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SODA TAX STUDY 04-21-11 18:00 a.v.

A new study estimates that a new soda tax, would generate federal funding to prevent childhood obesity. assembly bill 669, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Monning, is predicted to raise 1.7 billion dollars statewide. The 1-cent-per-ounce tax, if adopted, could raise 9.3 million dollars in Santa Cruz County and 16.4 million in Monterey County. The bill would generate $233 per student, and send 35% of the money to schools to promote nutrition and physical activity, 35% to community initiatives to prevent overweight children, and 20% to state-run programs targeting obesity.

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SEASIDE LAUNCHES TXT MSG TIP LINE 04-21-11 17:30 a.v.

The Seaside Police Department has launched their new text message tip line. The service enables officers to receive an anonymous tip, sent by citizens, via a text message. Informants remain anonymous through an encrypted text message that’s routed through several secure servers. The officer will then be able to return the message without ever knowing who initially sent it.

 

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HWY 1 OPEN AT ROCKY CREEK 04-20-11 a.v.

Highway-1 at Rocky Creek reopened to all traffic last night in the Big Sur area, with one-way traffic controls and no wait restrictions. Highway-1 at Alder Creek, meanwhile, still remains closed in both directions. Caltrans say geologic instability along with debris falling onto the highway, has delayed the road’s reopening. Any unnecessary travel in this area, is discouraged especially during overnight hours. Pedestrian escorts through this area ended on Saturday April 16th.

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BAY VIEW ACADEMY CHARTER - MORE TIME - 04/21/11 11:00 S.S.

The  monterey  county  board  of  education has  approved   an  extension,   that  will  allow   more  time  to  find  a  site   for  a  new  charter  school.   initially  supporters  of  bay  view  academy charter  school  only  had  until april  29th to  secure  a  site,  but  now  they  have  until  august  3rd.

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FREE SOCCER CLINICS IN SALINAS - 04/21/11 10:55 S.S.

Free  soccer  clinics for  children   are  now  scheduled  to  be  held  every  friday  afternoon  in  salinas.       The  clinics,    which   are  slated to  begin  at  2:30 p.m.,     will  be  held  at the  cesar  chavez  library at  615  williams  road.        The  free  classes  are  designed  for  children  age  8-14,   who  want  to  learn  the  basics  of  play.          no  experience  is  needed,   however,   appropriate  soccer  gear  (cleats,  shin  guards,  and  shorts)   is   encouraged.

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