The Boulder Creek Business Association plans to hold a mixer (and elections) this tomorrow (Wednesday). The 6-7:30 event is scheduled to be held at 2 local art galleries…..Lille Aeske and Viscosity Glass Studio….on Highway 9.
12 Santa Cruz students are working to fight hunger in their community. The Tierra Pacifica Charter School students set a goal of raising 300 dollars for Second Harvest Food Bank. So far, they have held bake sales and raffles….and raised 524 dollars, and they’ve filled a barrel ( and a wheel barrow) with donated foods.
3 men were rescued after their 16-foot fishing boat lost power, and capsized, over the weekend. The incident took place off the San Mateo coast near half moon bay on Saturday. The 3 East Bay men had been fishing for Rock Fish.
(10:00) Santa Cruz -Community members gathered at the clock tower in Santa Cruz to honor the lives of two men who were shot and killed in two different officer-involved shootings. On Saturday attendees spoke kind works about 32 year-old Sean Arlt and 15 year-old Luke Smith. Community members also expressed concerns about police tactics and asked for answers and more information. The group will be protesting at the Santa Cruz clock Tower every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. until they feel justice is served.
(09:30) Santa Cruz - The SPCA will be offering a winter themed camp for children ages 9 through 12 the week of Christmas. All five days will have a different theme. Some of the classes that will be offered are Holiday pet safety and holiday crafts and animal Training and Communication. The classes will be held at the Capitola Mall Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a list of all the classes being offered visit SPCASC.org
(08:55) Salinas - Salinas swore in the first female police chief on Friday. Chief Adele Frese is the 22nd Chief of police of Salinas. The City Of Salinas has had 40 homicides in the last year. In an effort to decrease the crime, one of Frese’s top goals is to fill the 40 open positions in the department.
(07:50) Monterey - The Salvation Army has reported that they are experiencing a decrease in donations. The Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps reported that donations are down 5-thousand dollars from this time last year. The organization raised $83,000 dollars last year and this year the goal is to raise $100,000. The Red Kettle Campaign is the Salvation Army's biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised will be used for housing services, homeless services, domestic violence services, meals for those in need, and child care.
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