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Santa Cruz & Monterey County residential areas
are slated to be biochem-sprayed again in Feb/ March 2008!

Let's make it clear - LBAM biochem-spray is not a one time application,
you will be sprayed up to every 30 days till 2 life cycles past the very last moth found.
Read CDFA Spray Plan

Santa Cruz,Monterey, Prunedale/Royal Oaks/ North Salinas/Boronda areas have been sprayed. They are now fully saturated with a biochemical pesticide.



December 1st Saturday 10am. Santa Cruz Holiday Parade. Activists against the aerial spraying will have a float in the parade-"Don't Put a Haze in our Holidays" Read more...

Did anyone try to get seen at Emeline Clinic for a reaction to the spray? We NEED to know what you experienced. PLEASE CONTACT US

Please follow these instructions on How to file a health or damage complaint .

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,
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


- 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" (backup)

Check out their web site!

Auckland Spray Planes

November 13, 2007

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

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


November 1, 2007

"BREAKING NEWS: Judge clears
path for aerial spraying to begin Sunday"


Santa Cruz County Lawsuit

County of Santa Cruz 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


October 31, 2007

Judge Birdick is currently reviewing documents from both sides and will return
tomorrow, 11/01/07 to decide if a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
will be issued to stop the spraying.


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.


"City, county team up to fight spraying"
"The Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously in closed session Tuesday to
"seek consolidation" and join Santa Cruz County in suing the state over the aerial
spraying of the light brown apple moth."



California Department of Food and Agriculture, Response to Assemblymember
John Laird, October 16, 2007 questions.
See 5.2 (page 6).


Senate Biill - 556


Title 14. California Code of Regulations, Chapter 3, Article 18, Section 15269, Subsection (c)


October 29, 2007 4:45 PM

Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors
Voted 4-1 to take legal action against CDFA.
The Board will be asking for temporary restraining order (TRO)
on Wed 10/31/07 at 1pm with Judge Burdick, Department 8
at the Santa Cruz County House, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA

"County supervisors will sue to prevent aerial spraying"

Call County Board of Supervisor (831) 454-2200 and
Thank them for taking legal action to stop the LBAM spray.


3:40 PM
Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors
Voted 4-1 to take legal action against CDFA.


October 26, 2007

Stop the Spray March/ Rally was a BIG success!!

CDFA go away ! We dont want your bio-spray!


October 26, 2007

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is meeting in a closed door session on
Monday, 10/29 to decide if legal action will be taken.
Therefore, we need to contact County Board of Supervisor
and let them know:
1) Thank you for supporting the resolution to stop the spraying.
2)Please vote to immediately join the city's lawsuit to stop the spraying.
until a safer resolutions can be made.
County Board of Supervisors
Please focus on Jan Beautz she on the fence.

SC Board of Supervisors Resolution

At October 23rd Meeting:
During a Q&A period with the public last night, Secretary of CDFA, A. G. Kawamura,
and other state officials revealed their spray schedule. After the November, 2007
pesticide aerial applications, spraying will resume in March, 2008 and continue
Then again in 2009, starting in March, biochemical pesticides will again be sprayed
on the human population EVERY 30 DAYS FOR 9 MONTHS STRAIGHT!! They said
that this will continue for two complete moth life cycles after the very last moth is found.
In other words, since they have previously admitted that the efficacy of this method
is unknown, these operations will continue indefinitely... for years and years!!

The state officials were also asked if there has been any crop damage documented
at all so far in California due to the LBAM. After whispering to each other for about
20-30 seconds, a sober answer was finally given. And the answer was, "No".
And we're supposed to believe that this is deserving of an "emergency" status?


