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Hot Days, Dangerous Hotter Car Interiors
Before and After
by Don Stec, AUGUST 2, 2017

There are many stories in the news today about tragedies that occur when children and pets are left in cars on hot days.  The advice given is very general; “It’s going to be hot today, and the interior of a car could get to 120 degrees, don’t leave children and pets inside the vehicle unattended.”  It seems obvious there has...
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Lake Sabrina Fish Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, JULY 31, 2017
Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing 760-873-7425 July 31, 2017 WATCH OUT FOR DEER! Think it was the last vacation hoorah for many families this past week and weekend before school starts in a couple of weeks – can you believe it? Had a few ThunderBoomers here and there – mostly there as we only got rain on Thursday, but could see it falling all around...
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CDFW August Calendar of Events
by CDFW, JULY 31, 2017

Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and watch the colony fly. Reservations are required. To register,...
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Fall salmon season - Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts
by ODFW, JULY 31, 2017
Columbia River

The popular Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens on Tuesday, Aug. 1 with a mixed forecast for Chinook, coho and steelhead returns. The biggest change for the 2017 fall season are restrictions on steelhead retention which include area-specific, 1-2 month steelhead retention closures and a one steelhead bag limit when retention is allowed.  Facing low expected returns of upriver summer steelhead,...
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He Tried a Hollywood Stunt
Before and After
by Don Stec, JULY 30, 2017

Hollywood; a question was discussed several decades ago on TV and in the newspapers. Does Hollywood influence life or does it reflect life? Obviously it does reflect life in many instances. Documentaries and stories about real people are often reasonably accurate. Some artistic license is taken and mostly acknowledged as acceptable. Lead roll actors are often much better looking people...
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Rogue Bay Water Temp Rising
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 29, 2017

Rogue River

Anglers trolling the Rogue Bay have had a combination of good days mixed with moderately mediocre days of fall Chinook, the Rogue Bay’s typical on again/off again scenario for fall kings.   Hot river temperatures have not only raised the temperatures of the upper tidewater holes such as John’s Hole, Cannery Riffle and Clay Banks to 76 degrees and higher, but...
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