(15:55) SALINAS- A Salinas shooting left one man dead on Saturday. Authorities say that incident took place shortly after 11 p.m. on the 200 block of Dennis Avenue where police responded to multiple reports of gunfire. Upon arrival patrol units located two related victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. A 31 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene a 33 year old victim was hospitalized. Witness accounts say that two armed men approached the cousins and opened fire. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.
(15:25) SANTA CRUZ- A veterans resume building workshop is planned for Tuesday. The two hour class will focus on teaching veterans on how to translate their military occupation and experience into marketable job skills, and how to format the information into a professional style resume. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street in Santa Cruz.
(17:15)SANTA CRUZ- Janus of Santa Cruz Sobering Center has served 1000 intoxicated persons. The facility was designed with a goal of keeping chronic drunk in public offenders out of jail and off the streets. The center frees up police resources and jail space. The Janus Sobering Center is a 10-bed facility with separate spaces for men and women. The center is open 24 hours, 7 days per week and staffed with trained counselors and medical professionals. The Janus Sobering Center is located at 265 Water Street, across from the courthouse in Santa Cruz.
(16:49) LOS LOMAS- A Los Lomas man was arrested on multiple charges on Thursday. Shortly before 12 noon, multiple law enforcement agencies served a warrant on the 300 block of Berry Road. A search uncovered two firearms, ammunition, six ounces of methamphetamines, twelve ounces of cocaine, two ounces of heroin, narcotics paraphernalia and seized over $13,000 in cash. One of the firearms was reported stolen from Salinas. Police also recovered six stolen cars. 27 year old Gustavo Uribe Jr. was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a controlled substance while armed, child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and resisting/delaying a peace officer.
(09:50) Monterey - A former Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Superintendent, who sued the City of Monterey over a pothole, lost yesterday. Marilyn Shepherd filed a lawsuit in 2015 after she fell in a pothole. Shepherd said she broke her left ankle and sprained her right one while she was on Webster Street. Shepherd sought $750,000 from the city because of suffering she endured. Shepherd’s husband demanded an additional $50,000, for his own suffering, from witnessing his wife trip in the pothole. An investigation by the city concluded that the pothole was less than an inch deep. After deliberating for 30 minutes the jury voted in favor of the City of Monterey and against Shepherd.
(09:20) Salinas - A known gang member was shot and killed last night in Salinas. The incident took place around 11:32 on the corner of North Main and Massa Streets. Police reported that the victim was a 43 year-old man from Salinas. The case is being investigated as gang related. This is the 11th homicide in the City of Salinas this year.
(09:10) Santa Cruz - A four-day tree removal project on Highway 1 is scheduled to begin this Monday in Aptos. Motorists can expect delays in the following areas:
The northbound Number 2 lane of Highway 1 will be closed from Rio Del Mar to State Park Drive on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 from 10 am until 2 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 30 minutes.
The northbound Number 2 lane of Highway 1 will be closed from Grant Street to the Junction of Highway 9/River Street on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30 from 9 am until 3 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones. For more information on traffic updates in Santa Cruz County call 831-423-0396
(08:00) Santa Cruz County - Santa Cruz County Caltrans is starting road work repairs on Highway 236 this Monday. The 5 day road closure will be on Highway 236, near Boulder Creek. Caltrans will repair a slip-out just south of the Junction of Highway 9/Route 236. This section of highway will be fully closed Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 to facilitate Caltrans working 24 hours a day at this location. Motorists who chose to use the southbound Highway 236 detour can expect 45 minute delays Caltrans reminds motorists to move over or slow down when driving through Caltrans work zones. For traffic updates in Santa Cruz County call 831-423-0396.