A Seaside man has been convicted of robbery. 48 year old Kevin Williams pled guilty to two separate robberies on the same day in May. Williams physically assaulted a couple during a purse snatching then later used a replica gun to rob a drug store. Williams is expected to be sentenced to 19 years in prison on December 19th.
The Santa Cruz County public works department has announced that Hutchinson Road at the intersection of Summit Road will be subject to road closures. The closures are currently happening between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and will continue through February of 2018. The closures are necessary for storm damage repairs. Motorists are advised to avoid this area and use alternate routes.
Blue Whales are being spotted in the Monterey Bay. Blue Whales are the largest animals on earth and usually are spotted in the bay during the summer months. Earlier this week an estimated 50 whales were sighted by whale watching vessels off the coast of Monterey. Warmer ocean temperatures and an abundance of krill are believed to the reson behind the unusual fall presence of the whales.
An Injury accident shut down Highway 68 yesterday (Thurs). Shortly after 3:30 p.m. a two car crash between Highway 1 and Highway 218 sent four people to medical facilities with major injuries. The Highway was closed for several hours while the accident was investigated.
A roadway north of Boulder Creek was closed for several hours yesterday (Thurs). At about 3 p.m. a fallen tree and downed powerline blocked Highway 236 at China Grade. P, G & E crews were called in and the roadway was re-opened to through traffic at about 7 p.m.
Salinas city planners say they have an idea that could create nearly 9,000 jobs. They have developed a plan to put industrial parks, business parks, and retail stores on 500 acres of agricultural land in and near Salinas’ city limits.
A Salinas store, that opened nearly 50 years ago, is scheduled to close soon. The Beverly Fabrics in Oldtown Salinas opened in 1970. Employees have until the end of January to sell everything they can, before the store goes out of business. That Beverly Fabrics Store is just down the block from the Dick Bruhn building, that caught fire several years ago.
Dozens of citations have already been issued to drivers in Santa Cruz county, as part of a monthly B.A.D.G.E.S. event. 63 citations were given out….some to people Driving Over The Legal Limit, and some while Driving While Distracted. The top speeder was driving at 93 miles per hour.