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Drive as little as possible, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials advise

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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:02 pm | Updated: 6:02 am, Mon Oct 1, 2012.

With temperatures expected to be well in the 90s this week, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District advises residents to reduce their driving.

The pollution district advises you to take the following steps through Wednesday:

  • Carpool or vanpool.
  • Ride your bicycle, walk or use mass transit.
  • Eliminate vehicle idling and reduce the number of vehicle trips.
  • Employers making employee telecommuting available.

The smog alert includes San Joaquin County to Kern County. For more information, visit www.valleyair.org or www.healthvairliving.com.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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  • Kevin Paglia posted at 11:46 am on Mon, Oct 1, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1880

    Do what I can. Recentl traded my gas mower for a reel mower. That is the push mower, all elbow grease with no gas needed for you youngin's.

  • Sunny Samuels posted at 10:58 am on Mon, Oct 1, 2012.

    Sunny Samuels Posts: 55

    "Employers making employee telecommuting available." HAHA! I'd like to know which employers are going to do that because of bad air quality.

  • roy bitz posted at 9:12 pm on Sun, Sep 30, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 489

    Good advice.
    It would also be good to advise everyone to minimize use of high powered blowers to move dust leaves and other particulate from yards and walkways into and into the air. We breath, the nearby street and neighbors yard.
    " mow and blow" makes the immediate area look nice for a day or two but the downside is not good. This mowing and blowing creates a lot of air and noise pollution and needs to be minimized.



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