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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

After years of praying for rain, Santa Cruz County has had more than its fill. Looking for something to bet on now that the Super Bowl is in the past? Try betting on whether 17 will stay open!

Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(17:13) SALINAS- The victim of a fatal shooting in Salinas last Thursday has been identified. Police have identified the man who was shot on the 2100 block of North Main Street as 43 year old Jess Gonzales. Gonzales was shot and killed as he walked home from a store at about 11:30 p.m. He was Salinas’s 12th homicide victim of the year.

 

(16:37) SCOTS VALLEY- Friday’s rains triggered a Highway 17 landslide in the early afternoon. The slide took place in southbound lanes near Pastiempo Drive shortly after 12 p.m. The slide backed up traffic for several miles until the roadway was cleared. Both lanes were reopened a t about 4 p.m.

(16:27) BOULDER CREEK- The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced a planned burn. The department announced that starting today (Monday) crews are planning to ignite up to 30 slash piles up at Castle Rock State Park, off of Highway 35. The burns wikll be conducted throughout the week as weather conditions allow. The operation is designed as a wildfire prevention measure.

 

 

(16:18)KING CITY- The King City Police Department has arrested a person of interest in last weeks shootings. As part of an going investigation into shootings Silver Saddle Motel, four search warrants were served at 7 a.m. Friday. Police arrested 19 year old Branson Barber arrested on charges of possession of an unlawful and unregistered assault rifle. Anyone with any information on the shootings is encouraged to contact King City police.

(15:55) SALINAS- A Salinas shooting left one man dead on Saturday. Authorities say that incident took place shortly after 11 p.m. on the 200 block of Dennis Avenue where police responded to multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival patrol units located two related victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. A 31 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene a 33 year old victim was hospitalized. Witness accounts say that two armed men approached the cousins and opened fire.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.

 

(15:25) SANTA CRUZ- A veterans resume building workshop is planned for Tuesday. The two hour class will focus on teaching veterans on how to translate their military occupation and experience into marketable job skills, and how to format the information into a professional style resume. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street in Santa Cruz.

(17:15)SANTA CRUZ- Janus of Santa Cruz Sobering Center has served 1000 intoxicated persons. The facility was designed with a goal of keeping chronic drunk in public offenders out of jail and off the streets. The center frees up police resources and jail space. The Janus Sobering Center is a 10-bed facility with separate spaces for men and women. The center is open 24 hours, 7 days per week and staffed with trained counselors and medical professionals. The Janus Sobering Center is located at 265 Water Street, across from the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

 

 

 

 

(16:49) LOS LOMAS- A Los Lomas man was arrested on multiple charges on Thursday.  Shortly before 12 noon, multiple law enforcement agencies served a warrant on the 300 block of Berry Road. A search uncovered two firearms, ammunition, six ounces of methamphetamines, twelve ounces of cocaine, two ounces of heroin, narcotics paraphernalia and seized over $13,000 in cash. One of the firearms was reported stolen from Salinas. Police also recovered six stolen cars. 27 year old Gustavo Uribe Jr. was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a controlled substance while armed, child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and resisting/delaying a peace officer.

 

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