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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

Man pleads guilty to real estate Fraud, white collar enhancement

January 14, 2018 |  
A man who was charged with a variety of charges entered guilty pleas on Friday at Sacramento Superior Court.
Dennis Joseph Giacopetti (also know as Dennis Jacopetti) pled no contest to forgery, grand theft and filing false documents. Giacopetti also admitted the aggravated white collar enhancement and the enhancement for commission of a felony while released from custody on another case. 
Giacopetti advertised the businesses Legal Aid Services of California and Legal Aid of California online and through Craigslist. Although he was not an attorney, Giacopetti represented himself as an attorney in order to obtain clients. 
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Immigration attorney makes presentation, update on DACA to Elk Grove Democratic Club

Tiffanie S. Sharp. |  January 9, 2017 |

At today's monthly meeting of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic club members heard a presentation and update on DACA.
The presentation was made by Sacramento-based immigration and international attorney Tiffani S. Sharp.
The entire presentation can be heard in the podcast posted below.

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Comments on Trump administration plan to increase Delta pumping due by February 1

By Dan Bacher | January 10, 2018 |

If you want to comment on a proposed water grab of Northern California and Delta water by the Trump administration and San Joaquin Valley growers, you only have until February 1, 2018, to do it.
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Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20
California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” event on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 Fort visitors will have the unique opportunity to step back in time and explore an era that changed California forever. The gold discovery at Coloma echoed around the world and triggered the largest migration in United States history. Thousands of immigrants gambled and came to early California to try to strike it rich. They left family behind, spent life savings, and borrowed money all in the pursuit of gold. Many miners bought one-way passage on ships bound for California, and abandoned ships clogged the port in San Francisco as miners and sailors took off for the hills.

Healing burned paws with fish skin

In the wake of massive wildfires that burned through the Sonoma and Napa areas last fall, Deana Clifford had a bad feeling.

“I feel like we’re going to get a burned animal,” said Clifford, who is a senior wildlife veterinarian with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and an assistant clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Calif. Legislators Jackson, Muratsuchi reintroduce bill to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

By Dan Bacher | January 8, 2018 | 
In response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement on January 4 to open federal waters along the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts to new federal offshore oil and gas drilling, two California legislators are reintroducing legislation to protect the state from new federal offshore oil drilling.

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