California offers rebates for alternative fuel vehicles

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California offers rebates for alternative fuel vehicles

Thursday, April 3, 2008

California, the most populous state in the United States, is offering rebates of up to US$5000 to residents who purchase alternative fuel vehicles. $1.62 million in rebates are scheduled to be granted statewide by California Center for Sustainable Energy, an independent nonprofit organization based in San Diego.

Owners of Vectrix electric motorcycles may qualify for up to $1,500 and Global Electric Motorcars owners may receive $950 and $1,300. The largest rebates will go to owners of full-sized zero-emission cars, which have not yet been approved by the state. Compressed-gas vehicles also qualify, but the agency has already awarded its budgeted allotment for this type of vehicle.

The eligible period for purchases and leases is May 24, 2007 to March 31, 2009. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. A complete list of qualifying vehicles can be seen at the California Center for Sustainable Energy’s website.

The program is part of $25 million authorized in 2007 by California Assembly Bill 1811 to promote alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicles. According to the California Air Resources Board, about 25,000 dedicated alternative fuel vehicles are in use in California.

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    Cold as ice: Wikinews interviews Marymegan Daly on unusual new sea anemone

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    In late 2010 a geological expedition to Antarctica drilled through the Ross Ice Shelf so they could send an ROV under it. What they found was unexpected: Sea anemones. In their thousands they were doing what no other species of sea anemone is known to do — they were living in the ice itself.

    Discovered by the ANDRILL [Antarctic Drilling] project, the team was so unprepared for biological discoveries they did not have suitable preservatives and the only chemicals available obliterated the creature’s DNA. Nonetheless Marymegan Daly of Ohio State University confirmed the animals were a new species. Named Edwardsiella andrillae after the drilling project that found it, the anemone was finally described in a PLOS ONE paper last month.

    ANDRILL lowered their cylindrical camera ROV down a freshly-bored 270m (890ft) hole, enabling it to reach seawater below the ice. The device was merely being tested ahead of its planned mission retrieving data on ocean currents and the sub-ice environment. Instead it found what ANDRILL director Frank Rack of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, a co-author of the paper describing the find, called the “total serendipity” of “a whole new ecosystem that no one had ever seen before”.

    The discovery raises many questions. Burrowing sea anemones worm their way into substrates or use their tentacles to dig, but it’s unclear how E. andrillae enters the hard ice. With only their tentacles protruding into the water from the underneath of the ice shelf questions also revolve around how the animals avoid freezing, how they reproduce, and how they cope with the continuously melting nature of their home. Their diet is also a mystery.

    What fascinates me about sea anemones is that they’re able to do things that seem impossible

    E. andrillae is an opaque white, with an inner ring of eight tentacles and twelve-to-sixteen tentacles in an outer ring. The ROV’s lights produced an orange glow from the creatures, although this may be produced by their food. It measures 16–20mm (0.6–0.8in) but when fully relaxed can extend to triple that.

    Genetic analysis being impossible, Daly turned to dissection of the specimens but could find nothing out of the ordinary. Scientists hope to send a biological mission to explore the area under the massive ice sheet, which is in excess of 600 miles (970km) wide. The cameras also observed worms, fish that swim inverted as if the icy roof was the sea floor, crustaceans and a cylindrical creature that used appendages on its ends to move and to grab hold of the anemones.

    NASA is providing funding to aid further research, owing to possible similarities between this icy realm and Europa, a moon of Jupiter. Biological research is planned for 2015. An application for funding to the U.S. National Science Foundation, which funds ANDRILL, is also pending.

    The ANDRILL team almost failed to get any samples at all. Designed to examine the seafloor, the ROV had to be inverted to examine the roof of ice. Weather conditions prevented biological sampling equipment being delivered from McMurdo Station, but the scientists retrieved 20–30 anemones by using hot water to stun them before sucking them from their burrows with an improvised device fashioned from a coffee filter and a spare ROV thruster. Preserved on-site in ethanol, they were taken to McMurdo station where some were further preserved with formaldehyde.

    ((Wikinews)) How did you come to be involved with this discovery?

