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BEEF RECALL HITS CENTRAL COAST 2/17/14 1900 OG

THE MASSIVE 8 POINT 7 MILLION POUND PROCESSED BEEF RECALL BY RANCHO FEEDING CORPORATION IN PETALUMA HAS IMPACTED THE CENTRAL COAST.     THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE UPDATED THE DISTRIBUTION LIST TO INCLUDE MOSTLY LIQUOR STORES AND MINI-MARTS IN WATSONVILLE, SOLEDAD, SANTA CRUZ, AND SALINAS, AMONG OTHERS.     THE RECALL IS IN EFFECT BECAUSE THE PACKING COMPANY PROCESSED DISEASED AND UNSOUND ANIMALS THAT THE U-S-D-A-F-S-I-S CONSIDER UNSOUND, UNWHOLESOME, AND UNFIT FOR HUMAN COMSUMPTION.     THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY REPORTS OF ILLNESS DUE TO THE RECALLED PRODUCTS.     THE FULL DETAILS OF THE RECALL AND THE MOST UP-TO-DATE LIST CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT WWW.FSIS.USDA.GOV/RECALLS 

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CASTANEDA UNDER INVESTIGATION 2/17/14 1620 OG

SALINAS CITY COUNCILMAN JOSE CASTANEDA IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGEDLY HARASSING AT LEAST ONE ALISAL SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES.        BOTH SALINAS MAYOR JOE GUNTER AND ALISAL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD PRESIDENT MARICELA CRUZ, HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS THAT CASTANEDA IS VIDEOTAPING EMPLOYEES AS HE FOLLOWS THEM AROUND SALINAS AND ENTERING SCHOOL PROPERTY TO CONFRONT THEM.        BOTH CRUZ AND MAYOR GUNTER HAVE INSTRUCTED LEGAL COUNSEL TO REVIEW THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST CASTANEDA IF THE INVESTIGATIONS FIND WRONG-DOING.     JOSE CASTANEDA WAS REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION ON THE ALISAL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD IN JANUARY OF LAST YEAR BY A MONTEREY COUNTY JUDGE WHEN IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HIS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTION TO THE SALINAS CITY COUNCIL VIOLATED CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAWS. 

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Salinas Shootings/4 People Injured 02-17-14 12:00 av

Several people, including an 11-year old boy, suffered non life threatening injuries during two separate shootings in Salinas last night.      The first incident occurred just before 6:30 when two brothers, ages 19 and 11, were shot at while they were standing outside their home on the 100 block of Eagle Drive.    Both were hospitalized and treated.    The 2nd shooting took place roughly 3 hours later outside of an apartment complex on the 700-block of Elkington Avenue, when two men in their early twenties were approached by four males.    Police say several shots were fired at the two, who were both hospitalized and treated for their injuries.  No arrests have been made.    

 

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Convicted Felon Arrested in Moss Landing 02-17-14 10:00 av

A convicted felon was arrested in a Moss Landing neighborhood early this morning for possessing fire bombs and a gun.   Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling the area of sandholt Road at Highway-1 around 1 a.m, when they spotted a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the license plate of another vehicle.   The man inside the vehicle, 40-year old Eric Snyder was contacted about the car’s registration, which he told deputies was inside of a lockbox.    Deputies retrieved the lockbox and discovered five active pipe bombs and a loaded revolver.   The bomb squad arrived and detonated the devices.  No injuries were reported.

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Holiday Schedule 02-17-14 07:30 av

County and city offices through out the Tri-county area are closed today due to the President's holiday.   Federal, State and County courts and offices are also closed, along with banks, post offices, public schools and libraries.  All businesses will resume normal work hours tomorrow. 

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