A canoeing accident in the Lexington Reservoir left two men dead yesterday afternoon. Four people were in the canoe near Los Gatos when they capsized shortly after 1pm. A 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man were able to swim to shore, but two other men remained in the water. Less than an hour later, a 35-year old man was found, but pronounced dead at the hospital. The body of a 30-year-old was recovered around 5 pm. Investigations are being conducted into the cause of the accident, but authorities are considering high winds to be a factor.
A MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY WAS IN A HIGH SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT. THE DEPUTY WAS PATROLLING HIGHWAY 101 WHEN ABOUT 11 P-M THE DEPUTY PULLED OVER A VEHICLE THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN. WHEN THE DEPUTY ASKED THE DRIVER TO STEP OUT OF THE CAR, HE SPED OFF REACHING SPEEDS OF 120 M-P-H. THE DEPUTY GAVE CHASE FOR 22 MILES UNTIL HE WAS ABLE TO DISABLE THE FLEEING CAR BY BUMPING IT. 31 YEAR OLD RUSSELL ANTHONY VENEZIO, FROM PHEONIX ARIZONA, WAS ARRESTED ON THE 800 BLOCK OF EL CAMINO REALIN GREENFIELD. HE WAS BOOKED INTO COUNTY JAIL.
THIS SATURDAY WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE OLDTOWN FARMERS MARKET WAS HELD, AT ITS NEW LOCATION ON GABILAN STREETS. THE NEW LOCATION CAN ONLY EXTENDS FROM MAIN TO SALINAS STREETS, BECAUSE OF CALTRANS REGULATIONS. THIS LEAVES THE STORES BETWEEN MONTEREY AND MAIN STREETS LEFT OUT OF THE ACTIVE MARKET PLACE. HOWEVER MOST OF THE BUSINESSES, IN THE OLDTOWN DISTRICT, SAW A BOOST IN BUSINESS, FROM THE 25 HUNDRED SHOPPERS THAT ATTENDED SATURDAY’S FARMERS MARKET.
THERE WERE DOZENS OF KITES TAKING PART IN CAPITOLA VILLAGES KITE FESTIVAL. THE ANNUAL EVENT IS KNOWN AS THE CAPITOLA KITE CLASSIC AND HAD SEVERAL CATEGORIES OF KITES RANGING FROM ACROBATIC OR TRICK KITES TO HOMEMADE BOX KITES ALTHOUGH THE EVENT WAS FREE ORGANIZERS WERE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE CAPITOLA FLOOD RELIEF FUND.
THE SANTA CRUZ SEASIDE COMPANY HAS DRAWN UP NEW PLANS FOR THE LA BAHIA PROPERTY ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE MAIN BEACH. THE NEWLY SUBMITTED PLANS TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION; THE CONCERNS OF NEIGHBORS, HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST, AND OTHER SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, ALL OF WHICH PLAYED A ROLE IN THE COASTAL COMMISSIONS 2011 DECISION TO DENY THE COMPANY’S PREVIOUS SUBMISSION. THE NEW PLANSINCLUDED RESTORING THE 1926 BELL TOWER, AND PRESERVING THE SPANISH STYLE ARCHITECTURE OF THE ORIGINAL RESORT IN THE PROPOSED 165 ROOM LUXURY HOTEL AND 4 STAR RESTAURANT.