    Marymegan Daly: Frank Rack got in touch after they returned from Antarctica in hopes that I could help with an identification on the anemone.

    ((Wikinews)) What was your first reaction upon learning there was an undiscovered ecosystem under the ice in the Ross Sea?

    MD I was amazed and really excited. I think to say it was unexpected is inaccurate, because it implies that there was a well-founded expectation of something. The technology that Frank and his colleagues are using to explore the ice is so important because, given our lack of data, we have no reasonable expectation of what it should be like, or what it shouldn’t be like.

    ((Wikinews)) There’s a return trip planned hopefully for 2015, with both biologists and ANDRILL geologists. Are you intending to go there yourself?

    MD I would love to. But I am also happy to not go, as long as someone collects more animals on my behalf! What I want to do with the animals requires new material preserved in diverse ways, but it doesn’t require me to be there. Although I am sure that being there would enhance my understanding of the animals and the system in which they live, and would help me formulate more and better questions about the anemones, ship time is expensive, especially in Antarctica, and if there are biologists whose contribution is predicated on being there, they should have priority to be there.

    ((Wikinews)) These animals are shrouded in mystery. Some of the most intriguing questions are chemical; do they produce some kind of antifreeze, and is that orange glow in the ROV lights their own? Talk us through the difficulties encountered when trying to find answers with the specimens on hand.

    MD The samples we have are small in terms of numbers and they are all preserved in formalin (a kind of formaldehyde solution). The formalin is great for preserving structures, but for anemones, it prevents study of DNA or of the chemistry of the body. This means we can’t look at the issue you raise with these animals. What we could do, however, was to study anatomy and figure out what it is, so that when we have samples preserved for studying e.g., the genome, transcriptome, or metabolome, or conduct tests of the fluid in the burrows or in the animals themselves, we can make precise comparisons, and figure out what these animals have or do (metabolically or chemically) that lets them live where they live.
    Just knowing a whole lot about a single species isn’t very useful, even if that animal is as special as these clearly are — we need to know what about them is different and thus related to living in this strange way. The only way to get at what’s different is to make comparisons with close relatives. We can start that side of the work now, anticipating having more beasts in the future.
    In terms of their glow, I suspect that it’s not theirs — although luminescence is common in anemone relatives, they don’t usually make light themselves. They do make a host of florescent proteins, and these may interact with the light of the ROV to give that gorgeous glow.

    ((Wikinews)) What analysis did you perform on the specimens and what equipment was used?

    MD I used a dissecting scope to look at the animal’s external anatomy and overall body organization (magnification of 60X). I embedded a few of the animals in wax and then cut them into very thin slices using a microtome, mounted the slices on microscope slides, stained the slices to enhance contrast, and then looked at those slides under a compound microscope (that’s how I got the pictures of the muscles etc in the paper). I used that same compound scope to look at squashed bits of tissue to see the stinging capsules (=nematocysts).
    I compared the things I saw under the ‘scopes to what had been published on other species in this group. This step seems trivial, but it is really the most important part! By comparing my observations to what my colleagues and predecessors had found, I figured out what group it belongs to, and was able to determine that within that group, it was a new species.

    ((Wikinews)) It was three years between recovery of specimens and final publication, why did it take so long?

    MD You mean, how did we manage to make it all happen so quickly, right? 🙂 It was about two years from when Frank sent me specimens to when we got the paper out. Some of that time was just lost time — I had other projects in the queue that I needed to finish. Once we figured out what it was, we played a lot of manuscript email tag, which can be challenging and time consuming given the differing schedules that folks keep in terms of travel, field work, etc. Manuscript review and processing took about four months.

    ((Wikinews)) What sort of difficulties were posed by the unorthodox preservatives used, and what additional work might be possible on a specimen with intact DNA?

    MD The preservation was not unorthodox — they followed best practices for anatomical preservation. Having DNA-suitable material will let us see whether there are new genes, or genes turned on in different ways and at different times that help explain how these animals burrow into hard ice and then survive in the cold. I am curious about the population structure of the “fields” of anemones — the group to which Edwardsiella andrillae belongs includes many species that reproduce asexually, and it’s possible that the fields are “clones” produced asexually rather than the result of sexual reproduction. DNA is the only way to test this.

