Thursday, June 21, 2007
Subject: Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Recently, the Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District has been conducting tests as part of their yearly West Nile Virus investigative process. The first positive tests have come back, and include Bakersfield College as a location with a positive mosquito collection. Over the last three years, West Nile Virus has been pervasive throughout Bakersfield, in areas from I-5 to Fairfax.
Bakersfield College has been in contact with the Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District (KMVCD) about these positive tests, and the KMVCD has the following recommendations, which are standard for all Kern County residents in light of the prevalence of West Nile Virus in Kern County.
- In the daytime, there is no risk due to the heat.
- In the early morning and at dusk, the KMVCD recommends the use of long sleeved shirts and pants.
- In the early morning and at dusk, the KMVCD recommends the use of mosquito repellents such as Deet, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
Bakersfield College is one of nine locations with positive tests:
- Coles Levee Road and Taft Highway
- Cottonwood Road and Panama Lane
- Highway 99 and Belle Terrace
- White Lane and Gosford Road
- 3rd and H streets
- Kern County Fairgrounds
- Virginia and Mt. Vernon avenues
- Niles Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue
- Bakersfield College
Areas with a prevalence of standing water are most at-risk of mosquito breeding grounds. More information on West Nile Virus can be found online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm.Super fabulous.
Kiki did, however, do his best to convince me he should be allowed to tag along:
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Tiny tree. Well, technically... fern.
Outside a big tree, looking up.
After deciding (pathetically, like the wimps that we are) that it was too cold at that elevation, we headed back down the Sierras into the Kern Canyon to look for butterflies.
Melissa Blue (male - we thought perhaps he should be called Melvin?)
Why it's called that.
Horny Toad. Or was that... Horned Toad?
All in all it was a great day!
Monday, June 04, 2007
Emarathoner de-vegetarianized herself for the evening in order to eat ANTELOPE with rosemary pesto.
Texas Gal experienced buffalo for the first time, and finally realized what she had been missing.
Extreme Chef had natural veal, which tasted like cow, because natural veal is baby cow that is allowed to live like a cow rather than like a veal in a box with a milk spout to drink from.
Hot Hands had salmon, which was a difficult thing for me to pass up - especially when it is topped with avocado and resting upon more deliciousness.
And I had pan-seared Ahi tuna, which was as good as expected - and I happily tasted everyone else's meals too. Actually, we all tasted everyone else's meals.
And of course the best part! The bill! Ack! Can you believe it???