(07:20) Santa Cruz - A man and a woman were arrested for being in possession of methamphetamine last week. Witnesses said they saw 52 year-old Calvin Carlson and 40 year-old Suzanne Winchel selling drugs from a vehicle at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz. Police recovered 9 grams of methamphetamine.
(07:45) Santa Cruz County - Homes flooded at Paradise Park in Santa Cruz last night (Tuesday). It was reported that at least 12 homes were flooded after the river overflowed. The Santa Cruz County Office of Emergency Services urged residents to evacuate.
(06:45) Santa Cruz County - Northbound Highway 17 closed again last night due to another mudslide. Traffic is currently being diverted to one lane on the southbound side. California Highway Patrol reported that Highway 9 is also shut down at Sylvan Avenue. A tree and power lines are blocking the entire roadway.
A man who committed a series of robberies in Monterey county has been sentenced to 14 years behind bars. 61 year-old Salinas resident Bobby Knight entered “no contest” pleas to each of the 6 robberies he was charged with. The “eat fresh robber”, who mostly targeted a variety of dessert places, and committed the robberies over a 2-month period in the spring of 2015.
Knight faces similar charges in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
2 people were rescued from Boulder Creek this afternoon. That after they called out for help while rafting along the creek around 3:30 p-m. Rescue crews reportedly picked them out of the creek at West Park.
A man and his 5 kids were rescued from their partially submerged car in Watsonville on Monday. That after the man thought he could drive it across Paulsen Road, which was flooded at the time. When the car stopped, the man used the car’s skyroof to get he and his children up onto the top of the car, and rescuers picked the family up from there.
The rules for Accessory Dwelling Units in Santa Cruz county may be changing this year. The state has told counties that the rules for building a-d-u’s have to get easier, and less expensive; and Santa Cruz county supervisors have voted 5-0 to have the Planning Commission review the applicable county ordinances. The Planning Commission has been told to come back with recommendations for the february 7th meeting. The Coastal Commission would then review the proposed changes at their meeting in march.
In urban areas of the county, A.D.U.s can be at most 640 square feet. In in rural areas, they can be 1,200 square feet.
The Santa Cruz county planning director plans to create a legalization program for ADUs that have been built without permits, charging impact fees based on the date of construction....not current rates.
A man who robbed a bank in Felton this morning is being sought. The 10:30 a.m. Robbery took place at the Liberty Bank on Highway 9. The robber, who said he had a gun but never showed it, was described as a 6 foot tall man wearing a multi-colored beanie (with a tassel, and flaps that covered his ears) light khaki pants and a heavy green jacket. He was carrying a wet umbrella during the robbery. Anyone with any information about this bank robbery is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.
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