A local man, who was named an N-B-A All-Star twice, has died. Watsonville resident Ken Sears, who lead the league in Field Goal Percentage during his 8 seasons in the N.B.A. passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. Sears had suffered from Pulmonary Fibrosis for 2 years. A Celebration Of Life is scheduled to be held for Sears on Saturday May 20th, at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.
A meeting about California’s coastal issues was held last night in Monterey. Former California Coastal Commission executive director Charles Lester spoke about what he sees as the past, present, and future of our coastline. The organizer of the event said he hopes to get the discussion posted on the Center For The Blue Economy’s website within the next 2 weeks.
Storm repair is scheduled to begin again Sunday night on Highway 17. This time workers will be constructing a soil nail wall (to repair eroded slopes) on the southbound side of the roadway south of East Main Street in Los Gatos. 1 lane is slated to be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays, and between midnight and 7 a.m. on weekends. Changeable message signs are scheduled to be in place to alert drivers to the roadwork. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area and please “slow
For the cone zone.”
A bill by local Assemblymen Mark Stone was approved today by the housing and community development committee. If signed into law, Ab-1269 would establish a process for the investigation (and mediation) of the Mobile Home Residency Law. More than 700-thousand people in California are said to live in mobile home parks, and this could give them a way, other than litigation, to get their potentially substandard living situations cleared up. AB-1269 goes next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
A 30-day extension has been granted so a warming center in Salinas can remain open for a while longer. The shelter has always been designed to be a short-term solution, for a long-term need. The extension was granted by board members of the Transportation Agency Of Monterey County, which owns the property where the shelter is located….which is at 20 West Market Street.
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