A 32 year-old man was arrested in Salinas Chinatown after he was found to be in possession of 23.1 grams of marijuana and 600 dollars in cash. After arresting the man, it was discovered that he had hidden 43.2 grams of crack cocaine and 1 gram of heroin internally. He was booked into Monterey county jail.
The body of an 8 foot-long Great White Shark washed up below Seascape Beach Resort yesterday. Why the 500 pound young male shark died will hopefully be discovered during a necropsy….that is being handled by U.C. – Santa Cruz.
Taco Tuesday takes place every 3rd Tuesday throughout the summer. Tomorrow evening’s event is scheduled to take place in the Felton Covered Bridge Park from 5:00 - 7:30 . G’s Mexican Tacos, and El Buen Taco expect to be on-hand and serving their food.
Although no one was injured, 69 people were displaced by a 2-alarm fire at the Torch Lite Inn in Santa Cruz early this morning. the structure fire, which was determined to have been caused by an electrical malfunction in the attic, was called in just after 2 a.m. After firefighters put out the blaze on the 500 block of Riverside Avenue, they escorted people back to their rooms to get their belongings. The Red Cross provided food and water, and assisted the occupants in finding alternate housing for the night.
A wildfire broke out in Morgan Hill on Saturday. At about 12:30 p.m. the CHP shut down Dewitt Avenue near Price Drive while fire crews fought the blaze. By 1 p.m. the fire no longer posed a threat to any structures. The wildfire was contained to 5 acres. The cause of the blaze is unknown.
Salinas police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Friday night. Authorities say that a 21 year old male in a parked vehicle near the 400 block of Carol Drive was approached by several individuals. A physical altercation broke out and then the victim was fatally shot by at least one of the assailants. It is unclear at this time if the shooting was gang related.
A California law permitting the terminally ill to take their own lives has been reinstated. The law was ruled illegal last month in a Superior Court. The End of Life Option Act allows terminally ill adult patients with the capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication. The law went into effect in June 2016.
FOLLOWING THE RECENT CONCLUSION THAT POWER TRANSMISSION LINES CAUSED MANY OF CALIFORNIA’S WILDFIRES, P,G & E IS IMPLEMENTING NEW POLICY. RECENTLY THE COMPANY BEGAN NOTIFYING BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY WILDFIRE SAFETY PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM SHUTS OFF THE POWER TO HIGH FIRE RISK AREAS IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME WEATHER, SUCH AS HIGH WINDS. P, G & E IS ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES IF YOU RESIDE IN AN AREA DESIGNATED BY THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION AS HIGH RISK. THE FIRE RISK AREAS CAN BE VIEWED AT:CPUC.CA.GOV/FIRE THREAT MAPS
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