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"Moth Spraying Opponents March On Golden Gate Bridge"

May 31, 2008

We asked people why they were at the
march and here is what they said:

Dr. Haiden talks about the toxic spray.

Read her report

"The Light Brown Apple Moth Aerial Spray Campaign: The Health Hazards of Particles, Toxins, Inflammatory Cascades and Genomic Predisposition" - Dr. Ann M. Haiden, D.O,


May 30, 2008

"State to discuss moth plan"
in Sonoma.
An estimated 250 bright red twist ties in trees and bushes over every acre of the 15-mile quarantine zone.

The CDFA will hold a public information meeting in Monday, June 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Flowery Elementary School, 17600 Sonoma Highway.


May 29, 2008

"The Light Brown Apple Moth Aerial Spray Campaign: The Health Hazards of Particles, Toxins, Inflammatory Cascades and Genomic Predisposition" - Dr. Ann M. Haiden, D.O, Read Report


May 28, 2008
We can get the info to you, but it is with your help that we are able to get this info to the masses!

Is the CDFA above the law? Two courts ruled that the CDFA violated the law and that they must complete a full Environmental Impact Report- EIR before aerial spraying. Why are they still planning to spray on Aug 17?

May 27, 2008

"10 Reasons to Oppose the LBAM Aerial Spray" - From Ingrid Taylar


May 25, 2008

Draw the Line Benefit Concert
When: Sun, May 25, 5pm – 11pm
Where: 417 Alvarado Street Monterey, CA


May 24, 2008

How many changes can you spot in the 5/2008 version compared to the 02/2008
version? CDFA Spray Plans 02/2008  CDFA Spray Plans 05/2008
Map of Aerial Spray Zones 02/2008     Map of Aerial Spray Zones 05/2008


May 23, 2008
"The light brown apple month... is a major threat to California agriculture, state Sen. Abel Maldonado" Is this guy totally out of the loop? Maybe we need to educate him.

Attend the SF Board of Education Meeting: Support Resolution The San Francisco Board of Education is considering a resolution opposing aerial spraying at the last meeting before the summer. Tuesday May 27 at Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room,
555 Franklin St, 1st Floor, San Francisco.

Exotic moth policy must change


May 22, 2008

Breaking 10:40pm:
Capitola City Council votes to create a resolution gainst the LBAM spray program.

Big Santa Cruz Forest Fire!
1400 evacuated 12 homes distroyed. 3000 acers already burned and up to 10,000 more acers could burn over night!
A state of emergency has been declared. Track the Fire at

May 22 4-6 pm, 701 Ocean St, Rm.318A. 425-0401.
Senator Simitian is having an Open House and Ice Cream Social today, at his S.Cruz district office.

CALL TO ACTION: May 22, 7 pm Capitola City Council, 420 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA. All Capitola City Residents and Workers: Capitola City Council i s holding a public hearing on the LBAM.

Capitola City Council LBAM Information Packet

Santa Cruz City / County Court Case Admin Record


May 21, 2008

USDA EA Public Comment Period is Due NOW!
Demand "they go beyond their inadequate EA/FONSI process, and do a full EIR, along with a full independent review of the entire program with special considerations for each special climate/ condition county.

San Jose to be sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki - BT [comments should be received no later than May 23, 2008]
Sonoma to be sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk) and/or LBAM-specific pheromone (treatment alternative). [comments should be received no later than May 30, 2008]
Pescadero California Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk) and/or LBAM-specific pheromone (treatment alternative)(June Treatment) [comment should be received no later than June 20, 2008]

Osama El-Lissy Director, USDA APHIS Emergency Management, 4700 River Rd. Unit 134 Riverdale, MD 20737. Phone 301 734-5459

AND Send a copy to:
Ed Schafer, Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave. S.W. Washington, DC 20250 email:

AND Send a copy to:


USDA Aerial Application Manual


May 20, 2008

Center for Plant Health Science and Technology CPHST Lab, Mission, Texas Lab "Developed a DNA-based method to identify immature LBAM in California "
Location: Edinburg, TX Phone: (956) 580-7301 Fax: (956) 580-7300 Contact: Paul Parker

"Why the Schwarzenegger Administration is Wrong About Spraying Californians With Toxic Chemicals" By Robert Lieber, RN, Mayor City of Albany

"The Homeland Security Branch consists of three senior analysts tasked with coordinating and overseeing APHIS’"

Strategic Partnership Program Agroterrorism


The USDA is looking for a new biochemical pesticide maker.
The Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Services plans on soliciting for and planning on awarding multiple indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contracts for light brown apple moth pheromone lures.
These four pages below make up a solicitation for bids to manufacture a new LBAM lure. These sheets include all the requirements, including the chemical make up of the lure. The first one is the original request, followed by three amendments. It was originally posted May 2, 2008 and the extended dead lline for bids is May 28, 2008.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4


May 19, 2008

CALL TO ACTION: All Capitola City Residents and Workers
May 22, 7 pm Capitola City Council is holding a public hearing on the LBAM. The staff report.


