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December 30, 2007

CDFA LBAM Task Force Meeting 1/08/08 Tuesday 10:30 am , The Wyndham Hotel, San Jose, CA. Agenda

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State of California Memorandum
To: Light Brown Apple Moth Environmental Advisory Task Force:
December 27, 2007
From: Robert V. Dowell, Ph.D. Integrated Pest Control Branch Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services. Subject: Response to LBAM Task Force Issues and Concerns

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11/2007 Agenda for first meeting of CDFA Enviro Advisory Task Force
11/2007 Handout for first meeting of CDFA Enviro Advisory Task Force
11/2007 List of attendees for first meeting of CDFA Enviro Advisory Task Force


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December 29, 2007


Dr Rapp schedule and flyer page.

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"Officials try to clip bugs' wings - TRI-VALLEY: Twist ties hung in hopes of eradicating apple moth"- By Sophia Kazmi STAFF WRITER, Contra Costa Times

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"Light Brown Apple Moth Quarantine Covers at Least 182 Square Miles in Five California Counties" -CDFA

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December 27, 2007


Search the LBAMspray.com website!

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CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.

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December 26, 2007

"Method of Madness" -Organic Farming Research Foundation takes issue with the state's handling of the light brown apple moth infestation. By Steve Hahn, Metro Santa Cruz 12.26.07

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December 24, 2007

Pesticide Effects on Sex Last Generations in Rats by Josie Glausiusz for Discover (source)

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Recommendations of the Technical Working Group

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Please see information on CEQA posted on our Legal Page.

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)APHIS

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UC IPM- Light Brown Apple Moth in California: Quarantine, Management, and Potential Impacts

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"...Australian pest detected in at least nine California counties since mid-March, [LBAM] "was probably here a very long time prior to its discovery..." - UC Davis entomologist James R. Carey

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December 22, 2007


A Deathless Dead End - Good Times Weekly,


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December 21, 2007


"What’s your take on the controversy about light brown apple moth spraying?"
Interview with John Laird Written by Press Banner (source)

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New Dr Rapp 2 sided flyer Side 1    Side 2

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December 20, 2007

Local garden center suffers from USDA's hysterical and irrational tatics.
"Light brown apple moth found at SC garden center"
TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER
(source)

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December 19, 2007

"The carrier of excitement" by Tom Karwin On Gardening (source)

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December 16, 2007


Get to know the people who sprayed you. Dynamic Aviation; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Airborne Data Acquisition, Fire Management, Aerial Application, Sterile Insect Technique. Primary Markets include: "National Defense"

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December 15, 2007


Listen to Dr. Rapp and Dr. Biles on KSCA with Liz Koch

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December 14, 2007


Organic's Organic Moth spray-free veggie.-Nuz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs

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December 13, 2007


California Alliance to Stop the Spray (CASS) action teams are forming. YOU CAN HELP!! See info on the right-hand side of this page for meetings that are planned. Help put your skills to use in any of the appropriate groups that are meeting! We need you to get involved!!

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December 12, 2007


Watch Live Voices Moth or Spray.

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What is Poki Stewart Namkung, Health Officer of Santa Cruz County telling people?
Poki Stewart Namkung, M.D., M.P.H., Health Officer of Santa Cruz County, emailed us and requested that we remove a statement on our site. The request itself did not bother us as much as the blatant false information that she gave to us in her one-sentence email on November 14th at 2:28AM. She clearly stated, "Medi-Cruz is not available at the Emeline Clinic." That sentence gives us great reason for concern considering that it is either a deliberate lie or an attempt to mislead us so that we would remove the useful information that we had posted. Read emails

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Santa Cruz City Council update on 12/11/07 evening session:
The Council is urging the city's attorneys to have their day in court before the next round of spraying starts. Last night, several concerned citizens requested the Santa Cruz City Council do more, in addition to legal action. The council is mostly opposed to the spray, however, most members feel that the legal action is the only direct action that they are willing to take other than passing information to their attorney and collecting copies of health reports. Most were opposed to Councilmember Tony Madrigal's proposal for a Santa Cruz City Light Brown Apple Moth Community & Environmental Advisory Task Force.


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December 11, 2007

BREAKING NEWS... 8pm: CALL to ACTION!
Santa Cruz City Council decided to consider Councilmember Tony Madrigal's proposal for a Santa Cruz City Light Brown Apple Moth Community & Environmental Advisory Task Force. 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz (map). Our sources told us that the Council would get to this issue at or around 10pm, after the Council hears oral communication on the Fredrick St project.
You can watch the Santa Cruz City Council meeting as it progresses on Comcast Channel 25, Santa Cruz Community TV (Channel 71 on the south county's Charter system).

Councilmember Tony Madrigal's proposal for a Santa Cruz City Light Brown Apple Moth Community & Environmental Advisory Task Force. The Recommendation is "That the City Council establish a blue ribbon City of Santa Cruz Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) Community & Environmental Advisory Task Force comprised of City Residents to establish a process for community concerns, recommend City responses, and collaborate with community organizations, county, state and federal agencies to make recommendations to the City Council regarding the State's program to eradicate the LBAM." -- see ya there!!

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The Toxicity of Checkmate® LBAM-F and Epiphyas postvittana Pheromone to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Fathead Minnow study shows two things.
1) Checkmate® LBAM-F when it pools up like after rain the high pheromone concentrations will cause 100 % mortality in the tested aquatic life.
2)Checkmate® LBAM-F "microcapsules ranged in size from approximately 10 microns to 190 microns". ALA and EPA agree that esposure to particles of this size and smaller have been linked to serious health ploblems like "increased hospitalization for asthma attacks...slowed lung function growth in children and teenagers" and many more health problems.

