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Sharon Hull: New pest bugging young citrus trees
However, a new pest has appeared in our area, and it is causing some concern among both home gardeners and professional growers, with local garden centers receiving inquiries as gardeners notice distorted young leaves on their plants. Citrus Leafminer …
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New program will provide awards for insect pest research across all U.S. row crops
The committee consists of academics and growers, and provides guidance on integrated pest management, as well as recommendations for areas of basic research on insect resistance and management that would be of interest to growers, the academic …
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How to handle pest control companies on the phone
Over the years, consumers have told CBS 5 News that when they have a pest emergency, especially bees, they often can't get a lot of information from companies over the phone regarding price and time to complete. Not getting at least a rough estimate …
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Work to develop tomato pest control hailed as 'huge financial success'
A three-year partnership to develop integrated pest management for tomato pest Tuta absoluta has been "a huge financial success", the conference was told. Image: Morguefile. The partners are tomato growers R&J Holt and Wight Salads Group (WSG) as …
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Fido’s Freebie Friday Celebrates Fall

It’s finally starting to feel like fall here! We’ve dropped from the mid-90s to the mid-80s but at least it’s cool in the mornings and really feels crisp. Irie and Tiki are enjoying…

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Varroa Mite Counts – Bee Vlog #147 – Aug 15, 2014

Getting some mite counts on 6 of my hives: 3 survivors from last year and 3 new swarms from this year. I’ll be joining other beekeepers in my local community…
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On November 1, Halo will be a gold-level sponsor for the 2nd Annual Woof! Woof! 5K Run/Walk Over Pet Cancer in Savannah, GA. Last year’s event raised more than $ 40,000 to fund research as well as help local pet patients fighting cancer.

This year’s event is aiming to more than double last year’s success and raise $ 100,000 for cancer research, financial support for pets battling cancer, and local pet rescue agencies.

If you’re in the Savannah area, stop by this special event. Not only will you be able to grab some great Halo giveaways while you’re doing good for pets, but you could even join the effort to break the Guinness World Record for the most dogs in a costume parade!


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A Man Walking His Dogs Off Leash Gets $50,000 for Harsh Treatment — A Stun Gun

Two years ago, Gary Hesterberg of Montara, California, took his two dogs, Beagle Jack and Rat Terrier JoJo, on a walk in the Rancho Corral de Tierra open space, something he’d done many times before. Dogs in the Rancho were always running free — the area is popular with dog walkers — and despite a law saying dogs had to be leashed, it was never enforced, according to SFGate. 

With rolling hills and lush vegetation, the Rancho is a large undeveloped tract of land on the San Mateo coast, and it was recently added to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Authorities planned to begin enforcing the leash law, but, according to court documents, rangers were instructed to begin with “an educational approach or soft enforcement with regards to violations of the Rancho’s new rules,” according to court documents. 

Enter Ranger Sarah Cavallaro. It was the first day of the new enforcement period, and she was out to give some hard education. She had her stun gun with her. 

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Cavallaro stopped Hesterberg and his little dogs, only one of whom was running around off -leash. She explained the new rules. According to court documents, the conversation got contentious. Apparantly Cavallaro wanted Hesterberg's name, but Hesterberg didn't want to give it to her and be labeled as someone who broke the leash law rules -- rules that had never been enforced. He gave her a fake last name. As he testified later, “I don’t want to be placed on some offending dog walker ... list.”

According to SFGate, the conversation "escalated" and Hesterberg said he was leaving. Cavallaro said he couldn't leave. She pulled out her stun gun and trained it on Hesterberg while she waited to get confirmation of his identify via radio. 

They stayed that way for four minutes. Hesterberg told the ranger he had a heart condition. He asked her what authority he was being held under, according to SFGate. 

"The Constitution," she replied.

Hesterberg decided this was as good a time as any to simply leave and continue his walk, and he did so. 

Cavallaro decided this was as good a time as any to fire her stun gun, and she did so. 

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Witnesses were stunned. Michelle Babcock was walking with her two Border Collies, saw the exchange, and couldn't believe it.

"It was really scary. I just felt so bad for him," she told SFGate. "He just tried to walk away. She never gave him a reason [why he was being detained]."

Babcock said the ranger shot Hesterberg in the back as he walked off with his dogs.

"We were like in disbelief," she said. "It didn't make any sense."

Paramedics were called, and Hesterberg was arrested on suspicion of providing false information, failing to obey a lawful order, and keeping dogs off leash. San Mateo County prosecutors declined to file charges, according to SFGate.

Fast forward to today, and Hesterberg finally gets his due. A federal judge ruled that the ranger "acted unlawfully with unreasonable force" during her education trip out to the Rancho. The judge brushed away the "lying to the police officer" offense, given that it was in connection to a warning about a leash law violation. And while Hesterberg was "uncooperative," he didn't pose an immediate threat to Cavallaro. He was just walking his dogs. Hesterberg was awarded $ 50,000 in damages for physical and mental suffering.

What do you think about this? Did this ranger go too far in her mission educating people? Have you ever been confronted by authorities over your unleashed dogs in an area frequented by unleashed dogs? Let us know in the comments. 

Via SFGate. 

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Flea – Helen Burns [FULL EP] 2012

Download the ep digitally by making a donation to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, or buy the 180 gram vinyl with a circulation 900 copies! http://silve…

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Dogs cant take tylenol.! Or motrin. Bad for the li…

Dogs cant take tylenol.! Or motrin. Bad for the liver. Aspirin is better, if needed.

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golden-lgeMurphy the Golden Retriever is happily basking in her family’s love and attention after spending two years lost in the wilderness.

According to Today.com, nearly two years ago, Erin and Nathan Braun were on a camping trip in Tahoe National Forest in California when Murphy went missing.

The couple frantically searched for days, posting fliers, creating a Facebook page, and never giving up hope, even as the months went on.

But recently, campers who were staying only five miles from where Murphy was last seen, notified the family that Murphy had been spotted.

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Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Gel Review

DrugMedicReview’s Webcam Video from February 28, 2012 02:05 PM.
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Played by Maurice Winnick. Sung by Al Bowlly.

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