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  • Salinas Man Vegatative-7/20/17-1822-pmd

    A Salinas man is in a vegetative state in an Italian hospital following a swimming accident. R. C. Schwertfeger was vacationing with his family when he was resuscitated after nearly Read More
  • PG&E Work in SC-7/20/17-1702-PMD

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company has begun preliminary work on a pipeline safety and reliability project. The project is on California and Laurel streets in the City of Santa Cruz. Read More
  • Car Burglar Arrested-7/20/17-1800-PMD

    A joint investigation by the Carmel Police Department and Monterey County sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a thief. Police arrested Jaimie Dyers at his Greenfield home. A search Read More
  • Prunedale Arrest- 7/20/17- 1728-PMD

    A Prunedale man was arrested on multiple charges yesterday (Thurs). The Monterey County Sheriff’s SWAT team executed warrants at two residences on the 21 and 22 hundred blocks of San Read More
  • Ben Lomond Man Wanted-7/20/17-1649-pmd

    The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man wanted in connection with a Ben Lomond shooting. At about 5:45 am, deputies responded to a report of Read More
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Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 year old Jacob Andrews on Wednesday in connection with the death of a bicyclist last October. During court proceedings on Friday, Andrews was released on his own recognizance after being charged with suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, for the collision that killed 31 year old Kevin Meehan on October 27th on Soquel Avenue near Rosedale Drive. Andrews arraignment has been set for July 28th,


The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office released the results of an investigation into an officer involved shooting in Salinas that left a teenager dead. The finding states that there was no wrong doing in the shooting death of 16 year old Marlon Rodas on January 18th. Rodas ignored police commands to drop a knife he was armed with, non lethal attempts to subdue him, including two tasings were unsuccessful. A toxicology report showed that Rodas, who was associated with street gangs, had a potentially fatal amount of methamphetamine in his system at the time of the incident.

 

 

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Saturday near Salinas. Authorities say that at about 6 p.m. a Honda Civic westbound on Highway 101 near Spence Road crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head on with a Mustang. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, six others were hospitalized. The cause of the accident is under investigation, however drugs and alcohol don appear to be a factor.

 

 

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident that took place on Saturday near Salinas. Authorities say that at about 6 p.m. a Honda Civic westbound on Highway 101 near Spence Road crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head on with a Mustang. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, six others were hospitalized. The cause of the accident is under investigation, however drugs and alcohol don appear to be a factor.

 

 

(09:30)  Santa Cruz County - The 2017 Homeless Census shows an increase in homelessness is Santa Cruz County.   The 2017 Point-in-Time Count revealed that 1 in 120 people are homeless in Santa Cruz County.    There are currently 2,249 homeless individuals, a 14.5 percent increase since the 2015.    The 2017 census also highlights the plight of unaccompanied minors and transition-age youths.    These combined populations more than doubled between 2015 and 2017.    

(08:55) Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz beaches are open but the water is closed due to an aggressive shark incident that occurred earlier this week.  Steve Lawson was knocked off his kayak by a shark around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Steamer Lane.  Lifeguards are enforcing the 4 day water ban in the area between San Lorenzo River Mouth and Faire Avenue.  As of 12:00 p.m. yesterday the Santa Cruz Police Department hadn't issued any citations for people being in the water.

 

(08:00) Salinas - The California Rodeo Salinas will be taking place next week.  The 4 day event begins next Thursday at the  Salinas Sports Complex.   The rodeo will include horse races, specialty performances, and barrel racing.  There will be evening performances on Thursday & Friday July 20th and 21st and day time performances on Saturday & Sunday July 22nd and 23rd.   For more information or to purchase tickets visit: carodeo.com/events

(07:40) San Lorenzo Valley - A meeting was held last night by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District to discuss the rate hike and restructure.  The increase would bring millions more in revenue and help cover capital and operational costs.  Community members have 45 days to protest the increase.   The board will have another public hearing on September 21, and vote on the increase.

 

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