(08:55) Monterey County - The City of Monterey Community Services Department is requesting the public’s input about opening Monterey parks to dogs on leashes. All residents are encouraged to participate in the short survey. The results of the survey are scheduled to be presented at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on November 16th. A link to the survey can also be found at monterey.org/residents and monterey.org/rec. Survey closes November 3.
(08:15) Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and the Monterey County Health Department have partnered up to offer free flu vaccines. The first community flu clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 450 East Romie Lane, In Salinas. The second flu clinic is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th from 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at 850 5th Street, in Gonzales. For more information visit: svmh.com/flu
(07:45) Cal fire reported that fires broke out simultaneously across Sonoma and Napa counties on Sunday night. Dispatchers started to receive calls around 9:22 p.m. Authorities reported there have been at least 10 deaths, hundreds of people are still missing, an estimated 20,000 people have been evacuated and 15,000 structures have been destroyed. Yesterday 72 firefighters from Santa Cruz County were deployed to Napa and Sonoma Counties to help. The cause of the fires is still under investigation.
(06:45) A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit the San Jose area yesterday. The earthquake hit just before 6:00 p.m. and was centered about 8 miles southeast of the Alum Rock area of San Jose. People reported feeling the quake as far as Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. There have been no reports of any damage or injuries.
(06:35) CHP reported that 1 person was killed in a crash on Highway 17 last night. The crash took place just after 6 p.m. near the Cats restaurant in the Los Gatos area. The driver of a truck headed north on the highway 17, crossed into the southbound lanes and collided with another vehicle.
Monday morning a Watsonville woman was arrested for arson. Watsonville police found a trash can on fire near the rear door of the Santa Cruz County Bank. The suspect was caught on video and quickly located near 260 Rodriguez Street by the Watsonville Fire Department. 31 year old Julia Carrillo was arrested and charged with arson and possession of methamphetamine.
After making a threatening post on social media, a Gilroy High School student has been taken into custody. The student took a picture of a gun with a warning caption to not come to school on Monday. Gilroy Police investigated the post and arrested the student. The suspect told the police the post was meant as a joke and the principal of Gilroy high, Dr. Marco a. Sanchez, reassures parents that their kids can attend school safely.
Santa Cruz County deputies made three arrests for two car thefts over the weekend. The first car was stolen outside a home in live oak Sunday night. Minutes after the vehicle was reported missing it was located on Capitola Road and two suspects, Jose Luis Arroyo and a male juvenile were found inside and arrested. The same night a woman from Gilroy noticed her car missing after she got off work. In a few hours the car was located and Leonel Martinez was found inside and arrested.