(08:00) Scotts Valley - The Scotts valley Police Department announced they are hiring for full time Emergency Dispatcher positions. Some of the duties include: Answer 9-1-1 calls, screen and disburse emergency and non-emergency calls as appropriate, receive information via telephone, in person or over radio waves, then relay those facts accurately, as quickly as possible, for appropriate action and Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information in accordance with the law.
For a full list of job requirements visit: scottsvalleypd.com.
(07:25) Salinas - The Salinas Fire Department has some holiday safety reminders: Be sure to inspect your holiday lights for cracked insulation, broken bulbs or other signs of damage. Keep your tree well away from fireplaces, candles, and space heaters, or any other sources of ignition. Have your chimney/flue inspected and cleaned. Do not leave burning candles unattended. Clean your oven regularly to avoid greasy buildup that leads fires in the oven. Keep the BBQ outside. Never use outdoor grills to keep warm inside. Make sure you have functioning smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors with fresh batteries installed. For more information visit: cityofsalinas.org.
Southern Salinas Valley/Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio-Including the cities of Greenfield and King City502 PM PST Wed Dec 6 2017
...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM PST THURSDAY...
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 3 AM to 9 AM PST Thursday 12/07/17.
- TEMPERATURES...Overnight lows ranging from 24 to 30.
- LOCATION...Inland valleys of southern Monterey County, including the southern Salinas Valley.
- TIMING...Late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
- IMPACTS...Freezing temperatures can damage or kill plants that are sensitive to cold and damage water pipes.
A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
A 19 year-old man has been sentenced to spend 5 years in prison. Abel Juan Perez pleaded guilty to charges connected with stalking and domestic violence. This is the 2nd time he has faced similar charges.
Workers at Watsonville Community Hospital are gathering signatures in hopes of getting a measure on the November ballot. If it qualifies, and is approved by voters, the Watsonville accountable and affordable health care initiative would prohibit W.C.H. from charging more than 15 percent more than what is considered the “reasonable cost of direct patient care”. Nearly 1800 valid signatures need to be collected for the measure to qualify for the ballot.
A new president has been announced for Cabrillo College. Matthew Wetstein has been chosen to lead the community college when current President Laurel Jones retires at the end of the year. Wetstein comes to Cabrillo College from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
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