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BIG WAVE CONTEST - 07/17/13 4:32P-M T.F.

THE LINE UP FOR THE 2014 MAVERICKS BIG WAVE SURF CONTEST WAS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.      IT WILL CONSIST OF 24 ATHLETES AND 8 OF THOSE ATHLETES ARE FROM SANTA CRUZ.    THEY INCLUDE:   DEFENDING CHAMPION PETER MEL, SHAWN DOLLAR, KEN COLLINS, ANTHONY TASHNICK, RYAN AUGENSTEIN, ZACH WORMHOUDT, NIC LAMB AND TYLER FOX.        EVERY WINTER THE SURF CONTESTS WINDOW BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND ENDS MARCH 31ST.   IF THE RIGHT SWELL NEVER ARRIVES, THE CONTEST WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.

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LA SELVA BEACH GIRL DIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA 07/17/13 13:30 av

A YOUNG LA SELVA BEACH RESIDENT TRAVELING IN CENTRAL AMERICA HAS DIED OF FOOD POISONING.   11-YEAR OLD LILY GAIL JACOB WAS VACATIONING IN COSTA RICA WITH HER FAMILY WHEN SHE UNEXPECTEDLY PASSED LAST WEEK.    LILY ATTENDED VALENCIA AND RIO DEL MAR SCHOOLS AND PLANNED TO ATTEND STANFORD UNIVERSITY WHEN SHE GREW UP.   SHE LOVED TO READ, BAKE SWIM, PLAY SOCCER, SPEND TIME WITH HER FAMILY, AND WAS AN EAGER HELPER AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL.  A VISITATION WILL BE HELD FOR LILY ON FRIDAY, JULY 19TH AT BENITO AND AZZARO PACIFIC GARDENS CHAPEL IN SANTA CRUZ FROM 6 TO 8 P.M.

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PG SHARK MIGRATION STUDY 07/17/13 12:30 av

RESEARCHERS IN PACIFIC GROVE HAVE RELEASED NEW INFORMATION REVEALING THE MIGRATION PATTERN OF SHARKS.  THE STUDY CAME OUT OF THE HOPKINS MARINE STATION, WHERE SCIENTISTS THERE DISCOVERED DATA THAT SHOWS HOW GREAT WHITE SHARKS STORE OIL IN THEIR LIVER AND THEN DEPLETE IT AS THEY TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES.  THE DATA IS THE FIRST OF IT’S KIND FOR SHARKS.   RESEARCHERS SAY A WELL-FED SHARK BECOMES MORE BUOYANT AS IT INCREASES THE FAT RESERVES IN IT’S LIVER BEFORE A LONG MIGRATION PERIOD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SALINAS STORM WATER VIOLATIONS 07/17/13 12:00 av

THE CITY OF SALINAS FACES MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS BY THE STATE FOR NOT FOLLOWING STORM-WATER MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS.    AT ISSUE IS THE RISK OF FLOOD DANGER AFFECTING CITY STREETS, HOMES AND BUSINESSES.  THE CENTRAL COAST STATE REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD SITED SALINAS WITH 7-VIOLATIONS FOR FAILING TO REGULARLY MONITOR THE PROPER EXECUTION OF IT’S STORM WATER RUN-OFF.  CITY LEADERS BLAME LACK OF FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THE PROBLEM.

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SEASIDE TO CONSIDER IN-N-OUT BURGER 07/17/13 10:00 av

SEASIDE COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE SLATED TO MEET TOMORROW TO RE-CONSIDER A PROPOSAL FOR AN IN-N-OUT BURGER EATERY.  THE CITY FIRST LOOKED AT DEVELOPING THE EATERY IN 2009 ON A 2-ACRE PARCEL OF LAND AT THE CITY’S SOUTHERN ENTRANCE ON DEL MONTE BOULEVARD.   NOW THE DEVELOPER OF A 68-ROOM BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SUITES HAS PROPOSED BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY, CLAIMING THE HOTEL WOULD BRING IN MORE CITY REVENUE. OVER THE YEARS, THE SITE HAS HAD SEVERAL HOTELS, AN OFFICE BUILDING AND A RESTAURANT PROPOSED FOR IT.

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