UC Santa Cruz has announced it has chosen new head coaches for 3 positions that opened last June. Former Cross Country and Track And Field coaches were unexpectedly released from their contracts before they were set to expire. The University stated they wanted to go in a different direction, and now they have promoted their Assistant Coaches into the Head Coaching positions instead: David Klech for Cross Country and Track And Field; Lauren Nadler for Women’s Soccer; and Matt Nauman for Swim And Diving Teams. Track and soccer will start next week, while swim will start in early September.
A thousand animals were found at an illegal boarding facility in Soledad. The Spca and the Monterey County Building And Planning Department inspected the building on Metz Road August 9th . The SPCA took the animals that were in the most severe conditions to a veterinarian for medical treatment. The Monterey County Building And Planning Department has ordered the owner to shut his facility down. The SPCA is contacting the owners of the animals.
Some Salinas High School students are traveling to the “path of totality” with their teacher. The astronomy students are going with Philip Deutschle to Oregon, to witness next Monday’s total eclipse of the sun.
The Salinas City Council has passed a new resolution about how commercial cannabis permits will be issued. Council members have included an increase in the number of locations where cannabis can be grown, manufactured, and/or dispensed. How the city plans to tax the business, once the state law goes into effect, was also addressed.
A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge is working to determine whether to try 17 year-old A.J. Gonzalez as an adult, or a child. Gonzalez has been charged with 7 felonies in connection with the 2015 killing of 8 year-old “Maddy” Middleton. The little girl is believed to have been lured into her neighbor’s apartment before she was attacked, and stabbed….and then her body was tossed into a recycle bin at their apartment complex. The question is whether the treatment, and rehabilitation services, offered in juvenile court fit Gonzalez’ needs at this point.
A man, who illegally dumped trash in Boulder Creek this morning has been arrested. Nicholas Gullicksen, who was spotted dropping trash along Bear Creek Road, was found to be driving on a suspended license….and had an active warrant out for his arrest. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
A 57 year-old drunk driver was arrested after he crashed his car on Highway 1 this morning. The 11 a.m. accident occurred when Stephen Dewitt, who was under the influence at the time, lost control of his jeep near Buena Vista Drive. His vehicle crashed into a “report drunk drivers” sign on the side of the road.
(08:55) Salinas - Recruiters for the Salinas Police Department will be at the Northridge Mall next month to answer questions and provide information about becoming part of their team. Recruiters will be at Northridge Mall near Starbucks coffee from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.
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