Planes making the pheromone application were grounded at 11 p.m. last night (Thursday, 10/25/07) due to cloud cover. The current treatment summary is as follows: Zone 1 - 100 % completed Zone 2 - 85 % completed Zone 3 - 40 % completed Zone 4 - 99 % completed Zone 5 - 48 % completed Zone 6 - 17 % completed Zone 7 - 8 % completed

Actual sprayed area in Monterey on 10/25/07

Spray plan for Monterey 10/25/07

"Governor Schwarzenegger Backs Aerial Biochemical Spraying That Harms Children"



October 25, 2007

Actual sprayed area on 10/25/07

Spray plan for Monterey 10/25/07

Monterey Biochem Spray Plan Map for 10/24/07.
There were to be 3 planes spraying Monterey but on the night of
one plane was grounded with problems and another plane was
removed from air at 2:30 am due to problems. Feeling safe?
Map of areas that were actually sprayed on 10/24/07
Here is the list of zones and partial zones treated 10/24/07 night:
zone 1 - 100%/ zone 2 - 60%/ zone 3 - 40% /zone 4 - 40%/
zone 5 - 10%/ zone 6 - none / zone 7 - none


October 24, 2007

Santa Cruz City Council heros: Ed Porter & Tony Madrigal
Also thank Mayor Emily Reilly and Mike Rotkin.
Tell them thanks and demand legal action now & dont wait!- 831.420-5020

Cynthia Mathews and Lynn Robinson need to remember
they are to represent the people they serve. 831.420-5020

"With City Council members Cynthia Mathews and Lynn Robinson dissenting,
Mayor Emily Reilly and councilmen Ed Porter, Tony Madrigal and Ryan Coonerty
voted to hire Sacramento environmental attorney Jim Moose"


October 23, 2007

The California Department of Food and Agriculture anticipates that the aerial treatment in the Monterey peninsula area on Wednesday October 24th will proceed as follows:

From 8 to 9 p.m. portions of the communities of Marina, Seaside, and Sand City located in zones CAM204, CAM205, and CAM206 will be treated.

From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. portions of the communities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Del Rey Oaks, and Carmel located in zones CAM201, CAM202, and CAM203 will be treated.
Due to air traffic concerns, these zones will not be treated before 9 p.m.

If you would like to see a map of the anticipated treatment areas, please click on the following link. Light Brown Apple Moth Treatment Map


"To date, however, no crop damage has been reported locally,
according to Ken Corbishley, the county agricultural commissioner."


October 21, 2007

Can we trust an agency who cares more
about agriculture profits than human health?

CheckMate LBAM-F ingredients:
(E)-11-Tetradecen-1-yl Acetate, (E,E) -9,11 Tetradecadien-1-yl Acetate,
Crosslinked polyurea polymer,Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Polyvinyl Alcohol,
Tricaprylyl Methyl Ammonium Chloride
, Sodium Phosphate, Ammonium Phosphate,
1,2-benzisothiozoli-3-one, 2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxybenzophenone -
Santa Cruz Sentinel -SOURCE: California Department of Agriculture


October 20, 2007

Judge lifts Monterey Spray Ban
"Outrageously the law sets an impossibly high burden for the public.
It requires the public to prove with certainty that
the pesticides caused the illnesses"

"Suterra drops suit against Sentinel "

-Why bother with lawsuits and cease and desist orders,
they bought the lie that PPI is not in checkmate olr-f.
Plus were are planning on trying this even newer mixture
Lets see what happens- spoken like Suterra & CDFA


October 19, 2007

Judge lifted the restraining order allowing CDFA
to spray an untested biochemical pesticide over urban areas.


October 19, 2007

"Judge poised to lift moth spraying ban"
Judge Robert A. O'Farrell, who is expected to
issue a written ruling in the next few days.

"Santa Cruz officials face uphill battle to halt spraying here"

"Suterra petitions judge again to seal record" so the people
can not find out what exactly is in the biochemical spray.

"How to kill pests without killing yourself or the earth......"


October 18, 2007

"Suterra's bid to conceal pesticide contents denied by judge"
-By TOM RAGAN Sentinel staff writer

Please try and attend the court injunction hearing, Thursday, Oct.18 Monterey County courthouse 8:45 a.m. The case will be heard in Judge O'Farrell's courtroom at 9 a.m. Please be seated by 9 and be quiet and respectful as we don't get him angry at our cause. There will be NO rally before the hearing.


October 17, 2007

Feds plan a biochemical attack on Santa Cruz
and Monterey Counties!
If The State of California won't do it the Feds will.


Helene Wright issued threat to quarnatine all of California,
and take over biochemical spray operation
if The State can not handle it.

