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After eventful decade, county’s top health official signs off
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Rama Khalsa’s first week on the job wasn’t exactly one from the management textbooks.

There were 2,000 goats being kept for valuable biotech research causing trouble on a North Coast farm. Goats being goats, they’d turned a coastal bluff into a moonscape, and left a huge mess behind to boot.

“I was just amazed. They were even in the trees. I’ve never seen goats climb trees. If there was a leaf on the tree, they were there,” said Khalsa, who directs the county’s Health Services Agency.

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