Storm repair is scheduled to begin again Sunday night on Highway 17. This time workers will be constructing a soil nail wall (to repair eroded slopes) on the southbound side of the roadway south of East Main Street in Los Gatos. 1 lane is slated to be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, and between midnight and 7 a.m. on weekends. Changeable message signs are scheduled to be in place to alert drivers to the roadwork. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area and please “slow
For the cone zone.”
A bill by local Assemblymen Mark Stone was approved today by the housing and community development committee. If signed into law, Ab-1269 would establish a process for the investigation (and mediation) of the Mobile Home Residency Law. More than 700-thousand people in California are said to live in mobile home parks, and this could give them a way, other than litigation, to get their potentially substandard living situations cleared up. AB-1269 goes next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
A 30-day extension has been granted so a warming center in Salinas can remain open for a while longer. The shelter has always been designed to be a short-term solution, for a long-term need. The extension was granted by board members of the Transportation Agency Of Monterey County, which owns the property where the shelter is located….which is at 20 West Market Street.
A 45 year-old Salinas man has been sentenced to spend more than 61 years behind bars. Tyrone Fowler was found guilty of raping a 15 year-old girl in his home, while his wife was not there. Fowler had reportedly been out on parole for a year, after a murder conviction, when committed the sexual assault of the teen.
(14:45) Live oak - A man on a motorcycle was arrested during a traffic stop in Live Oak today. A Deputy conducted a records check on the motorcycle and determined it was stolen. The motorcyclist was identified as Bryan Tennyson, who had an unrelated warrant for his arrest. Tennyson was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
(10:55) Monterey County - The county is requesting an extension on the Monterey County's homeless shelter contract, which is up at the end of this month. The shelter is located on Market Street in Downtown Salinas. The shelter was always meant to be a temporary solution, and was scheduled to be knocked down in September for the railway extension project. The purpose of the project is to bring a commuter service to Salinas. The county has requested a lease extension on their dollar per month lease through June, then month to month afterward. Salinas Valley Chamber and Salinas City Center are against the lease extension. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County owns the building and will meet today to make their decision.
(10:15) Congressman Panetta sent a letter to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him and his administration to collaborate with congress to improve our nation’s immigration system. The bipartisan letter highlights the critical role that immigrants play in California’s agriculture industry, which feds the world. To view the full letter sent to President Trump visit: pantetta.house.gov.
(08:55) Salinas - CSUMB will be hosting a discussion on immigration in Salinas today. The panel discussion will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the National Steinbeck Center, located at 1 Main Street, Oldtown Salinas. The discussion is free and open to the public.