challenge #31:  Do Unto YOURSELF

This week is all about YOU. Be kind to YOU. Do nice things for YOU. Remember what is special and what you love about YOU.

This challenge may seem easy, but I'm betting many will have a hard time with it... Read More

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Stanislaus County confirms 2 death from West Nile virus


Stanislaus County health officials said Wednesday that two people in the county have died from contracting the West Nile virus.

The men were both age 65. One patient succumbed July 27 and the other died on Tuesday.

County health said the men had the neuro-invasive form of the infection.

On Wednesday, the California Department of Public Health Wednesday confirmed the first two deaths in the state in 2014 from West Nile virus. They were a 74-year-old woman who lived in Sacramento County and an adult in Shasta County.

Humans contract the illness from the bite of a mosquito infected with West Nile virus.

To curb the spread of West Nile virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend:

Man charged with causing 2013 Rim Fire in California


A man has been charged for allegedly causing last summer's massive Rim Fire.

The suspect is Keith Matthew Emerald, 32, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. He is facing charges of timber-set fire and lying to a government agency, both felonies, and fires left unattended and not extinguished, and violating a fire restriction order, both misdemeanors. At the time of Rim Fire, there was a temporary fire restriction in place.

Emerald, who is from Columbia in Tuolumne County, was rescued by a helicopter crew from Clavey River Canyon near where the Rim Fire started about an hour earlier on Aug. 17, 2013, court documents stated. He told authorities he had been on a hunting trip.