Four local 8th graders suffered minor injuries this morning. The Dual Language Academy students were injured when a hit-and-run driver‘s vehicle hit their school bus. The Seaside students were headed to U.C. Berkeley on a field trip, when their bus was struck (while on northbound Highway 101 near Oakland Road in San Jose).
The deadline has been extended for Cal-Am Water to complete the permitting process for the company’s desalination project. The California Public Utilities Commission made that ruling yesterday. Cal-Am now has until the end of the year to complete the C.P.U.C. permitting process….instead of June.
A 44 year-old Salinas man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for molesting a teenage family member. Although the girl said she tried to push Eliseo Osuna Reyes, he continued. Reyes was convicted of a violent felony, so he will need to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he can be released. Once released from prison, he will need to register as a sexual offender.
The Ferris Wheel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is being retired. It made its debut ride back in 1959…..and has had more than 4 million riders in the last 34 years. The seats of the Ferris Wheel have already been removed, and the rest of the ride is expected to be dismantled next week.
(10:20) Monterey County - The Caltrans Monterey Maintenance crew will provide lane closures for the California Conservation Core to perform vegetation control in the center median along Highway 1 in Monterey next week. On Monday the Southbound #1 lane at Soledad is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesday the northbound #1 lane, just north of Carpenter Street, is scheduled be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Wednesday the northbound #1 lane at Holman Highway Overcrossing in Monterey is scheduled to be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(08:50) Monterey - Authorities reported that a man and woman were caught on surveillance video stealing from a business in Monterey. The pair allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of property. A picture of the 2 can be seen on the Monterey Police Department’s Facebook Page. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities.
(08:25) Monterey - A vehicle caught on fire yesterday in Monterey. Deputies reported a family was traveling south on Cattlemen Road when they smelt something burning. The family was able to exit the burning vehicle without any injuries. By the time deputies arrived on scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
(07:55) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz Police Department announced they will be at the She is Beautiful Race this Saturday selling Pink SCPD patches. The patches are being sold for $10 each and all proceeds will be donated to the Walnut Avenue Women’s shelter. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. near the lighthouse on West Cliff Drive.
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