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  • May 23, 2017: Body Found in Aptos Creek

    (12:05) Aptos - The Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office reported that a body was found yesterday morning in the Aptos Creek. A hiker spotted the body around 3 p.m. in the Read More
  • May 23, 2017: Animal Film Festival

    (11:55) Santa Cruz - The 4th annual Animal Film Festival is being held tomorrow in Santa Cruz. Some of the films being featured include: Called to Rescue, Maybelle's Story and Hope Read More
  • May 23, 2017: Man Found Guilty of Child Abuse

    (11:20) Monterey County - The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office reported that a man was found guilty of child abuse and battery yesterday. 24-year-old Omar Mendez-Sanchez, of Salinas, was found guilty Read More
  • May 23, 2017: Phone Scam

    (11:00) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz California Highway Patrol reported that a man received a call Monday morning saying his daughter had been kidnapped. Thomas Witz, of Santa Cruz, reported Read More
  • May 23, 2107: King City: Missing Person

    (10:50) King City - The King City Police is searching for a missing person. On Friday, May 19th, 13 year-old Guadalupe Camacho was dropped off at the Salinas Valley Fair in Read More
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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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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

Nearly  300  students  in  Monterey  County  took  part  in  the  49th  annual  Mathletics  Math  Contest  over  the weekend,  and  the  overall  winner  was  York  High  School  senior  Emma  Cushing.    Cushing  is  no  stranger  to  winning  awards,  as  she  was  chosen  as  the  girl’s  scholar-athlete  award  winner  for  the  Mission  Trail  Athletic  League,  and  then  for  the  entire  Central  Coast  Section  of  137  high  schools.     The  teen  was  also commended  as  1  (of  12)  York  School  students  recognized  as national  merit  scholars.    Cushing  holds  a  4.33  gpa,  and  is  active  in  3 sports: field hockey, soccer and lacrosse.

Former  congressman  Sam  Farr  is  scheduled  to  be  the  keynote  speaker  at  C-S-U-M-B’s  graduation  ceremonies  this  weekend.      Farr  is  also  scheduled  to  receive  an  honorary  doctorate  of  law  degree  for  his  40 years  of  public  service.  Local  orchid  grower  Andy  Matsui,  who established  the  Matsui  Foundation….which  has  paid  5  million  dollars  in  scholarships  to  146  students….will  himself  be  on-hand  to  take  part  in  the  commencement  ceremonies  and  receive  a  Doctorate  Of  Sciences  Degree.

A  local school  is  renovating  their  athletic  field.     In order to do so Stevenson School in Pebble Beach removed more than four hundred trees.  One of the school's science classes has saved 300 samplings that will be planted at the site once the project is completed.

A  19 year-old  Aptos  man  has  pleaded  not  guilty  to  4  counts  of possessing,   receiving,   and  distributing  child  pornography.      Ryan  Spencer  (and  another  man,  with  whom  he  swapped  images  of  children)  could  each  face  a  minimum  of  20  years  in  prison  if  they are convicted  on  all  of  the  charges  against  them.    Spencer  was  employed  as  an  afterschool  instructional  aid  at  Mar  Vista  Elementary  School  and  was  also  a  cabin  leader  for  the  Outdoor  Science  School  in  Santa  Cruz  county.

The  Cemex  company  has  been  ordered  to  stop  mining  for  sand  in  marina.   The  California  State  Lands  Commission  says  the  company, which  has  been  operating  without  a  State  Permit  or  Lease,   must  comply  with  state  law.   A  spokesperson  for  Cemex  says  officers  of  the  company are  reviewing  the  information  from  the  state  lands  commission,  but  that  the company  has  a  vested  right,  and  all  required  entitlements  to  operate,   as  they  have  been  doing  for  111  years.         

(09:20) Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Police is holding a public discussion on Bicycle Traffic Safety and the Law next week.  The discussion will include bicycle and pedestrian right away issues and sidewalk riding and direction of travel.  The discussion will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22 at 155 Center Street.  For more information contact the Santa Cruz Police. 



(08:50) Santa Cruz - A man was arrested for vehicle burglary in Santa Cruz on Sunday.  The incident took place just before 2 p.m. on the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.  SCPD reported that 21 year-old Cesar Chagolla broke into a car and stole the victim’s iphone.   After the SCPD reviewed the surveillance video they located Chagolla near the 300 block of Soquel Avenue.  Chagolla was arrested for burglary, receiving stolen property and probation violation.

SCPD Reminds the public to Never leave valuables or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view inside your vehicle.

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