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  • 101 Roadwork-7/27/17-1630-PMD

    There will be alternating lane closures on Southbound U Highway 101 at Rocks and Cannon Roads. Caltrans is removing signs and replacing them beginning at 9:00 a.m. The closure should Read More
  • AgWorker Pesticide Study-7/27/17-1608-PMD

    The results of a study performed last summer on the effects of pesticide exposure on Salinas Valley residents are under preliminary review. The study used gps data and chemical sensitive Read More
  • SC Man Missing-7/27/17-1606-PMD

    The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating at risk missing man. 31 year old Mathew Harmon.Harmon was reported missing by friends and was last Read More
  • SC Hazmat Incident-7/27/17-1601

    Hazmat crews responded to a report of an unknown toxic substance behind a Santa Cruz dumpster yesterday (Thurs). Shortly before 7:30 a.m. crews from Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and Watsonville Read More
  • Sewage Closes Monterey Beach-7/27/17-1559-PMD

    A Monterey beach has been closed due to a sewage spill. City officials closed MacAbee Beach near Cannery Row after a sewage spill was reported on Tuesday. The beach will Read More
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Although  the  world’s  current  top  female  triathlete  lives  in  Corralitos,   she’s  not  home  much  these  days.     Katie  Zaferes  competes  internationally  in  the  World  Triathlon  Series,  and  other  pro  triathlon  circuits.      Last  Friday  she  was  in  Hamburg, Germany, and  this  weekend  she  plans  to  defend  her  number  1  ranking  in  Edmonton,  Alberta,  Canada.

The  first  Executive  Officer  for  Monterey  Bay  Community  Power  has  been  chosen.     Tom  Habashi,  who  has  been  the  C-E-O  of  Silicon  Valley  Clean  Energy  in  Santa  Clara  county  for  the  past  year,  will  direct  operationsregulatory  affairs,  and  outreach  for  Monterey  Bay  Community  Power.   The  group  hopes  to  provide  electricity  for  750-thousand  residents  (and  businesses)  in  Santa  CruzMonterey,  and  San  Benito  counties.

A 20 year-old man will be allowed to enter a plea Friday,  on the charges against him    Jacob Andrews was initially released without bail, after 31 year-old cyclist Jack Meehan was hit in Santa Cruz last October.    Andrews,  who  stayed  at  the  scene and complied with authorities,  is accused of Vehicular Manslaughter With Gross Negligence.

The  F-A-A  has  reported  that  they  have  made  progress  with  returning flights  to  the  old  flight  path  over  Santa  Cruz  county.     The  move  could  happen  within  the  next  2  years,   and  would  include  another  change  that  locals  might  like….to  have  planes  basically  glide  in  to  San  Francisco  Airport  (and  not  use  their  air  brakes  over  Santa  Cruz  county).      Since  the  change  to  the  current  flight  path,  airline  pilots  descending  into  SFO  have  had  to  alternately  brake  and  accelerate  over  CapitolaSoquel,  and  Scotts  Valley.

An  18  year-old  Soquel  High  School  student  has  been  sentenced  to  120  days  in  jail,  and  3  years  of  probation.    That  after  Andrew  Sultano  pleaded  “No  Contest”  to  taking  a  loaded  gun  to  school  in  June.  

(08:55) Salinas - The City of Salinas is looking for volunteers who are interested in serving on the Public Art Commission.   The Public Art Commission shall consist of seven members who are Practicing Arts Professionals.  The primary duty of the Public Art Commission is to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of the arts in the City by serving as the City's primary resource in matters of art, culture, public art, and cultural tourism.   For more information or to fill out an application visit: cityofsalinas.org. The Deadline is August 25.

 

(08:40) Cal Fire reported that as of this morning the Park fire burning at the border of Fresno and Monterey Counties is 99 percent contained.  The wildfire started around 6:30 p.m. on July 17th at Parkfield Road and Highway 198.  The fire has burned 16-thousand and 49 acres of brush, and is still threatening 5 structures.    The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.  

 

 

(08:35) The Detwiler fire, burning near Yosemite National Park, has burned 80-thousand acres and is 65 percent contained.  1500 structures are still threatened and evacuations orders and advisories are still in place.  63 homes have been destroyed.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.    

 

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