The first annual computer Science, Coding, And Robotics Jam Session was held recently in Salinas, and close to 100 teachers attended it. The teachers said they were there to learn those skills, so they can pass them on to their students. Organizers, and members of the Monterey County Office Of Education, said they all need to work as a team to provide the technology information their students will need to succeed in life.
More than 20 thefts from cars have been reported in Pacific Grove over the last several days. Thousands of dollars worth of items were taken from the purportedly unlocked vehicles. The majority of thefts were done near or on Sinex, Grove Acre, Crocker, and Gibson Avenues. Surveillance video footage, which can be viewed on the Pacific Grove Police Department’s website, showed 2 people attempting to steal items from some locked cars. Anyone with information on the identity of those people are encouraged to contact the Pacific Grove Police Department.
More cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Monterey county, and the first death (related to Hepatitis A) was recently reported in Santa Cruz county. That patient was also known to have a number of other medical issues that led to the death. 5 of the 8 hepatitis a cases in Monterey county are judged to be from local transmission, because those patients did not travel outside the area. That’s of particular concern to health officials, who have not yet determined what those patients had in-common.
A public meeting is being held right now held in Davenport. That’s when potential uses for the site of the old Cemex Cement Plant, will be discussed. The 103-acre site, where cement was produced for more than 100 years, has been unused since the plant was closed in 2010. Tonight’s meeting, in Pacific Elementary School, is slated to run from 6-8 p.m.
(09:40) Santa Cruz - Authorities reported that 3 people were arrested over the weekend after they were caught with drugs and a loaded gun in Santa Cruz. Officers were patrolling the 800 block of Water Street on Saturday, when they noticed 3 suspicious people in a vehicle. A search of the vehicle uncovered a few grams of meth, prescription pills and loaded firearm. 23-year-old Andrew Tennyson, 20-year-old Isaiah Hayden and 20-year-old Nicholas Smith were all booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.
(09:10) Boulder Creek - PG & E reported that a tree fell over a power line yesterday causing power outages in the Boulder Creek area. The power outage started around 2:45 p.m. leaving 688 customers without power near King Creek Road. Power was completely restored to all customers by 5:30 this morning.
(07:55) Gilroy - The Gilroy Police Department is seeking the public’s help finding a suspect who robbed a store. The incident took place around 9:15 a.m. yesterday at the Lane Bryant clothing store at the Gilroy Outlets. The suspect posed as a UPS delivery driver and then told employees to empty the registers and locked them in the restroom. Anyone with information about the robbery and the suspect is encouraged to contact the Gilroy Police Department.
(07:40) Salinas - Police are investigating a shooting that took place yesterday in Salinas. The incident took place just before 7:00 p.m. on the 100 block of Parkside Street. Officers reported there were multiple shooters and 1 person was targeted. There were no injuries. The shooting is being investigated as gang related.
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