(08:00) Davenport - Last night the public was presented with 4 different choices on what to do with the former Cemex Plant that is located in Davenport. The 4 proposed alternatives include Eco Lodging, recreational use, senior housing and clean technology use. The county Board of Supervisors, planning commission and Coastal Commission will all be involved in selecting the final alternative for the plan.
(07;45) Monterey - The Caltrans Monterey Maintenance and Salinas Electrical crews announced they be performing electrical work on Highway 1 on Saturday. The southbound Highway 1 #2 (right) and #3 (far right) lanes between Casa Verde and the Highway 68 interchange will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Highway 68 eastbound off-ramp will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call 831-372-0862.
(06:55) King City - A man was stabbed last night in King City. The incident took place just before 8 p.m. at a motel on the 10 block of Broadway Circle. The 35 year-old victim was approached by 4 men who attached him and stabbed him once in the abdomen. The victim is being treated with non-life threatening injuries at an area hospital. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the King City Police Department.
(06:35) Salinas - The City of Salinas is holding a meeting tonight to discuss road improvements. The project costs 7 million dollars and would include the areas of Bardin Road, Alisal Street, Alisal Road and Sconberg Parkway. The City will present the draft design which includes roundabouts, ADA enhancements, and new street lighting at crosswalks. If the project is approved ground is scheduled to break June of 2018. The meeting will be held at 6:30 tonight at Bardin Elementary School, 425 Bardin Road, in Salinas.
A Santa Cruz man has been awarded the British Government’s prestigious Marshall Scholarship. That means that 25 year-old Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton gets a full-ride course of graduate study at Cambridge. He plans to earn a masters degree in geographical research, specializing biodiversity offsets. Although he’ll do his schooling in England, he wants to come back and work on a biodiversity offset program in the central valley….which is run by the Environmental Defense Fund.
The first annual computer Science, Coding, And Robotics Jam Session was held recently in Salinas, and close to 100 teachers attended it. The teachers said they were there to learn those skills, so they can pass them on to their students. Organizers, and members of the Monterey County Office Of Education, said they all need to work as a team to provide the technology information their students will need to succeed in life.
More than 20 thefts from cars have been reported in Pacific Grove over the last several days. Thousands of dollars worth of items were taken from the purportedly unlocked vehicles. The majority of thefts were done near or on Sinex, Grove Acre, Crocker, and Gibson Avenues. Surveillance video footage, which can be viewed on the Pacific Grove Police Department’s website, showed 2 people attempting to steal items from some locked cars. Anyone with information on the identity of those people are encouraged to contact the Pacific Grove Police Department.
More cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Monterey county, and the first death (related to Hepatitis A) was recently reported in Santa Cruz county. That patient was also known to have a number of other medical issues that led to the death. 5 of the 8 hepatitis a cases in Monterey county are judged to be from local transmission, because those patients did not travel outside the area. That’s of particular concern to health officials, who have not yet determined what those patients had in-common.