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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

After years of praying for rain, Santa Cruz County has had more than its fill. Looking for something to bet on now that the Super Bowl is in the past? Try betting on whether 17 will stay open!

Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(15:07) MONTEREY BAY- The Save Our Shores Earth Day clean-up took place on Saturday. Five hundred and thirty three volunteers from Santa cruz and Monterey Counties focused on cleaning up debris at 11 locations. The volunteers removed 921 pounds of trash in Santa Cruz County and another 244 pounds in Monterey County. The clean up effort is one of several carried out during the year for information about future clean ups visit: saveourshores.org

(14:49) SANTA CRUZ- An estimated four thousand people gathered at Santa Cruz City Hall,  on Saturday. The gathering was the beginning of A March for Science event organized to coincide with Earth Day. Participants carried signs and wore lab coats as part of a nationwide movement alleged protesting fake news regarding climate change by the new administration.

 

(14:28)SALINAS- The last day to request a vote by mail ballot for the City of Greenfield Special Parcel Tax Election is  tomorrow (Tuesday). Ballots can still be requested in person at the Monterey County Elections office in Salinas, until Election Day. Voters can also return  the ballots in person at the Greenfield City Hall drop-off box or the Elections office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots sent by mail must be postmarked by Election Day.  For more information, call (831) 796-1499.

 

 


(14:16) MONTEREY- This week the next stage of construction for the Highway 68 Roundabout project begins. During this stage of construction, additional congestion is expected in the eastbound direction along Holman Highway 68 because the loss of a dedicated right turn lane towards the southbound Highway 1 on-ramp.  Also there will be no left turn out of the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate for 5 weeks. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes of be prepared for delays.

Another  benefit  is  coming  up  for  the  first  all-inclusive  playground  slated  to  be constructed  in  Santa  Cruz  county.    The Capitola-Aptos  Rotary  plans  to  host  a  dinner  (and  roast)  of  2nd  District  Santa  Cruz  County  Supervisors  Zach  Friend.      All  proceeds  will  go  to  Leo’s  Haven,  which  is  planned  for  an  area   of  Chanticleer  Park.   For  more  information  e-mail: 

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A  Salinas  woman  in  her  50’s,   who  violated  the  terms  of  her  probation,   is  expected  to  be  sentenced  next  month.    Annette  Banda (aka Annette Vink),  who  was  convicted  last  march  of  committing  4  felony  counts  of  on-going  lewd  acts  on  a  14  year-old  boy.    Banda  is  due  to  be  sentenced  May  23rd.

A  25  year-old  marina  man  is  expected  to  be  sentenced  to  spend  18  years  in  prison,  and  have  to  register  as  a  sex  offender  for  the  rest  of  his  life.     Peter  Moore  did  not  contest  charges  that  he  forcibly  molested  a  13  year-old  girl  back  in  2015.    Moore  is  now  scheduled  to  be  sentenced  June  1st  (in  a  Monterey  county  court  room). 

THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IS BEING SOUGHT IN FINDING A SALINAS TEENAGER, WHO WENT MISSING WEDNESDAY.    LEILANI GONZALES WAS REPORTEDLY LAST SEEN WALKING NEAR CENTRAL PARK IN SALINAS (NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HOMESTEAD AND CENTRAL AVENUES).    THE TEEN WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A GREY SWEATSHIRTBLACK JEANS AND BLACK SHOES.   ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HER WHEREABOUTS IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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