    ((Wikinews)) Do you have any theories about the strategies employed to cope with the harsh environment of burrowing inside an ice shelf?

    MD I think there must be some kind of antifreeze produced — the cells in contact with ice would otherwise freeze.

    ((Wikinews)) How has such an apparently large population of clearly unusual sea anemones, not to mention the other creatures caught on camera, gone undetected for so long?

    MD I think this reflects how difficult it is to get under the ice and to collect specimens. That being said, since the paper came out, I have been pointed towards two other reports that are probably records of these species: one from Japanese scientists who looked at footage from cameras attached to seals and one from Americans who dove under ice. In both of these cases, the anemone (if that’s what they saw) was seen at a distance, and no specimens were collected. Without the animals in hand, or the capability of a ROV to get close up for pictures, it is hard to know what has been seen, and lacking a definitive ID, hard to have the finding appropriately indexed or contextualized.

    ((Wikinews)) Would it be fair to say this suggests there may be other undiscovered species of sea anemone that burrow into hard substrates such as ice?

    MD I hope so! What fascinates me about sea anemones is that they’re able to do things that seem impossible given their seemingly limited toolkit. This finding certainly expands the realm of possible.

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    Photojournalist photographing Justin Bieber’s car run over by another vehicle

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    Photojournalist photographing Justin Bieber’s car run over by another vehicle
    Posted in Uncategorized | July 20th, 2017

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    A photographer has died after being run over by a car in Los Angeles, California, United States. The man, who was attempting to photograph the vehicle of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, has not been formally identified by police but was named as Chris Guerra by local media.

    At approximately 17:45 PST Tuesday the driver of Bieber’s white Ferrari car was pulled over by police for a speeding offence on Interstate 405, near to Getty Center Drive. Reports indicate Guerra — a freelance photojournalist — had been pursuing this vehicle throughout the day, based on the incorrect assumption that Bieber was in the vehicle when it was actually rapper Lil Twist driving the car with another passenger onboard. Entertainment news website TMZ understands the photographer stopped his vehicle on the other side of Sepulveda Boulevard and attempted to take pictures of the police stop before crossing the road and continuing, prompting the California Highway Patrol police officer conducting the traffic stop to order him back across, twice. When he attempted to walk back across, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

    The photographer was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he subsequently died. He was reportedly aged in his 20s. In a statement, Bieber said “[w]hile I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.” According to police, the driver of the vehicle that hit the photographer is unlikely to face criminal charges.

    The incident has prompted Bieber to call for changes to laws surrounding the way in which members of the press work. “Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves”, he said.

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    Wonderful Home Improvement Concepts}

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    Some home improvement projects cost more and are more difficult to undertake than others, a fact you are likely well aware of. You will also find that some projects arise out of emergencies. The coolest ones, though, are the projects you really want to work on and deliver enjoyable results. Clearly you want to make sure that you get the best possible results from all the effort you put in and the money you spend.

    For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you come up with an effective plan of action before you start. So, this means you need to research and use facts to create an outline of what you want to achieve. Below you will find some more useful advice on home improvement endeavors.

    Most homes have a long list of home improvement projects that are simply waiting for someone to find the time to do them. Some take longer than others to solve but others are a simple fix. If you are not experienced or knowledgeable, you can read up on it or hire a house inspector to take a look. For instance, you don’t need to dig a new basement if it’s staying a little too damp for comfort – most of the time a new sealant will do. If that doesn’t work, consider the installation of a dehumidifier. Just make sure you understand how the water is getting in before you make bold moves to stop it.

    You can find information and advice on virtually anything online, a fact you are probably quite familiar with. Yes, you can search on any type of home improvement project and have no shortage of content served up.

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    On the other hand, you may already be aware of all the help available offline. Many businesses including large retailers like Lowes and Home Depot would be ecstatic to have you shop with them. For this reason, they often offer free classes on various home improvement projects. This is an excellent way for them to attract more people into their stores. It’s also a great way to get an excellent tutorial, though.

