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A WATSONVILLE BOY WAS CRITICALLY INJURED WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A CAR YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT AROUND 3:30 P-M ON THE 200 BLOCK OF MAIN STREET. OFFICIALS SAY A 19-YEAR-OLD FEMALE RAN A RED LIGHT, HITTING THE 10-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS CROSSING THE STREET WITH HIS FAMILY. THE VICTIM WAS AIR-LIFTED TO A BAY AREA TRAUMA CENTER.

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THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS ON THE CENTRAL COAST. TWO CASTROVILLE MEN WERE INJURED LAST NIGHT AT 8:20 P-M ON WOOD STREET. OFFICIALS SAY A FAMILY CAME OUT OF THEIR HOUSE AND SAW TWO MEN WITH HANDGUNS. THE TWO SUSPECTS STARTED FIRING AND HIT TWO MEN BEFORE THEY COULD GET INSIDE. ONE MAN WAS SHOT IN THE ARM.THE OTHER VICTIM WAS SHOT IN THE LEG AND AIR-LIFTED TO A BAY AREA HOSPITAL.

 A SECOND SHOOTING IN SALINAS IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. ONE PERSON WAS SHOT IN THE INCIDENT. POLICE ARE WORKING TWO SCENES, ONE AT LAUREL DRIVE AND SANBORN ROAD, AND A SECOND AT RAGSDALE COURT.

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A  LOCAL  C.H.P.  COMMANDER  HAS  RETIRED.     HOLLISTER-GILROY  AREA  CAPTAIN  ALLEN  STALLMAN   RETIRED  RECENTLY  AFTER 25 YEARS  OF SERVICE.      UNDER  HIS  COMMAND,  THE  SENIOR  VOLUNTEER  PROGRAM  WAS  IMPLEMENTED,   AND  THE  C.H.P.  BEGAN  PRESENTING THEIR  “AGE  WELL,  DRIVE  SMART”  CLASSES  FOR  SENIOR  DRIVERS.    

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A  GRAND  OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY IS  SCHEDULED  TO TAKE  PLACE  AT  A  NEW  PARK  THIS  WEEKEND.   THE  SUNDAY EVENT  WILL  BE  AT THE  PAJARO  NEIGHBORHOOD  PARK  AT 24 SAN JUAN  ROAD….A  FORMER  GRANITE CONSTRUCTION  EQUIPMENT YARD,  WHICH THE  COMPANY  DONATED  TO THE  COMMUNITY.   THE  NEW  4.9 ACRE  PARK INCLUDES  PLAZA  AND  PICNIC  AREAS,   AS  WELL  AS  A  BASKETBALL  AND  VOLLEYBALL  COURT,   AND  AN  ASPHALT  RUNNING  TRACK.    THE  PAJARO/SUNNY  MESA  COMMUNITY SERVICES  DISTRICT  WILL  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR THE  PAJARO  PARK’S  MAINTENANCE. 

 

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A  SETTLEMENT,  THAT  COULD  HELP  AN  ENDANGERED  SPECIES  OF  SEABIRD,  HAS  BEEN  AGREED UPON  BY  BOTH  STATE  PARK  OFFICIALS  AND  THE  CENTER  FOR  BIOLOGICAL  DIVERSITY.   PARK  OFFICIALS  HAVE  AGREED  TO  REDUCE  THE  AMOUNT OF  TRASH  IN  THE FORESTS  BY  PROVIDING  ANIMAL-PROOF  FOOD  STORAGE  LOCKERS  AT  ALL  CAMPSITES,  AND  INCREASED  TRASH  PICK-UP.    THEY  HOPE  THAT  WILL  HELP  THE  MARBLED MURRELETS  (WHICH  NEST  IN  OLD  GROWTH  FORESTS),  BECAUSE  IT  SHOULD  CUT DOWN  THE  AMOUNT OF  TRASH  (AND  THEREFORE  THE  NUMBER  OF  PREDATORS THAT  EAT  THE  ENDANGERED  SEABIRDS  EGGS  AND  CHICKS).     

 

 

 

 

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