A King City man died in a solo-vehicle accident last night. That after the 80 year-old man lost control of his car while driving east on Bitterwater Road last night. The man was declared dead at the scene.
The death of a 19 year-old inmate is being investigated. Jose Alcantar-Ortega suffered fatal stab wounds in his cell at Salinas Valley State Prison on Friday. He succumbed to those injuries yesterday. 26-year-old Alberto Cortez, and 25-year-old Jaime Romero, were also in the same cell, and have been named the suspects in this homicide. Both were in possession of inmate-manufactured weapons at the time of the Alcantar-Ortega’s stabbing.
A Hollister man has confessed to committing 6 armed robberies. Matthew Aaron De La Rosa said he committed armed robberies in Capitola, Seaside, Monterey, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, and San Jose. De La Rosa was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.
City officials in Monterey hope to get a grant to widen the Rec Trail between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Coast Guard Pier. The city wants to widen the trail by expanding it toward the roadbed at Lighthouse Curve. They’re seeking an $8-million state grant.
An estimated 200,000 honey bees were killed recently. Vandals reportedly tipped over 100 beehives, and sprayed the bees with diesel fuel. The incident took place Saturday at a property along Echo Valley Road in Prunedale. Anyone with information about the perpetrators is encouraged to contact the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department.
A body was recovered from the ocean off of Moss Landing Harbor today. A fisherman first spotted the body about 200 yards off Moss Landing Beach. Investigators are still working to determine how the person died, however, foul play is not expected.
(0640) Santa Cruz County - An Information Session for Prospective Court Appointed Special Advocates is coming up this week in Santa Cruz. CASA of Santa Cruz County seeks adult volunteers to advocate for children that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The orientation is scheduled to be held on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 1414 Soquel Avenue, in Santa Cruz. To register or for more information visit: casaofsantacruz.org.
(06:10) Santa Cruz County - The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents. The Start Smart Program is aimed at helping future and newly licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. The Smart Start class is free of charge and will be held on Monday, January 29 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Aptos Library, located at 7695 Soquel Drive, in Aptos. Space is limited, to reserve a spot call the Santa Cruz CHP Office at 831- 662-0511.
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