Coming up May 1st, new “Green Cards” (that are issued) will look different. The Permanent Resident Cards, which have new graphics, are said to be more tamper-resistant. It will still be green, and will include images of the Statue Of Liberty and the U.S. Flag. newly re-designed Employment Authorization Documents are also expected to be released May 1st.
The city of Salinas has tied with several other cities for its air quality. A spokesperson for the American Lung Association says that Salinas tied for cleanest city (as far as air quality) based on its zero unhealthy ozone days, and one of the lowest particle pollution levels. The city is said to benefit from its coastal influence, as well as some other factors.
Pacific Grove city council members are expected to approve a new tide pools project when they meet tonight. If the project is approved, funds would be used to re-work a section of the local coastline (along Oceanview Boulevard) that connects Lovers Point With Asilomar State Beach. Tonight’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Construction management firms Griffin Structures and Swinerton Builders, as well as architects from LPA incorporated, have been chosen by the Salinas City Council to work on the new Salinas Police station. The new public safety center will be located at 312 East Alisal Sreet. It will replace the existing station that was built in 1958 on Lincoln Street. The development team and city are working toward opening the new facility in October of 2019.
(11:00) Watsonville - The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce Business expo and Agriculture’s Business Expo, “Making Connections,” will take place tomorrow at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Admission is free and open to the public. The expo is form 4-7 p.m. in the Crosetti Hall at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave. More information is available at: pajarovalleychamber.com.
(10:35) Watsonville - The Annual Police In Pursuit event will be held this Friday in Watsonville. The fundraiser helps support the Special Olympics Northern California. Local Law enforcement will race in retired police vehicles, in a 12-lap competition at Ocean Speedway. The Police in Pursuit event will start at 6 p.m. this Friday at Ocean Speedway, 2601 E Lake Avenue. Tickets start at $15. More information is available at www.sonc.org.
(10:00) Carmel - The California Attorney General’s Office filed a civil lawsuit seeking to recover thousands of dollars from two Carmel charities that they believe scammed donors. The Coast Equine Rescue and Retirement (CCERR) and Wounded Warriors Support Group (WWSG) are run by a family of four, that claim to rescue horses and support wounded veterans with therapeutic riding. The law suit states that the Gregory’s charities raised over $782,000 between 2014 and 2015 and spent the money on buying cars, traveling and paying off credit card debts. To read the full law suit filed visit www. alameda.courts.ca.gov
(08:45) Santa Cruz - The UC Santa Cruz Police Department announced there will be an increase in law enforcement on campus tomorrow. An unsanctioned gathering known as 4-20 is expected to take place throughout the day and may create traffic disruptions and hazards. There will be an increase in law enforcement looking for individuals in violation of the law, including the possession of and/or using marijuana and alcohol or other drugs; and will enforce unpermitted vending of any merchandise, food, or medical marijuana on the campus. The Santa Cruz Area CHP will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the west side of the campus.
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