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NEW SCPD MEM PINS 05/16/13 16:30 KWJ

SANTA CRUZ POLICE CHIEF KEVIN VOGEL WANTS ALL OFFICERS TO REMEMBER SERGEANT BUTCH BAKER AND DETECTIVE ELIZABETH BUTLER.     CHIEF VOGEL COMMISSIONED A BLACK PIN BEARING THE BADGE NUMBERS OF THE FALLEN OFFICERS 105 AND 172 AND DATE THEY WERE KILLED.     THE PIN WILL BE WORN BY ALL OFFICERS ON DUTY.      OFFICERS THAT WERE EMPLOYED AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT WILL ALSO HAVE A SILVER STAR ON THE RIBBON WHILE FUTURE OFFICERS WILL NOT.

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MOUNTAIN LION - update - 05/16/13 16:45 S.S.

AN ADOLESCENT MOUNTAIN LION, THAT WANDERED DOWN WATER STREET IN SANTA CRUZ THIS MORNING, WAS TRANQUILIZED AROUND 12:30 THIS AFTERNOON SO HE COULD BE SAFELY RELOCATED. SANTA CRUZ POLICE OFFICERS, MEMBERS OF THE PUMA PROJECT AT U.C.S.C. AND WildRescue IN MOSS LANDING, AS WELL AS STATE FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS WORKED TOGETHER TO KEEP THE MOUNTAIN LION IN THE AQUEDUCT (NEAR MAY AVENUE) AFTER HE JUMPED INTO IT THIS MORNING.

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NEW RULES FOR CHLOROPICRIN? - 05/16/13 16:24 S.S.

STATE  PESTICIDE  REGULATORS  ARE  CONSIDERING  NEW  REGULATIONS  FOR  CHLOROPICRIN  (KLOR- o-PICK-rin).     THE  PROPOSED  CHANGES  ARE  BASED  ON  THE RESULTS  OF  A  STUDY  BY  REGULATORS.     THE  FUMIGANT  IS  WIDELY  USED  IN  THE STRAWBERRY  INDUSTRY (PRIOR  TO  PLANTING,  BECAUSE  IT  KILLS  ANY  DISEASES  OR  PESTS  THAT  MIGHT  HARM  THE  PLANTS).      THE  DEPARTMENT  OF PESTICIDE  REGULATION  WILL  ACCEPT  PUBLIC  COMMENTS  UNTIL  JULY  31ST.  

 A  MEETINGS  (IN  WHICH  THE  NEWLY  PROPOSED  RULES  ARE  SCHEDULED  TO  BE  DISCUSSED)  IS  SCHEDULED  TO  TAKE  PLACE  JUNE  10TH…..FROM  10  A-M  UNTIL  NOON  AT  THE  AGRICULTURAL  CENTER  CONFERENCE  ROOM  ON  ABBOTT  STREET  IN  SALINAS. 

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TRAIN + BIG-RIG CRASH IN AROMAS - 05/16/13 16:12 S.S.

A BIG-RIG HIT AN AMTRAK TRAIN THIS AFTERNOON IN THE AROMAS AREA.   THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS THE BIG RIG DRIVER MADE A RIGHT-HAND TURN  ONTO A PRIVATE ROAD NEAR QUARRY ROAD. NONE OF THE 246 PEOPLE ON THE TRAIN WERE INJURED IN THE CRASH, HOWEVER THE DRIVER OF THE BIG-RIG SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES, AND THE TRAILER HE WAS TRANSPORTING WAS REPORTEDLY DESTROYED.

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MOUNTAIN LION DOWNTOWN 5/16/13 10:00a DMF

 

A MOUNTAIN LION WAS TRAPPED IN DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ THIS MORNING.   AT AROUND 7:30 A-M WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE ANIMAL STUCK IN AN AQUEDUCT NEAR MAY AVENUE AND OCEAN STREET.   WILDLIFE EXPERTS WERE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE SHORTLY 7:30 AND ASSESS THE SITUATION.   AT THIS TIME IT IS UNKNOWN IF THE MOUNTAIN LION IS PART OF THE “PUMA PROJECT” AT U.C.S.C. THAT STUDIES HOW ANIMALS RESPOND TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.

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