(12:30) Santa Cruz - A mountain lion was spotted in a tree along east cliff drive this morning. At Around 8:20 a pedestrian notified authorities that there was a mountain lion in a tree above the East Cliff Village Shopping Center sign. Officers closed down the street between 14th and 17th while PUMA, Animal Control and Wildlife Rescue worked together to get the Mountain lion down. Three tranquilizers were used to bring the 80 pound mountain lion down. Once a full evaluation is completed by PUMA and Fish and Game, they plan to return the mountain lion back to its natural habitat.
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Crews are attempting to tranquilize a Puma now at East Cliff Village Shopping Center.
Portola closed off in the area and local schools sheltering in place. Fire, sheriffs, CHP, and Animal Ctrl attempting to tranquilize.
We will post updates as the story develops.
(09:10) Santa Cruz - A young man who was rescued from the ocean Tuesday night is in a coma. The incident took place around 7:40 p.m. off Lighthouse point on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Witnesses reported that the man was in a group of people jumping off the cliffs at Steamers Lane. According to Surfline, the waves breaking were 2 to 4 feet at the time. Authorities reported that the young man has not regained consciousness and is currently in a coma.
(08:15) Seaside - Seaside police arrested two home burglary suspects, after neighbor’s notified police of suspicious activity. Police reported that 20-year-old Alan Edwards and 20-year-old Manual Rodriguez broke into a home on Yosemite Street around 12:45 p.m. yesterday. After a short foot chase, officers arrested Rodriguez and Edwards. Police encourage community members to continue to report suspicious activity.
(07:40) Hollister - A 17-year-old boy accused of breaking into 2 businesses in Hollister was recently taken into custody. The city’s surveillance video system captured the suspect breaking into Heavenly Bakery and County Rose Restaurant on April 24th . The teen was booked into the San Benito Juvenile Hall on charges of burglary and attempted burglary
A local man, who was named an N-B-A All-Star twice, has died. Watsonville resident Ken Sears, who lead the league in Field Goal Percentage during his 8 seasons in the N.B.A. passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. Sears had suffered from Pulmonary Fibrosis for 2 years. A Celebration Of Life is scheduled to be held for Sears on Saturday May 20th, at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.
A meeting about California’s coastal issues was held last night in Monterey. Former California Coastal Commission executive director Charles Lester spoke about what he sees as the past, present, and future of our coastline. The organizer of the event said he hopes to get the discussion posted on the Center For The Blue Economy’s website within the next 2 weeks.