    Innovation is the name of the game in the world of indoor climate control, with new designs and technology being developed all the time. Of course, the heating and cooling of a property needs to be done as efficiently as possible. Without a doubt, you will have to make something of an investment when it comes to the latest designs. However, you need to look at it from a strategic viewpoint. In time, the cost will be offset by your energy savings, which will mean a profit. The capabilities we are talking about include selective climate control in your home. The newer systems can be programmed to heat or cool certain areas of your house which only represents energy savings.

    The results are a lot of fun, which is why home improvement projects involving automation are so attractive. Your imagination and creativity are the only obstacles to achieve what you want, especially since you can program virtually any kind of function.

    On these days some of the most famous home design projects include many woodwork projects and many of us are seeking for woodworking plans and projects over the internet.

    In the event you are interested in woodworking projects and you expect to make your jobs less difficult and of course more enjoyable then have a look at the website links below for a couple of suggestions.

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    Scottish Midlothian car crash kills three

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    Scottish Midlothian car crash kills three
    Posted in Uncategorized | July 19th, 2017

    Monday, December 24, 2012

    Two cars have been involved in a road traffic accident in the Scottish Lothian and Borders region, causing three fatalities and sending three to hospital. The incident occurred on the A68 road approximately 1.5 miles south of the Midlothian village of Pathhead when a Škoda Octavia and a Nissan Note travelling in opposite directions collided at approximately 0730 UTC today.

    The Nissan, which was carrying five occupants, overturned and came to rest on its roof. Three male Buddhist monks who sat in the back of the car died at the site of the crash. The female driver of the vehicle managed to get out of the vehicle herself but another male passenger in the front of the car had to be cut free by fire service members. The two front-seat passengers as well as the male driver of the Škoda were hospitalised at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, although none of their injuries are considered likely to be fatal.

    “This is a tragic incident,” Inspector Simon Bradshaw of Lothian and Borders Police said, “and we are currently in the process of carrying out inquiries in order to establish the full circumstances of the collision.” The A68 road close to the location of the accident was temporarily closed to allow police to investigate the incident, with traffic redirected to the B6370 road via the town of Gorebridge. The road has since reopened.

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    Comfortable Sandals For Walking}

    Posted in Oil | July 16th, 2017

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    “All God’s children need traveling shoes”. So said that amazing lady Maya Angelou. Yes Maya, we do we all need comfortable shoes, for all the different ways we travel and walking is certainly no exception.

    It is easy to think that because we walk all the time, any old sandals and socks will do; but this is not the case. Walking is the best exercise for your feet and for your whole body, because it can improve circulation and it makes you feel good. But not if your feet hurt at the end of the walk!

    Did you know that a quarter of all your bones are in your feet? If these bones have a problem then you have pain.

    But remember, only a small number of people are born with foot problems. Most of the foot pain we experience comes from neglect and a lack of knowledge, about of proper foot care and especially from badly fitting shoes.

    Well fitting comfortable shoes do not have to be ugly. There are some great sandals and shoes, designed for both walking and comfort, readily available today – when you know where and how to look.

    Here is a list of tips for selecting comfortable shoes and sandals.

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    1. Always pick your shoe or sandal size for your bigger foot. That may mean width or length. (It is hard to believe, but most of us have one foot a tiny bit bigger than the other!)

    2. If you are intending to go walking in your sandals, or spend the whole day standing in them, then look for sandals with cushioning in the soles. This will minimize the damage to your feet as you walk, especially on hard surfaces.

    3. Shoes should be comfortable from day one, do not expect to stretch them, or plan for children to ‘grow’ into them.

    4. You must be able to move your toes freely.

    5. They should have a strong sole, which flexes at the ball of your foot.

    6. Remember, our feet tend to spread and lengthen as we grow older, so sometimes our shoe size will change. Check the shoes are the correct size, by drawing around both feet on two separate pieces of paper, your new shoes placed on top of the outline should completely cover it.

    7. Do not forget about socks. Socks should be made of a high percentage of natural fabric and they also should be the correct size for our feet.

