Now A Global Event, Earth Day Began With A California Oil Spill

In January of 1969, an oil platform six miles off the southern California coast experienced a blowout. Over the next ten days, millions of gallons of crude oil spewed into the Pacific Ocean, fouling 35 miles of Santa Barbara County coastline and the Channel Islands. Thousands of birds and marine mammals died, coated in the…

Reduce stress for your health

Sources of stress are around every corner, but how you deal with that stress can be the difference between a mere annoyance and a full-blown health crisis. April is Stress Awareness Month, providing a chance to identify what stresses you the most and how to best handle those stressors. Some sources of stress are nearly…

Outsmarting Disaster BEFORE “The Big One” Hits

For years, people who live in inland California say that one day they’ll have beachfront property when the “Big One” hits. Is that so far from the truth? The problem is, no matter how much equipment and advanced technology geologists and seismologists use to track plate activity, they can only keep an eye on it—nobody…

What is an Osteopathic Doctor?

Many people know what medical doctors (MDs) are, but aren’t as familiar with the role of doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Both are fully licensed and trained in diagnosing and treating illnesses and disorders, and in providing preventive care. Both can also prescribe medication, do surgery, run tests and see patients. DOs and MDs attend…

What it Takes to Keep Your Nails Fungus-Free

Nail thickening and yellow discoloration are a couple of the signs. Also known as onychomycosis, nail fungus includes those symptoms, as well as may make your nail brittle, cracked, and misshapen. Anyone can get a toenail fungus infection, but older adults and individuals who have diabetes, a weakened immune system, or blood circulation issues are…

DMV Combats Fraudulent Disabled Parking Placard Usage With Awareness, Citations

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ramped up enforcement efforts into the fraudulent use of disabled person parking placards, issuing 167 citations throughout the state in the month of March. During the #SaveTheSpace campaign, DMV investigators in 20 enforcement operations from Oroville to San Diego contacted over 2,000 drivers who had parked in disabled…

Why Sasha Fierce Should Worry About Her Bite

Twitter went off the charts and the Beyhive—Beyonce’s dedicated fan base—went wild after comedian Tiffany Haddish let it slip during an interview with GQ Magazine that she allegedly saw someone bite Queen Bey on the face at a post Jay-Z concert after party in December. #WhoBitBeyonce is the biggest mystery of 2018 so far, and…

The Crack of the Bat, the Roar of the Crowd, and Ways to Stay in the Game

Yesterday was Opening Day 2018 for Major League Baseball (MLB), and the list of MLB players on the injured list is already long—25 for the Oakland A’s, L.A. Dodgers, L.A. Angels, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants combined. How can there be so many injured players on the list on the first day of…

Unleashing Cannabis Information for Consumers, Licensees, and Pets

A laptop and a recliner, or even just a smart phone: That’s all you need to access the easy website tutorials from the Bureau of Cannabis Control thanks to its recently launched “Video Tutorials” center at www.bcc.ca.gov. Just click on the “Video Tutorials” icon listed at the top of the welcome page. This is the…

P.S.: I Love Your House

Writing a love letter can give you an edge in the multi-offer real estate universe No matter what time of year it is, the housing market in California is hot—especially in the Bay Area, where prospective buyers submit offers that are tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price to beat out the competition.…

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