Some woodpeckers, that were found stuffed in a backpack in Salinas a couple months ago, have been released to the wild. The birds (and their nest) were taken to the S.P.C.A of Monterey County’s Wildlife Center, after the backpack was found in the middle of a road near La Paz Park. The little woodpeckers appear to be adjusting well to their return to the wild. The SPCA Wildlife Center is the only full service wildlife rehabilitation center serving Monterey county. To report animal cruelty, or donate to the SPCA For Monterey County, Click Here.
A meeting was held last night to teach area residents how best to protect themselves (and their families) from catastrophic fires, such as those that recently occurred in the Santa Rosa area. The Delaveaga Park and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Santa Cruz are very similar to the neighborhoods in Santa Rosa that suffered the most damage.
Another important reminder given at the meeting was to sign up for reverse 911 calls to get evacuation alerts in your area.
3 men, who passed themselves off as repairmen, scammed at least 1 elderly king city woman….and they have now been arrested. 52 year-olds Dennis Costello and Johnny Sterio, along with 40 year-old Dino Catillo, told the woman they would repair a damaged spot on her roof, and fix cracks in her driveway, but the men didn’t have the appropriate tools or materials, and the so-called repairs were not necessary.
people who have been contacted by these men are encouraged to call the King City Police Department.
after the investigation is completed, the case is expected to be referred to the Contractor’s State License Board.
A man, who fell out of a car that was traveling on Highway 1 this morning, was airlifted to an area trauma center. The 11:45 a.m. incident took place south of Big Sur, near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Anyone who witnessed the accident is encouraged to contact the Monterey County Sheriffs Department.
The public’s assistance is being sought in locating an armed carjacking suspect. The car-jacking took place around 1 p-m Sunday on the 900 block of Apricot Lane. The car-jacker is described as a 5-foot 5-inch tall, 160 pound, Hispanic man, who was wearing dark colored clothes and dirty white shoes. Anyone with information about the car-jacker is encouraged to contact the Hollister Police Department.
A new program, designed to help undocumented people that are victims of crime, has been launched in Santa Cruz. It works with a national program called U-Visa. City officials want undocumented immigrants to know they can report violent crimes, without being afraid they’ll be deported if they have signed-up for U-Visa status. Congress created the U Non-Immigrant Visa when the Victims Of Trafficking And Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act) was passed in October of 2000. The legislation was intended to protect victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation (or prosecution) of the criminal activity.
31 tons of organic material has already been diverted from local landfills because of a new food recycling program in pacific grove. The city, and Monterey Regional Waste Management District, started accepting food scraps at the Pacific Grove Farmers Market in September. Because its composted commercially, they accept the dairy, meats and breads, along with the material that most home composters collect. M.R.W.M.D. then takes the food scraps and turns them into energy and compost. The Farmers Market is held from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Every Monday, and people are welcome to bring their food scraps there.
A man, who was being sought in connection with a variety of sex crimes involving children, has been arrested. Ruben Aguilera appeared in a Monterey county court room on a separate case when he was arrested on the new charges. He has been booked into Monterey county jail.
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