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November 29, 2007


November 29, 2007 – 7:30 PM Program: “Voices Live”
Pesticide Spraying Live Television Broadcast (Channel 27)
Topic: Light Brown Apple Moth Spraying in Santa Cruz County
When: November 29, 2007 – 7:30 PM (Audience participants please arrive by 7:15 PM)
Where: Community Television of Santa Cruz County 816 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA

Watch: Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors meeting with the disinformation specialists
from the CDFA and the USDA ON 10/16/07 Watch (right click link and "save target as")


November 28, 2007

In 1997 and again in 2000, U.S. Title 50, Section 32 was actually revised to allow for exceptions in conducting experiments on unwitting citizens.


Death in the Air: Globalism, Terrorism & Toxic Warfare
- by Leonard G. Horowitz, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H. Death in the Air presents a hard-hitting and factual survey of widespread global abuses in public health; the links between globalism and genocide; new concepts in "nonlethal" biological and chemical warfare.


From our understanding the LBAM came into our country either partly or entirely becasue Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started inspecting incomming plants.

Since DHS have taken over inspections there has been problems with quality inspections. This is why Senators Feinstein and Durbin Introduce Bill to Transfer Responsibility for Agriculture Inspections from DHS back to USDA. Bill text S.887

HOMELAND SECURITY Management and Coordination Problem Increase the Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Foreign Pests and Disease

"With government reports showing a big drop in agricultural inspections at U.S. ports of entry, legislation has been introduced in the Senate to transfer inspections back to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service from the Department of Homeland Security."- By Kate Campbell Assistant Editor, California Farm Bureau Federation


November 26, 2007

A small group is going to deliver the stop-fumigation petition and corresponding legislative proposals to Assembly member John Laird tomorrow, Tuesday November 27.


Auckland, New Zealand Connection.
Yet again AG Kawamura caught in slanted truths. He claimed that pesticides were sprayed over urban areas in Auckland, New Zealand. However he failed to mention that they sprayed for the Painted Apple Moth and not the Light Brown Apple Moth. AG also failed to mention there was a major investigation which reveailed that that the "New Zealand government failed to meet the basic responsibility of a government to protect its citizens from physical harm." read more


November 25, 2007

We are adding a new feature to our site: Poll/ Survey. It will be accessible from the subtitle bar above in the purple section. Are you moving to avoid being sprayed?

Aerial Spraying for the Brown Apple Moth to Resume - Beyond Pesticides, October 24, 2007


November 24, 2007

Revised LBAM position from Natural Resources Defense Council -November 14, 2007


California Senate Bill 556- Light Brown Apple Moth-Documents associated with SB 556


Agenda for first meeting of CDFA Enviro Advisory Task Force
Handout for first meeting of CDFA Enviro Advisory Task Force
List of attendees for first meeting of CDFA Enviro Advisory Task Force

On Freak Radio Santa Cruz 10/25-Bathrobes Pierre's Broadsides w/ Robert Norse, Dennis P. Davie aka 'Uncle Dennis' former Earth First'er and now Sierra Club – Ventana Chapter representative. Dennis P. Davie now sits on the CDFA Light Brown Apple Moth Environmental Advisory Task Force. Listen to him compare the biochemical spray to Chanel #5 Perfume. We say NO TOXIC SPRAY- EVER!! NO COMPROMISE! Listen to the enitre show.


CDPR (California Department of Pesticide Regulations)- is one of six agencies under the umbrella of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)


US EPA -Adverse Effects Reporting: FIFRA 6(a)(2)


US EPA- Lepidopteran Pheromones Fact Sheet


US EPA - Pesticides: Regulating Pesticides -Laws and Regulations


Government of South Australia
says LBAM has, "Natural enemies of the egg, larvae and pupa can maintain adequate control of this pest if the predators have not been killed by orchard sprays for other pests"


November 23, 2007
"Federal judge dismisses moth spraying lawsuit against state, rules matter is outside his jurisdiction"


November 20, 2007
- Judge Ware dismissed the Edna Williams et al. vs. USDA, CDFA et al. case. Read's analysis.

We are getting a lot of emails about the recent federal court case. Thank you to all of you for your concerns about needing an attorney for the case. There were a few attorneys that had offered their assistance for free, but unfortunately, Edna Williams declined their offers.'s main role in the case was to help organize people to assist Edna Williams. It was not our role to decide whose assistance would be accepted. will keep working with the community to help in any way that we can concerning the LBAM issue.


