Harbor Seal pupping season is underway on the Central Coast, and the marine mammal center has already rescued two pups in the past week. The pups, picked up in Moss Landing And San Luis Obispo were likely abandoned due to human interaction. Monterey bay operations manager Julia O’Hern says “If you can see the pup or you can see the harbor seal and she’s looking at you, you’re too close” in 2017 the Marine Mammal Center took in thirteen Harbor Seals, a number they hope to lower in 2018.
Tips to enjoying this pupping season can be found at www.marinemammalcenter.org or if any seal is seen in distress call the rescue hotline at 831-633-6298
A Marina businesswoman has been arrested. 57 year-old Young Choi was arrested for solicitation for prostitution, and for operating a business where prostitution occurs. The arrest was made after undercover investigators were solicited for sex acts at Choi’s Marina Massage Parlor.
Although students at Pacific Grove High School wanted to show unity with students around the nation this morning, and walk out for the 17 minutes, they chose not to walk out due to recent threatening messages. Instead, students there staged a “hang-out”, where they stayed inside to honor those who died in the school shooting in Parkland Florida 1 month ago.
A Seaside school district spokeswoman said that the school resource officers are the only people authorized to carry firearms on campus. Seaside High School officials are investigating why the teacher, who accidentally fired off a handgun in his classroom yesterday, had the gun at school to begin with….and whether any school official was aware of his intention to bring a handgun into his Administrative Justice class (for his lesson on gun safety). Students at Seaside High School have been gathering signatures to try and get their teacher back into the classroom.
A surfer, known as “The Godfather Of Santa Cruz”, has died. Vince Collier was 57 years-old when he died last week after suffering a heart attack in Mexico. He had just finished a surf session at El Mojon Beach in San Miguel Del Puerto, and was walking back to his lodging when his heart attack occurred. Collier is survived by 3 brothers and 3 sisters, and his 2 daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Rita.
A Seaside man has pleaded “No Contest” to killing his mother and stabbing his brother. 28 year-old Andrew Zapanta was reportedly high on methamphetamine in March of 2016 when he grabbed 2 kitchen knives and started to slash at himself. His mother and brother tried to get the knives away from him, and he stabbed his mother and slashed at his brother. When law enforcement officers arrived, Zapanta was kneeling over his dead mother, asking for help. Zapanta, who faces 20 years-to-life in prison, is scheduled to return to a Monterey county courtroom April 12th for his sentencing.
A student has been arrested in connection with threats made yesterday at a Morgan Hill high school. The written threat was found at Ann Sobrato High School, on Burnett Avenue. The student was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
(11:15) Marina - A solo car crash caused traffic delays this morning in Marina. The crash took place around 8:45 a-m at Reservation and Blanco Road. The driver suffered minor injuries.