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(07:45) Salinas - A witness has come forward in connection with the hit-and-run that took place on Monday on W. Laurel Dr. and Legion, in Salinas.  The witness described the suspect vehicle as a light colored Sports Utility Vehicle or Van, and was seen driving eastbound on E. Laurel Dr. when it struck the pedestrian, and fled.  The victim remains in critical condition.   Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department.

(07:25) The California Department of Transportation announced it reopened a storm-damaged portion of Highway 35 near the Santa Cruz county line yesterday at 9:00 am.  The 200-foot section of highway was completely washed away by severe storms last February.  Another storm-damaged section of Highway 35, located one mile from this project, also reopened yesterday morning.

(06:55) Monterey - Caltrans is scheduled to conduct a public auction for a parcel of excess land in Monterey County this month.  Prospective bidders may visit the site at 17877 Cross Road in Prunedale tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, and on January 18 from 10 to 11 am.  The auction will be held at the Caltrans Construction Office at 8115 Prunedale North Road, in Prunedale.  For more information call (805) 541-5405 

 

 

(06:35) The Caltrans Monterey Maintenance team is scheduled to perform bridge repair tomorrow on southbound Highway 1 in south Marina.  The southbound Number 3 (far right) lane of Highway 1 will be closed at First Street undercrossing from 9 am until 1 pm.  Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through Highway work zones.

 

(06:20) Santa Cruz - Authorities reported that a 27-year-old man, from Santa Cruz, was arrested yesterday in connection to a burglary that took place in Scotts Valley.  The suspect was caught on Security video Sunday night in the Whispering Pines neighborhood.  After a picture of the suspect was shared on several social media sites, officers spotted him yesterday in San Lorenzo Park, and he was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.   

Chefs,  who  wish  to  take  part  in  next  month’s  37th  annual  Santa  Cruz  Clam  Chowder  Cook-Off,   need  to  register  for  the  “rain  or  shine”  event.   The  2-day  benefit  is  slated  to  be  held  February  24th  and  25th.     Amateur,  and  professional,  chefs  who  wish  to  take  part  need  to  register  by  January  26th.      Entry  forms  and  rules  can  be  found  on-line  at: 

                             BeachBoardwalk.com/clamchowder

…..or  by  calling  Santa  Cruz  Parks  And  Recreation.  

 All  proceeds  from  the  event  will  go  to  Santa  Cruz  Parks  And  Recreation.

A  workshop  about  regulations  for  short  term  rentals  in  Big  Sur  is  slated  to  be  held  tomorrow  in  Salinas.    Big  Sur  residents  have  lobbied  to  establish  their  own  set  of  regulations  for  short  term  rentals,  instead  of  being  under  the  county’s  short  term  rental  rules.    The workshop starts at 1:30 p.m  tomorrow,  in  the  county  building located at 168 W. Alisal.

A  local  organization  is  still  accepting  applications  for  the  2018  Jimmie  Cox  Memorial  Scholarship.     The  $4,000  award  will  go  to  a  new,  or  returning, college  student,   who  is  majoring  in  agriculture.     Eligible  students  must  be  attending,  or  have  attended,  a  school  in  the  Pajaro  Valley  Unified School  District,   or  be  a  member  of  the  Santa Cruz County  Farm  Bureau.    Criteria  for  the  scholarship  are  based  on  student  leadership  skills,   a  demonstrated  commitment  to  the  industry,  good  grades and  financial  need.

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