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  • Morgan Hill Quake-9/21/17-1704-PMD

    An earthquake struck near Morgan Hill yesterday (Thurs). The USGS is reporting that a 2.8 magnitude quake took place at about 10 a.m. The epicenter was 7 miles east of Read More
  • Soquel Student Unarmed-9/21/17-1726-PMD

    A Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office investigation has concluded that a student had no plans of carrying out a shooting at Soquel High School On Tuesday night deputies began investigating Read More
  • MONTEREY AIRPORT SOLAR-9/21/17-1729-PMD

    THE MONTEREY REGIONAL AIRPORT HAS RECENTLY INSTALLED MORE THAN 23 HUNDRED SOLAR PANELS. THE SOLAR ARRAY PRODUCES 1.5 MILLION KILOWATTS OF POWER ANNUALLY, AND WILL PROVIDE 95 PERCENT OF THE Read More
  • SC Ped Bridge Opening-9/21/17-1744-PMD

    The City of Santa Cruz is holding a ribbon-cutting for the Branciforte Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge and Multi-Use Trail Project. The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony at noon next Read More
  • Aromas Fire-9/21/17-1706-PMD

    Fire crews contained an Aromas fire on Wednesday. Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Cal Fire and North Monterey County Fire Protection responded to the 1700 block of Murphy Hill Road. At Read More
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(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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