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Friday, August 31, 2007
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1. CHP RIDEALONG VO/SOT
Highway Patrol Commissioner Mike Brown will attend morning briefing at the Woodland are CHP office near Sacramento for the weekend's maximum enforcement period. 80 percent of the patrol will be working this holiday weekend to enforce drunk driving, speed and seat belt laws on the highways. Brown will be part of that work force through Sunday, making his way down Interstate 5 from Woodland to San Diego. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. CHP GUNS VO/SOT
The California Highway Patrol's guns purchased last year without opening bidding to companies other than Smith and Wesson have had another problem that is causing about two thousand of the patrol's more than nine thousand guns to have to have those parts replaced. Several lawmakers have called for an audit of the CHP's contracting practices which is in the process of completion. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. SPINACH INVESTIGATION VO/SOT
The Department of Public Health is expected to discuss its investigation that a team of state and federal health investigators have launched following the voluntary recall of 68 thousand pounds of spinach from a King City based company due to a positive test for salmonella. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. JUAREZ MURDERS AUTHOR VO/SOT
The author of a book about the murders of more than 500 poor women in and around Juarez, Mexico across the border from El Paso, will visit the State Capitol as part of the Latino Caucus speaker series. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in San Diego for a healthcare press conference.
The Senate and Assembly check in.
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