"Findings released Friday by the Department of Pesticide Regulation suggest that exposure to a high dose of airborne CheckMate microcapsule particles could cause eye, skin or respiratory irritation. "..."Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner Eric Lauritzen fined Dynamic Aviation $690 for spraying areas that should not have been sprayed." -Daniel Lopez Herald Staff Writer 11/17/2007


"Scientist says moth can't be eradicated"
By JULIA REYNOLDS Herald Staff Writer 11/07/2007


November 16, 2007 "ANALYSIS OF TOXICOLOGY STUDIES WITH LBAM AND RELATED LEPIDOPTERAN PHEROMONES" - prepared by Richard B. Philp, D.V.M., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Western Ontario. He pokes holes in the USDA's report: "Treatment of Light Brown Apple Moth in the Seaside Area in California Environmental Assessment July 2007"


A.G. Kawamura holds secret LBAM Taskforce meeting. It is an invite only affair. No members of the public/community were invited. A.G has the nerve to ask us to trust him- yeah when cows fly! -A.G. Kawamura (read page 5)


"State convenes task force to study alternatives to moth eradication" Daniel Lopez MediaNews


November 14, 2007 West Aucklanders Against Aerial Spraying (WASP)
"working to oppose aerial spraying" Check out their web site!

Auckland Spray Planes:


November 14, 2007 "Birds wash up on south county shores after ‘mystery spill’"-
. A number of dead birds were reported within days after Monterey Biochemical spray. Now again, a number of dead birds reported within days after the Santa Cruz Biochemical spray. - coincident? "At least 45 sick seabirds washed up"


November 13, 2007 "Living with a new and exotic immigrant: LBAM" Greetings from Farmer Tom "To impose an eradication campaign by means of aerial pesticide spraying (whatever the compound) is not only archaic,.." Greetings from Farmer Tom


November 12, 2007 Thanks to all who attended the meeting today!!
"How toxic chemicals threaten Oregon’s children" -Oregon Environmental Council


November 10, 2007 "Good Times Santa Cruz - Nozzle’s Open, Case Closed?"
Written by Peter Koht Wednesday, 07 November 2007

November 8, 2007 Weather looks like they will be able to spray :(
CDFA TOLL-FREE: 1-800 491-1899


November 7, 2007 No Spray Tonight. 11/07/07 9:31 pm A huge overdue thanks from, WE THE PEOPLE, out to Santa Cruz City Council Member Ed Porter for his help, diligence, advice, and hard work over the past weekend in dealing with the Federal Court case, speaking up for the Police, Fire Dept. and other city workers that might be working outdoors during spraying, the Santa Cruz City lawsuits, helping us all, in many different ways. Thanks again, Ed Porter, for all your wonderful work on this and many other important issues, from me personally, as well as all of us.

November 6, 2007 No Spray Tonight. 11/06/07 9:50 pm Tuesday, November 6 - Listen As the state prepares to spray pheromones over Santa Cruz County, KUSP's J.D. Hillard discusses the spraying with David Dilworth, director of the group that sued over anti-moth spraying in Monterey County.

November 5, 2007 Incredible results at the Federal Court today! read full report


Breaking News: "Federal judge denies last-minute attempt to stop moth spraying"
11/05/07 4pm- Tom Ragan Sentinel staff writer


November 4, 2007 Thanks to Tony Madrigal for his hard work on this issue. He ask provided an outreach table on Pacific ave. He gave face masks and health instructions to the community.
Tony you rock!


November 2, 2007 5:51 pm PDT "Pilots Mistakenly Spray Outside Zones" POSTED:

The KSBW The letter sent to the homes that were sprayed by mistake.

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has. -"Margaret Mead

"Judge denies request to stop aerial spraying" By TOM RAGAN Sentinel staff writer If you are leaving town because of the spray please call or email Tom Ragan at the Santa Cruz Sentinel He would like to do a story on that issue. Also contact him if you are selling your home or planning to move out of the area because of the spray. He would like to do a story. 831.429.2454


November 1, 2007 "BREAKING NEWS: Judge clears path for aerial spraying to begin Sunday" By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL

Santa Cruz County
v CDFA on John Laird's site Parts of Aptos and 95060 zip code still not received CDFA notification. Sunday daylight savings time goes into effect. The Farmer's Market "No Moth Spray" Booth was an incredible success. 11/31/07


Nov 1, 2007, 1:00pm, (important) Department 8, Santa Cruz County Court House, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.- County Board of Supervisors seeks Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). We need to fill the court room to show support to stop the LBAM spraying. Please dress nice and be respectful.

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