Districts in the News

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Air District Gets $6 Million for New Fireplace Inserts, Tractors

Friday, November 20, 2015

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has announced nearly $6 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant funding that will be leveraged with other funding sources to replace home fireplace inserts and agricultural tractors with cleaner-burning models. The district said that…

Going Batty: Nevada County Resource Conservation District

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bats are literally creatures of legend and yet not many people really know the facts about them. Instead of being creatures to be feared, they are animals that are important and beneficial to our environment. Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) holds a seminar specifically on Northern…

Developing leadership skills when you have no formal authority

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I am a mid-level program staff person in a medium-sized local government who wants to advance into management. I know that I need to develop leadership skills if I am to become competitive for lower-level management jobs. However, in my job, I have no formal authority or supervisory responsibilities.…

Birth Control for Mosquitoes? It’s Happening in the San Gabriel Valley

Monday, October 19, 2015

Four years after first detecting Asian tiger mosquitos in the San Gabriel Valley, vector control agencies have launched a new effort this summer to fight back against the pesky bug. The strategy? Mess with their sex life. “It’s like birth control for mosquitoes,” said Levy Sun, spokesman…