May 18, 2008

Ag Kawamura, donated $21,200 to the Elect Schwarzenegger Campaign


May 16, 2008

"Congresswoman Barbara Lee Asks for Freeze of Apple Moth Aerial Spray" - (backup)

"Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) has sent a strongly worded letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) calling for a halt to aerial spraying for the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM ) in California until comprehensive health and environmental evaluations are done. "

Read the Letter by Congresswoman Barbara Lee

LBAM Checkmate Spray, Agent Orange and Women’s Health

On May 22, the Capitola City Council is having a public hearing on the LBAM eradication project. At the hearing, the City Council will receive public comment and they will give staff direction. It will be important for Capitola residents to comment because one member of the City Council indicated that Capitola residents don't care about the LBAM eradication program. He said he has heard nothing from his consituents on the issue.


May 15, 2008

Laws Violated by the LBAM Eradication Program


May 14, 2008

Resolutions Passed by Cities, Counties, and Unions.

George Gomez CDFA Undersecretary
who signed the orders for the CDFA's LBAM Program.


May 13, 2008

"Judge halts moth spray in Monterey County" by SF Gate
A Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled that the state must halt pheromone spraying for the invasive light brown apple moth until an environmental report is complete.


May 12, 2008

Sat., May 17, from 3-4:30 p.m., there is a meeting of the SC County Farm Bureau and alumni of Leadership Santa Cruz. Possibly the CDFA will be there, too. Topic is "Challenges of the LBAM." It's in the Ag History Museum upstairs classroom, County Fairgrounds, Watsonville. We should have a presence outside, with our signs. Please self-start and self-organize,


May 11, 2008

Movie Night: True Accounts of the LBAM Spraying
Berkeley Fellowship of Universal Unitarians Hall, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue), Berkeley, CA 94709


May 10, 2008

Pictures from the SF Town Hall Meeting on May 8, 2008

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council - MBCLC unanimously passed a "Resolution opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture's attempt to eradicate the Light Brown Apple Moth via aerial and ground spraying" Way to go Eric & MBCLC !

Today MOM's MARCH Please Attend!

Listen to Foster Gamble on the Joanie Greggains KOG 810 am 05/10/08, download

Editor of California Farmer Nixes USDA's Plan on LBAM

"Pelosi jumps into apple moth fight with questions for Schwarzenegger" By Mark Prado. Read Pelosi's Letter

"Sonoma council puts up 'no-spray' sign" THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Sonoma City Council members voted 4-1 Wednesday to pass a resolution opposing aerial spraying to eradicate the light brown apple moth.

Watch Dr James Carey "10 Myths of LBAM" download

May 9, 2008

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE WALK TO STOP THE LBAM SPRAY PROGRAM - SAT. MAY 31ST 2008. Gather at 9am, Off the Bridge By 12 noon More info

"Pelosi jumps into apple moth fight with questions for Schwarzenegger" By Mark Prado. Read Pelosi's Letter

May 8, 2008

Breaking News 10:29 am Court adjourned Monterey Judge will review the case and make a decision later.

"Scientists Question Safety Of Apple Moth Pesticide" CBS 5 - San Francisco, CA,USA, May 7 2008

May 7, 2008

Breaking News 8:39 pm:

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) passed a resolution opposing the CDFA's plan to apply chemicals in our communities.


Last Day to file a claim against the CDFA for the Aerial Spray Damages as a result of the 2007 aerial spray in Santa Cruz is Thursday 05/08/08. Claims may be sent by email to:

Please view the CDFA claim form and be sure to include all the requested information so that your claim does not get dismissed. Please send a copy of your claim to:
CDFA Claim Form


You can also

File State of California Claim Form for Losses

(Diffferent From CDFA Claim Form)


"Marin real estate agents oppose moth spraying" Jim Staats, Marin Independent


May 6, 2008

"Apple moth quarantine around Sonoma" Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
"Steve Lyle said he expects spraying to begin the day the moratorium is lifted" 8/17/08

Testimony of Derrell L. Chambers on Bill Number 87 – “Relative to the Light Brown Apple Moth”. April 28, 2008


May 5, 2008

CASS Press Release. CASS Economic Team Report:
" by Foster Gamble

Today CDFA LBAM Enviromental Advisory Task Force Meeting Agenda & location
CDFA LBAM EATF Updated Members List


May 3, 2008

Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) 101 by Jeff Rosendale

Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) Eradication Program: Potential Effects on Pollinators and Implications for California Agriculture by: Roy Upton LBAM Liaison Citizens For Health Soquel, CA; Daniel Harder PhD Department of Evolutionary Biology University of California Santa Cruz, CA; Thomas Dadant Santa Cruz, CA 5/3/08

Pesticide poisoning and suggested therapies.


May 2, 2008

"Apple moth issue merits science-based review" BY: JOHN LAIRD , Register Pajaronian

"Apple Moth Pesticide Tests May Not Go Far Enough" by Anna Werner, CBS Broadcasting

5/05/08 CDFA LBAM Enviromental Advisory Task Force Meeting Agenda & location
CDFA LBAM EATF Updated Members List


May 1, 2008
"Light Brown Apple Moth Program Director Job in SACRAMENTO, CA"

Salary Range: 82,522.00 - 126,768.00 USD per year

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