(08:20) Santa Cruz - The City of Santa Cruz is scheduled to perform construction work on King Street from Bay to Mission Street on Monday. Traffic control will be in effect with flaggers guiding two-way traffic. Crews are scheduled to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(08:00) Salinas - Authorities reported that 2 men have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies that took place in Salinas. 3 armed robberies were reported the morning of November 29. Through an investigation, the suspects were identified as 24 year old Izaak Diaz, of Gilroy, and 20 year old Mathew Silva, of Gilroy. Diaz was also involved in a series of robberies in San Benito and Santa Clara Counties and is currently in custody. Yesterday detectives obtained a felony arrest warrant for Silva and he was arrested without incident and booked into Monterey County Jail.
(07:00) Salinas - A man was shot last night in Salinas while he was driving. The incident took place just before 8:30 p.m. on Sims Street. Police reported the victim was driving when he was shot by someone in a dark colored SUV. The victim was transported to Natividad Medical Center and is expected to survive.
The 37th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off is scheduled to be held this weekend. Amateurs will compete on Saturday February 24th, while professionals will compete on Sunday the 25th. Both Manhattan, and Boston clam chowders will be cooked at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tasting kits go on sale each day at 10 a-m, and public tasting begins at 1 p.m. The proceeds from the sales of the tasting kits will go to the Santa Cruz Parks And Recreation Department.
A new state-of-the-art recycling facility is slated to open in Marina soon. The 2nd version, of the publicly-owned Materials Recovery Center, is located about 2 miles north of Marina, and construction and demolition materials, as well as curbside recyclables and food waste from restaurants, can be handled at the facility.
An open house (and tours) of MRF 2.0 will be held from 10 a-m until 2 p-m this Saturday. Tour times can be reserved at: BrownPaperTickets.com
A coach, at a private school in Watsonville, has been arrested on suspicion of Domestic Violence. He was arrested yesterday, and posted bail a few hours later. The 34 year-old faces a possible charge of battery on a current (or former) partner.
Ground has been broken on a new eco-resort on the Monterey Peninsula. Monterey Bay Shores will be constructed right off the Fremont Exit, off of Highway 1 in Sand City. The eco-resort, which has been 25 years in the making so far….is now slated to open in 2021. It will have 184 hotel rooms, 92 hotel condominium units, and 92 residential condominiums.
A $2500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed 32 year-old Joseph Suniga….who was riding a bike on the 600 block of Apple Street at the time. Suniga was declared dead at the scene of the Tuesday shooting. Anyone with information about the shooter is encouraged to contact the Greenfield Police Department.
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