DOZENS OF CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST APPEAR TO HAVE COME DOWN WITH THE NOROVIRUS. THE CROWN PRINCESS, WHICH WAS ON A 7 DAY-CRUISE ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST, DOCKED IN SANTA BARBARA AROUND 7 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING. THE 66 SICK PASSENGERS WERE ASKED TO STAY ON-BOARD, WHILE THE REST WERE ALLOWED TO DISEMBARK. NOROVIRUS IS SPREAD PERSON-TO-PERSON, AND CAN CAUSE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS INCLUDING STOMACH CRAMPING, NAUSEA, VOMITING, AND DIARRHEA.

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THE OWNER OF THE CINELUX MOVIE THEATRE IN CAPITOLA PLANS TO EXPAND THE THEATER INTO THE SPACE THAT WAS THE HOME OF THE CAPITOLA BOOK CAFÉ FOR MORE THAN 3 DECADES. AS PART OF THE EXPANSION, THE MOVIE THEATER WILL BE ENLARGED FROM 3 TO 8 SCREENS. THE OWNER ALSO PLANS TO ADD WINE AND TAPAS BARS TO THE FACILITY. THE CURRENT PLAN, WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY CAPITOLA PLANNING COMMISSIONERS INCLUDES A 50 FOOT TOWER WITH AN ILLUMINATED ART DECO-STYLED SIGN ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING ADJACENT TO THE RITE AIDE STORE. THE EXPANDED MOVIE THEATER WOULD HAVE THE SAME ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AS THE SCOTTS VALLEY CINELUX.

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A MONTEREY COUNTY RESIDENT HAS CLAIMED HER PRIZE, AFTER SHE PURCHASED A WINNING SCRATCHER TICKET IN SALINAS. PATRICIA LOPEZ PURCHASED THE 200 THOUSAND DOLLAR WINNING LOTTERY SCRATCH-OFF TICKET AT MAGANA’S MEAT MARKET ON NORTH MAIN STREET. LOPEZ SAYS SHE PLANS TO PUT HER WINNINGS TOWARD BUYING A HOME.

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