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BIG SUR (GREEN) FIRE - UPDATED 08-04-10 10:10 a.v.

A fire that was burning in the Big Sur area, is now 100% contained. Cal-Fire officials responded to a report of a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon  near the Little Sur River and Old Coast Road, near El Sur Ranch at around 4 p.m. The fire, which burned roughly 35 acres, was near the communities of Palo Colorado and Big Sur. Over 175 fire fighters helped battle the blaze. No injuries were reported, and no evacuations were made. Investigators believe a downed power line was responsible for the blaze.

 

 

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WILDFIRE CONTAINED ALONG HIGHWAY 25 - 08/04/10 17:05 S.S.

ABOUT  33  ACRES  HAVE  BURNED ALONG  HIGHWAY  25   NEAR  PAICINES.      THAT  AFTER  A  VEGETATION  FIRE  BROKE  OUT  AROUND  1  O’CLOCK  THIS  AFTERNOON.      THE  CAUSE  OF  THE  BLAZE  WAS  DETERMINED  TO BE  SOME  SPARKS  (THROWN  BY  FAULTY  SHOCKS  ON  A  VEHICLE  ON HIGHWAY 25).

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HOLLISTER EAGLE FIRE – UPDATED (2) 08-04-10 09:45 a.v.

Fire crews in San Benito County continue to remain at the scene of a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. The fire broke out around 5 p.m. at The Eagle Recycling Disposal Facility on San Juan Road in Hollister, which then spread to nearby vegetation. Fire officials say spot fires in the vegetation were contained shortly after the fire broke out, however 50-to-75% of the building has been destroyed, causing at least $300,000 in damages. A precautionary alert was issued warning people in the area to shut their windows and doors. No injuries were reported and no evacuations have been ordered.

 

 

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WATSONVILLE NEW MARKETING TOOL 08-04-10 07:45 a.v.

The City of Watsonville introduced a new marketing campaign this week that is designed to bring in more non-ag businesses into the city. City officials hope the new campaign, called Growing Opportunities, will diversify it’s economy and help draw in new businesses, which they hope, will translate into more jobs. As part of the new campaign, the city launched a website that aims to target people interested in setting up or expanding business in the city. The city paid $35,000 to develop the new campaign.

 

 

 

 

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K.C. POLICE CHIEF SPECIAL MTG. 08-04-10 07:45 a.v.

A special meeting is slated to be held in King City this afternoon to address allegations of misconduct against the city’s police chief. On Monday, the Police Officer’s Association announced a lack of confidence in police chief Nick Baldiviez. City council members accused Baldiviez of driving a police vehicle to several crime scenes while intoxicated, and wrongfully hiring and firing officers. The public is invited to comment during the special meeting to be held today (wed)at 2 p.m. at the city council chambers located inside City Hall on 212 South Vanderhurst Avenue.

 

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