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Monterey County Election Results 11-06-13 06:00 av

Monterey County residents rejected Opposing Fort Ord Land use Measures M and K yesterday.  47% voted Yes for Measure M while 52% voted against it.     38% voted for Measure K while 62% voted against it. Measure M would have permanently blocked development of about 540 acres of the former Fort Ord, while Measure K would have approved development for the Monterey Downs horse racing track.  The open space now remains in the hands of elected officials.  In the Alisal Unified School District Trustee Area 2 Maricel Cruz won with 63% of the vote, Alisal Trustee Area 3, Noemi Armenta won Jose Castaneda’s former seat with 550 votes at 71% and Alisal Trustee Area 5 Guadalupe Guzman won with 66% of the vote.  Monterey County Board of Education Trustee Area 7 David Serena had 964 votes and Sergio Alejo garnered 962 votes, both had 50-percent of the vote, a recount is expected.

For a complete list of election results in Monterey County visit: http://www.montereycountyelections.us/Election%20Result.htm

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UCSc Toxic Mold Lawsuit 11-06-13 05:30 av

A lawsuit filed by a UC-Santa Cruz graduate student alleges their daughter’s breathing problems were caused by a toxic mold found in his University campus apartment.  Matthew Richert and his wife filed the suit against UCSC and are seeking an excess of $25,000.   Richert says they started noticing mold on their walls in the Fall of 2011, around the same time his 1-year old daughter’s respiratory problems started. The university conducted a mold inspection in may and found about 60 of the 200 family units needed repair.

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Monterey Fire Departments Partner 11-05-13 20:00 av

Two Central Coast fire departments are about to join forces to provide emergency services.     Officials say the partnership between the Monterey and Monterey Airport District fire Departments will significantly lower fire and emergency response times especially along the Highway 68 corridor, the airport commercial district, Ryan Ranch and the Deer Flats and Fisherman’s Flats neighborhood.   A formal announcement of the partnership is expected to be made at a news conference tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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Amgen Tour Returns to Monterey 11-05-13 19:50 av

America’s largest cycling race will return to the Central Coast next year.  Monterey will host the start of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California on May 14th.  Cyclists will travel 100-miles along the Pacific Ocean before ending in Cambria.   The Tour of California is an eight-day Tour de France-style cycling road race that starts in Sacramento on May 11th and ends in Thousand Oaks on May 18th.  Monterey County last hosted the Tour of California in 2006.  For more information, go to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

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Scotts Valley Caregiver Arrested 11-05-13 19:00 av

An in-home health-care provider has been arrested on suspicion of taking more than $20,000 from her Scotts Valley client.   Police arrested 42-year old Crystal Gilbert yesterday on suspicion of elder abuse, grand theft, and embezzlement after money was found missing from the man’s trust account. Police found two of the man’s credit cards after a search was conducted on Gilbert and her apartment.   

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