(16:41) HOLLISTER- A Hollister woman has been hospitalized in serious condition following an industrial accident. Hollister Fire Department emergency crews responded to a 9:30 a.m. report of a detonation and injury on the 3600 block of Union Road. At the scene a female victim was decontaminated for lead oxide exposure before being flown to a bay area facility for further decontamination and treatment.
(11:55) Santa Cruz - A Santa Cruz Startup will appear on the ABC show, Shark Tank, tomorrow night. The startup, Inboard Technology, is a motorized skateboarding company. About 80 people tried the M1 electric skateboard on West Cliff Drive last June. The motorized skateboard will be on the ABC show, Shark tank, tomorrow at 9:00 p.m.
(09:30) Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito Counties - The Monterey Bay Aquarium would like to thank the community for its continuous support and will be offering free admission for local residents this month. Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito residents will receive free admission to the Aquarium between Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 11th. The admission is valid for all aquarium exhibits and programs.
(08:50) Monterey - Monterey County Public Works have made some changes to help protect the endangered Sea Otters. The changes came after an iconic sea otter, Mr. Enchilada, was hit by a car and killed on Moss landing Road. Monterey Public Works have added Sea Otter Crossing signs that reinforce the speed limit. There is also discussion about adding additional fencing to the area.
(07:20) San Jose - The two inmates that escaped from the San Jose Jail last week have been arrested. 26 year-old Laron Campbell was found at his sister’s house late Tuesday night. While Police were searching the home Laron came crashing through the attic. The sister, 24 year-old Marcaysha Alexander, was also arrested on suspicion of harboring a fugitive. The second inmate, Rogelio Chavez, was found yesterday at home in San Jose. Detectives heard Chavez in the attic while they were searching the home of karla Fernandez. After a seven-hour standoff Chavez was taken back into custody. Fernandez was also arrested on multiple charges.
The Boys And Girls Club Of Monterey will be receiving a 5 thousand dollar grant. The money is slated to be used to support a tablet-based program designed to help K-8 students improve their math skills. The program is called MobyMax.
A free local afterschool music program will receive a 12 thousand dollar grant. The money is going to El Sistema Santa Cruz, which provides music instruction to nearly 300 students at Branciforte Middle School and Gault Elementary School.
A 2-2 vote this week, by the Hollister city council, ha s grounded the 2017 Hollister Airshow. The city generally spends about 20 thousand dollars on the annual event….and this time due to concerns over costs and other things, they failed top approve the dates of the airshow, and so it won’t be happening this coming year. It’s unclear what that might mean for other events such as the Hollister Independence Motorcycle Rally, (that is traditionally held July 4th).