Work on the Salinas River Bridge Widening Project, on Eastbound Highway 68, is nearly done….but before it is, drivers in the area are once again running into alternating lane closures. The work, which is being done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday is between Hunter Lane and Reservation Road.
Santa Cruz High School was placed on Lockdown for a while this afternoon. That after a fight erupted between 2 groups on the 500 block of Lincoln Street, and a gun was spotted in one person’s waistband. Anyone with information about the fight is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department.
2 Morgan Hill men have been honored for being Good Samaritans last year. Last January, Miguel Florez And Jose Perez stopped to help some people get out of their truck before it burst into flames. After being involved in a 3-vehicle crash. Investigators said that if Florez and Perez had not stopped at the scene of the 3-vehicle accident, and provided assistance….the driver and the passenger in the truck would have died.
Although all businesses on Highway 1 between Carmel and Cambria are open, due to the Mud Creek Slide, Highway 1 remains closed between just south of Gorda, to just north of Salmon Creek. Cal-Trans still hopes to be able to reopen that section of the coast highway by late this summer. The Mud Creek Slide involved more than 5 million cubic yards of mud, dirt, rocks and debris. Along with obliterating that section of Highway 1, it changed the shape of the coastline in that area.
Surveillance video footage has shown the shoplifter, and the skateboard, used to hit a store employee on Sunday. The shoplifter reportedly hit the outdoor world employee in the face with the skateboard, when the employee asked the shoplifter to return the merchandise. Anyone with information about the 6:50 p.m. incident on River Street is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department.
A big rig carrying 70 thousand pounds of sardines was reportedly blocking the northbound lanes of Highway 17 near the summit. 1 lane has reportedly been opened, however, a heavy duty tow truck has been called for.
The passenger in a car involved in a 4-vehicle chain reaction crash on southbound Highway 101 this morning, was declared dead at the scene. The crash occurred just before 11 o’clock just south of the airport in Salinas. All lanes finally re-opened just before 1 p.m., although the traffic remained slow in that area for a while longer.
The Scotts Valley Community Theater Guild is launching a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the funds needed to build a cultural center and theater in the empty space next to the public library on kings village road. They’ll be having a kick off event at Togo’s Sandwiches at 266 Mount Hermom Rd. Friday the 28th from 6-9 p.m. Twenty percent of the sales from Togo’s starting from 3-9 p.m. will be donated to the cause. For more information visit gofundme.com
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