A 30 year-old Chinese-born pianist is scheduled to perform this weekend with the Santa Cruz Symphony. Yuja Wang, and Santa Cruz Symphony Conductor Daniel Stewart, went to school together early this century (and the fact that they knew each other, is what’s allowed Wang to come to California this trip. the 2 Santa Cruz Symphony Concerts are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium IN SANTA CRUZ, and 2 P.M. Sunday at the Henry J Mello Center in Watsonville. More information can be found on-line at: SantaCruzSymphony.org
The Seagull Abatement Program may be implemented once again in Pacific Grove. The program operated in 2015, but not last year, and residents have commented. Pacific Grove City Council members plan to discuss bringing the program back.
The name of a man, who was shot and killed early Saturday morning in Salinas, has been released. 39 year-old Salinas resident John Rodzach was shot about half an hour after midnight, while he was on the 100 block of North Hebbron Avenue. Anyone with any information about this homicide is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
Officials with schools in the Salinas City Elementary School District have been telling parents, that absences caused by students taking part in a national movement (and striking from school tomorrow), will count as unexcused absences. That’s when people are expected to go out on strike from work, and school in support of immigrants. School officials are asking parents to consider other alternatives….such as having their children wear yellow….to show their support of the national protest.
A Morgan Hill restaurant has been instructed to pay $120,000 in fines and restitution. That’s because the employees substituted a less expensive fish, when their customers ordered a more expensive type. California health and safety laws forbid restaurants from misbranding or falsely advertising the food they serve. The seafood substitutions took place between October of 2014 and March of 2016. As part of the restitution Odeum is offering 30 dollar gift certificates to all customers who ordered Petrale Sole at Odeum during that month- and-a-half. To get the gift certificates, customers must file a claim form by may 31st of this year.
A man, thought to have killed another man in the Trafton Road area this morning, was arrested this afternoon in moss landing. Jesus Jose Queseda was booked into Monterey County Jail. Anyone with any information about this morning’s incident is encouraged to contact the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department.
(11:14) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz County Integrated Pest Management Departmental Advisory Group will be holding a public meeting on Friday. The County is developing ecological alternatives to conventional pest control methods and working towards the long-term elimination of pesticide use on County property and by County departments. The meeting will be held at 1:00 at the Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Street. For more information on the County’s Integrated Pest Management program, contact County IPM Coordinator Josh Reilly at 454-4820.
(10:50) Santa Cruz - A local nonprofit was awarded over $32,000 from the Santa Cruz Vice Mayor David Terrazas yesterday. Funds were collected for Hope Services from December 18th through 25th, in the third annual Parking for Hope downtown holiday parking program. The usual parking rates applied, however, the proceeds from street meters during these eight days were designated for donation to Hope Services, a Santa Cruz nonprofit that provides training and support services to adults with developmental disabilities.
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