Health department deemsMexican cactus a health risk
SACRAMENTO — California healthofﬁcials are warning people not to eatcactus sold in several stores around thestate because of the presence of unap-proved pesticides.The state Department of PublicHealth said Sunday that a recentinspection of cactus imported fromMexico found traces of Monocrotophos, a pesticide that hasbeen barred from use in the UnitedStates since 1989. Consumption of the pesticide can lead to neurotoxicityand permanent nerve damage.The department is urging anyonewho bought the contaminated productat the following stores between Feb. 6and 12 to return it or get rid of it.The cactus was sold at: La SuperiorSuperMercados in Sacramento,Stockton, Woodland and Pittsburg;Mercado del Valle in Concord; and LaSucursal Produce, Fresh AmericanProduce and J&LProduce in LosAngeles.
Drivers mostly avoid ‘Jamzilla’and I-405 work
LOS ANGELES — “Jamzilla” hasn’tlived up to its name — at least so far.Drivers over the holiday weekendmostly avoided a stretch of Interstate405 in Los Angeles County, whererepaving is continuing as part of aproject to add carpool lanes to thenotoriously choked freeway.Ofﬁcials say the job is on scheduleand the freeway and on-ramps should beopen fully by 6 a.m. Tuesday, in timefor the workday rush.Workers are repaving nearly sixmiles of northbound lanes over theSepulveda Pass connecting West LosAngeles and the San Fernando Valley.There should be minimal impact onsouthbound lanes.Metropolitan TransportationAuthority spokesman Dave SoteroMonday thanked motorists for stayingaway.Planners practically begged driversto avoid the area, fearing what wasnicknamed a “Jamzilla” of trafﬁc.
Mother wants memorial to daughter saved
LOS ANGELES — ALong Beachmother wants the city to allow a memo-rial to her daughter, who was stabbed todeath in 2012, to remain on publicproperty.The tribute to 9-year-old XiomaraFernandez near the parking lot whereshe was killed began with ﬂowers butnow includes a bench, plantings andbird bath.It’s become a weekly refuge for thelate girl’s mother, 42-year-old GracielaFernandez.Impromptu memorials are common,but the Los Angeles Times reportedMonday that city ofﬁcials say it can-not stay permanently on public prop-erty. They want to work with Fernandezon other options.The girl’s stepfather, Jacinto ZunigaTrujillo, has been charged with onecount of murder with the special cir-cumstance that he killed the girlbecause she was a witness to a crime.
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Actor John Travolta is 60.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti diedin Rome, just weeks before his 89thbirthday.
“The lack of a sense of history is thedamnation of the modern world.”
— Robert Penn Warren,American author,poet and critic
Author Toni Morrison is 83.Actress MollyRingwald is 46.
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Dr.Monica Rudiger conducts a pre-surgery exam on two kittens at Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City.The Foundation,a non-proﬁt veterinary clinic and no-kill shelter for cats,offers year-round spay,neuter and vaccination services at discountedprices.On Feb.25,it will take part in World Spay Day,an annual campaign sponsored by the Humane Society of the UnitedStates and Humane Society International to encourage people to spay and neuter their companion animals.Nine LivesFoundation has set a goal to spay and neuter at least 50 cats that day.On World Spay Day,prices are set at $15 for a neuterand $25 for a spay.Appointments are required.Nine Lives Foundation is located at 3016 Rolison Road,Redwood City.For moreinformation or to make an appointment visit www.ninelivesfoundation.org or call 368-1365.
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, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as provisional pres-ident of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery,Ala.
, Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”was published in the U.S. for the ﬁrst time.
, Mexican President Francisco I. Madero and VicePresident Jose Maria Pino Suarez were arrested during a mil-itary coup (both were shot to death on Feb. 22).
photographic evidence of Pluto (now designateda “dwarf planet”) was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh atLowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.
, the Golden Gate International Exposition openedon Treasure Island in San Francisco.
, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the wife of theChinese leader, addressed members of the Senate and thenthe House, becoming the ﬁrst Chinese national to addressboth houses of the U.S. Congress.
, “Bwana Devil,” the movie that heralded the 3Dfad of the 1950s, had its New York opening.
, the 8th Winter Olympic Games were formallyopened in Squaw Valley by Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
the “Chicago Seven” defendants were found notguilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democraticnational convention; ﬁve were convicted of violating theAnti-Riot Act of 1968 (those convictions were laterreversed).
, Italy and the Vatican signed an accord under whichRoman Catholicism ceased to be the state religion of Italy.
, at the Winter Olympic Games in Norway, U.S.speedskater Dan Jansen ﬁnally won a gold medal, breakingthe world record in the 1,000 meters.
, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crashat the Daytona 500; he was 49.
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(Answers tomorrow)GUESTSTYLE GUITAR MOTIONYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Big Bird wasn’t worried about retirementbecause he had a — NESTEGGNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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