Auxiliary flotilla wins safety award
A Monterey Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla won an award of merit for promoting water safety from the National Water Safety Congress Monday.
Flotilla 113-06-04, in downtown Monterey at the U.S. Coast Guard Station, was one of only four merit winners in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
The safety congress is a 61-year-old national organization dedicated to water safety issues.
There are about 40 members of the Monterey flotilla who augment duties of the Coast Guard through vehicle safety checks and other efforts.
MST wins grants to aid the disabled
Monterey-Salinas Transit was awarded $3.7 million in grants Monday from Caltrans for programs to help low-income and disabled people commute.
The money will be used for more than a dozen projects, including direct service between Monterey and Santa Cruz.
For information, see www.mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1.
Diet firm settles suit for $800,000
A Delaware-based company has agreed to settle a lawsuit, which claims it mislead consumers with diet sprinkles, for $800,000.
Sensa Products LLC and Intelligent Beauty Inc.'s diet claimed to have a scientifically proven product which allowed consumers to lose weight by sprinkling various flavors of "tastants" on their food.
The lawsuit was filed in Santa Cruz County on Nov.
In the settlement, the companies agreed not to make any claims about the efficiency of their product without reliable scientific evidence.