(15:57)SALINAS- A Garden Grove man convicted of fatally shooting a Salinas couple in 2015 was sentenced on Friday. In March Samuel Ejaz pled guilty to killing Felicidad and Oliver Legaspi and wounding his estranged wife outside the Social Security office, Ejaz’s wife at the time had come to stay with the couple who were her aunt and uncle to escape domestic violence. Ejaz was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
(15:47)SEASIDE-A convicted Seaside child molester has been sentenced to prison. 61 year old Filemon Arias was found guilty on counts of child molestation for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s granddaughter over a period of seven years. On Thursday, a Monterey County Judge ordered Arias to spend 10 years behind bars and to register as a sex offender for life.
(10:15) Monterey - Due to the delays on the renovation of the Monterey Conference Center, one of Monterey’s biggest events of the year, Car Week, will most likely re locate again this year, causing local businesses to lose money. Delays on the renovation were created by changed plans and weather conditions and now a lawsuit. Stronghold Engineering Inc. has sued the city of Monterey, stating that the original amount they agreed upon during the bidding, $33 million, is now $60 million to complete the renovation. A hearing in Monterey County Superior Court is set for April 28th.
(06:40) Capitola - The Capitola Police Department will be offering child safety seat inspections tomorrow. According to Safe Kids World Wide, 73% of Car Seats are installed or used incorrectly. The Child Safety seat inspections will be held tomorrow (Saturday) in the lower parking lot located behind the Capitola City Hall, 420 Capitola Avenue. To make an appointment call 831-475-4242.
(06:00) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 is recruiting Public Safety dispatcher Assistants. Applicants will complete a performance test, mandatory sit-along with a dispatcher, and a Personal History Statement. The most qualified applicants will then be selected for Peer Review panel and full background investigation. The hiring process takes approximately 4-5 months. Recruitment begins this Monday and ends May 11th. For more information on becoming a Public Safety Dispatcher Assistant visit www.scr911.org.
(18:51) MONTEREY- Monterey Peninsula water activists are attempting to get public takeover of Cal Am water on the 2018 ballot. The organization called Public Water Now is in the early stages of implementing the ballot measure promoting the public take over of the private Cal Am Water company which has been raising rates due to lack of revenue caused by water conservation. Other issues include discrepancies in the proposed desalination projects. There was a similar ballot measure attempt in 2014.
(18:23)APTOS- The Soquel Creek Water District is one of several water districts filing law suits against the Shell Oil and Dow Chemical companies. The two corporations manufactured TCP, a cancer-causing chemical found in pesticides used locally on strawberry fields until the 1980’s. The chemical was discovered in Rio Del Mar area well in 2008. Although all of the lawsuits are being seen by the same judge the legal actions are not a class action suit.
(17:39)MONTEREY- The Monterey Amberjacks Pecos league baseball team will be holding tryouts this weekend. On Easter Sunday league representatives will be observing tryouts at Sollecito Field in Monterey. The team is looking for 22 players and 16 host families. The first home game is set for June 3rd.