The community of Big Sur is now accessible to the motoring public. On Friday the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was official opened. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the 24 million dollar project that reopened 35 miles of Highway 1 along the coastline to the Mud Creek slide. When Cal Trans finishes the Mud Creek area road repair toward the end of the 2018 summer Highway 1 will provide coastal access to the length of the state.
Salinas police have released the name of the city’s 25th homicide victim. 20 year old Jaime (Hey-mee) Martinez and antother man were found suffering from gunshot wounds shortly before 7 p.m. on the 1500 block of Del Monte Avenue. Martinez was pronounced dead at the hospital, the other victim is expected tp survive. The shooting is being investigated as gang related.
The Santa Cruz County district attorney’s office is offering help for victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting. Residents who were present at the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack on October 1st may be eligible to receive benefits and assistance through the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. The benefits include help with expenses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health treatment and lost wages. If you were present and are in need of these services, you are encouraged to contact the Victim/Witness Assistance Program for assistance at (831) 454-2010. Bilingual services are also available.
A fire was started by downed power lines in Scotts Valley this morning. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. a fire broke out on Bean Creek Road. The area was closed to traffic while fire fighters controlled the blaze and pgand e worked to restore power to Scvots Valley high and more than a thousand households. The roadway was re opened shortly after noon.
(10:30) Monterey - A body was found this morning in Monterey County. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office reported that a mans body was found around 6 a.m. on San Juan Grade Road north of Crazy Horse. The cause of his death is still under investigation.
(09:40) Marina - The Marina Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing at risk man. 36-year-old Shane Edward Betten was last seen at his residence on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. on the 3100 block of Crescent Avenue. Betten suffers from mental health issues which require that he take medication. Without the medication, he may not remember to take on basic tasks such as eating or finding a safe place to rest. Betten is a white male adult. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He also has a goatee. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact authorities.
(07:15) Central Coast Smoke from the wildfires in the Northern Bay Area is degrading air quality along the central coast. The Monterey Bay Air Resources Districts is asking residents to avoid adding to more pollution to the air by limiting activities such as wood burning, lawn mowing, and leaf blowing. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. For more information visit airnow.gov.
(06:45) A man was shot is Castroville yesterday afternoon. The shooting took place around 5:45 on Wood Street. The victim is expected to survive. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
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