The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors convenes at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, according to The (Calaveras County) Pine Tree. Among the items on the agenda is a proposal to adopt a minute order authorizing the chair to sign the inter-local agreement between the Regents of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County and Tuolumne County for the provision of the UCCE program to the multi-county partnership.
Also in the news today:
Redding Record Searchlight columnist Laura Christman described her reaction to a stubborn ant problem with hyperbole and maybe a tiny bit of truth in a recent column.
"Get out! I do not care if I have to spray you with a chemical that has the half-life of plutonium and kills all living things within three blocks. I want you GONE!" Christman wrote.
"I did not actually say that," Christmas confessed. "But I thought it. And right about then, the ants left . . . . I know they will be back."
That's why, she said, she was pleased to have the opportunity to review UC ANR's new publication Urban Pest...
Simple, smart and safe ant invasion solutions from UC Cooperative Extension were shared in newspapers around California today. The article, written by John Sammon, originated in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and was picked up in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Oakland Tribune, and the Pasadena Star-News.
The reporter used a UC Cooperative Extension information sheet as a source for background on ants. His story focused on the common Argentine variety, small black ants...