A 58 year-old man from New Mexico died in Tuesday’s fatal crash on Highway 101. He was travelling southbound when his vehicle left the roadway south of Old Monterey Road, and crashed into a concrete culvert. He was declared dead at the scene of the early morning accident.
(15:00) Santa Cruz -
A power outage in Santa Cruz County affected over 5,000 P G & E customers today (Wedensday). The areas affected were mostly in downtown Santa Cruz and parts of Live Oak. The first report of the power outage was at 1:00 p.m. P G & E were able to restore power to 4,000 customers within a half hour and all power is expected to be restored by 4:45 today. P G & E is currently investigating the cause of the power outage.
(11:50) Santa Cruz - Harbor High School senior parents are hosting a fundraiser at Woodstock Pizza in an effort to support the Safe and Sober Grad Night Party 2017. Mention Harbor Grad Night at Woodstock Pizza between the hours of 5-9 p-m today and 25 percent of their sales will go towards supporting the senior’s party. Woodstock Pizza is located at 710 Front Street in Santa Cruz.
(11:30) Santa Cruz - The Grey Bears 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner will take place this weekend. Chefs from the Santa Cruz Diner will be preparing the meal. There will also be performances made by Elaine’s Dance Studio, Tehaunui Tahitian Dance, Casual Sax and Ruth’s Dancenter. The event will be held this Sunday at 11:30 a.m., at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. A free bus will provide transportation to and from the Watsonville Senior Center; call Valerie to reserve a seat at 831-722-1333. For information and to volunteer contact Michelle, 831-479-1055 ext 226. The event is free for everyone age 55 and up.
(11:15) Watsonville - Closing arguments were made this morning in regards to a deadly shooting the occurred in march of 2006. 40 year-old Oscar Cabrera allegedly shot and killed Jose Cabrera in his car near Larkin Valley Road and Buena Vista Drive (just outside Watsonville). Police reported Oscar Cabrera is the leader of the Nuestra Familia gang and shot Jose Cabrera twice, once in the chest and once in the neck. After almost two months of trial, the prosecution rested its case accusing Oscar Cabrera of first degree murder
(10:20) Watsonville - The Watsonville City Council voted in favor to purchase two new custom-built fire engines at last nights meeting. The city staff proposed four new locations for the substation: The former site of Watsonville Farm Supply, Franich Park, Fowle Reservoir and Joyce Street Park. Out of the four options Franich Park (which is located on the corner of Menasco Drive and Vista Montana Drive) would cost the least and could provide a permanent solution for the substation. However, the location is next to the Ann Soldo Elementary school AND THERE is concern parents would oppose the substation. The city staff will continue to explore other sites.
(09:30) Santa Cruz - A winter shelter will be opening tomorrow in Santa Cruz. The shelter is located on 7th avenue and will provide beds and meals for up 100 people per night. The shelter will not take walk-in guests and will require people to go through an intake process at a city gravel lot. Guests can register, and will be picked up and dropped off at 1220 River Street. The line will start at 4 p.m., drop off will be between 5-6 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the return of guests will be at 7 a.m. The shelter will open tomorrow and run thorough April 8th.
(07:15) Watsonville - Police are currently looking for the person who is responsible for shooting at a car in Watsonville. The incident took place just before 7 p.m. on the 500 block on Main Street, after the gunman and victim engaged in road rage on Highway 1. The victim reported that the gunman followed him off Highway 1 to Main Street. The gunman approached the vehicle hit the victim and shot at the car. The bullet did not hit anyone. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Watsonville Police Department.
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