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METAL BILL SIGNED INTO LAW - 08/21/12 22:20 S.S.

A  NEW  BILL  WAS  SIGNED  INTO  LAW  TODAY,  THAT  WOULD  REQUIRE  METAL  RECYCLERS  AND  PAWN  BROKERS  TO  MOVE  ALL  THEIR  RECORDS  FROM  PAPER  TO  THE  COMPUTER  IN  AN  INTERNAL  DATABASE.  LEGISLATORS  AND  OTHERS  HOPE  THIS  WILL  CUT  DOWN  ON  THE  THEFT  OF  METAL….SUCH  AS  CATALYTIC  CONVERTERS,  AND  ALL  KINDS  OF  AGRICULTURAL  EQUIPMENT.

THE  STATE  DEPARTMENT  OF  JUSTICE WILL  OPERATE  THE  NEW  DATABASE,   WHILE  LOCAL  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICERS  WILL  BE  IN  CHARGE  OF  HOLDING  THE  BUSINESSES  ACCOUNTABLE…BY  CHECKING  WHAT  THE  BUSINESS  RECEIVES,  WITH  REPORTS  OF  WHAT  HAS  BEEN  STOLEN  IN  THE  AREA.

THREATENING TWEET - 08/21/12 22:10 S.S.

A SALINAS  HIGH  SCHOOL STUDENT  IS  EXPECTED  TO  FACE  FELONY  CHARGES  IN  JUVENILE  COURT.      THAT  AFTER  SHE  SENT  A  THREATENING  “TWEET”.   ALLEGEDLY THE  STUDENT  WAS  UNHAPPY  WITH  A  SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR,  AND  THREATENED  PHYSICAL  VIOLENCE.  THE  STUDENT,  WHO  HAS  REPORTEDLY  NEVER  BEEN  IN  TROUBLE  BEFORE,    WAS  CITED  AND  SENT  HOME  WITH  HER PARENTS.

WHALES IN THE MONTEREY BAY 08/21/12 8:00p DMF

DUE TO LOTS OF SHRIMP-LIKE KRILL, OBSERVERS SAY THEY’VE SEEN A SHARP INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS OF ENDANGERED BLUE AND HUMPBACK WHALES IN THE MONTEREY BAY AREA. THE BLUE WHALE CAN GROW UP TO 98 FEET LONG,  AND WEIGH AS MUCH AS 180 METRIC TONS;  WHILE THE HUMPBACK WHALE CAN GROW UP TO ABOUT 50 FEET AND WEIGH IN AT ABOUT 79,000 POUNDS.

BIG RIG FIRE 08/21/12 6:48p DMF

NOBODY WAS INJURED AFTER CRATES ON A BIG RIG CAUGHT FIRE THIS MORNING IN THE PAJARO VALLEY. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED SHORTLY BEFORE 10:00 AM ON SAN JUAN ROAD. THE ROAD WAS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FOR MORE THAN 6 HOURS, RE-OPENING SHORTLY AFTER 4 PM.

Head On Collision 8/21/12 11.45a AF

A head on collision between two pickup trucks in Larkin Valley yesterday afternoon that left one man in serious condition.     The accident occurred near Freedom Boulevard and Valencia Road around 5pm, when a man fell asleep while driving.     The 29-year-old Aptos resident crossed over the double yellow lines in his Chevy truck and slammed head on into a 46-year-old Watsonville man who was driving a Toyota truck with his 16-year-old son.    The Chevy driver had only minor injuries, but the Toyota driver had to be extricated from his vehicle by firefighters.     The Toyota driver was flown to San Jose Regional Medical center with major injuries.    His son was taken to Watsonville Community Hospital.      Freedom Boulevard was closed in both directions until 6:20pm. Intoxication was not found to be a factor in the crash and all victims were wearing seatbelts.