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JAMA Reports on long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution. CONCLUSION: Long-term exposure to combustion-related fine particulate air pollution is an important environmental risk factor for cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality.

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American Lung Association says "Particulate matter air pollution is especially harmful to people with lung disease such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)..."

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US EPA-United States Environmental Protection Agency says "scientific studies have linked particulate matter,... with a series of significant health problems, including: Premature death."

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December 10, 2007

"Apple moth spraying opponents gather to discuss strategy" Tom Ragan Sentinel staff writer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fact sheet

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Official notice of the biochemical spray to Santa Cruz, CA (10/02/07)
page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8

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The Santa Cruz County resolution ordering "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND ORDERED that no County department shall take any action that would facilitate the aerial application..."

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The actual permit the SC County Agriculture Department signed to give approval to the aerial spraying of biochemical pesticides. page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 9 page 10 page 11 page12 page 13 page 14 page 15 page 16 page 17

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The process (sec. 14009.) to have the County Agriculture refusing, revoking, suspend the aerial spray permit. (source)

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Listen to Town Hall Meeting on 12/09/07

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December 8, 2007

The New Material Saftey Data Sheet for LBAM-F - It is just great they decide to supply the public with the MSDS for LBAM-F after they spray.

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"Inert Ingredients in Pesticides"-
CAROLINE COX & MICHAEL SURGAN Environmental Health Perspectives: http://dx.doi.org

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The area where the CDFA was able to get the new pesticide apporved Pesticide Emergency Exemptions Section 18 of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) - TITLE 7 > CHAPTER 6 > SUBCHAPTER IISUBCHAPTER II—ENVIRONMENTAL PESTICIDE CONTROL (read)

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Just a reminder of what we reported months ago:

Homeland Security funds Biochemical Pesticide Spraying (see page 9)

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December 7, 2007

The 1994 Rockefeller Report Examining Biological Experimentation on U.S. Military


"LITTLE MOTH, BIG PROBLEM" - Matthew B. Stannard, Chronicle Staff Writer
Jerry Powell finds LBAM month on July 19, 2006, Legislation initiated on 02/22/07

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December 6, 2007

Listen to hosts Bruce Bratton on KZSC talk with Robin Daniels on 12/06/07. part 1 / part 2

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LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN: WRITE TO GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, TO STOP AERIAL PESTICIDE SPRAYING IN SANTA CRUZ
AND MONTEREY COUNTIES. Thank You- Roy Upton, Registered Herbalist Planetary Herbals


Title 40: Protection of Environment PART 26—PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS

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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

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"FDA Is Broken, Endangers American Lives"-By JOHN McKENZIE Dec. 3, 2007 ABC News
The report is scathing. An expert panel has told the Food and Drug Administration that the organization is so understaffed and underfunded, it puts American lives at risk. Gail Cassel, co-author of a 56-page report titled "FDA Science and Mission at Risk," said, "The wheels are coming off. In fact, I would say they're off. They're already off." ......While the squabbling in Washington continues, the agency charged with protecting our food and drug supplies is, tonight, according to the report, so broken, it cannot do the job. (backup)

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"Hospitals Jammed as Banned Pesticide is Sprayed from the skies."
-William Thomas 1997

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December 5, 2007

This is a call to action for all concerned cititzens. Call upon the new Santa Cruz City Mayor Ryan Coonerty and ask that he respect and represent the views of the community and support Councilmember Tony Madrigal's proposal for the SC LBAM Advisory Task Force. Ask Mayor Ryan Coonerty to at the very least put the proposal on the agenda for Dec 11, 2007 7pm Santa Cruz City Council second session. The deadline for agenda items is this Thursday morning. You must act now!

Contact Mayor, Ryan Coonerty, City Hall; 831-420-5020 Residence; 423-8939
Email - rcoonerty@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us


You will need to spread the word about this action. Forward this email to everyone, submit letters to the editor, ask local news papers to pick up the story: Will the new SC Mayor represent the views of the community on LBAM or does he have a secret agenda' :)

Councilmember Tony Madrigal's proposal for a Santa Cruz City Light Brown Apple Moth Community & Environmental Advisory Task Force. The Recommendation is "That the City Council establish a blue ribbon City of Santa Cruz Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) Community & Environmental Advisory Task Force comprised of City Residents to establish a process for community concerns, recommend City responses, and collaborate with community organizations, county, state and federal agencies to make recommendations to the City Council regarding the State's program to eradicate the LBAM."

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Santa Cruz City Resolution Opposing the Light Brown Apple Moth Spraying

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December 4, 2007

There was a guerrilla sign group that worked through the night posting NO LBAM SPRAY signs.

Summary for the parade:
Saturday's Holiday Downtown Parade in Santa Cruz was a big event for the anti-aerial spraying movement. We handed out about 800 magnets, tons of fact sheets and info on the upcoming town hall. The bumper stickers were a big hit. A group of unknown activists must have gone out the night before and plastered downtown with fabulous, funny signs against the spraying. They were informative and cheeky. Larry Graff and Peter Weiss were accompained by several non professional musicians for the anti aerial spray song written by local comedian Richard Stockton. Additionally, we received a big piece of the article on Sunday about the parade.


December 3 , 2007


"Dubious residue - Mystery droplets of a clear, oily substance cover rhododendron leaves in Jerrald and Judy Phillips’ Bonny Doon garden. The drops appeared two weeks ago, but Bonny Doon is outside the apple moth spray zone, and state and county representatives have no answers. The couple asks residents who have found similar residue to call them at 425-7541".- Written by Press Banner | Friday, 30 November 2007

"Spraying for light brown apple moth is raising health concerns" -Richard Fagerlund Saturday, November 10, 2007



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