A sketch has been released of a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a Morgan Hill boy last Thursday. The 15 year-old was able to fight the man off during the 3:15 p.m. incident. The teen then ran to a nearby relative’s house. The suspect was described as a 6'4" tall, light- skinned, white man…with a thin build and wavy hair. He may be connected with a black mid-2000's Ford sedan that was parked on the street nearby.
Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca was the site of today’s Amgen Stage 3 finish line. The Amgen Tour is a 7 stage, 645-mile, race that is taking riders from long beach to Sacramento this year. This Thursday the cyclists will head to Morgan Hill, where the race will start and finish for stage 4. Each year the course is different.
A King City man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for molesting 3 children. Margarito Juarez Zamarron was found guilty of forcing lewd acts on children aged 6 to 14 years-old. Zamarron is also prohibited from contacting his victims for at least the next 10 years.
A man, accused of murdering a 14 year-old girl nearly 30 years ago in Castroville, has pleaded not guilty. Arsenio Leyva made his first appearance in a Monterey county court room today, in connection with the 1990 killing of Christy Pina, who’s body was found in a Castroville artichoke field. Leyva's bail hearing is set for Thursday and a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for July 3rd.
Thousands of dollars of donations were stolen recently from an agency that helps support the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. Thieves reportedly broke into The Benefit Shop on 7th Avenue In Santa Cruz over the weekend, and took donated watches, jewelry, and other valuable items. More information can be found on-line at:
A Vacaville man faces 1 count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Sunday night shooting death of 19 year-old Vacaville resident Isaac Lopez. The 2 were sitting in a car with 2 friends when the shooting occurred. It has been determined that Lopez’ 18 year-old friend Javier Calvo was holding the gun when it went off. Calvo was booked into the Santa Cruz county jail on one count of involuntary manslaughter. His bail was set at a quarter-million dollars.
The California State Attorney General now has 5 days to appeal a California judge’s ruling that a 2016 law (allowing terminally ill people to end their lives) was unconstitutionally approved. The End Of Life Option Act allows terminally ill adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor has determined they have 6 months or less to live. Riverside county superior court judge Daniel Ottolia issued an oral ruling today saying lawmakers acted illegally in passing the law during a special session that was devoted to other topics. California was the 5th state in the nation to approve such a law. In California, the writing of such lethal prescriptions is completely voluntary.
The 15th annual Cesar Chavez Convocation will take place at UC Santa Cruz’s College Nine and 10 multi-purpose room at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event is free to the public and honors the memory of the labor activist and features social justice speakers. This year’s guest speakers are activists in the 1968 East Los Angeles walkouts that fought against unequal treatment of Mexican-American students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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