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PUC Approves Monterey Water Moratorium 6pm 03/25/11 TDH

The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously yesterday to approve a moratorium on new water hook-ups on the Monterey peninsula .  The approval of the stoppage by California American Water comes as the utility has been ordered to reduce its pumping levels from the carmel river.     The commission also denied a request by cal am water to impose a user fee on customers for river mitigation work.    The moratorium is expected to delay new development projects on the peninsula, until further hook-ups are approved.

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Smart Meter Opt-out 5:45pm 03/25/11 TDH

Officials with pacific gas and electric submitted a proposal, which would allow customers a limited opt-out of the newly installed smart meters.   The plan was submitted to the california public utility commission yesterday, and would allow customers to have the radio device in the smart meter turned off.   That would allow the meter to operate without transmitting data wirelessly, which has concerned some residents.   According to a pg and e press release, customers who opt-out would pay an up-front fee, as well as recurring fees to cover the cost of sending meter readers to the property, and to pay for disruption to the smart meter grid.   The public utilities commission must approve the proposal, before it is offered to customers.

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Clerks Cited 5pm 03/20/11 TDH

An operation involving underage decoys attempting to buy alcohol this week, resulted in 3-citations.   Santa cruz county sheriff’s deputies sent the minors to 12-locations in aptos and la selva beach.   3-store clerks were cited, and they face fines or community service, as well as the possibility of suspended alcohol permits.    A customer in one of the stores was arrested during the sting operation, after attempting to buy alcohol for one of the decoys.   The 34-year old man also faces charges of being under the influence of meth, DUI, and possession of stolen property.

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SANTA CRUZ MOTEL FIRE 03-25-11 12:30 a.v.

Santa Cruz Fire firefighters responded to a report of a fire last night at a 3-story motel on the 300 block of Ocean Street. The accidental blaze broke out in the laundry room of the Motel Santa Cruz just before 9 p.m. The fire was contained to the first floor laundry room within about 10 minutes. The blaze caused an estimated $15,000 in damages, which were limited to the dryer and laundry room. One infant was checked for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

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SALINAS LAY-OFF LIST 03/25/11 0800 E.A.

A PRELIMINARY LAYOFF LIST HAS BEEN COMPILED FOR THE CITY OF SALINAS IF A 7-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET HOLE CANNOT BE FILLED. THE REDUCTION OF SERVICES WOULD RESULT IN ELIMINTAED UP TO 66 JOBS, WITH 22 OF THOSE BEING POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS. THE SALINAS CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO APPROVE THE PRELIMINARY LIST ON TUESDAY, WITH OFFICIAL PINK SLIPS EXPECTED TO GO OUT MAY 2ND.

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