    8. Chose a sandal that comes in wide widths, and look out for real leather which will mold to your foot.

    After a long walk, take care of you feet and sandals. Try to put the sandals where they can air properly, before you need then again. Take off the socks and put them in the wash.

    Now it is your feet’s turn: wash them in warm water and dry them carefully, check for blisters or hard skin and deal with it. If possible, put your feet up for half an hour and relax after your walk.

    Moisturize your feet and put on clean, preferably cotton, socks. Now is a good time to give your self a foot massage, perhaps while rubbing the moisturizer in.

    As grandma always said, you look after your feet and they will look after you!

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    Sunflower oil saves at-risk newborns from infection

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    Posted in Uncategorized | July 16th, 2017

    Saturday, March 5, 2005 Simply massaging low birth weight babies with sunflower seed oil can protect them from potentially fatal infections.

    Infections and complications from preterm birth cause more than half of all neonatal deaths, and very low birth weight babies are particularly vulnerable.

    Preterm babies have immature skin that lacks a protective film called vernix that has antimicrobial properties.

    In some countries, such as India, newborns are routinely massaged with mustard oil.

    But mustard oil, says Gary Darmstadt of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, can delay recovery of the skin barrier and have a toxic effect on skin.

    Seeking an alternative low-cost product, Darmstadt and colleagues experimented with sunflower oil and an ointment called Aquaphor that comprises petrolatum, mineral oil, mineral wax and lanolin.

    The researchers tested the treatments on 497 newborns (72 hours old or less) and preterm babies (less than 33 weeks gestation) between 1998 and 2003 in Bangladesh.

    They applied the treatments to the entire body besides the scalp and face three times daily for the first 14 days and then twice daily until discharge.

    Babies treated with sunflower oil were found 41% less likely to develop infections than controls.

    “Evidence is emerging that the skin is much more important as a barrier to infection than previously recognized, particularly in preterm infants whose skin is underdeveloped,” says Darmstadt. “The good news is that treatment is available to strengthen the function of the skin as a barrier in these vulnerable newborns.”

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    Price of crude oil reaches new record high

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    Price of crude oil reaches new record high
    Posted in Uncategorized | July 16th, 2017

    Friday, May 9, 2008

    The price of oil per barrel has risen to a new all time high. During trading in Asia and in London, England the price of NYMEX Crude oil futures, per barrel, was at US$124.34 (22:07 eastern time) setting a new record high. Brent Crude oil also hit a new record high of US$122.84, but soon retreated to $121.79.

    Several factors, including a weaker U.S. dollar and worries on the world supply, have caused the price of oil to skyrocket in the past week.

    Despite worries, OPEC states that supply is currently meeting the current demands and there is currently no shortage of oil.

    “There is clearly no shortage of oil in the market. OECD commercial oil stocks remain above the five-year average, with days of forward cover at a comfortable level of more than 53 days. US crude inventories, meanwhile, rose by almost six million barrels last week, which is a further indication that oil supplies are plentiful,” stated OPEC in a statement on its website.

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    BP reports progress in oil spill cleanup

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    BP reports progress in oil spill cleanup
    Posted in Uncategorized | July 16th, 2017

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    BP reported Tuesday that it captured nearly 25,000 barrels of crude oil on Monday from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The energy company also reported that a third of the oil captured was subsequently burned off. This indicates that the oil spill recovery operations may have begun to stabilize, even as strong storms threaten to hinder efforts.

    As of July 5, BP has collected about 657,300 barrels of oil, with an estimated flow rate of about 12,000 to 19,000 barrels per day. As recovery efforts progress, responders hope to increase these efforts by bringing in additional ships to raise the average oil capture rate to 53,000 barrels per day. However, this latest effort was delayed by the recent Hurricane Alex, bringing operations to a halt for three days.

    BP plans to expand its containment capacity and flexibility, which is anticipated to occur during mid to late July. It is planned that several oil containment systems will be deployed; however, the efficiency of these systems cannot be guaranteed, as they have not been tested in the conditions they are expected to operate in. Work on the first two relief wells, which began in May, continues and is expected to take a total of about three months.

