Seaside is set to see its first cannabis dispensary within the week. The 2,000-square-foot business is on the corner of Canyon Del Rey and Del Monte boulevards and is one of a dozen expected in the Seaside. The city issued 12 permits in the last year authorizing marijuana dispensaries, testing businesses and manufacturing operations.
The Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office is suing two companies after alleging they found dangerous levels of lead in baby formulas in toddler formula produced by them. The office announced Thursday it would join the state and nine other California district attorneys in the lawsuit against Nutraceutical Corp. and Graceleigh Inc. The lawsuit Nutraceutical’s Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme Formula and and Graceleigh’s Sammy’s Free Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula had lead levels above federal guidelines.
Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz still is on the 10 dirtiest beaches list. The list rates beaches on bacterial content in the water. For two years Cowell rated as the dirtiest beach before dropping to the third place in 2017. This year Cowell beach dropped to eighth place on the list.
An investigation has broken up an illegal fireworks importing operation. Cal Fire investigators arrested seven people across the state for the 30 year old illegal fireworks distribution ring. More than 115 thousand dollars in cash and more than 49 thousand pounds of fireworks were seized from locations in Copperopolis, Modesto, Salida, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Oakland. Fireworks start an estimated 18,500 fires in California annually.
Multiple law enforcement agencies including Homeland Security are investigating a legally permitted marijuana farm south of Salinas. The investigation was launched after Monterey County authorities checking on the permit compliance issues discovered a shipping container occupied by ten men and women from Mongolia and Laos. Human trafficking is suspected however it is unclear at this time if the suspected victims were being held against their will.
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A GREENFIELD MAN HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER. 23 YEAR OLD NICANOR DE JESUS SANCHEZ PLED GUILTY TO GROSS VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER WHILE INTOXICATED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FEBRUARY INCIDENT AT THE ELM AVENUE BRIDGE WHERE HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE, KNOCKING 3 VICTIMS INTO THE STORM SWOLLEN SALINAS RIVER. TWO OF THE VICTIMS WERE PULLED TO SAFETY, WHILE THE 3RD VICTIM, 33 YEAR JULLIAN LOPEZ’S BODY IS STILL MISSING. SANCHEZ IS FACING 16 YEARS IN PRISON WHEN HE IS SENTENCED ON AUGUST 21ST.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three suspected identity thieves Wednesday night. Authorities say that a patrol unit checking out an RV parked on Newell Creek Road in Ben Lomond determined that an occupant had provided a false name. Deputies then searched the vehicle and found more than 75 pieces of stolen mail, credit cards, check books and drivers licenses. Guadalupe Carrera, Krystal Sparks, and Lauren Jones were all arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
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