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Unlicensed tree trimmer arrested 08/28/12 12:45p.m. TDH

An unlicensed tree trimmer was arrested in Monterey County this past Friday, after he failed to appear in court.    52-year-old Secundino “dino” Munoz was taken into custody when he showed up to a property to give a bid for some work, but that turned out to be a sting operation conducted  by local authorities (in conjunction with officials with the Contractors state license board), (known as the c-s-l-b).        c-s-l-b officials had first contacted munoz in late july, after receiving multiple tips about unsafe work conditions.  Munoz was determined to be working without a license, and is now facing several charges, including 1-felony.   Munoz was booked into Monterey county jail.  you can always verify a contractor’s license at the website: www.cslb.ca.gov

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ROBBERY 8/28/12 7:30a DMF

At 1:47 AM THIS MORNING A 56 YEAR-OLD MALE WAS WALKING ON TYLER AT IRIS DR WHEN A WHITE SINGLE CAB PICKUP TRUCK STOPPED IN FRONT OF HIM.     TWO MALES gOT OUT AND APPROACHED HIM. THE FIRST SUSPECT, WAS A HISPANIC MALE IN HIS EARLY 20’s AND APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET TALL ARMED WITH A BLACK RIFLE.  THE SECOND SUSPECT, SIMILAR TO THE FIRST BUT MUCH SHORTER, TOOK THE VICTIM’S WALLET.     AFTER REALIZING THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THE WALLET, THE SUSPECTS TOOK THE VICTIM’S OAKLAND RAIDER’S HAT, BEFORE FIRING ONE ROUND FROM THE RIFLE, GRAZING THE TOP OF THE VICTIM’S HEAD.    THE SUSPECTS DROVE OFF, NORTHBOUND ON TYLER.    OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO GO BACK AND LOCATE THE EXACT CRIME SCENE AND CONTACT RESIDENTS IN THE AREA WHO HEARD A SINGLE GUNSHOT DURING THE TIME OF THE ROBBERY.     THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

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SVMH ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 8/27/12 6:30p DMF

THE SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS FORMING AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS THE HOSPITAL MOVES FORWARD UNDER THE NATIONal AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THE PurPOSE IS TO DETERMINE RECOMMENDED ACTIONS SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CAN TAKE TO ENSURE ITS SUSTAINABILITY AND VIABLE FUTURE AS A STANDALONE. Starting Oct. 3 the Advisory Committee will meet six times until JanUARY 23rd, 2013. Final recommendations will go to the board for approval on January 24th, 2013.

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SALMON SHARKS - 8/27/12 5:41p DMF

SHARKS HAVE BEEN WASHING UP ON THE SHORE ALL THE WAY FROM HALF MOON BAY TO MARINA.     A SHARK EXPERT BELIEVES THAT A SPECIFIC BIO-TOXIN THAT ONLY AFFECTS SALMON SHARKS IS THE CAUSE.      THE SALMON SHARK IS COMMON IN PARTS OF JAPAN AND ALASKA BUT NOT TO THE MONTEREY BAY AREA, WHICH SPARKS CONCERN AMONGST SHARK EXPERTS.     MARINE BIOLOGISTS SAY THAT ALTHOUGH THE SALMON SHARK IS A LARGE PREDATOR, THEY TYPICALLY FEED ON MARINE MAMMALS AND HUMANS ARE NOT WHAT THEY ARE AFTER.

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Farr to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Santa Cruz 8/27/12 11.40a AF

Congressman Sam Farr is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in Santa Cruz this week to discuss his progress in Washington.    Congressman Farr intends to discuss issues affecting central coast residents, and take questions from constituents.    The meeting will be held this Wednesday at the First Congregational Church at 900 High Street from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

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