The 215-acre Beaver Fire, burning in San Benito county, is now 98 percent contained, while the Dinosaur Fire, burning off Highway 152 and Dinosaur Point Road in Merced County is 80 percent contained. The Dinosaur Fire began this morning, and has burned 180 acres.
A number of schools in Salinas are continuing to serve lunches throughout the summer. The Seamless Summer Feed program is open to those people who are 18 years-old or younger. There is no enrollment paperwork, or income qualifications, required to get the free meals that are served at: Sherwood, Natividad, Boronda Meadows, Henry F Kammann, Roosevelt And Mission Park Elementary Schools and Hacienda Community Center.
The Veterans Transition Center in Marina is working to create permanent housing for eligible veterans. The 30 million dollar development is being called Lightfighter Village. It’s located on a 2.38 acre parcel of land that is expected to include a 3-story, 71-unit structure, that will enable currently homeless veterans to live there in perpetuity. They would also be able to continue to access their supportive services.
There are also plans for some Higher Density Housing, as well as some room for a Tiny Home Village nearby.
Lightfighter will be open to all veterans who meet program guidelines that include income limits for Low (and Extremely-Low) Income Housing, Homeless Status, and the Prioritization Of Need…as determined by the Veteran’s Administration.
If all goes as planned, construction could begin on the project in the Fall of 2019.
Prescribed Burns are scheduled to be done on the Former Fort Ord, between July 1st and December 31st. The 2 burns total 430 acres in 2 different areas. The first (which is inside the impact area in the southern portion of the munitions response area near Laguna Seca is already ready to go; while work still needs to be done to get the 2nd area (in the northern portion of the Fort Ord National Monument) ready.
A Moss Landing man has been sentenced to spend 50 years to life in prison. Jose De Jesus Estrada was found guilty last month of committing a first degree murder, discharging a firearm causing death, and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of law enforcement officers. All of those crimes were committed in February of 2017.
Firefighters with Cal-Fire have been called out to a car fire on westbound Highway 152 near Dinosaur Point Road. A number of callers have said the vehicle is on the right hand shoulder, at the top of the Summit.
The southbound Highway 101 left turn lane at Spence Road near Salinas was closed around 5:30 this morning, due to a 2 vehicle accident. That after a semi truck went across the highway and hit a car shortly after 5 a.m. 1 person suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to Natividad Medical Center for treatment.
2 men were arrested this morning in connection with coordinating parties in vacant homes in Monterey county. 18 year-old Monterey resident Christian Lee Baney, and 19 year-old Soledad resident Luis Angel Navarette were booked into Monterey county jail.
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