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S.C. COUNTY BODY BOARDERS RESCUED 07-15-10 19:40 a.v.

5 body boarders were rescued from several Santa Cruz County beaches this week. Lifeguards at Manresa State Beach on Wednesday pulled 2 body boarders out of the surf 2 different times meanwhile, a 5th body boarder was rescued at Rio Del Mar State Beach. Yesterday, lifeguards helped pull 5 people out of the high surf at Manresa State Beach.

 

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FRESH EXPRESS BAGGED LETTUCE RECALL 07-15-10 19:20 a.v.

A voluntary recall has bee issued by a Monterey-based salad manufacturer for possible E.Coli contamination. Officials with Fresh Express are recalling certain expired bags of romaine lettuce salad products with a ‘use-by’ date of July 8th through the 12th with an ‘S’ in the product code. No illnesses have yet been reported. Questions about the recall can be directed to the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 1-800-242-5472, M-F 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.

 

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GILROY MTN. LION SIGHTINGS 07-15-10 19:10 a.v.

Several mountain lion sightings were reported in the city of Gilroy this week. Officials with the Gilroy Police Department said today that the reports came from Christmas Hill Park and Uvas Creek Levee Trail. The California Department of Fish and Game reminds people visiting local parks and hiking around levee trails, not to approach or otherwise disturb mountain lions that they may encounter. Instead, officials warn people to avoid the animal and report the sighting to their local law enforcement agency. By reporting the mountain lion sightings, Fish and Game officials say they are able to analyze the mountain lion’s movements for tracking purposes.

 

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CAPITOLA TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANT 07-15-10 18:45 a.v.

A grant to help provide more safety on Capitola streets was awarded this week by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The just over $53,000 grant was one of the 198 grants offered statewide and is expected to be used for speed awareness and child safety seat programs, along with speed enforcement and safety seats for certain Capitola families. Funding for the grant is provided by Federal sources.

 

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PINK SLIPS REVERSED IN S C - 07/15/10 12:01 S.S.

82  PEOPLE  (WHO  HAD  RECEIVED  PINK  SLIPS  FROM  THE  SANTA  CRUZ  CITY  SCHOOLS  DISTRICT)  WILL  BE  REINSTATED.      THAT’S  WHAT  THE  BOARD  DECIDED  LAST  NIGHT,   BECAUSE  41  TEACHERS  HAVE  ACCEPTED  EARLY  RETIREMENT,   AND  OTHER  TEACHERS  AND  COUNSELORS  HAVE  AGREED  TO  FURLOUGH  DAYS  (AND  CHANGES  IN  THEIR  MEDICAL  BENEFITS).      DISTRICT  OFFICIALS  SAID  THEY  HAD  TO  PLAN  FOR  THE  WORST,   BUT THEY  ARE  VERY  HAPPY  TO  BE  ABLE  TO REINSTATE  THOSE  82  EMPLOYEES.

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