Chefs, who wish to take part in next month’s 37th annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off, need to register for the “rain or shine” event. The 2-day benefit is slated to be held February 24th and 25th. Amateur, and professional, chefs who wish to take part need to register by January 26th. Entry forms and rules can be found on-line at:
…..or by calling Santa Cruz Parks And Recreation.
All proceeds from the event will go to Santa Cruz Parks And Recreation.
A workshop about regulations for short term rentals in Big Sur is slated to be held tomorrow in Salinas. Big Sur residents have lobbied to establish their own set of regulations for short term rentals, instead of being under the county’s short term rental rules. The workshop starts at 1:30 p.m tomorrow, in the county building located at 168 W. Alisal.
A local organization is still accepting applications for the 2018 Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship. The $4,000 award will go to a new, or returning, college student, who is majoring in agriculture. Eligible students must be attending, or have attended, a school in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, or be a member of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau. Criteria for the scholarship are based on student leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to the industry, good grades and financial need.
In honor of Martin Luther King Junior, people are encouraged to sign up to volunteer for next Monday’s “Day Of Service”. There are numerous projects that are slated to be offered throughout the Santa Cruz county. People can either call the Volunteer Center Of Santa Cruz County, or go on-line to:
More than 600,000 more Toyotas and Lexus vehicles have been recalled. That’s due to a defective Takata airbag inflator that needs to be replaced. Owners of the involved vehicles are expected to be notified by March, and dealers will replace front passenger inflators or air bag assemblies.
A burglary suspect was caught-in-the-act early this morning after an alert citizen called police. 29 year-old Salinas resident Marcus Swingle was arrested around 4 a-m., after he was spotted breaking into a hardware store in pacific grove. He was booked into Monterey County Jail.
(08L15) Santa Cruz County - Authorities reported that 2 suspects accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from storage facilities in Santa Cruz County are in custody. Stephen Kennedy and Mckelle Lloyd were recently spotted on the 3700 block of Soquel Drive taking items from storage facility. Kennedy and Lloyd were arrested for burglary charges and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
(07:40) Monterey - A project to install a pre-cast bridge with a 36-inch water line across Highway 68 at the Monterey Fairgrounds Road Overcrossing, was postponed due to weather. An update will be provided later this week. Motorists may expect minimal delays when work resumes. For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County visit: dot.ca.gov.