A Seaside school district spokeswoman said that the school resource officers are the only people authorized to carry firearms on campus. Seaside High School officials are investigating why the teacher, who accidentally fired off a handgun in his classroom yesterday, had the gun at school to begin with….and whether any school official was aware of his intention to bring a handgun into his Administrative Justice class (for his lesson on gun safety). Students at Seaside High School have been gathering signatures to try and get their teacher back into the classroom.
A surfer, known as “The Godfather Of Santa Cruz”, has died. Vince Collier was 57 years-old when he died last week after suffering a heart attack in Mexico. He had just finished a surf session at El Mojon Beach in San Miguel Del Puerto, and was walking back to his lodging when his heart attack occurred. Collier is survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and his 2 daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Rita.
A Seaside man has pleaded “No Contest” to killing his mother and stabbing his brother. 28 year-old Andrew Zapanta was reportedly high on methamphetamine in March of 2016 when he grabbed 2 kitchen knives and started to slash at himself. His mother and brother tried to get the knives away from him, and he stabbed his mother and slashed at his brother. When law enforcement officers arrived, Zapanta was kneeling over his dead mother, asking for help. Zapanta, who faces 20 years-to-life in prison, is scheduled to return to a Monterey county courtroom April 12th for his sentencing.
A student has been arrested in connection with threats made yesterday at a Morgan Hill high school. The written threat was found at Ann Sobrato High School, on Burnett Avenue. The student was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
(11:15) Marina - A solo car crash caused traffic delays this morning in Marina. The crash took place around 8:45 a-m at Reservation and Blanco Road. The driver suffered minor injuries.
(08:25) Monterey - Monterey County Health Department announced that the public should avoid contact with the Monterey County beaches because of the recent rain. A rain advisory has been posted for all the beaches. The public should avoid contact with the ocean for three days after a rain event.
(08:00) Boulder Creek - The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is accepting applications for watershed education projects from now until April 10th. The Watershed Education Grant Program provides grant funds for projects that educate students by integrating classroom watershed education with outdoor watershed education. Individuals, students, teachers, groups and organizations are eligible to apply. For more information visit: slvwd.com.
(07:45) Santa Cruz - The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, in Santa Cruz, is offering free admission this weekend for Science Sunday. A 1 hour lecture is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. For more information visit: seymourcenter.ucsc.edu
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