The Salinas City Council voted 4 to 3 on Tuesday to ban oversized vehicles from parking in city streets and public places. The new ordinance classifies oversized as vehicles more than 20 feet long or 7 feet high. Included in that ban are recreational vehicles, the number of which has been on the rise in the city. The ordinance goes into effect in 30 days, after which Salinas police will begin citing vehicles.
A fireworks show is set for the City of Seaside come the fourth of July. It is the first time the city is hosting the event and officials say they want the show to help reduce the amount of illegal fireworks set off in the area. Fireworks are banned in Seaside and come with a fine of $2,500. The free event will run from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course at 1 McClure Way in Seaside and will feature a live music, crafts and food vendors.
A hiring event is slated to be held in the live oak area of Santa Cruz on Thursday. Performance food service, which used to be known as Ledyard, is looking to hire class a drivers, transportation routers, supervisors, warehouse supervisors and area sales managers. The hiring fair is scheduled to run from 4 -7 p.m., at 1047 17th Avenue.
More information can be found on-line at: pfgc.com/careers
Santa Cruz County Public Works crews expect to be doing roadwork on Kings Creek Road this Thursday morning. To that end, the road will be closed between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Crews plan to do some geotechnical drilling, so they can complete storm damage repairs in that area.
Volunteers are being sought to help out with the Volunteer Center’s Of Santa Cruz County’s Transportation Program. The Program matches volunteer drivers with disabled people (and ambulatory seniors) so they can make essential trips to doctors, grocery stores, the bank, etc. Rides are provided throughout Santa Cruz county.
Drivers can choose their own hours and destinations, and the rides are provided on weekdays….during business hours. Drivers receive a small mileage reimbursement.
Firefighters have responded to a wildfire burning near the south Monterey county town of Parkfield. By 4 p-m, the Ranchita Fire had burned 10-acres, and was burning near the intersection of Ranchita Canyon Road and Cross Country Road.
A new health insurance option has been rolled-out for people to choose from. It’s for small businesses, and self-employed people, who want fewer benefits and lower premiums. It is supposed to retain some of the same protections for people with pre-existing conditions, older workers, and women, that large company plans now have.
The cause of a Friday fire, that displaced 4 people on the Westside of Santa Cruz, has been determined to have been an electrical malfunction in a back bedroom. The 10:30 a.m. blaze did about $100,000 worth of damage to the single-story structure on Younglove Avenue. None of the residents were home at the time the fire broke out.
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