A WOMAN RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF SALINAS WAS CITED THIS WEEKEND FOR TWO DIFFERENT TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. MARGARET SERNA-BONETTI WAS DRIVING ON THE HILL OVER SHERWOOD NEAR THE ADULT SCHOOL, AND WAS SPEEDING 10 MILES OVER THE LIMIT. WHEN PULLED OVER, POLICE OFFICERS BECAME AWARE OF THE FACT HER LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED, AND SHE RECEIVED A TICKET FOR THAT AS WELL. SERNA SAYS SHE “DOESN’T KNOW HOW LONG HER LICENSE HAD BEEN SUSPENDED” AND THAT IT HAD TO DO WITH HER INSURANCE COMPANY NOT REPORTING INFORMATION TO THE STATE.
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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing where the U.S. rates in several health rankings. First citing a recent report on projections regarding American's obesity levels for years to come. The report states that by 2030 half of all Americans in the U.S. will be obese. The U.S. ranks first in the world in obesity. However, the U.S. ranks 60th in health and longevity spending more on healthcare than all of the other 59 countries combined. With the U.S. ranking 41st in the world in first year survivablilty among infants.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach continue discussing the problem of weight gain and obesity in the U.S. Referring to the report on obesity they discuss reader comments as to why or whose fault it is that the U.S. ranks so poorly. While some readers were close such as more excercise and lifestyle changes no one got the whole picture. Not making the connection that weight gain and obesity are not problems of excess but rather a problem of nutritional deficiencies.
- Regina has been diagnosed with optic neuritis and ulcerative colitis.
- David has questions on how to deal with depression without drugs.
- Albert recent got a diagnosis of psoriasis.
- Deborah has gum disease.
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A 4th lawsuit has been filed in monterey county, in connection with a fatal fire in November of last year. The fire at mount carmel adult care facility (in marina) claimed 5 lives. 3 wrongful death lawsuits have already been filed, and yesterday, a 4th suit was filed, claiming that operators of the facility were negligent in their safety procedures. The wrongful death suit was filed on behalf of jeanette Navarro, a disabled woman who died in the fire. the cause of that fire has still not been determined.
Local school officials have voted to move forward with a proposal to have the monterey peninsula unified school district perform its own financial operations. The clerical fiscal operations that have been controlled by the monterey county office of education could now be performed by the district. while some of those duties have been done by the district in the past, a county-wide software change would have brought all schools under 1-system. Monday’s 6 to 1 vote by district trustees will allow the district to retain autonomy in issuing pay checks, and other performing duties. The county superintendent of schools must give final approval to the proposal.
A petition has been rejected to overturn a rate increase for the monterey peninsula water management district. the district’s board of directors voted 6 to 1 Monday to deny the petition, declaring that it was invalid. Among the legal issues board members objected to was a letter that accompanied the petition when it was mailed out, as well as other procedural issues. The petition was signed by more than 41-hundred district customers, and representatives for the group are reviewing their options. In the meantime, the rate increase is being implemented, and is expected to raise 3-point-1 million dollars annually.