Helene Wright
9550 Micron Avenue;
Suite G Sacramento, CA 95827


"Judge rules papers can continue to publish chemical's ingredients"


October 16, 2007

You will want to know about this:
Tricaprylyl methyl ammonium chloride
Listed in the famous Septemeber 28, 2007
print edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

You should be scared!

EPA has a long history of lying to the people.
How can we trust anything the EPA says?

Remember Christine T. Whitman?
The former head of the Environmental Protection Agency,
who knowingly lied
and signed off on falsified scientific research on
the toxicity of the air in the aftermath of 9/11/01

"When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of processed free glutamic acid in plant "growth enhancers," the EPA jeopardized the health of every American. But instead of acknowledging and remedying their error once it was pointed out to them, the EPA began a cover-up that virtually guaranteed a healthy bottom line for the producers.


"In the words of the Washington Post,
the EPA has been found to have "manipulated scientific studies
and ignored scientific and statistical practices."


A google search for EPA LIES will return over 500,000 resutls.


USA's Secret History of Human Experimentation
where the people were unwitting subjects in secret experiments.

Listed by dates.


Army Tests Bio-Weapons on U.S. Citizens
short by factual video


October 15, 2007


Get ready Folks!
EPA/ CDFA/ Suterra's next moves:
1. Deny the ingerediants are as reported in the print edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel
2. Claim to have changed the spray to different product that is more safe.
3. Continue to deny the original stuff is toxic.
4. Continue to issue more Cease and Desist orders to hide what is in their toxic mixture

Sign the petition!


October 14, 2007

Nurseries suffer from CDFA's draconian raids.

"Nursery owners also argue that the pest is not nearly as dangerous as the
government is claiming. State officials say they first detected the moth in 2005,
but nursery owners say the moth has been here for years."

-By JENNIFER PITTMAN Sentinel Correspondent -October 14, 2007


Dale Kemerya spokesman with the EPA in Washington, D.C. says
CheckMate's warning lable is similar to Raid -

CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F Warning Label states
"Hazard to Humans and Domestic Animals. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes
moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin eyes or clothing. Harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing
vapor or spray mist." Their warning label also states it's "Environmental Hazard - Do not apply to
water or areas where surface water is present"

Do you want raid sprayed over you homes and schools for 6 nights in a row every
30 days? How about with a product that has an EPA emergency exemption like CheckMate?


IndyMedia Santa Cruz. rocks!


October 13, 2007

Suterra's high priced lawyers try to suppress
the what is in the CheckMate product on IndyMedia Santa Cruz.


If you have important information spread it far and wide! -
Do it now! Do it fast!


October 12, 2007

"Santa Cruz explores two options to fight moth spraying"
-By TOM RAGAN Sentinel -October 12, 2007

"As We See It: Public has right to know spray ingredients"
-By editor opinion Sentinel -October 12, 2007

"Despite safety assurances, controversy swirls around pheromone spray"
By Kera Abraham Monterey County Weekly


October 11, 2007

A judge ordered a temporary halt to aerial biochemical spraying.
"O'Farrell named the ingredient in question — polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate, or PPI,
which is listed as a "hazardous agent" by the National Institutes of Health on the agencies' Web site."
By JULIA REYNOLDS and DANIEL LOPEZ Herald Staff Writers Monterey County Herald

Info on Isocyanates:
"Adverse effects to the breathing system associated with isocyanate exposure
include acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting) effects due to a single overexposure,..."

"The environmental group that successfully sought an injunction to stop spraying
for the light brown apple moth has narrowed its concerns to one ingredient in the pesticide."

-By TOM RAGAN Sentinel -October 11, 2007

"A judge temporarily blocked the state from spraying pesticides..."


October 10, 2007

Hats off to some Santa Cruz City Council members!
"City Council votes to try to stop moth spraying"
Tom Ragan Santa Cruz Sentinel (source)
Call and thank Ed Porter, Tony Madrigal, Mike Rotkin
and Mayor Emily Reilly 831-420-5020


California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) IS PRO LBAM

They have the sold out!
"I don't mean to sound blunt but as long
as we can keep our Organic Certification we support it"

-Peggy Miars, CCOF President
2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-2263, ext. 12
Read communications 10/10/07

Is this what organic farmers really want?
Organic farmers please tell us your thoughts.


