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Butletin, Record, Progresswe, Reporter Wednesday, July 2, 2014 158 Judy Shaber, left, a 13 112 year survivor of breast cancer, poses with her young friend, 4-year-old leukemia survivor Quincy Petersen before the Kickin' Cancer Relay for Life opening ceremonies. Photos by Laura Beaton RELAY, from page 14B diagnosedwith Hodgkins disease in 2000. He said the Veteran's hospital in Reno has given him super care. "It's the Rolls Royce of hospitals," he said. White, from Quincy, feels so good he is going to try to play golf this summer. Livening up the cadre of survivors was 4-year-old Quincy resident Autumn Petersen, who was diagnosed with leukemia last September. Quincy and her family were living in Malaysia when she got sick. The family came back to the states where Quincy was treated for acute term maintenance program and receives treatment once a month at UCSF. The Relay event included music, entertainment, food, a luminaria ceremony and many other fun and inspirational activities to encourage teams of walkers to complet e laps around the track for 24 hours. A host of volunteers contributed toward the event and numerous supporters sponsored the Relay. For more information go to or call 800-227-2345. Ted White, 68, is a 14-year Hodgkin's disease survivor and Vietnam vet who joined lymastmiaa ........  the Relaysurvivor tapduxh3o University of:filifornia San the 24-hour event. Francisco Medical Center. Quincy is now on a long- Beginning Blues Guitar -Greg Willis, Instructor Introduction to theart of playing blues guitar. Learn fundamentals of blues guitar through demonstrations, recorded examples, reading music or tablature, and jamming with classmates. Chord progressions, bass-lines, and turnarounds as used by early masters will be covered. Designed for beginning to intermediate players. Dates: July 8- August. 12 Tuesdays Time: 6:30-9:00pm Course Fee: $75.00 Location: LRC 105 Feather _4  Rzver CDFW says it is legal to cast with launching device Casting with a potato gun-style launcher Questior Is it legal to use the"Sandblaster Baitcaster" in California? This device is supposed to be great for surf fishing from the beach. It uses compressed air to cast your bait up to 300 yards from shore. See it at their website, Victor H. Answer: This line launching device is really just another form of the old "potato guns" that were popular for a while until they were outlawed in public areas. According to California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Lt. Dennis McKiver, potato guns are legal under federal law. Under state law, potato guns that use combustion (instead of compressed air) to launch the projectile are "firearms," and one with a bore of over 0.5 inches is a destructive device. Pneumatic potato guns like this one use compressed air and are legal as long as they are not used like a weapon (e.g. shot at a person, etc.), so this line launching device would be legal under state and federal laws. However, you should check for local city and county ordinances because some local governments prohibit use of any devices that propel projectiles, and if you intend to use this line launching device on any state beach, you may also want to consult State Parks. As far as.using it to cast a fishing line, nothing in the Fish and Game Code or its implementing regulations prohibit using this compressed air launcher as long as the fishing line is attached to a rod and reel, or a person is brave enough to hold the other end of the line in their hands! CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR.S CARRIE WILSON California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife What to do when catching invasive fish species? Question: What should we do when we catch invasive fish in local lakes? Specifically, Balboa Lake in the San Fernando Valley remains warm enough in winter to support some tropical fish. Certain aquarium fishes breed as well as survive in these waters. The problem now are Plecostomus (commonly found in home fish tanks to eat the algae) that have taken over the lake and the Los Angeles River. A couple of us have caught over 200 since February in one little cove while fishing for carp. We were told by park personnel to kill them (seemed reasonable) but I wanted to make sure they are inedible so that we won't get into trouble for wasting fish. Please advise. Thanks. Bill S. Answer: From a biological standpoint, CDFW would like to see these invasive fish disposed of (killed) rather then placed back in the system. The law prohibits the waste of any fish taken in waters of the state (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 1.87). This regulation is intended to encourage people to eat any fish they kill, and to, avoid needlessly killing fish. But, any use offish that are legal for sale by an aquarium or pet store would satisfy the requirements of this regulation, including their use as fertilizer for your garden. Here's something that might surprise you... Plecostomus ar consumed by humans in some of their native Central and South American waters. Jackson Landers, author of "Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species" includes a recipe for Plecostomus in this book. SCUBA diving for Dungeness crabs? Question: In a recent column you said that you could not take Dungeness crabs on SCUBA. Did I read that correctly or were you referring to seasons? Duanne S. Answer: I said when Dungeness crab season is open, they may be taken by hand via SCUBA but divers may not possess any hooked device while diving or attempting to dive for them (CCR Title 14, section 29.80(g)). Any limits on sand crabs? Question: Is it legal to catch sand crabs with a fishing license, and if legal, what is the limit? Can sand crabs be taken on all beaches of the state? Gina N. Answer: Yes, it is legal to catch sand crabs with a fishing license statewide wherever fishing is authorized. The limit is 50 crabs per day and in possession (CCR Title 14, section 29.85(d)). Carrie Wilson is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department ofFish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone's questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Please contact her at SEAMLESS GUI"mM Save decks & siding from water damage Downspouts water diverter Custom installation Adds value & appeal to your house 22 Different Colors FREE ESTIMATES 2s00-00800s Ki0000I. CA LIC #690120 Michael Kirack, Owner/Builder "  CONSTRUCTION, INC To Enroll go to or call 530-283-0202, ext. 317 We really love seeing you, but... TA HOME! Avoid mult ple trips to the pharcacy .every month by signing up for Owens Med Sync. One trip to the pharmacy - and done! Or, use our free delivery. 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