(07:35) A San Jose woman who died after she fell off a cliff, north of Santa Cruz, has been indentified. 20 year-old Jennifer Diaz Ocampo fell more than 150 feet at 4:00 on Monday afternoon from Davenport Beach. Witnesses reported that Ocampo was standing one foot away from Cliff’s Edge, when the ground crumbled away. Ocampo succumbed to her injuries as she was being transported to a trauma center.
(06:55) King City - A man was shot in the arm in a gang related shooting in King City last night. The shooting took place on the 500 block of Van Nort Street. Witnesses described the suspect’s car as a grey SUV, which was spotted a short time later on the 600 block of Oates Avenue. Officers detained all four passengers in the SUV.
PAUL’S SLIDE (ON THE BIG SUR COAST) HAS BEEN CLEARED BY CALTRANS CREWS THROUGH THE USE OF BOULDER BLASTING, AND HIGHWAY 1 IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BETWEEN NACIMIENTO-FERGUESSON ROAD (TO THE SOUTH) AND THE SOUTH END OF WHERE THE PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE USED TO BE. ONE-WAY REVERSING TRAFFIC CONTROL IS IN EFFECT WHERE PAUL’S SLIDE WAS. SINCE THE NEW PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE IS NOT IN PLACE YET, DRIVERS CANNOT ACCESS BIG SUR FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 1……AND THE AREA BETWEEN MUD CREEK SLIDE AND THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY LINE CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED FROM THE SAN LUIS OBISPO SIDE. ALTHOUGH THE MUD CREEK SLIDE MAY NOT BE CLEARED FOR A YEAR OR MORE, THE NEW PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE IS EXPECTED TO BE OPEN IN SEPTEMBER.
Some first time home buyers, and low-income renters in Santa Cruz may be eligible for help covering their down-payments or rent. That’s because of a 1 million dollar grant from the California Department Of Housing And Community Development to Santa Cruz. The grant is part of the 16 Home Investment Partnerships Program.
The Algae Warnings at Lake San Antonio have been downgraded from “danger” to “caution”. Even though the threat of contaminated water has been reduced, people are still encouraged to use bottled water for cooking and drinking. The water at Lake San Antonio will continue to be tested, and visitors are advised to check the status of the Algae Warnings at the entrance to the lake.
A serious traffic accident in Scotts Valley today led to the closure of a portion of Lockewood Lane, and a power outage. The majority of P.G. & E. customers have already had their power restored, and the rest are expected to have their electricity back by 11 o’clock tonight.
A 45 year-old bicyclist was airlifted to a bay area trauma center in critical condition this morning, after he was hit by a car in Watsonville. The 5 a.m. accident occurred on Lee Road, north of West Beach Street. Anyone with information about the wreck is encouraged to call the Traffic Division of the Watsonville Police Department.
2 fires have burned thousands of acres in south Monterey county. The more than 48-thousand 800 acre Garza Fire, which began July 9th near Avenal in Kings County, has been burning north and west into Monterey county….and towards the 13-hundred acre Park Fire. The Garza Fire is 97 percent contained, although smoke from it is expected to be visible for several more days. The Park Fire, which began yesterday, is 15 percent contained, and threatening 5 structures. Coalinga Road is closed between Highway 198 and Joaquin Canyon Road. The cause of both fires is still under investigation.
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