SANTA CRUZ OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED A RIVER PADDLE EVENT.   THE SAN LORENZO RIVER ALLIANCE AND THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ REVEALED THE FIRST TWO DATES FOR THE 2014 RIVER PADDLE SERIES TO TAKE PLACE ON THE SAN LORENZO RIVER.    THE SERIES IS DESIGNED TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO THE RIVER FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS.    DURING THE EVENT, PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ALONG THE SAN LORENZO RIVER BY CANOES, KAYAKS, ROWBOATS, AND PADDLEBOARDS.   THE NEXT PADDLE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY AT NOON.

 

 

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A MONTEREY BUILDING WAS EVACUATED YESTERDAY AFTER A CEILING FAN OVERHEATED.   FIRE CREWS ARRIVED AT THE BUILDING ON THE 8-HUNDRED BLOCK OF CANNERY ROW NEAR DAVID AVENUE AT 2 P-M AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF BLACK SMOKE COMING FROM THE CEILING.   SEVERAL BUSINESSES WERE ASKED TO EXIT THE BUILDING WHILE THE SOURCE OF THE SMOKE WAS INVESTIGATED. THE SMOKE WAS TRACED TO AN OVERHEATING CEILING FAN.   THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE DEFECTIVE FAN IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

 

 

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AN ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH IN SALINAS HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES.    OFFICIALS SAY 55-YEAR-OLD RONALD STEVENS WAS CAUGHT BUYING COCAINE BEHIND NORTH SALINAS HIGH SCHOOL AROUND 4 P-M YESTERDAY (WED).   THE ARREST WAS MADE AFTER A SEVERAL WEEK INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING REPORTS OF DRUG DEALS NEAR CAMPUS.  THE ALLEGED DRUG-DEALER, 56-YEAR-OLD ALBERTO MANRIQUEZ, WAS ALSO ARRESTED.

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