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ELKHORN NATIVE SEEDS-6/29/14-2338-PMD

 VOLUNTEERS COLLECTED NATIVE SEEDS AT  THE ELKHORN SLOUGH ON SATURDAY.  THE EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE AMERICAN RIVERS CONSERVATION GROUP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC. ABOUT 70 PEOPLE SPENT THE DAY SEARCHING FOR CALIFORNIA BLUE WILD RYE GRASS SEEDS. THE GROUP ENDED THE DAY WITH ABOUT 30 POUNDS OF THE SEEDS WHICH WILL BE USED TO REESTABLISH THE NATIVE GRASS THROUGHOUT THE ELKHORN SLOUGH PRESERVE.

 

 

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17 CLOSURES-6/29/14-2338-PMD

 THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF HIGHWAY 17 ARE TO BE CLOSED TONIGHT (MON)AND TOMORROW NIGHT (TUES) FOR ROADWORK.  THE CLOSURES ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE FROM BETWEEN 9 P-M UNTIL 6 A-M AS CALTRANS CREWS PERFORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN EMELINE STREET AND  THE CARBONERA CREEK BRIDGE.  MOTORIST CAN EXPECT DELAYS OF UP TO 10 MINUTES.

 

 

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SLNS SHOOTING-6/29/14-2245-PMD

 A SALINAS MAN WAS THE VICTIM OF A DRIVE BY SHOOTING SUNDAY MORNING.  THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON THE INITIAL BLOCK OF NORTH HEBBRON STREET AT ABOUT 1:30 A-M ,A 35 YEAR OLD LATINO MALE AND A FEMALE COMPANION WERE IN FRONT OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHEN A DARK COLORED PICK DROVE UP AND OPENED FIRE STRIKING THE VICTIM MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE BACK.  THE VICTIM CLAIMS NO GANG AFFILIATION OR KNOWN ENEMIES AND WAS AIR LIFTED TO A BAY AREA TRAUMA CENTER. ANY ONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

 

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WHOOPING COUGH EPIDEMIC-6/29/14-2230-PMD

 THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS OF AN IMPENDING WHOOPING COUGH EPIDEMIC.   OFFICIALS SAY THAT REPORTED CENTRAL COAST CASES OF PERTUSSIS HAVE ALREADY PASSED THE HALF WAY MARK OF THE TOTALS OF THE 2010 EPIDEMIC. SO FAR STATE TOTALS FOR THE YEAR ARE NEARLY 4-THOUSAND 6 HUNDRED, COMPARED TO JUST OVER 2-THOUSAND 5-HUNDRED FOR ALL OF LAST YEAR.  IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS ALONE 11-HUNDRED CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED STATEWIDE.

 

 

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SLNS LETTUCE TRUCK-6/29/14-2148-PMD

 A PRODUCE SPILL CAUSED TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN SALINAS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).  AT ABOUT 1 P-M A TRUCK LOST SEVERAL BOXES OF LETTUCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF BORONDA ROAD AND NORTH MAIN STREET.  THE SPILL STOPPED WESTBOUND TRAFFIC COMPLETELY.  THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL PERFORMED TRAFFIC CONTROL WHILE CREWS CLEARED THE ROADWAY. THE ROADWAY WAS REOPENED AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR.

 

 

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