A meeting to garner (and share) information about Accessory Dwelling Units, in the unincorporated portions of Santa Cruz County, is scheduled to be held tomorrow. Based on information gathered in a meeting up in the San Lorenzo Valley last week about A.D.U.’s, less than 50 percent of the units there are permitted. Along with that, the average size of one of them is about 515 square feet, and the median rent is $1250. Tomorrow’s meeting is scheduled to take place from 6:30 until 8:30 p-m, in the Community Room at the Simpkins Family Swim Center.
A man who was the Chancellor Of U.C – Santa Cruz for 10 years, and left a lasting legacy in the scientific world, has passed away. Bob Sinsheimer, who was in his late 90’s, died Saturday. His family asks that people who would like to contribute money in his name, make the donations to the U.C.- Santa Cruz Foundation. A memorial service is being planned.
The owners of a parcel on the West Side of Santa Cruz have applied to build some new structures on their property. The “Court Of Mysteries” is located on Fair Avenue. Because the owners want to construct more housing units on the Historic Landmark Property, they will have to divide the land into 2 parcels. One is slated to have a Single-Family Dwelling, with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (over the garage); and the other would have 3 condominiums.
The winter storms did an estimated 60 million dollars in damage in Monterey county, and a new Storm Response Plan has been approved by Monterey county supervisors. There are now 2 lists of prioritized projects….that are separated by which can be done this fiscal year, and which will have to wait until next fiscal year. Some of the projects, that are expected to be worked on between now and June 30, include the following 4:
- Palo Colorado slope erosion repair and pipe replacement at rocky creek
- Elkhorn Road repair and restoration
- Cachagua Road repair
- pavement patching and repairing of a variety of sinkholes
3 people suffered serious injuries in a 4-vehicle crash during this morning’s commute. The accident took place when the driver of a car on Hall Road in Las Lomas, tried to pass a truck and ended up colliding with another vehicle head-on. One of those 2 vehicles then crossed into the other lane and was t-boned by a 4th vehicle.
(09:50) Salinas - A Salinas Women’s shelter is scheduled to close at the end of the month. The Women Alive shelter says the closure is due to a lack of funding. The shelter is located inside Dorothy’s Place, a hospitality center for the homeless. The shelter serves more than 200 women a year and provides shelter to more than a dozen. The goal is to have the shelter reopen in two months. In order to reach that goal, the staff needs to raise $50,000. If you'd like to help Dorothy's Place raise money for the Women Alive shelter visit: www.dorothysplace.org.
(09:35) Santa Cruz County - Caltrans announced a portion of Highway 35 in Santa Cruz County will be fully closed today. Due to the damages created by the winter storms, Highway 35 will be closed between Gist Road and Black Road for paving. Crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today . According to Caltrans, Residents North of this closure may detour by using Black Road, while residents South of the closure may use Bear Creek Road
(09:15) Santa Cruz - During a vehicle stop, police found a Santa Cruz man in possession of drugs and thousands of dollars in cash on Friday. Bradley Kellman was pulled over for having an expired registration. During the stop police learned Kellman was on probation with active search terms for narcotics and was driving while on a suspended license for DUI. Police uncovered over $1,000 in cash, packaging Material for drug sales, 6.3 grams of Methamphetamine, Electronic Scale , Several knives and CS Tear Gas. Kellman was arrested for probation violations, driving under a suspended license, transporting, selling and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
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