THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ HAS IMPLEMENTED MORE CHANGES TO THE COUNTY’S NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM.   THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED THE CHANGES YESTERDAY (TUES), INCLUDING REDUCING THE HOURS OF OPERATION AT THE EMELINE AVENUE EXCHANGE FROM FIVE DAYS A WEEK, TO TWO DAYS A WEEK.    SUPERVISORS ALSO APPROVED RESTARTING A NEEDLE HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM AND CREATING KIOSKS AT PHARMACIES.    THE CHANGES AIM TO ADDRESS THE EXCESSIVE LITTERING OF USED SYRINGES IN PUBLIC PARKS, BEACHES, AND NEIGHBORHOODS IN SANTA CRUZ.

 

 

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE BURGLARIES AS WELL AS AN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN THE SUMMITAREA LAST FRIDAY.   THE BURGLARIES OCCURRED ON JENSEN ROAD AND OUTER ZAYANTE ROAD.   THE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY ALSO OCCURRED ON JENSEN ROAD AT AROUND 10:40 A-M WHEN A MALE ATTEMPTED OPENING A HOME’S LOCKED DOORS WHILE THE RESIDENT WAS HOME.     THE RESIDENT CAME OUT OF HIS HOUSE AND SAW THE SUSPECT FLEE IN A SILVER FORD FOCUS WITH LICENSE PLATE 6-Y-N-M-3-9-3.    THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS 20 TO 30 YEARS OLD, AROUND 5-FOOT-7, WITH A DARK COMPLEXION, AND A MEDIUM BUILD.    POLICE ARE ADVISING SUMMIT RESIDENTS TO SECURE THEIR HOMES AND TO CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY IF THEY SEE SUSPICIOUS PERSONS OR VEHICLES.

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TODAY MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOCAL AUTHOR JOHN STEINBECK’S NOVEL “THE GRAPES OF WRATH”. THE PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING CLASSIC WAS RELEASE D ON THIS DATE IN 1939. THE NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER IN SALINAS IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD THE ANNUAL STEINBECK FESTIVAL FROM MAY 2ND THROUGH THE 4TH.

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