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The Salinas Fire Department is warning businesses of a fire extinguisher scam. The scam has been ongoing for nearly a decade. Officials say that individuals approach business claiming to be inspectors or fire marshals.  The department says only uniformed fire department members perform inspections, and to report any contact from fake inspectors to The Salinas Fire Marshal at 831-758-7466. 

 

 

Santa Cruz police arrested a San Jose man on suspicion of drunk driving.  Authorities say that shortly after midnight Thursday morning, a patrol unit investigating a 2017 Dodge Challenger on the train tracks near Chestnut Street found 27 year old Andrew Greteman near the vehicle. It was determined that Greteman had driven through a fence at a nearby basketball court before getting the car stuck on the tracks. Greteman was taken into custody and the vehicle was removed from the train tracks.

 

The Monterey SPCA is offering a reward in connection with an injured hawk in King City. The wounded Red Tailed Hawk was found on August 7th. A medical examination was performed and x-rays found numerous pellets lodged in the raptors’ body.  Red-tailed hawks are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A 1 thousand dollar reward is being offered. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the spca at 831-373-2631. 

 

(10:25) Aptos - The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held next month in Aptos.  This fundraiser is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.   The walk will be at 10:00 a.m. on September 23, at Seascape Park, in Aptos.    To register, volunteer or to get information, visit: act.alz.org or call 408-372-9948.
(10:10) Boulder Creek - Made in the Mountains, a local arts and crafts event, will take this Saturday.   The event is sponsored by the Boulder Creek Business Association, which offers a $100 prize to a shopper who spends $50 during the event.  The event will take place from 3:00 to 6 p.m. on Saturday on Highway 9 in downtown Boulder Creek.    For more Information visit: facebook.com/BCBusinessAssociation/
(10:00) Open Farm Tours is hosting its annual fall fundraising dinner next month in Watsonville.  The dinner features Cuban-inspired cuisine, Salsa dancing and speakers.   The fundraiser will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on September 17, at Whiskey Hill Farms, 371 Calabasas Road.    For more information visit: openfarmtours.com.
(07:50) Santa Cruz County - Dignity Health Dominican Hospital announced the first phase of the $4.3 million Healing Courtyard project has been completed.    Phase one includes: The Norman and Maureen Benito Courtyard, The Monterey Peninsula Foundation Rehabilitation Garden, the central surgery lounge, and a consult room.   The goal is to reduce stress and promote healing for patients, their loved ones and hospital staff.   Phase two is expected to begin in spring, and will include a Family and Newborn Care Courtyard and a Meditation Garden.

(07:15) Santa Cruz County - Motorcycle officers from Santa Cruz CHP, Scotts Valley PD, Watsonville PD and Capitola PD combined forces with the Santa Cruz Police Department in a citywide traffic enforcement initiative yesterday.   The BADGES (Before Aggressive Driving Gets Everyone Stopped) operation addresses road traffic offenses, enforcement and education.   There were 90 Citations issued, 24 Warnings, 4 Towed Vehicles, 1 Vehicle versus fire hydrant crash, and 1 Arrest for possession of drugs and driving on a suspended license. 

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