Previously unexploded ordnance was exploded today on a weapons range on the Former Fort Ord. The blasts reportedly caused 3 large clouds of smoke. The munitions were gathered as part of the base clean-up, that has been going on (on the national monument) for years now.
Neurosurgeon James Kohut made his first appearance in a Santa Cruz county court room this morning. He is accused of 14 child molestation charges. If convicted on all of the charges against him, Kohut could be sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. 2 other people also face charges in connection with Kohut’s case….42 year-old local nurse Rashel Brandon of Watsonville, and 29 year-old Emily Joy Stephens of Pima Arizona (who is currently fighting her extradition to Santa Cruz).
Reportedly no one was injured when shots were fired today in Watsonville. The shooting took place on the 100 block of Clifford Avenue shortly after noon. Anyone with information about the shooting, or shooter is encouraged to contact the Watsonville Police Department.
(12:00) Santa Cruz - The 25th anniversary speaker series will be held this evening in downtown Santa Cruz. The Sea Below the Surface will present the status and trends of key species, habitats, and resources of our sanctuary over the past 25 years. The speaker series, Nearshore, will be held from 6-7:30 p-m at the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center, at 35 pacific Avenue, in Santa Cruz.
(09:15) - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the national Alliance on Mental Illness has released some helpful information. According to the organization, Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, and 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. The community is invited to support mental health awareness month by attending a presentation, put on by author DJ Jaffee. Jaffee will speak about his book, “Insane Consequences” on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Saint John’s Episcopal Church, in Aptos.
(06:55) Santa Cruz - A third person has been identified and arrested along with a Santa Cruz neurosurgeon and nurse in a child sex abuse case. 29 year-old Emily Stephens was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting six young children in Santa Cruz County. Stephens is accused along with Dominican Hospital nurse 42 year-old Rashel Brandon, of Watsonville, and neurosurgeon 57 year-old James Kohut, of Santa Cruz. Stephens was arrested May 12 in Arizona. Kohut is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:15 this morning at Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
(05;55) King City - A gang member was arrested yesterday in King City. 22 year-old Luis Fernando Garcia was caught with a loaded handgun and cocaine near a school on Calcagno Street. Garcia was booked into the Monterey County Jail for several charges including possession of a concealed loaded weapon on a person in public, and possession of a firearm within 1000 feet of a school.
Crews are working to shift East Cliff Drive back away from the coast by about 8 feet. That’s because of the continued erosion of that section of East Cliff Drive. As part of the repair, handrails will also be replaced through that area. A city engineer says the work is a temporary fix for an ongoing challenge.
More Articles ...
- Mathletics Winner Emma Cushing 05/16/17B 19:51 S.S.
- CSUMB Keynote – Sam Farr 05/16/17B 18:56 S.S.
- Athletic Field Renovation 05/16/17 17:48 rlm
- Aptos Teen Pleads NG 05/16/17B 16:58 S.S.
- Sand Mining Ordered To Stop 05/16/17B 16:46 S.S.
- May 16, 2017: Bicycle Traffic Safety and the Law
- May 16, 2017: Man Arrested for Vehicle Burglary
- May 16, 2017: U-Haul Recovered