By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group April 12, 2018 at 7:00 am DEAR JOAN: Someone in my community leaves a pile of cat food at a nearby corner several times a week. This is but one of her spots for feeding feral cats. Of course, in the wee hours, raccoons, skunks and opossums likely dine there, too. Over the years many people have tried unsuccessfully to get this woman to stop, but to no avail. I know she means well, but with so many unintended diners, it’s hard to imagine the feral cats are benefiting much. Beyond that, I wonder if you have any thoughts on potential health hazards to the animals. Lindsey P., Bay Area DEAR LINDSEY: There always is a risk when animals gather at communal watering holes or feeding spots. Even our bird feeders can vector disease among birds, if we aren’t careful and observant. Gulls present their own special problems. They carry a great deal of bacteria, which often is contained in their droppings. Illnesses … [Read more...] about Is neighborhood cat feeder creating a health hazard for others?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Metro Phoenix home prices are rising fastest in more affordable neighborhoods, data shows Metro Phoenix home prices are rising fastest in more affordable neighborhoods. In nearly 20 areas, prices have rebounded to pre-recession numbers. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Catherine Reagor, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 6:00 a.m. MT April 12, 2018 CLOSE Stephanie Silva and Billy Horner, with help from their real-estate agents Tia and Matthew Coates, talk about their first-time purchase of a home in Mesa. … [Read more...] about Metro Phoenix home prices are rising fastest in more affordable neighborhoods, data shows
~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods The Metropolitan Planning Commission this Thursday will act on requests for rezonings and uses-on-review in several Knoxville neighborhoods. MPC meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Large Assembly Room of the City County Building. Here is the April agenda, where you can also find information on attending and speaking at an MPC meeting. The neighborhood-impact items include: Fort Sanders: Land Development Solutions, acting on behalf of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Foundation, is requesting that 1805 Laurel Avenue be rezoned from R-2 residential to office zoning district. The proposed use is parking. MPC staff is recommending approval. Lonsdale: B.J. Murrian seeks to rezone a vacant lot at 3208 Johnston Street from C-1 neighborhood commercial to residential in order to build a house. MPC staff recommends approval. Oakwood Lincoln Park: Jerry Bridges seeks to rezone 432 E. Morelia Avenue at the corner of … [Read more...] about Today’s MPC Agenda Includes Neighborhood Items
Originally designed to be a commuter suburb, Ravenswood — located on the North Side off the Montrose and Damen Brown Line stops, and part of the Lincoln Square community area — still has the languid, tree-lined feel of some of the city’s larger neighboring towns. As a result, it makes for a perfect place to spend an afternoon wandering as Chicago hits its springtime stride.Start at Montrose and head east. A Metra line runs along the spine of its eponymous main thoroughfare, Ravenswood Avenue, where you can find a collection of arty shops, low-key bars and restaurants. Adjacent streets offer much of the same appeal, including swaths of verdant public park space in the neighborhood’s northern and southern reaches. And while it might not have as much rich architectural history as nearby Uptown, you could still while away a few hours gazing up the neighborhood’s stately (read: pricey) real estate — it’s the home of our mayor, after … [Read more...] about Neighborhood guide: What to eat, drink and do in Ravenswood
Spring brings unpredictable weather, delicate blossoms and state employees looking to find out whether your dog is properly vaccinated and registered with the county.If that last rite of spring gives you pause, you’re not alone. But the effort is nothing new.Workers from the state’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement have been canvassing communities from April to June for several years, going door to door through a sampling of neighborhoods. Through social media awareness has increased every year.“They’re doing a better job of getting a word out,” said Teisha Jones, shelter manager for the Lehigh County Humane Society. “At this point it’s become more like giving people a heads-up so folks can be ahead of the ball.”Doing so is well worth the time since violators can be subject to a fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. Annual license fees are $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. Discounts are available for spayed and neutered animals … [Read more...] about Beware the dog police: they’re canvassing neighborhoods right now