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A distraught man attempted to provoke Santa Cruz police into a shoot out over the weekend. Sunday evening patrol units responded to reports of a man brandishing a gun on the 300 block of Jesse Street.  At the scene officers and a family member worked to deescalate the confrontation. The man surrendered what turned out to be a pellet gun to a family member. He later said he was trying to commit suicide by cop.




Yesterday (Mon), the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency and members of the County's Medical Reserve Corps began training exercises using the County's first-ever Mobile Medical Hospital. The mobile unit is stationed at Watsonville Community Hospital, the Mobile Medical Hospital enhances our disaster response capabilities in the event of a natural or man-made emergency, such as a mass casualty event, flu epidemic or other outbreak.


Salinas police thwarted the burglary of a construction company Sunday night.  At about 8:30 p.m. police responded to an alarm at Seatec Underground Utilities on the 400 block of Airport Boulevard. Officers observed a truck with stolen equipment in the bed. 34-year-old Agustin Castillo, 48-year-old Arturo Rodriguez and 36-year-old Lilo Cortez were in possession of eight earth compactors valued at 24 thousand dollars. The men were booked into Monterey County Jail on Burglary and outstanding warrants.



A Santa Cruz marijuana dispensary has added a vending machine to its store. KindPeoples installed the machine in their Soquel Drive location. Customers will still have to show an I.D. to gain entrance to shopping area where the vending device is located. Although the vending machine contains fewer selection it was added as a customer convenience.



Gonzalo Curiel has been guilty of murder in the abuse and torture deaths of two children. A jury took less than two hours to convict Curiel for the murders of 7 year old Shaun and 3 year old Delylah Tara. Because Curiel, now 20 years old,  was a minor when the crimes were committed he is not eligible for the death penalty. Co defendant 42 year old Tami Huntsman pled guilty to murder charges to avoid a possible death sentence.


the Port District is holding a third public meeting at the Santa Cruz Harbor Public Meeting Room. The previous meetings examined a proposal requiring slip renters to have insurance policies on their vessels. At this time a majority of meeting attendees support the proposal. The meeting takes place in the Santa Cruz Harbor Meeting Room This Thursday at 3 p.m. For more information call the harbor office at (831) 475-6161


A  Santa  Cruz  man,  who  was  facing  Attempted  Murder  charges,   will  now  face  a  charge  of  Murder….because  his  victim  has  died.   39  year-old  Miguel  Castaneda  was  arrested  and  booked  into  Santa  Cruz  county  jail,  after  the  Friday  morning  shooting  (of  36  year-old  Santa Cruz  resident  Victor  Vasquez  Lopez)  in  Watsonville.  Castaneda  is  scheduled  to  be  arraigned  tomorrow  in  a  Santa  Cruz  county  courtroom.

The  102  year-old  red  caboose,  that  is  adjacent  to  the  new  Monterey  Bay  Aquarium’s  Center  For  Ocean  Education  And  Leadership  building, is  up  for  sale.     The  20-ton  Western  Pacific  Wood  Caboose  number  641  was  built  in  1916  as  an  outside-braced  boxcar,  and  it  stands  14  feet  tall,  10  feet  wide,  and  45  feet  long.     For  the  last 44  years,   it’s  been  a  railroad  memorabilia  shop,  and  the  current  owners  plan  to  sell  the  memorabilia  separately  from  the caboose. 

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