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Free Smog Repairs! August 9th Fresno Fairgrounds

Free Smog Repairs! August 9th Fresno Fairgrounds
Are you a San Joaquin Valley resident and do you want a free emissions test on your car that you’ve had for at least six months? If you answered yes, thanks to the Valley Air District, the first 525 drivers who come to the Fresno County Fairgrounds in Fresno on August 9 will receive free emissions tests. If your car doesn’t pass the test, you’ll receive a $500 voucher for smog repairs at a participating STAR certified smog shop. Free food will be served at 9 a.m. For more information please email TITUEvent@valley-can.org or call 1-800-806-2004.

Free Tune In & Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event June 28th

Free Tune In & Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event June 28th

Cooling Center At Sierra Vista Mall

With summer approaching and weekend temperatures predicted to exceed 100, Sierra Vista Mall has partnered with the City of Clovis to serve residents during periods of extreme heat.  Residents are welcome to stay cool at Sierra Vista Mall Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm on any day when the National Weather Service predicts Clovis temperatures to be 100 degrees or greater.  While there, participants can expect a cool environment, and access complimentary water at the customer service booth. Non-service animals are not allowed in the mall. All Clovis residents are reminded to take the following safety precautions during extreme heat:

 

Slow Down - Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.  Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily at home.

Local Emergency Declared Over Drought

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors have unanimously proclaimed a local emergency due to the statewide drought, called for state legislators to place a water bond on a future ballot, and formed an ad hoc committee to address future water advocacy strategy.

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phil Cox said the proclamation of local emergency enables Tulare County to recover any future drought response costs and also makes the County eligible for any other drought-related assistance in the future.

"This is a very serious issue that can potentially destroy our local economy," Chairman Cox said.

Gusty Winds Prompt Health Caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement today through tomorrow, Friday, throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This health caution is in effect in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

 

Winds may produce areas of localized blowing 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.

 

Learn About The Fresno Aquarium

Learn About The Fresno Aquarium

Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s next Aquatic Life Presentation will be this Saturday, October 5th, at 10:00 AM in cooperation with the Fresno State Biology Club, and will feature Dr. Bruce Carlson, retired Science Officer and one of the first team members hired to design and build the Georgia Aquarium. This is a free event that will be held at Fresno State’s Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Student Educational Center auditorium next to the Save Mart Center at Shaw and Woodward Avenues in Fresno.

Fifth Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup September 21

(Auburn) – About 3,500 volunteers are expected to head to the banks of Sierra rivers, lakes and streams Sept. 21 for the fifth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup, sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC).

During the first four years nearly 15,000 volunteers joined together to clear more than 550 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada.  Hundreds of community groups have spread across 22 counties and 1,280 river miles to remove appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, shopping carts and plastic items from the rivers and streams that supply California with more than 60 percent of its water.

This effort, in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways, from the source to the sea.