(09:50) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz Police Department is hosting a BADGES (Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped) detail today. The purpose of this detail is to stop aggressive driving and to reduce traffic violations and collisions throughout the city. Traffic officers from agencies throughout the country will be joining up with the SCPD’s Traffic Unit for enforcement and educational stops throughout the city.
(07:10) Due to popular demand The California Highway Patrol is offering another free traffic safety program for senior drivers. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics of discussion will include: How to tune up driving skills, learning about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them and understanding the alternatives to driving. The class will be held Friday, August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Aptos Library, located at 7695 Soquel Drive. To make a reservation call 831- 662-0511.
(06:50) Santa Cruz - A driver was arrested after he led a deputy on a car and foot chase on Monday night in Santa Cruz. The driver, Johannes Valenzuela, had a fake license plate and a stolen bike worth 3-thousand 500 dollars in the bed of the truck. Valenzuela was booked into jail on several charges including felony evading, possession of stolen property and a parole violation.
The founder of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation is scheduled to present findings tomorrow, about the growing presence of juvenile Great White Sharks in the Monterey Bay. Sean Van Sommeran plans to talk about the migration patterns and conservation status of the local juvenile sharks. The event is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Museum Of Natural History, which is located at 1305 East Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz.
A driver was airlifted to a Bay Area trauma center early this morning after crashing a car into a wall. The shortly-after-midnight incident occurred on the 2100 block of Del Monte. Although the car caught fire with the driver still inside, the critically injured driver was able to get out of the car.