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RYAN COONERTY-7/22/13- 16:20 PMD

ryan coonerty announced his plans to run for a seat on the santa cruz county board of SUPERVISOR today (monday).   coonerty is a former mayor of santa cruz, he has also served on the city council.  the former mayor and council member hopes to fill the seat on the board of supervisors in the 2014 election, that WILL be vacated by his father, county supervisor neal coonerty who is retiring.

 

 

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Tassajara and Rancho Fires – update 072213 11:41 S.S.

The Tassajara Fire remains at 90% containment. It has burned 213 acres since it started last Wednesday.  The remaining 10% is in an inaccessible area. Crews began suppression repair, trash backhaul, patrol and mop-up today. Demobilization began today as well.  No evacuations are in effect.   Tassajara Ridge Road is expected to reopen tomorrow. The Jamesburg-Tassajara Road is currently open only to residents.

For public safety, portions of the following trails are not recommended for use until after the fire is completely out:

Marble Peak Trail

Pine Ridge Trail

Carmel River Trail

Miller Canyon Trail

Full containment of the Tassajara Fire is expected tomorrow (Tuesday).

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The Rancho Fire, which started Friday 2 miles north of Lebec,  but has moved into the eastern side of that portion of the Los Padres National Forest, has burned 722 acres,  and is 92% contained.  Full Containment of that fire is expected this Wednesday.

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BODY FOUND ALONG S C LEVEE - 07/222/13 10:17 S.S.

A  BODY WAS  FOUND  ALONG  THE  SAN  LORENZO  RIVER  LEVEE  IN  SANTA  CRUZ  THIS  MORNING.    AUTHORITIES  WERE  NOTIFIED  OF A  BODY  FOUND  IN  THE  BRUSH  NEAR THE EDGE  OF THE RIVER  AROUND  8  A-M  .  A  NEWS  CREW  ON-SCENE  SAID  THEY  BELIEVE  THE  VICTIM  DIED  OF  AN OVERDOSE.

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CHASE, DUI, ANIMAL CRUELTY - 07/22/13 10:11 S.S.

A  27  YEAR-OLD  MAN  WAS  ARRESTED  IN  SALINAS  OVER  THE  WEEKEND.    THAT  AFTER  HE  LED  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OFFICERS  ON  A  CHASE,   AFTER  RUNNING  A STOP-SIGN  IN  SALINAS.     THE  PURSUIT  ENDED  WHEN  CARLOS  AMEZCUA RAN  THE  TRUCK  HE  WAS  DRIVING  INTO  HIS  OWN  DRIVEWAY  AT  HIGH  SPEED,  CRASHING  IT  INTO  THE  SIDE  OF  HIS  FATHER’S  TRUCK,   BEFORE  RUNNING  INTO  THE  HOUSE  AND  OUT  THE  OTHER  SIDE.

 

AMEZCUA FACES  POSSIBLE  CHARGES  OF  FELONY  PURSUITPAROLE  VIOLATION,  AND  ANIMAL  CRUELTY (BECAUSE  HIS  DOG  WAS  CHAINED  IN  THE  BACK  OF  AMEZCUA’S  TRUCK  DURING  THE  WHOLE  EPISODE).

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MORE FUMIGANT COMMENTS - 07/22/13 08:55 S.S.

THE  DEADLINE  FOR  COMMENTS  ON  A   PRIMARY  SOIL  FUMIGANT  (USED  BY  MANY  STRAWBERRY  GROWERS),  HAS  BEEN  EXTENDED.      IN  AN  ATTEMPT  TO  PROTECT  RESIDENTS  (AND  BYSTANDERS)  FROM  EXPOSURE  TO  chloro-PICK-rin,   THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  PESTICIDE  REGULATION HAS  PROPOSED  ADDITIONAL  SAFEGUARDS.  NOW PEOPLE  HAVE  UNTIL  AUGUST  31ST TO  EXPRESS  THEIR  VIEWS  ON  THE  FUMIGANT,  AND  THE  PROPOSED  SAFEGUARDS.   COMMENTS  CAN  BE  E-MAILED  TO:

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or  call  Linda O’Connell  at  (916)  445-4280

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