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In  the  first  quarter  of  this  year,  the  numbers  of  cases  of  Whooping  Cough  more  than doubled  in  Santa  Cruz,  over  the  2017  numbers.     County  health  officer  Doctor  Arnold  Leff  said  that  Pertussis  is  covered  in the  D-taP  shot  given  to  babies  that  are  2  months, 4  months, 6  months  and  12  months-old….and  then  they  are  given  booster  shots  again  before  kindergarten  and  middle  school.  Whooping  C ough  often  starts  with  a  mild  cough,  runny  nose,   or  fever,  it  tends  to  move  on  to  vomiting, exhaustion, and  paroxysms  of  rapid  coughs,  followed  by  the  high  pitched  “whoop”  sound.  About  50  percent  of  babies  who  get  whooping  cough  will  need  to  be  hospitalized.  For more  information,  people  can  call  their  local  physician  or  go  on-line  to: 

                                       cdc.gov/pertussis.

With  the  numbers  of  new  blood  donors  shrinking  every  year,  the  American  Red  Cross  is  encouraging  those  who  have  not  given  recently,  or  who  have  never  given  blood….to  make  a  life-saving  donation.   When  any  type  of  blood  (A, B,  or  O)  is  missing  from  hospital  shelves,  patient  care  can  be  impacted.   

5  teens  were  arrested  yesterday,   after  they caused  a  fire  on  Larkin  Valley  Road  while  driving  in  a  stolen  vehicle.    Shortly  before  the  vehicle  was  found  fully  engulfed  in flames,  it  had  been  involved  in  the  hit-and-run  of  another  vehicle.    The  teens  were  taken  into  custody  as  they  tried  to  flee  from  the  burning  vehicle.

Residents  were  allowed  to  return  to  their  homes  (on  the  600  block  of  Pacific  Avenue  in Santa  Cruz)  shortly  after  8  p.m.  last  night.   That  after  they  were  evacuated  around  7  p.m.,  so  the  investigation  of  hazardous  materials  could  be  safely  conducted.      No  injuries  were  reported  in  connection  with this  incident.

A  Watsonville   man  has  been  arrested  for  allegedly  molesting  a  child.     50  year-old  Arturo  Garcia-Gahona  is  accused  of  inappropriately  touching   a  6  year-old  at  a  daycare   facility…..4 years  ago.     Garcia-Gahona  was  booked  into  Santa  Cruz  County  Jail.

A  home  suffered  major  fire  damage  on  Quail  Ridge  Road  this  morning.     When  firefighters  arrived  on  the  scene  on  the  400  block,  they  described  the  structure  as  “fully-engulfed”,  and  they  said  it  spread  to  the  grass,  but  they  were able  to  quickly  contain  that.     The  blaze  was  called  in  just  before  11  a.m.,  in  the  Jarvis  Road  area.

Dominican Hospital is hosting a Medicare seminar on tomorrow night to talk about enrollment and other aspects of the healthcare program. The class runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Solarium Room at 610 Frederick St. The class is free but participants must register by calling 831-457-7099.

High school students and young adults in south Santa Cruz County looking for film production experience can apply to a Digital Nest program. The program is looking for volunteers to help with a film and participants will learn the logistics of shooting a film. Training for the program is set to start Saturday and applications are still being accepted. To apply or for information, visit digitalnest.org and click on workshops.

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