Seaside police chief Robert Jackson has sent in his Letter Of Resignation. Jackson, who was placed on paid administrative leave on Friday, plans to retire on October 18th. Commander Judy Veloz is currently the acting chief of police for the city of Seaside.
An off-duty C.H.P. officer suffered fatal injuries this morning. 44 year-old San Jose resident James Branik was driving to work when the driver of a pick-up truck turned his vehicle directly into the path of Branik’s motorcycle. Branik was declared dead at the scene.
(08:15) Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Sheriff, Jim Hart, invites the public to the Light in the Darkness Documentary Screening and Community Discussion. The screening "Not In Our Town: A Light in the Darkness," is a one-hour PBS documentary about a town taking action after anti-immigrant violence devastates their community. The screening and community discussion is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, at Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive.
(07:35) Santa Cruz County - The city of Santa Cruz has begun construction of the 2017 Overlay Project. The project includes rehabilitation of local streets that have experienced significant deterioration at seven locations. Construction work has begun on King Street north of Bay Street to Mission Street. The 2017 Overlay Project is expected to be completed by December 22nd. A map with project locations is available at cityofsantacruz.com where the construction schedule will be updated weekly.
(07:00) Chualar - A Gonzales man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of drugs. The Monterey County Sheriff's Detectives conducted a month long investigation at the Monarca Night Club on Grant Street in Chualar. A search warrant was executed on Friday night and 65-year-old Jorge Perez Herrera was found to be in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. Herrera was arrested for selling controlled substances and booked into Monterey County Jail.
(06:40) Aptos - The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held this weekend in Aptos. This fundraiser is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Seascape Park, in Aptos. To register, volunteer or to get information, visit: act.alz.org or call 408-372-9948.
A Salvation Army store in Gilroy was damaged by fire early this morning. The blaze was called-in around 2 a.m. Fire investigators determined that the conflagration began in a 53-foot tractor trailer, that was located in the loading dock area. The 53-foot long trailer was filled with donations. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A 10 month moratorium, on issuing building permits, was unanimously approved by Marina city council members last night during a special meeting. That decision gives the council more time to come up with a future plan for the downtown area.
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