(07:50) Santa Cruz County - Dignity Health Dominican Hospital announced the first phase of the $4.3 million Healing Courtyard project has been completed. Phase one includes: The Norman and Maureen Benito Courtyard, The Monterey Peninsula Foundation Rehabilitation Garden, the central surgery lounge, and a consult room. The goal is to reduce stress and promote healing for patients, their loved ones and hospital staff. Phase two is expected to begin in spring, and will include a Family and Newborn Care Courtyard and a Meditation Garden.
(07:15) Santa Cruz County - Motorcycle officers from Santa Cruz CHP, Scotts Valley PD, Watsonville PD and Capitola PD combined forces with the Santa Cruz Police Department in a citywide traffic enforcement initiative yesterday. The BADGES (Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped) operation addresses road traffic offenses, enforcement and education. There were 90 Citations issued, 24 Warnings, 4 Towed Vehicles, 1 Vehicle versus fire hydrant crash, and 1 Arrest for possession of drugs and driving on a suspended license.
UC Santa Cruz has announced it has chosen new head coaches for 3 positions that opened last June. Former Cross Country and Track And Field coaches were unexpectedly released from their contracts before they were set to expire. The University stated they wanted to go in a different direction, and now they have promoted their Assistant Coaches into the Head Coaching positions instead: David Klech for Cross Country and Track And Field; Lauren Nadler for Women’s Soccer; and Matt Nauman for Swim And Diving Teams. Track and soccer will start next week, while swim will start in early September.
A thousand animals were found at an illegal boarding facility in Soledad. The Spca and the Monterey County Building And Planning Department inspected the building on Metz Road August 9th . The SPCA took the animals that were in the most severe conditions to a veterinarian for medical treatment. The Monterey County Building And Planning Department has ordered the owner to shut his facility down. The SPCA is contacting the owners of the animals.
Some Salinas High School students are traveling to the “path of totality” with their teacher. The astronomy students are going with Philip Deutschle to Oregon, to witness next Monday’s total eclipse of the sun.
The Salinas City Council has passed a new resolution about how commercial cannabis permits will be issued. Council members have included an increase in the number of locations where cannabis can be grown, manufactured, and/or dispensed. How the city plans to tax the business, once the state law goes into effect, was also addressed.
A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge is working to determine whether to try 17 year-old A.J. Gonzalez as an adult, or a child. Gonzalez has been charged with 7 felonies in connection with the 2015 killing of 8 year-old “Maddy” Middleton. The little girl is believed to have been lured into her neighbor’s apartment before she was attacked, and stabbed….and then her body was tossed into a recycle bin at their apartment complex. The question is whether the treatment, and rehabilitation services, offered in juvenile court fit Gonzalez’ needs at this point.
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