(09:10) Santa Cruz - A four-day tree removal project on Highway 1 is scheduled to begin this Monday in Aptos. Motorists can expect delays in the following areas:
The northbound Number 2 lane of Highway 1 will be closed from Rio Del Mar to State Park Drive on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 from 10 am until 2 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 30 minutes.
The northbound Number 2 lane of Highway 1 will be closed from Grant Street to the Junction of Highway 9/River Street on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30 from 9 am until 3 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. For more information on traffic updates in Santa Cruz County call 831-423-0396
(08:00) Santa Cruz County - Santa Cruz County Caltrans is starting road work repairs on Highway 236 this Monday. The 5 day road closure will be on Highway 236, near Boulder Creek. Caltrans will repair a slip-out just south of the Junction of Highway 9/Route 236. This section of highway will be fully closed Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 to facilitate Caltrans working 24 hours a day at this location. Motorists who chose to use the southbound Highway 236 detour can expect 45 minute delays Caltrans reminds motorists to move over or slow down when driving through Caltrans work zones. For traffic updates in Santa Cruz County call 831-423-0396.
(07:15) Hollister - Police reported that an elderly Hollister man has been missing since yesterday morning. George Jackson was last seen yesterday at 11:00 a.m. Jackson was driving a white Kia Optima with the license plate 6YMP407. If anyone has information on Jackson’s whereabouts they are encouraged to contact authorities.
(05:50) Salinas - A known gang member was shot and killed last night in Salinas. The incident took place around 11:32 on the corner of North Main and Massa Streets. Based on the information that has been gathered so far, the case is being investigated as gang related. This is the 11th homicide in the City of Salinas this year.
(1911) SOLEDAD- Soledad is joining other Central Coast cities supporting sanctuary status. Earlier this week the city council voted 5 to zero in favor of not enforcing any of the federal immigration laws. Soledad has a population made up of about 80 percent Mexican-Americans, as well as a history of European immigrant settlers. At this time it is unclear if the city will lose any federal funding due to the vote.
(18:55) SOLEDAD- A former Soledad High School teacher was convicted of unlawful sex with an underage female student. 31 year old Alexander Luna Salazar, of Greenfield entered a no contest plea in a Monterey County courtroom. Salazar was arrested in May of 2016 after police were tipped off he was in a sexual relationship with a student, Salazar is due back in court for sentencing on May 2nd.
(18:26) MARINA- The Marina Police Department is investigating a rise in laundry room burglaries. Police say since February have responded to 12 reported burglaries, where the coin operated machines are targeted and broken into. Officials are asking anyone with any information on the crimes to contact the Marina police.
(17:53) SALINAS- Salinas police have arrested a man suspected in a fatal DUI hit and run. The incident took place yesterday (Thurs) at 2:40 a.m. on the 500 block of Work Street where 38 year old William Crabbe and 27 year old Aliso Castro were walking on a sidewalk when a Bronco veered onto the walkway stiking the pedestrians. Crabbe was pronounced dead at the scene, and Castro was hospitalized. Investigators located the Bronco at 5:30 a.m. and 24 Jamie Garcia was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail for murder, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license while on probation for DUI, hit-and-run causing death, and DUI.