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    'Hidden treasure' closes Jolon Road

    Device resembled explosives, detonated by bomb squad

    By JULIA REYNOLDS
    Herald Staff Writer

    A contraption placed in an oak tree as part of a game played by local "geocachers" prompted the deployment of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office bomb squad.

    Deputies responded to a call Monday reporting a possible explosive device on Jolon Road, three miles south of King City.


    Trackstick Get's Googled

    The Trackstick Pro is a tiny GPS recorder intended as a low cost alternative to real time tracking devices. Tracksticks are GPS data loggers capable of continuously recording their own location histories for extended periods of time. The Trackstick Pro can be hard wired, covertly installed or run off of the included cigarette lighter plug. It is the perfect solution for companies and individuals looking for a way to track, record and validate the location of anything that moves. As with all of Telespial Systems products, the Trackstick Pro integrates seamlessly into Google Earth for unrivaled mapping and use worldwide.

    Trackstick Get's Googled

    The Trackstick Pro is a tiny GPS recorder intended as a low cost alternative to real time tracking devices. Tracksticks are GPS data loggers capable of continuously recording their own location histories for extended periods of time. The Trackstick Pro can be hard wired, covertly installed or run off of the included cigarette lighter plug. It is the perfect solution for companies and individuals looking for a way to track, record and validate the location of anything that moves. As with all of Telespial Systems products, the Trackstick Pro integrates seamlessly into Google Earth for unrivaled mapping and use worldwide.

    A Quest For The Perfect GPS by Billy Bert

    So you've finally decided you're going to purchase a GPS unit. Now the only question is what to get.

    In an ideal world, the GPS unit you purchased would be portable, have great battery life, be able to hold all maps in memory, give perfect driving directions, have a bright color screen, plan an alternate route in heavy traffic, be rugged and waterproof, and be able to communicate easily with other electronic devices. And, you would get all of this at an affordable price.


    How to Choose a GPS by Billy Bert

    You've heard that new sport, geocaching, is fun. Or, you're tired of getting lost on your travels. Welcome to the 21st century. Global Postioning System (GPS) has been around long enough that prices are reasonable and the technology is user-friendly. With myriad brands and models, how to choose?


    It all started on May 2, 2000 with the removal of selective availability by the White House. (Selective Availability is the intentional modification of GPS signal to degrade accuracy of readings) At that moment, the GPS receiver became 10 times more accurate.


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