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Rebate offered for buyiing new lawn mowers

San Joaquin County residents can get back up to $250 if they trade in their gas-powered mower for a new electric model.The Clean Green Yard Machines Rebate Program helps clean the Valley's air by offering incentives for residents to retire their old gas lawn mowers in favor of nonpolluting, cordless electric lawn mowers.Valley residents can receive up to $250 as a rebate for the purchase of an eligible new cordless electric mower from approved providers. To be eligible for a rebate, electric mowers must be purchased on or after the program launch date of June 4, 2013. Purchases made prior to June 4 are ineligible.Rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are exhausted. For questions regarding the program and its requirements, please contact staff at 559-230-5800.

 

FREE Electronic Waste Disposal Delta College on Sat. June 8

FREE Electronic Waste Disposal Delta College on Sat. June 8

The FREE Electronic Waste Disposal at Delta College will take palce on Sat. June 8 from 9AM - 1PM in the Shima 2 Parking Lot. Clean out your garage and bring everything you have! To find out more information on the items accepted, please call (209) 234-7994 or visit http://onsiteelectronicsrecycling.com/

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties poses potential health concern

Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday night, May 22, 2013, because of blowing dust resulting from gusty winds. The health caution is in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties.

Winds may produce areas of localized dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

a season of sowing

a season of sowing

Fall has finally arrived here in the Central Valley. Last week the temps were in the 90′s or more but over the weekend, slowly but surely, there was a cooling trend until finally there was but a trickle of rain … Continue reading →

Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.
 

 

Mosquito spraying could begin tonight in Ripon and Escalon

Mosquito spraying could begin tonight in Ripon and Escalon

Crews could begin ground spraying to kill mosquitoes in Ripon and Escalon as early as Tuesday night, according to the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District. It's part of the effort to keep mosquitoes from spreading diseases such as West Nile virus.

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AgVenture volunteers sought

AgVenture volunteers sought

AgVenture volunteers sought
Lodi News-Sentinel
Groups also visit sites in Manteca and Stockton at other times during the school year. The group that sponsors AgVenture needs 80 plant, animal and machinery displays, plus 200 volunteers to accomate the 4000 student participants, according to a flyer. ...