(09:00) Santa Cruz County - A man was arrested after he was caught with a loaded handgun and an unloaded rifle. The incident took place earlier this week at Davenport Landing Beach parking lot. Deputies on patrol found Craig Barriagan sitting in a vehicle with a loaded handgun in the center console and an unloaded rifle in the back seat. The Sheriff’s Office reported that they have seized 7 firearms in criminal cases since March 3rd.
(08:25) Salinas - The Salinas Police Department announced that they will have extra police officers on patrol for Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. The public is encouraged to plan ahead by calling an UBER, taxi, or having a designated driver. Last year Salinas Police made 148 DUI arrests.
(07:50) Santa Cruz - The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Department of Philanthropy announced that the third annual “Step into Fashion” fundraiser is scheduled to be held next month. The designers will donate 25 percent of their sales to support cancer patients in Santa Cruz County. Admission is $15 per person and includes free parking. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the Coconut Grove, located at 400 Beach Street, in Santa Cruz. To purchase tickets visit: StepIntoFashion.org.
(07:20) Santa Cruz County - The Santa Cruz County Public Works Department announced that Jamison Creek Road will be subject to road delays next week. Crews are scheduled to work from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on Monday through Wednesday, March 21st. For more information on this project visit: sccroadclousure.org.
(07:10) Santa Cruz County - The County of Santa Cruz Environmental Health Department announced that Main Beach, Seacliff State Beach and Rio Del Mar State Beach have elevated bacteria levels. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water at these locations. For more information visit: Scceh.com
Cabrillo College’s Ethics Bowl Team is now ranked 7th in the nation. that after the team advanced through the Regionals to get to the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. this year Cabrillo’s team consisted of Liv Johansson, Cameron Ellis, Connor Degraff, Jane Tobias, and Ella Carrol….and the team’s coaches were Claudia Close and Nancy Brown.
A reception is slated to be held tomorrow to celebrate the Farr Legacy Collection that is now at C-S-U Monterey Bay. The collection includes documents regarding the public service careers of former local congressman Sam Farr, and his father (former local state senator Fred Farr). The reception is scheduled to take place from 5 – 7 p.m. at C.S.U.M.B. ‘S Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library.
Four local 8th graders suffered minor injuries this morning. The Dual Language Academy students were injured when a hit-and-run driver‘s vehicle hit their school bus. The Seaside students were headed to U.C. Berkeley on a field trip, when their bus was struck (while on northbound Highway 101 near Oakland Road in San Jose).
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