(07:35) Santa Cruz County - The city of Santa Cruz has begun construction of the 2017 Overlay Project. The project includes rehabilitation of local streets that have experienced significant deterioration at seven locations. Construction work has begun on King Street north of Bay Street to Mission Street. The 2017 Overlay Project is expected to be completed by December 22nd. A map with project locations is available at cityofsantacruz.com where the construction schedule will be updated weekly.
(07:00) Chualar - A Gonzales man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of drugs. The Monterey County Sheriff's Detectives conducted a month long investigation at the Monarca Night Club on Grant Street in Chualar. A search warrant was executed on Friday night and 65-year-old Jorge Perez Herrera was found to be in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. Herrera was arrested for selling controlled substances and booked into Monterey County Jail.
(06:40) Aptos - The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held this weekend in Aptos. This fundraiser is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Seascape Park, in Aptos. To register, volunteer or to get information, visit: act.alz.org or call 408-372-9948.
A Salvation Army store in Gilroy was damaged by fire early this morning. The blaze was called-in around 2 a.m. Fire investigators determined that the conflagration began in a 53-foot tractor trailer, that was located in the loading dock area. The 53-foot long trailer was filled with donations. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A 10 month moratorium, on issuing building permits, was unanimously approved by Marina city council members last night during a special meeting. That decision gives the council more time to come up with a future plan for the downtown area.
A Salinas elementary school student has been honored for his efforts to try and stop bullying….world-wide. 11 year-old 6th grader Roberto De Leon, who attends Creekside Elementary School, was recognized at the Sunday night San Francisco Giants Game for the video he made about stopping bullying. Thousands of applications were sent in, and de Leon’s video was chosen as the winner in the 10-13 age group.
The Seaside chief of police has been placed on Paid Administrative Leave. Chief Robert Jackson reportedly posted some questionable items on his personal facebook page. Jackson is the former police chief in Turlock California, and has served in Seaside for less than a year. Commander Judy Veloz is the current “acting” police chief in Seaside.
A Salinas man suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a truck over the weekend. The 44 year-old was reportedly standing in the middle of Highway 156, when the big-rig (that was merging onto the highway) hit him. The Salinas man was declared dead at the scene. Anyone with information about this accident is encouraged to contact the C.H.P.
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