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This year’s wine harvest is off to surprisingly normal start From severe droughts to wildfires, California wineries have had to deal with some freakishly irregular harvest seasons over the past few years. But so far, the 2018 harvest is off to a slow, steady, surprisingly normal start.
Valley Fever is spreading, and climate change may be to blame You can catch the disease known as Valley Fever by inhaling spores from a mold-like fungus buried in the dirt. The sickness is usually associated with farmworkers in the Central Valley, but now it’s spreading to the Central Coast. More people were diagnosed with Valley Fever in Ventura and Santa Barbara between January and July of this year than all of last year.