A local heart surgeon has been charged with sexual battery. That after 2 employees of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital reported that they saw him groping a patient after he performed surgery.
A 20 year-old King City woman is accused of conning a man to drive her to an isolated area, where she robbed and then pistol-whipped her victim. Although the incident was perpetrated last month, Tania Esmerelda Ortiz was just arrested this week. She was booked into Monterey county jail.
The 28th annual Sea Otter Classic kicked off yesterday at the newly-named WeatherTech Laguna Seca. Thousands of mountain bikers are running in dozens of races from now through Sunday. The Sea Otter Classic is one of the largest biking events in the world. People can expect a lot of traffic near the raceway (which is off of Highway 68).
Mostly because of all the wood-stoves in the San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz county has once again received a grade of “F” for its air quality. The American Lung Association reported 12 days of unhealthy air, based on monitoring particle pollution from 2014 to 2016, down from 37 days four years ago — however, that’s not enough improvement to warrant a better grade. Santa Cruz county began getting a failing grade in 2015 after a new air monitor documented the pollution problem in San Lorenzo Valley. There are 4 seasonal monitors that are at Cal-Fire In Felton, San Lorenzo Valley Middle School In Felton, Zayante Fire Station And Boulder Creek Fire.
Having looked at 3 options, officials now plan to merge the 2 swimming pools at Gilroy High School. The 5 million dollar pool renovation will create a 25 by 35 meter pool, which means the school’s water polo team will finally be able to practice in a regulation water polo pool. The renovation will also include a new tiled pool deck, A-D-A gate upgrades, restrooms, and showers. The project is expected to take 6 to 9 months to complete.
San Benito county jail is in the process of being expanded. The 22-million dollar jail “podular” expansion project is designed to provide more space for inmates who are serving longer sentences than they used to. The jail will offer educational opportunities aimed at equipping those inside with real-world skills they can use upon their release.
A 15 year-old was arrested this afternoon, in connection with the April 8th shooting death of a man in front of the Emerald Bay Apartments on Soquel Drive In Santa Cruz county. The juvenile was already in custody for a probation violation, that took place the day after 26 year-old Ivan Villalobos was killed. The teen now faces murder, and attempted murder charges.
The big sister of Shaun And Delylah Tara took the stand today during the double murder trial of Gonzalo Curiel. One of the things she said was that she thought she was going to die at the age of 9 years-old. The 3 children were in the care of their aunt, Tami Hunstman….and her boyfriend Gonzalo Curiel.
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