(11:15) Monterey County - Caltrans reported this morning that a rock slide has shut down a portion of Highway 1, in Big Sur. The Highway is closed between Nacimiento-Fergusson and Paul's Slide. Caltrans expects to have this area back open by tomorrow morning.
(10:00) Marina - Community members voiced their concerns yesterday at a town hall meeting, about the Veterans Affairs Clinic, in Marina. One of the issues that was mentioned was the clinic does not have an on-site pharmacy. Attendees also questioned the security system on the new Veterans Affairs Clinic, which was opened in August. VA Official’s stated that as of right now, veterans receive medication through the VA’s mail order pharmacy or a local drug store. For more information on the clinic visit: paloalto.va.gov.
(09:00) Monterey County - The National Weather Service in The San Francisco Bay Area has issued a Small Stream Flood Advisory for Southwestern Monterey County until 10:00 a.m. today. Due to the rain fall, minor roadway flooding is expected, as well as an increased risk of rockslides and mudslides. Drivers are advised to not attempt to cross flooded roads and to find an alternate route.
(08:50) Santa Cruz - The United Nations Association, of Santa Cruz County, is scheduled to host an International Women’s Day celebration this weekend. The event will include an all-woman panel discussion on female empowerment and harassment in the workplace. The celebration is scheduled to take place on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Resource Center for Non-Violence, located at 612 Ocean Street, in Santa Cruz.
(08:00) According to state documents filed earlier this month, the California Attorney General’s Office drafted formal charges to revoke an accused child rapist and child pornographer of his medical credentials. 57 year-old Dr. James Kohut, of Santa Cruz, is charged with 48 felonies that include sodomy and oral copulation with children younger than 10. Medical board Executive Director Kimberly Kirchmeyer and Deputy Attorney General Emily Brinkman filed an accusation against Kohut on March 5. The filing asks the medical board to revoke or suspend his physician’s and surgeon’s certificates. Kohut has 15 days to respond. Kohut’s Codefendants, 43 year-old Rashel Brandon and 30 year-old Emily Stephens, who are facing 44 and 45 felonies linked with raping children, are scheduled to be back in court on June 4, for a preliminary hearing.
(07:35) Monterey County - One of the candidates running for the 2018 Monterey County Sheriff, has dropped out of the race. Jose Mendoza announced his withdrawal on a Facebook post last night. Mendoza also stated, he will be backing Deputy Scott Davis for the position. The primary election is scheduled to take place on June 5.
(06:40) Salinas - A threatening message, claiming there would be a school shooting at Alisal High School, in Salinas, was found yesterday. Salinas Police reported that the message was found in the boy’s bathroom and it stated the shooting would take place today. In response to the threat, extra patrol officers will be in the area as well as probation officers on campus.
2 people suffered only minor injuries tonight when the vehicle they were in went off the roadway and landed (suspended) between 2 trees. The 9:30 p.m. accident occurred on Highway 68 near SFB Morse Drive. It took crews a while to extricate the 2 injured adults; and the roadway was closed for about 20 minutes (to get the vehicle out of the trees and back up to the roadway). Highway 68 re-opened in that area shortly before midnight (Wednesday March 21st).
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