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1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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Did you know that trash, chemicals and other pollutants that are left on the ground can wash through the City’s storm drain system and into the Santa Clara River? Water has the ability to transport just about everything it comes into contact with. Whether the water comes from rain, sprinklers or even a common hose, the water and any pollutants wash into the gutter.

A particular pollutant commonly known as pesticides, found in ant spray or lawn granules, is being found in excess amounts in our waterway. Do your part to prevent pollution by keeping Ant Spray Out of Our Waterway! Here are a few helpful tips, also known as “Integrated Pest Management” tips that will help reduce contamination:

– Prevent ants from entering your home by cleaning up food waste and dirty dishes. Close any entry points for ants by applying caulk to openings on baseboards and around pipes. Keep landscaping neat and clear of weeds and debris.

– If ants do make it into your home, try using nontoxic alternatives including soap, water or white vinegar. Spray the line of ants with your applicant of choice, wipe with a sponge and their scent trail will be erased!

– If you must use a pesticide, please read and follow the directions. “Spot apply” instead of spraying large areas.

– Most importantly, don’t let newly applied pesticide wash away. Whether it’s with a garden hose, sprinklers or rain, keep pesticides from washing off your yard so that it can be effective. Do not apply just before rain or just before running the sprinklers.

For more information, visit https://greensantaclarita.com/.

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