(07:50) Santa Cruz - The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Department of Philanthropy announced that the third annual “Step into Fashion” fundraiser is scheduled to be held next month. The designers will donate 25 percent of their sales to support cancer patients in Santa Cruz County. Admission is $15 per person and includes free parking. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the Coconut Grove, located at 400 Beach Street, in Santa Cruz. To purchase tickets visit: StepIntoFashion.org.
(07:20) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz County Public Works Department announced that Jamison Creek Road will be subject to road delays next week. Crews are scheduled to work from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on Monday through Wednesday, March 21st. For more information on this project visit: sccroadclousure.org.
(07:10) Santa Cruz County - The County of Santa Cruz Environmental Health Department announced that Main Beach, Seacliff State Beach and Rio Del Mar State Beach have elevated bacteria levels. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water at these locations. For more information visit: Scceh.com
Cabrillo College’s Ethics Bowl Team is now ranked 7th in the nation. that after the team advanced through the Regionals to get to the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. this year Cabrillo’s team consisted of Liv Johansson, Cameron Ellis, Connor Degraff, Jane Tobias, and Ella Carrol….and the team’s coaches were Claudia Close and Nancy Brown.
A reception is slated to be held tomorrow to celebrate the Farr Legacy Collection that is now at C-S-U Monterey Bay. The collection includes documents regarding the public service careers of former local congressman Sam Farr, and his father (former local state senator Fred Farr). The reception is scheduled to take place from 5 – 7 p.m. at C.S.U.M.B. ‘S Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library.
Four local 8th graders suffered minor injuries this morning. The Dual Language Academy students were injured when a hit-and-run driver‘s vehicle hit their school bus. The Seaside students were headed to U.C. Berkeley on a field trip, when their bus was struck (while on northbound Highway 101 near Oakland Road in San Jose).
The deadline has been extended for Cal-Am Water to complete the permitting process for the company’s desalination project. The California Public Utilities Commission made that ruling yesterday. Cal-Am now has until the end of the year to complete the C.P.U.C. permitting process….instead of June.
A 44 year-old Salinas man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for molesting a teenage family member. Although the girl said she tried to push Eliseo Osuna Reyes, he continued. Reyes was convicted of a violent felony, so he will need to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he can be released. Once released from prison, he will need to register as a sexual offender.