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  • SC Harbor Hazards-4/22/18-1051-PMD

    Santa Cruz Harbor officials are warning boaters of possible hazards. On Friday the harbor released a statement warning mariners of possible hazards due to dredging operations. The annual dredging permit Read More
  • SC Co Motorcycle Fatality-4/22/18-858-PMD

    The CHP is reporting that a motorcyclist was killed in a head on collision with a car near Santa Cruz on Saturday. The accident took place shortly before 2 p.m. Read More
  • Heroin Busts Increase-4/22/18-839-PMD

    A rise in Central Coast heroin arrests is underway. Recent busts in Monterey County indicate large quantities of the narcotic are available to drug users. Two pounds of heroin were Read More
  • Castroville Arrest-4/22/18-2053-PMD

    A Castroville man was taken into custody on assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence charges following an investigation. On Friday, the Monterey County Sheriff’s SWAT Team served a Read More
  • Salinas Bank Robbery-422/18-1746-PMD

    A Salinas bank was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning. At about 10 a.m., two armed men entered Pinnacles Bank on the 1200 block of South Main Street. The men jumped Read More
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San  Benito  county  jail  is  in  the  process  of  being  expanded.    The  22-million  dollar  jail “podular”  expansion  project  is  designed  to provide  more  space  for  inmates  who  are serving  longer  sentences  than  they  used  to.   The  jail  will  offer  educational  opportunities aimed  at  equipping  those  inside  with  real-world  skills  they  can  use  upon  their  release.

A  15  year-old   was  arrested  this  afternoon,  in  connection  with  the  April  8th  shooting  death  of  a  man  in  front  of  the  Emerald  Bay  Apartments  on  Soquel  Drive  In  Santa  Cruz  county.    The  juvenile  was  already  in  custody  for  a  probation  violation,   that  took  place  the  day  after  26  year-old  Ivan  Villalobos  was  killed.   The  teen  now  faces  murder,  and  attempted  murder  charges.

The  big  sister  of  Shaun  And  Delylah  Tara  took  the  stand  today  during the  double  murder  trial  of  Gonzalo  Curiel.  One  of  the  things  she  said  was  that  she  thought  she  was  going  to die  at  the  age  of  9  years-old.   The  3  children  were  in  the  care of  their  aunt, Tami  Hunstman….and  her  boyfriend  Gonzalo  Curiel.

A  Salinas  man  faces  a  sentence  of  up  to  1  year  in  jail.    29  year-old  Ivan  Rodriguez  Guillen  was  found  guilty  of  taking  videos  of  his  12  year-old  naked  stepdaughter  with  his  cell  phone,  and  then  attempting  to  destroy  that  evidence after it was discovered.    Guillen  is  due  back  in  a  Monterey  county court  room  June  29th  for  sentencing. 

A team of five boys aged twelve to fifteen from the Santa Cruz Alternative Family Education home school program, have beat out hundreds of teams from across the country to become one of the six California teams to qualify for the national finals in Virginia in May.  The event called the Team America Rocketry Challenge; is the world’s largest rocket contest with one hundred thousand dollars in scholarships and prizes given to the top teams, along with a ticket to the international competition for the champions.   The competition is sponsored by the aerospace industry to ignite a passion for STEM amongst America’s youth. 

Ten out of the sixty five residential units being built in Aptos Village will be sold under Measure J also called affordable housing, which means those ten units will be priced lower than the surrounding units.  Five of the units are expected to be available in fall of this year, families or individuals must apply through the county to be considered for those units. Applications for the phase one homes are due May 18th, and there will be a drawing to decide who gets the first five units on June 1st.  The other five affordable housing units are expected to be available in late 2019.

Former Watsonville first grade teacher Robert Krietzman has been sentenced to five years in prison for possession of child pornography.  The images were discovered in May 2016 by Santa Cruz Police Department executing a search warrant at Krietzmans home in Watsonville. He was charged on September 6, 2017 with one count of possession of child pornography.  Judge Freeman has ordered Krietzman to register as a sex offender and participate in sex offender treatment and counseling. 

 To improve weekend traffic and reduce delays on State Route 1 during the climbing lane project in Monterey, the southbound left-turn pocket to Rio Road will be closed on weekends until the project is complete.   Beginning Saturday April 21st, motorists will be detoured to Carmel Valley Road and Carmel Rancho Boulevard to access the crossroads Carmel shopping center.  The closure and detour will only be in effect during weekends from Friday afternoons starting 3pm until Monday mornings at 7am

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