A boy was hospitalized after suffering critical injuries in a North Salinas shooting tonight. Police say he was walking anyone on Russell Road (between North Main Street and Van Buren Avenue) when someone drove up next to him, the 2 exchanged words, and then the person in the car fired several rounds at the boy. Anyone who saw the 6:30 p.m. shooting is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the Monterey Bay Area in general, and the Santa Cruz Harbor in specific. Seas are forecast to range in size from 17 to 20 feet, with the highest swells expected to arrive late tonight (and stick around through tomorrow and Friday). Breaking surf in the harbor entrance is anticipated, as well as powerful surge conditions within the harbor.
3 people were arrested last night in King City. they were found in a vehicle that was reported stolen from a home in Salinas. 25 year-old Antonio Ceballos, 20 year-old Tania Esmeralda Ortiz, and 19 year –old Maria Fernanda Martinez were booked into Monterey County Jail.
No one suffered major injuries when a truck hit a structure in Salinas this morning. The incident took place around 10 a.m. on Fairview Avenue. The driver, who was on his way to a medical appointment, exited Highway 101 when he began to feel dizzy. As his vehicle left the highway, he lost control of it, and it went through a stop sign and into the side of a garage….where it caused major damage.
The first dispensary in Salinas is set to open this week. Salinas city leaders have approved 5 marijuana dispensaries to sell both medicinal and adult-use cannabis in their city. Emerald Skyway will hold their grand-opening Friday at their facility on Moffett Street.
Watsonville city council-members have approved the cultivation and manufacturing of recreational cannabis….but marijuana dispensaries are still not allowed in Watsonville. There are 7 licensed cultivators and manufacturers.
An Aptos road is scheduled to re-open soon. Valencia Road was closed last winter, after some winter storms washed out the roadway. Santa Cruz county officials say that the work on Valencia Road should be complete by mid- February, weather permitting. The lights being installed at the intersection of Trout Gulch Road and Soquel Drive are also expected to be finished in the coming weeks.
The body of found in the area of moss landing harbor has been identified as that of a missing Watsonville man. 44 year-old Rene Delatorre was reported missing last Friday. An autopsy of his body is scheduled to take place this coming Friday.
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