A NEW BILL HAS BEEN HAS BEEN PROPOSED THAT WOULD REQUIRE PEOPLE TO COMPLETE 30 HOURS OF BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TRAINING FOR A CLASS A LICENSE AND 15 HOURS FOR A CLASS B LICENSE. SENATE BILL 158 WOULD BE APPLICABLE TO ALL CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS.
DUE TO HIGH SURF/HIGH TIDE WARNINGS, THE SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL WHARF WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL NOON TODAY (SATURDXAY JANUARY 21, 2017). THE CLOSURE BEGAN AT 2 A.M. THIS MORNING
(16:50) SALINAS- A Salinas teenager is in critical condition after being shot on Friday. Shortly before 1 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fired on the 700 block of Mae Avenue. At the scene officers located a 15 year old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Witness reports say an occupant of a black vehicle fired several shots at the teen before fleeing the area. The victim is in intensive care in an area hospital.
(16:05) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Wharf will be closed tomorrow and possibly Sunday due to high surf and stormy weather. City officials made the decision after swells close 30 feet were forecast for the Central Coast. The US Coast guard is also advising anyone in the proximity of the coast to use extreme caution and not to turn your back on the surf.
(10:30) Santa Cruz - The Front Street/Pacific Avenue Historic Wall Preservation project will begin this Monday. Santa Cruz Public Works will rehabilitate the Lanterncliff Wall. The project will remove the existing rail and piers, construct a new guardrail, repair the wall and replace the sidewalk as needed. Front Street will be closed to through traffic from Third Street to Pacific Avenue at the top of the wall beginning Tuesday, January 24th, until Memorial Day.
(10:00) Central Coast - Police are asking for help in identifying the owners of property that was recovered earlier this month. 40 year-old Augusto Agustin was arrested on January 7th, after police searched his home and found over 100 stolen items. Some of the items that have been recovered are: bicycles, tools, multiple laptops, tablets, and musical instruments. Residents who recognize the property can contact SCPD Property Unit by calling 831-420-5900. Police said owners will be required to submit a proof of ownership of the property.
(09:30) Santa Cruz - Inaugural protests could affect traffic over the next couple of days. Today there will be a general strike from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Clock Tower (at Mission Street, Front Street and Pacific Avenue). Tomorrow the Women’s March on Washington Santa Cruz County will kick-off with a rally at 11 a.m., at the Watsonville City Plaza, 358 Main Street, in Santa Cruz at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street, and will end at the Louden Nelson Community Center.
(08:15) Santa Cruz - The Staff at happy Valley elementary school, in Santa Cruz, has announced that the school is closed today due to unsafe driving conditions. Due to heavy rains and strong winds two trees have fallen down and there is flooding on Branciforte Drive.
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