Local first responders are the first in the country to be trained to offer a potentially life saving antidote. A dozen Santa Cruz police officers will be equipped with a nasal spray that contains a generic form of Narcan. It can be used on victims of drug overdoses to help them survive until they can be appropriately treated.
58 people died from drug overdoses in Santa Cruz county last year. Although the antidote can temporarily help, those victims will still need to get to a hospital.
A networking breakfast meeting is scheduled to be held in Aptos this week. The guest speaker is slated to be the new superintendent of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Michelle Rodriguez. The Aptos Chamber Of Commerce says this Thursday’s meeting will be held from 7:30 until 9 a.m., at the Best Western Seacliff Inn off State Park Drive in Aptos.
The Boulder Creek Business Association plans to hold a mixer (and elections) this tomorrow (Wednesday). The 6-7:30 event is scheduled to be held at 2 local art galleries…..Lille Aeske and Viscosity Glass Studio….on Highway 9.
12 Santa Cruz students are working to fight hunger in their community. The Tierra Pacifica Charter School students set a goal of raising 300 dollars for Second Harvest Food Bank. So far, they have held bake sales and raffles….and raised 524 dollars, and they’ve filled a barrel ( and a wheel barrow) with donated foods.
3 men were rescued after their 16-foot fishing boat lost power, and capsized, over the weekend. The incident took place off the San Mateo coast near half moon bay on Saturday. The 3 East Bay men had been fishing for Rock Fish.
(10:00) Santa Cruz -Community members gathered at the clock tower in Santa Cruz to honor the lives of two men who were shot and killed in two different officer-involved shootings. On Saturday attendees spoke kind works about 32 year-old Sean Arlt and 15 year-old Luke Smith. Community members also expressed concerns about police tactics and asked for answers and more information. The group will be protesting at the Santa Cruz clock Tower every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. until they feel justice is served.
(09:30) Santa Cruz - The SPCA will be offering a winter themed camp for children ages 9 through 12 the week of Christmas. All five days will have a different theme. Some of the classes that will be offered are Holiday pet safety and holiday crafts and animal Training and Communication. The classes will be held at the Capitola Mall Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a list of all the classes being offered visit SPCASC.org