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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

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Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(08:45) Watsonville - A man was arrested after he was caught on a school campus with methamphetamine in Watsonville.  The incident took place last Thursday at Pacific Coast Charter School.  While officers were on patrol they spotted Donald Brouillard sitting inside a vehicle.   Brouillard was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a BB Gun.  Brouillard was placed under arrest for being in possession of methamphetamine on school grounds.

 

(07:40) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz Police Department announced that teens can now sign up for the Teen Public Safety Academy 2017.  Teens between the ages of 13-19 will get firsthand experience of what Santa Cruz Police and Fire do on a daily basis.   Teen Academy recruits will learn about police and fire training, tactics and job duties.   The first week long Session begins on July 10.   For more information contact Leo Gomez at (831) 420-5952.

(06:50) Gilroy - A fire broke out at a concrete company in Gilroy on Saturday night.  The fire started around 9 p.m. near Buena Vista Avenue, off Highway 101.  Firefighters got the fire under control around 2 a.m. on Sunday.    There were no reports on any injuries.   The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

(15:38) SEASIDE- CSUMB held graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 on Saturday. Over 2000 students from 31 countries and 24 states and as old as 72 were addressed by former congressman Sam Farr at the ceremony held at the campus located at the former Fort Ord. The graduates will now join the workforce at a time of low unemployment.

 

 

(15:23) SALINAS- The Northridge Mall in Salinas is changing business strategies.  With the closing of malls across the country on the rise Northridge is encouraging new businesses. The malls are suffering due to loss of retail sales due the increase of online shopping. Northridge is now expecting to attract mall goers with family orientated entertainment. A bowling alley with karaoke and ping pong is scheduled to open within the year.

 

(14:58) SALINAS-Salinas police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal hit and run. Shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday a 61 year old male step into the roadway on North Main Street near China Town. The man was struck by a vehicle driven by 25 year old Rueben Martinez, who left the scene. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later. A driver who witnessed the incident followed Martinez to a parking lot where he exchanged positions with 26 year old Guadalupe Gonzales. Police stopped the vehicle nearby and arrested Martinez and Gonzales on multiple charges. No drugs or alcohol were involved and both drivers were properly licensed.

(14:24) MORGAN HILL- Morgan Hill Police are investigating an apparent attempted murder and suicide.  Shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday patrol units responded to reports of a knife attack on Biscelgia Avenue. At the scene officers located 26 year old Eduardo Ramirez in the process of stabbing himself in the neck and shoulder region. After subduing Ramirez with a Taser police were able to access an apartment. Inside they found a woman, two preadolescent children and a baby, all suffering from knife wounds. All of the victims were transported to the hospital. Ramirez was arrested and hospitalized.

(13:19)SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Planning Commission is currently weighing options for updates of zoning codes. The commission will holding the last of three public meetings this Thursday, focusing on moving the city in the direction called for by the 2030 General Plan. In the previous meetings residents voiced concerns over the futures of neighborhoods near the major traffic corridors of Mission Street, Water Street, Soquel Drive, and Ocean Street. Other concerns are that east and west Santa Cruz will be zoned unfairly. There have also been calls to scrap the 2030 General Plan and start over. The meeting starts at 7 p.m at 809 Center Street.

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