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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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Members  of  the  Gilroy  Fire  Department  are  working  to  rescue  9  passengers  stuck  on  the  monorail  at  Gilroy  Gardens.   The  Sky  Train  Monorail,  which  travels  through  the  parks  greenhouse,  got  stuck  this  evening.    The  passengers  are  in  no  immediate  danger….they  are  just stuck  on  the  ride  because  the  monorail  stopped  moving.

 

An  auto-body  shop  owner  has  been  arrested  for   defrauding  elderly  clients.    42  year-old  Scotts  Valley  Resident  Grant  Peuse,  who  owns  G-N-P  Speed  And  Machine  in Santa  Cruz,  faces  5  counts  of  grand  theft,  theft  from  an elder,  money  laundering,  forgery,  and  possession  of  automatic  weapons.    Reportedly  Peuse  would  take  money  up-front  to  restore  or  build  cars  for  elderly  people….and  then  would  use  the  money to  pay  off  his  personal debt. 

It’s  Shark  Week  on  the  Discovery  Channel  this  week…and  one  of  the  episodes  is  based  at  the  Moss  Landing  Marine  Laboratory.    The  episode  is  about  unusual  sharks  around  the  world,  and  several  years  ago  2  local researchers  discovered  the  Ninja  Lantern  Shark,  and  this  past  year  they  found  the  Goblin  Shark.

No  one  was  injured  in  what  was  reported  to  be  a  drive-by  shooting  early  this  morning in  Salinas.     The  incident  is  said  to  have  taken  place  on  the  400  block  of  Park  Street  around  12:30  a.m.      The  car  that  was  allegedly  involved  was  described  as  a  1980  to  1990  white  compact.      Anyone  with  information  about  the  shooting  is  encouraged  to  contact  the  Salinas  Police  Department.

A  64  year-old  woman  died  in  a  2-vehicle  crash  on  highway  68  this  morning.     The  10:25 a.m.  Accident  occurred  east  of  Corral  De  Tierra.  The  woman  who  died  was  driving  one  of  the  vehicles.     The  other  driver,  a  marina  man,    suffered  moderate  injuries  in  the  incident.

 

(08:55) Firefighters reported that the Santa Clara County Wildfire, near Gilroy, is 100 percent contained.  The blaze began around 4:00 Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Castro Valley Road and Highway 101.  Firefighters were able to fully contain the fire around midnight on Sunday.  Firefighters originally reported the fire burned 150 acres, but after a remap of the area, the total came to 125 acres.   The cause of the fire is still under investigation.   

(08:30) Cal Fire reported that as of this morning the Park fire burning at the border of Fresno and Monterey Counties is 99 percent contained.  The fire started around 6:30 p.m. at Parkfield Road and Highway 198 on Monday, July 17th .   The fire has burned 1,649 acres of brush and is threatening 5 structures.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

 

 

(07:55) Monterey - The Monterey Post Office is changing their business hours next month due to the homeless issue in the Monterey County.   The Postmaster announced the last day for 24 hour access will be on August 13th.  The new hours for the P.O. Box area will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.   On Sundays the hours will be between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The new hours were put into place in an effort to keep customers and employees safe.   

 

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