The Connection Magazine LBAM article
The Connection Magazine October 2007 download


HOPE "A Carmel-based environmentalist is asking Monterey County Superior Court to
halt the state’s spraying of pheromones to combat the light brown apple moth."


October 9, 2007


read his letter debunked by Chemtrails911

Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)


HOPE, "A Carmel-based environmentalist group is asking Monterey County Superior Court to
halt the state’s spraying of pheromones to combat the light brown apple moth."


October 4, 2007

"Crowd voices concern over spraying"
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Listen to the October 3rd meeting that was intended
to be private, but became public due to a media leak.
The public wasn't too amused at the state officials'
misleading attempts to quell valid concerns.


Questions for State Bureaucrates on
Aerial Biochemical Pesticide Spraying

Homeland Security funds Biochemical Pesticide Spraying (see page 9)
Feeling safe yet?

Checkmate ingredients as reported by printed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel (front page - Sept 28, 2007 edition)




Sickness blamed on moth spray
During the three day LBAM spray operation in September over Monterey,
there were numerous reports of adverse reactions to the pesticide CheckMate OLR-F.
An 11-month-old baby "got sick the morning after his neighborhood was sprayed
and got worse as the week went by until he was admitted to Community
Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for severe "respiratory problems".
Herald Staff Writer Monterey County Herald (source)


CheckMate OLR-F Warning Label states
"Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes moderate eye irritation.
Avoid contact with skins eyes or clothing. Harmful if inhaled.
Avoid Breathing vapor or spray mist." OLR-F/LBAM-F

CheckMate LBAM-F Label Info

CheckMate OLR-F Label Info


Suterra calls Check Mate OLR-F/LBAM a "BIOCHEMICAL"

Suterra calls CheckMate OLR-F and LBAM-F "biochemicals" and
both are considered "pesticides" by the EPA's own definition.


LBAM "are not capable to flying long distances.
They usually don't fly more than 400 feet..."
-California Farm Bureau Federation


September 28 , 2007

Uncertainty in the air: Safety of spraying program questioned
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Checkmate OLR-F
Ingredients as reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel's
front page article (September 28, 2007 edition)


Check Mate OLR-F/LBAM-F, the synthetic pheromone pesticides,
are registered pesticides with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
It's also classified as a Toxic III chemical.


Suterra is the manufacturer of CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM.
The company's president, Steve Hartmeier,
refuses to tell us what is in their pesticide.

Suterra LLC 213 SW Columbia Bend,
OR 97702-1013 Phone: 866-326-6737
Fax: 541-388-3705


You will be sprayed with CheckMate OLR-F. Look at the
warning lable for the pesticide they plan to spray
on you. lable #1 pdf




Jeff Rosendale of addresses
Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors,
speaking against the LBAM Spraying. Listen


September 26 , 2007

State to spray Santa Cruz County - by the Santa Cruz Sentinel (source)

WHEN: Nov. 4-9, 2007 - 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

WHERE: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Live Oak,
Soquel, Aptos, Las Lomas, Aromas, Prunedale and Salinas.

"Light brown apple moth spraying set for Santa Cruz County"
another article by the Santa Cruz Sentinel (source)

No public hearings- your voice does not count.
Just like Steve Lyle of the CDFA said
"The authority rests with the state. There is no vote"

September 11 , 2007

You will get sprayed, like it or not!

"State considers [ aerial ] spraying Santa Cruz for apple moth"
"Some growers theorize, however, that the moth has been around for at least two
years but its presence was never verified. They think the state and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture are overreacting to the presence
of an insect whose greatest financial inflictions have occurred abroad."

By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER September 11, 2007 (source)

Let's see what else the USDA lies about.


Feds quarantine 8 counties with light brown apple moth



September 5, 6 and 7, 2007

Starting at 8:00 p.m. on
September 5, 6 and 7, 2007
and again in October by California Department of
Food and Agriculture CDFA
more info








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