An update on the Oak Woodland Conservation Plan is expected to be presented this evening to the Seaside city council. The plan designates conservation areas within the development parcels on the former Fort Ord. That’s in an effort to link the Fort Ord National Monument with the Open Space near East Garrison, and The Landfill. The Fort Ord Base Re-Use Plan requires the city of Seaside, along with other jurisdictions (that gained property when the Base closed)….to work together to designate, manage, and monitor the conservation of Oak Woodlands on the former Fort Ord.
Tonight’s Seaside city council meeting is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in Seaside City Hall (which is on Harcourt Avenue).
The 16th annual “Ride Of Silence” was held around the world yesterday, to remember people who have been killed while bicycling. Close to 200 bicyclists were hurt in Santa Cruz county alone in 2016, and 3 more were killed. Although the annual event is called the “Ride Of Silence”, participants hope that drivers (and bicyclists) can make some small changes, that will lead to everyone being safer on the road.
The future of plants in the Central Coast is at the heart of a UC Santa Cruz art exhibit opening at the university’s arboretum. The exhibit, by Newton Harrison and his late wife Helen Mayer Harrison, is titled “Future Garden” and simulates conditions for climate change to show how plants would grow in the environment. The opening reception is 4-6 p.m. on Saturday and is free to the public.
Recycled Records in Monterey is up for sale with the asking price of $100,000. Owner Sean McCann is looking to move closer to his family in Arizona but wants to keep the shop local. The store has been open since 1975 and carries records and a variety of sound equipment.
The number of tick-related calls in Montery County has tripled compared to previous years. This is according to the county’s mosquito abatement district. Most of the ticks brought in have been dog and deer ticks. If people are bitten by ticks, officials encourage them to remove the insect quickly.
The Monterey Regional Airport is playing host to the Wings of Freedom Tour, an exhibition of historic planes. Four World War II era planes and a Vietnam War era plane are on display. The exhibit charges $15 for adults and $5 for children to tour the planes. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
A complaint alleging Santa Cruz City Councilwoman Sandy Brown’s had conflict of interest in voting for rent control has no ground. This is according to an impartial state commission charged with enforcing governmental ethics. The complaint charged Brown with not disclosing her relationship with leaders of the Santa Cruz rent control movement by not saying they were her landlords. Brown was originally cleared to vote on the issue when the commission advised city officials in January.
A 25-year-old was arrested Wednesday after Salinas Police found a loaded handgun and methamphetamine pipe in a car Wednesday. Miguel Sebastian allegedly had the gun in a blue bag on his lap when officers approached him on the 1000 block of East Alisal Street. He was booked into Monterey County Jail.