California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said today that he will seek an Expedited Appeal for yesterday’s riverside judge’s ruling that the End Of Life Option Act was unconstitutionally approved by the state legislature. The 2016 law allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor determines they have 6 months or less to live.
California was the 5th state in the nation to adopt such a law.
One of two teens accused of vandalizing a Castroville church has been arrested. Video surveillance footage showed 2 boys entering Our Lady Of Refuge Catholic Church on Preston Street, and then causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to an oil painting, several walls, and a pew. The minor faces felony vandalism charges. The 2nd minor is still being sought.
A receiver has been appointed for the red barn flea market….which means the market could be re-opening soon. Santa cruz county fiduciary sandra hill has been charged with the oversite of the sunday market operation. It remains to be seen who will be chosen to actually run the operation, and how to resolved the out-standing code compliance issues.
A hearing on the Ellingwood Will, including who inherits the Red Barn, is set for next Wednesday.
A man, who threatened to destroy a Salinas police officer, has been arrested. Reportedly, 45 year-old Jason Marquez (who was arrested last September for throwing gas at his neighbor’s face) has made specific threats against his arresting officer. Because of those threats, a search warrant was served at Marquez’ parents’ Pescadero Drive home. There officers found several firearms and Marquez was booked into Monterey county jail.
A Moss Landing couple received the 2018 Making a Difference National Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bureau of Land Management for their work at Fort Ord National Monument. For more than 15 years, David and Jane Styer led birding trips, took inventory of plants and developed a list of the plant species at the National Monument. The couple are among eight honorees receiving the award.
High levels of fecal bacteria were found in the waters off Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove. Monterey County Health officials posted signs on Monday warning would-be swimmers from going into the water until further notice. For updates and information, call the beach condition hotline at 800-347-6363.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement Team arrested a 34-year-old Santa Cruz resident Tuesday morning on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. David Gomez was in a Santa Cruz hotel room on the 100 block of Ocean Street when deputies served the warrant. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail and his bail was set at $25,000.