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PRAYER TENTS AROUND SALINAS - 09/24/13 16:53 S.S.

IN  AN  EFFORT  TO  HALT  VIOLENCE  IN  SALINAS,  7 PRAYER  LOCATIONS  HAVE  BEEN  NAMED  IN  SALINAS.    CHRISTIANS  FROM  AROUND  SALINAS  PLAN  TO  GATHER  AT  THE  LOCATIONS  FROM  4-8  P-M  ON  THE  100  BLOCK  OF  WILLIAMS  ROAD,  THE  1  THOUSAND  BLOCK  OF  EAST  ALISAL,  THE  600  BLOCKS  OF  BOTH  WILLIAMS  AND  EAST BORONDA  ROADS,  THE  12  HUNDRED  BLOCK  OF  DEL  MONTE  AVENUE,  AND  THE  18  HUNDRED  BLOCK  OF NORTH  MAIN  STREET.  THE  PRAYER  GATHERINGS  ARE  SCHEDULED TO  RUN THROUGH  FRIDAY

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S C ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE - 09/24/13 16:00 S.S.

NO  ONE  WAS  INJURED  WHEN  A  MAN  ACCIDENTALLY  DISCHARGED  A  FIREARM  IN  HIS  SANTA  CRUZ APARTMENT  THIS  MORNING.       THE  ROUND  WENT  OUT  HIS  WINDOW,   RICOCHETED  OFF  A  NEIGHBORING  BUILDING,   AND  LANDED  IN  A  NEARBY  GARDEN.

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STUDY: FUMIGANT LOWER BIRTH WEIGHTS 09-24-2013 08:00 av

A NEW STUDY SHOWS A LOWER THAN AVERAGE BIRTH WEIGHT OF BABIES BORN FROM MOTHERS EXPOSED TO A BANNED STRAWBERRY FUMIGANT.    THE RESULTS FOUND THAT PREGNANT MOTHERS WHO LIVED WITHIN 3-MILES OF WHERE METHYL BROMIDE WAS USED, GAVE BIRTH TO BABIES WITH A LOWER BIRTH WEIGHT, BIRTH LENGTH AND HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE.   THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OUT OF THE U.C. BERKELEY’S CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH, AND TRACKED SALINAS VALLEY CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS SINCE 2000.   LOWER BIRTH WEIGHTS ARE REPORTEDLY ASSOCIATED WITH HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS FOUND LATER IN CHILDREN.   

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SAN CLEMENTE DAM REMOVAL PROJECT 09-24-2013 07:00 av

WORK IS UNDERWAY TO REMOVE AND STABILIZE SAN CLEMENTE DAM IN MONTEREY COUNTY.    THE APPROVED PLAN, WHICH ADDRESSES HAVING THE DAM MEET CURRENT STATE SAFETY STANDARDS, INVOLVES MULTIPLE PHASES OF WORK.    AN ACCESS ROAD THAT LINKS THE DAM TO CARMEL VALLEY ROAD IS BEING BUILT TO ALLOW THE PASSAGE OF LARGE TRUCKS.   SECONDLY, THE PROJECT CALLS FOR RE-ROUTING THE CARMEL RIVER INTO SAN CLEMENTE CREEK IN ORDER TO KEEP THE EXISTING SEDIMENT IN PLACE, AND FINALLY THE REMOVAL OF THE DAM IN VARIOUS PHASES.  THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 2015.

 

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DRO CONSIDERS NEW FIRE DEPT. PLAN 09-24-2013 06:00 av

THE DEL REY OAKS CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER A NEW 3-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE SEASIDE FIRE DEPARTMENT TONIGHT.    THE NEW FIRE SERVICES CONTRACT WOULD REPLACE THE CURRENT FEE-PER-COMPLETED CALL METHOD WITH A FLAT-RATE CHARGE OF $135,000 STARTING THIS FISCAL YEAR, THEN INCREASING TO $195,000 IN 2015.    DEL REY OAKS CITY MANAGER SAYS THE NEW CONTRACT WOULD SAVE THE CITY $90,000, AND ALSO ELIMINATE A FIRE CALL FROM BEING CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH IT. 

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