U.S. Forest officials have reduced the fire restrictions in the Los Padres National Forest. They’ve dropped the restrictions from Level 4 to Level 2…effective immediately. Under Level 2 fire restrictions campfires and charcoal barbeques are permitted in all developed campgrounds (aka designated campfire use sites). Also under Level 2 restrictions, a California campfire permit is required to use portable lanterns (or stoves) using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel outside of developed campgrounds. Those permits can be picked up at any Forest Service (or Cal Fire office), or downloaded for free from the Los Padres National Forest website.
A man is in stable condition after he was shot in the legs last night in Santa Cruz, and the trio (who included the shooter) are still being sought. The 9 p-m incident occurred along the San Lorenzo River Levee near Broadway Avenue. The victim was air-lifted to a Bay Area trauma center. The 2 black, and 1 white thieves, were described as being 20-25 years-old. Anyone with any information about the shooting, or the shooter, is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department.
A 28 year-old Gilroy woman, and her 44 year-old passenger from Soquel, were arrested today. That after the 2, who both had outstanding warrants for their arrest, were taken into custody during a traffic stop on 41st Avenue. Lindsay Heinzen and Jorge Rodriguez were booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
Thursday is World Aids Day, and 2 awareness advocates spoke about their ongoing concerns (about its continued spread) yesterday, at an event at C-S-U-M-B. About 37 million people worldwide are H-I-V positive, and Latina women are contracting H-I-V at an increasing rate.
A 21 year-old man is being sought in connection with a Sunday night stabbing in Salinas. Finees Ruiz is believed to have stabbed a 19 year-olds multiple times, while the 2 were in the Ross parking lot on North Main Street. Anyone with information on Ruiz’s “whereabouts”, or the stabbing, is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.
Santa Cruz county election officials say they have finished tallying all of the Mail-In Ballots cast by Santa Cruz county voters November 8th. The next step is tallying the approximately 7,500 Provisional Ballots. They hope to have their final tally complete by Friday.
There are still several close local races….
- As of Friday, Watonsville’s District 2 City Council race had Oscar Rios with 631 votes, while contender David Hermosillo had 622 votes. Watsonville’s District 6 race had incumbent Trina Coffman-Gomez with 957 votes and Doreen Martinez with 924.
- For one remaining Capitola City Council seat, incumbent Ed Bottorff had 1,490 votes, while write-in candidate Sam Storey had 1,422.
- Measure D, which requires more than 66.6 percent of the vote to pass, continues to hold slim approval, with 67.46 percent support.
Final certification of the November 8th election is expected to occur on December 6th.
Monterey police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in connection with last Wednesday’s fatal shooting. That after 28 year-old Raul Melendez was killed while on Wave Street in the Monterey Cannery Row area. The shooting occurred just after 1:30 a.m.
Monterey police officers are asking for the public’s assistance in connection with last Wednesday’s fatal shooting. That after 28 year-old Raul Melendez was killed while on Wave Street in the Monterey Cannery Row area. The shooting occurred just after 1:30 a-m.
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