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the worst offshore oil spill in United States history, and BP reports that recovery operations thus far have amounted to a total of about US$3.12 billion. The spill began in April when a drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded and subsequently sank, killing eleven.

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    Top Ten Florida Myths Dont Apply To The Villages Of Terra Vista And Citrus Hills}

    Posted in Home Care Services | July 15th, 2017

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    Many people have misconceptions about Florida and Florida retirement living. This article will address 10 myths about living in Florida and why the Villages, Fl of Terra Vista and Citrus Hills defies those myths:

    Myth #1: Florida is overcrowded.

    Actually West Central Florida, the location of the Villages, Fl of Terra Vista and Citrus Hills is located in Citrus County, Florida. Citrus County has done a great job of controlled growth. It has a population density of only 202 persons per square mile.

    Myth #2: Florida is for Tourists.

    The areas surrounding the Villages are certainly attracters for tourists. The abundant nature, beautiful wildlife, and access to many waterways make it so. Tourists, however, are mostly attracted to the large amusement parks in the central part of the state. The amount of tourism coming to West Central Florida is enough to keep businesses thriving and property taxes low, but not enough to disturb our tranquil lifestyle.

    Myth #3: Floridas wildlife , such as snakes and alligators, make it a dangerous place to live.

    These fears are greatly exaggerated. General precautions, such a keeping grass mowed and never feeding alligators or crocodiles are common sense approaches to avoiding encounters with these creatures. Only 4 alligator attacks are reported each year in Florida. In addition, of the 50 species of snakes living in Florida, only 6 are venomous.

    Myth #4 Florida is always hot and humid.

    Florida is actually quite seasonal, with far less extremes than other areas. Average highs during the winter months are in the 60s; average lows in the 40s. The summer months have average highs of 90 and lows in the 70s. During the hottest months, Florida has a rain pattern that provides almost daily showers that cool the evenings and keep plants and lawns green.

    Myth #5: Florida is in constant danger of hurricanes.

    The North Atlantic hurricane season overall in 2009 ranked as the slowest since the El Nino year of 1997.

    Myth #6: Florida is completely flat and non-scenic.

    Florida has a very varied landscape. Although areas near the coastline and beaches are mostly level, there are areas of elevation. In fact, three of the top 25 most elevated cities in Florida are right near the Villages, Fl of Terra Vista and Citrus Hills: Brooksville, Spring Hill, and Istachatta. Ocala, a city famous for its horse farms and rolling hills, is also a great example of Floridas landscape.

    Myth #7: Florida lifestyles are centered around the beach only.

    The West Central Florida are offers access to beautiful beaches without the hassle of greater traffic, higher crime rates, and violent weather conditions found when living directly on the beach. The villages of Citrus Hills and Terra Vista are adjacent to beautiful golf courses, nature trails, and fresh water springs that allow for a varied lifestyle.

    Myth #8: Floridas property taxes are too high.

    South Florida is known for its high property taxes, but the West Central Florida area has property taxes well below the national average. Florida offers a homestead exemption for the owners property of residence, and recent legislation has been passed to keep property taxes low. Of course, now is the time to lock in the lower property tax rates available in the depressed housing market, Floridians with homestead exemptions can not have throe property taxes raised by more than 3% in any one year.

    Myth #9: All Floridians are senior citizens.

    Florida is a great place to retire and attracts many seniors due to its temperate climate and attractive pricing. Its also true, however, that Floridas business-friendly laws offer families and younger people a great place to live and work. This means that West Central Florida provides a mix of residents. Those who with to live in a retirement only community can certainly find many to choose from, while those who desire a greater mix of ages will easily fulfill their desires.

    Myth #10: Floridas traffic is terrible.

    The Villages, Florida of Terra Vista and Citrus Hills are conveniently located next to many low traffic highways such as the Suncoast Toll Road, connecting Brooksville and Tampa Bay, the Florida Turnpike, which connects to areas throughout the state, and I-75 for Interstate travel. Of these roads, I-75 is the most busy, but except for busy holiday traffic, the road is certainly easy to travel. West Central Florida has managed growth extremely well forth last couple of decades, and our road system handles local traffic efficiently and safely.

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