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Holiday Driving Tips From the California Office of Traffic Safety

 Holiday Driving Tips From the California Office of Traffic Safety

California has had its first taste of cold, wet weather, and while people prepare for holiday travel, the oncoming winter season and the onslaught of more rain and snow, the California Office of Traffic Safety wants to remind motorists of the importance of staying safe and alert when driving in dangerous conditions.

"The coming weeks are sure to bring heavy holiday traffic and more wet weather, so exercising extreme caution when hitting the roadways is incredibly important," Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety said.

The following tips are designed to help California drivers safely navigate wet, snowy and icy roadways during the holiday travel time:

 

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Remember Safe Boating Practices During the Holidays

Remember Safe Boating Practices During the Holidays

 

Cold Water and Bad Weather Pose Real Dangers

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) reminds boaters to practice safe boating over the holidays. Equipping recreational vessels with proper safety equipment, being mindful of state boating laws, avoiding alcohol, and checking weather and wave conditions can decrease the chances of a boating accident.

 

Below are some tips that will help boaters have a safe winter holiday season:

 

Life Jackets: There must be a properly-fitted life jacket on the vessel for each person.

Fresno Pacific University commencement Saturday, December 15

Fresno Pacific University commencement Saturday, December 15

 

 

WHO: Fresno Pacific University

 

WHAT: 2012 Fall Commencement

 

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2012

 

WHERE: Special Events Center, Fresno Pacific University main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno (off Winery on the east side of campus)

 

BACKGROUND: Some 417 students will graduate in two ceremonies: traditional undergraduates, seminary and other graduate students in the morning and bachelor’s degree completion students in the afternoon. The speaker at both events will be FPU President Pete C. Menjares, Ph.D. There are 267 DC grads, 96 master’s degree grads and 54 traditional undergrads.

Fresno State Events

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La Posada features T.O.R.T.I.L.L.A. performance Dec. 14

The 6th Annual Posada Comunitaria will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at International Company (4277 N. West Ave.). The event features Fresno State’s Latino theatrical club, Teatro of Raza Towards Involvement in Local Latino Awareness (T.O.R.T.I.L.L.A.) performing its version of La Pastorela, a Christmas play parody based on the shepherds’ journey to Bethlehem. The evening is presented by the Education and Leadership Foundation and will include a buffet style dinner, dance with mariachis and a raffle benefiting ELF, whose mission is to promote educational opportunities and leadership development for all students.

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Elrod named Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics dean

Elrod named Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics dean

 

(December 12, 2012) – Dr. Susan Elrod, former executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is Fresno State’s new dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Dr. William Covino, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the appointment today.  Elrod begins her new assignment Jan.

Fresno State Events

Fresno State Events

Campus preps for Dead Days and Finals Week

Fresno State’s “Dead Days” – when no classes are in session so students can prepare for final exams – will be Thursday and Friday, Dec.13-14. Finals week is Monday, Dec. 17, to Thursday, Dec. 20. The campus closes Dec. 26-Jan. 2. Spring semester instruction begins Jan. 17. Finals: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/classschedule/finals/2012fall.html.

 

Gibson Farm Market Holiday Open House Dec.13-14

The annual Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market Holiday Open House at Fresno State is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec.13-14.

HELPFUL HOLIDAY PERSONAL FINANCE TIPS FOR CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS

HELPFUL HOLIDAY PERSONAL FINANCE TIPS FOR CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS
    SACRAMENTO - (December 11, 2012)– Holiday season can be stressful for California consumers, especially if the prospect of buying gifts will add to an already burdensome debt load.    “Careful planning and active communication are important tools to effectively managing personal finances, particularly if a consumer is struggling to make payments on their current debt obligations or being contacted by a debt collector,”