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Mayor Quits After Bullet Threat – SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP)

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The mayor of this small, quiet town resigned after a rifle bullet with a threat written on it was sent to her at City Hall.
The nature of the threat against Mayor Gwen Forsythe was not disclosed. She announced her resignation Wednesday and left this town 20 miles south of Los Angeles with her family for a few days.

In the past four years, letters with similar threats were sent to people and groups involved in controversial development projects.

“These letters seem to have been the result of disputes regarding land development and conflicts with Indian burial issues,” police Lt. Ken Mollohan said Friday.

Forsythe, 42, was involved with a proposal to build 70 homes and a golf course at an area called Hellman Ranch. She also helped create the city’s Archaeological Advisory Committee and spearheaded the City Council’s firing of an archaeologist who determined that the 231-acre ranch may have been an American Indian site.

In December, a bullet was sent to Lee Whittenberg, Seal Beach’s director of development services, who also was involved in the ranch project. And The Irvine Co., a major Orange County developer, received a rifle cartridge in 1994.

A cartridge with “Remember Our Ancestors” written on it in red nail polish was sent in 1993 to Nancy Whitney-Desautels, an archaeologist working for the developer involved with the proposed Bolsa Chica wetlands restoration.

That threat came shortly after the discovery of human remains in the wetlands that are believed to be thousands of years old. Whitney-Desautels said American Indian tribes protested what they viewed as the disruption of their ancient burial grounds.

“It shook me up a bit and I watched over my shoulder,” she said. “In time, it all dissipated.”

Members of American Indian tribes deny any involvement.

“We are very gentle and docile people,” said Anita Espinosa, a member of the Juaneno tribe. “It’s someone else doing it.”

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Chiplun: A study group has been created to suggest measures for the release of water from the Kolkewadi dam in the taluka. The group includes nine people, including government officials. A meeting was held on December 15 last year under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on the flood situation in Chiplun and Mahad. During the monsoon, flooding in Chiplun city intensifies due to the inflow of water from the Kolkewadi dam, members of the Chiplun Rescue Committee said at the meeting. Therefore, after studying the facts in this regard, the retired Chief Engineer D. NORTH. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has ordered the establishment of a study group under the chairmanship of Modak. The group is headed by Deepak Modak, a retired chief engineer from the Department of Water Resources. Dr. Sharad Joshi, a social worker from Chiplun. Prakash Patankar and Sanjeev Anerao from Agro Turismo, Chiplun.

Executive Engineer of the Koyna Irrigation Department, Nitish Potdar, is the Secretary Member of the group and Executive Engineer of the Ratnagiri Irrigation Department, JM Patil, will be the Coordinating Secretary. Impact of discharge from Koyna Avajal in and around Chiplun town during Mahapura in July last year, as well as consolidation of discharge from Kolkewadi Dam during that period The group is expected to carry out a study on carrying capacity from the river. At the same time, it has been given the responsibility of suggesting standardized procedures for future discharge of water from the Kolkewadi Dam.


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No matter how much water ‘Baramati’ is given, they run away from others; Fadnavis’s…

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Solapur: The Baramati congregations have flooded all the places till today. Once again, they are sharing the waters of Ujjain. No matter how much water is given to these churches, their thirst is not quenched. Their attitude is that we want everything and on our own platter. The rest of Maharashtra should always remember him and show them their place, said Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly without appointing NCP Chairman Sharad Pawar.

The ‘Jagar Shetkaryancha-Akrosh Maharashtracha’ campaign launched by Rayat Kranti leader Sanghatana Sadabhau Khot on the issue of farmers has come to an end in Tembhurni in Solapur district, the NCP stronghold. Fadnavis was speaking at the time. Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council Praveen Darekar along with Madha MP Ranjit Singh Nimbalkar, Former Ministers Harshwardhan Patil, Subhash Deshmukh, Vijay Deshmukh, Gopichand Padalkar, Ram Satpute, Rajendra Raut, Rahul Kul, Samadhan Avtade, Dhairyashil Mohite-Patil were present on the occasion.

Fadnavis strongly criticized the NCP for bringing the water from the Ujani dam to Indapur and Baramati, overcoming opposition from Solapurkars. He said that it has already been decided to supply water from the Ujani dam to the Solapur district and from other drought-prone areas. However, efforts are being made to divert the water from the dam.


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“If India’s position is not going to be like Sri Lanka’s, then”; Raju Shetty’s…

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Kolhapur: Forced Natural Farming Instead of Chemical Fertilizers in Sri Lanka. This created a food crisis in that country. In India, the central government drastically increased the prices of chemical fertilizers. Raju Shetty, leader of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, told reporters here on Saturday (May 21) that the price of chemical fertilizers should be reduced if the situation in India is not like that in Sri Lanka.

Raju Shetty said: “The policies of the central and state governments are responsible for the continuous flooding. After floods, there is a tendency to seek compensation. Farmers must pay crop insurance to obtain adequate compensation. Its cost must be shared by the government and the farmers. Agriculture in Kolhapur and Sangli districts have been devastated by floods twice in the last three years, in 2019 and last year.”

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“Basically, the work done by the central and state governments in the name of policy development is responsible for the flooding,” he said. After the floods subside, farmers receive little assistance in the name of compensation. The agitation against him is ignored. As an alternative to this, farmers should no longer have to pay compensation to the government, but should get money from insurance companies,” Raju Shetty demanded.


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