(06:25) Santa Cruz Monterey Counties - PG&E is currently working to restore power in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. PG&E reported that are over 1-thousand people without power in Santa Cruz and over 3 hundred customers with out power in Monterey. Bonny Doon Elementary School remains closed today due to the power outages. There is no expected time of when power will be fully restored.
A community meeting, about the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, is slated to take place this Thursday. The owner of the shopping center, which currently houses the Aptos Safeway grocery store, plans to share the design plans for the center. According to a recent announcement the meeting is also designed to get feedback from the community about those plans. The community meeting is scheduled to run from 6 – 7:30 this Thursday evening at the Seascape Golf Club….which is located at 610 Clubhouse Drive.
Emergency tree removal work took place today along Highway 101 at Rocks Road near San Juan Bautista. The Highway was closed from 9:30 a.m. Until about 2 p-m for that work, but the northbound lanes were very slow through that area during the afternoon commute.
A wanted man was arrested in Watsonville yesterday. There was an arrested warrant out for 27 year-old Ramon Ruiz, for brandishing an assault-type rifle at a group of people in Watsonville earlier this month. Ruiz was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
The evacuations have been lifted for the residents of the Bolsa Knolls community in Salinas. Because the evacuations have been lifted, the evacuation center, at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, will be closed.
A man, who shot 2 people in Salinas on Friday, is still being sought. The SHOOTINGS occurred on the 15-hundred block of Cottonwood Drive, just before 6:30 p.m. A 23 year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, which was determined to be a non-life-threatening injury….and a woman across the street suffered a bulletwound to her arm. The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male with long hair…who was wearing a baseball cap. The shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
The identity of the man who was shot and killed in Salinas on Saturday has been released. 35 year-old Juan Carlos Guido Lopez was near his home when he was shot multiple times around 10:30 that night. The suspects involved were only described as makes in dark clothing. Anyone with any information about this shooting is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
HIGHWAY 101 IS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT COCHRANE ROAD IN MORGAN HILL. THERE IS NO ESTIMATED TIME OF RE- OPENING THE
HIGHWAY. A LEVEE THAT DIVERTS WATER FROM COYOTE CREEK (WHICH HAS BEEN CARRYING RUNOFF FROM ANDERSON RESERVOIR HAS BEEN BREACHED.
COYOTE CREEK WAS AT MODERATE FLOOD STAGE AT NOON TODAY AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO RISE AND REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE AND
REMAIN THERE UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT.