The First Court Of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that Martin’s Beach must be re-opened to the public IMMEDIATELY. They say that Vinod Khosla violated the California Coastal Act when he closed off public access to the beach, after he purchased the 89-acre parcel that surrounds the beach. Martin’s Beach is located south of Half Moon Bay.
The name of a San Juan Bautista lady who died in a crash in Marina Friday night has been released. 35 year-old Elizabeth Gutierrez died after her car crossed into the path of another vehicle on Imjin Parkway. The cause of that crash is still being investigated.
3 teens face charges of raping a 14 year-old girl last week in south Monterey county. The girl was found lying on a Greenfield sidewalk last Wednesday….sick, injured, and drunk. Two 16 year-old boys, and a 17 year-old boy, were booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall. One of the boys is also under investigation in connection with a 12 year-old girl being found drunk July 11th.
The cause of this morning’s explosion and shed fire in the Glen Canyon Area of Santa Cruz county is still being investigated. Some area residents, who heard the explosion, reported it at 10:45 a.m. A shed, that regularly housed motorcycles there, caught fire. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the shed, and no injuries were reported.
(12:10) Greenfield - Authorities reported that three teenage boys have been arrested and charged with rape in Greenfield. A 14 year-old girl was found at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, extremely intoxicated on a sidewalk on the 1000 block of Scott Circle. Witnesses helped investigators identify the juvenile boys as two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old. Authorities said at least one of the boys is under investigation for a similar incident that happened on July 11, when an unconscious 12-year-old girl was dumped in the area of the 300 block of 9th Street in Greenfield. The 3 boys were booked into Juvenile Hall. The teen suspects were charged with rape, conspiracy to commit rape and oral copulation of a person under 18 years.
(11:20) Santa Cruz - An explosion went off in Santa Cruz this morning. Witnesses reported that around 10:15 there was an explosion on Mills road off Glen Canyon Road. The explosion happened in the middle of the road and a small fire broke out. There have been no reports of any injuries. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
(09:45) Hollister - A protest will be held today at the San Benito County District Attorneys Office in Hollister. Community members are gathering together to protest the DA’s decision to change the time of Michael Simas’s Arraignment on Friday. Simas’s is accused of fatally shooting 40 year-old Lisa Hall last Tuesday. Simas’s charges were reduced on Friday to voluntary manslaughter and carrying a loaded firearm. Community members will be protesting that the family should have been notified of the schedule change as well as to protest them dropping the charge of Destruction Of Evidence. The protest will be held at 4 p.m. today at 419 4th Street in Hollister.
(08:50) Santa Cruz - A man was hospitalized after a drug deal went bad on Saturday in Santa Cruz. The incident took place around 4:30 p.m. on Soquel and Riverside Avenues. Witnesses reported that two men got into a knife fight after 1 of them refused to pay for the drugs. Arriving officer’s tased one of the men multiple times, after he resisted arrest. He was transported to an area hospital.