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SALINAS MAN SENTENCED - 071912 0744 S.S.

A  SALINAS  MAN    HAS  BEEN  SENTENCED  TO  4  YEARS  BEHIND  BARS,   FOR  FATALLY  RUNNING  OVER  A  TODDLER.    24  YEAR-OLD  ARMANDO  BAUTISTA,   WHO  IS  ABOUT  TO  BECOME  A  FATHER  HIMSELF,    WAS  PARKING  HIS  PICK-UP  TRUCK   WHEN  THE  18  MONTH-OLD  GIRL  RAN  INTO  THE  PATH  OF  THE  REAR  TIRE  OF  HIS  TRUCK.      BAUTISTA’S FAMILY  (AND  THE  FAMILY  OF  THE  CHILD)   WERE  RESIDING  IN  THE  SAME  SALINAS  HOME  AT  THE  TIME,  AND  HE  OFTEN  PLAYED  WITH  THE  LITTLE  GIRL.

WRONG HOUSE TO RUN INTO - 07/18/12 2218 S.S.

A  SALINAS  MAN  WAS  ARRESTED  EARLY  THIS  MORNING.  THAT  AFTER  CHARLES  GUTIERREZ’ EX-GIRLFRIEND  CALLED  9-1-1  WHEN  HE  SHOWED  UP  AT  HER  HOUSE,   WAVING  A  HANDGUN   OUTSIDE  THE  19  YEAR-OLD’S   BEDROOM  WINDOW.    THE  HOUSE  HE   RAN  INTO  (AFTER  SHE  MADE  THAT  CALL)  CONTAINED  A  HOMEOWNER  ARMED  WITH  A RIFLE,   WHO  YELLED  AT  GUTIERREZ  TO  “GET  ON  THE  GROUND”  AND  PINNED  HIM  THERE  ‘TIL  SALINAS  POLICE  OFFICERS  ARRIVED.

GUTIERREZ WAS  BOOKED  INTO  MONTEREY  COUNTY  JAIL  ON  CHARGES  OF  POSSESSING  A  CONCEALED  WEAPON,  TRESPASSING  AND  VIOLATING  HIS  PAROLE.

RON HOLLAND SENIOR - OBIT 07/18/12 2203 S.S.

THE  FOUNDER  OF  THE NON-PROFIT SALINAS  VALLEY  STREET  RODDERS  CAR  CLUB HAS  DIED.       FUNERAL  ARRANGEMENTS  ARE  PENDING  FOR  72  YEAR-OLD  RON  HOLLAND  SENIOR,  WHO  LOST  HIS  2-YEAR  BATTLE  WITH  CANCER  ON  TUESDAY.        HOLLAND IS  SURVIVED  BY  HIS  WIFE  OF  52  YEARS,   AS   WELL  AS  2  SONS  AND  A  SISTER.

S C AND MCO WEST NILE VIRUS BIRD DEATHS - 07/18/12 1908 S.S.

2  BIRDS  IN  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY  AND  ANOTHER  2  IN  MONTEREY  COUNTY  HAVE  TESTED  POSITIVE  FOR  WEST  NILE  VIRUS.      THE  4  BIRDS  WERE:   A  SPARROW (FOUND  TUESDAY  IN  THE  BOLSA  KNOLLS  AREA  OF  SALINAS);   A  HAWK (FOUND  WEDNESDAY  NEAR  CASTROVILLE;    A  GREAT-HORNED  OWL FOUND  NEAR  THE  SUMMIT OF  HIGHWAY 17;    AND   AN  AMERICAN  CROW WAS  FOUND  IN  THE  LIVE  OAK AREA OF  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY.

WEST  NILE VIRUS IS   TRANSMITTED  BY  MOSQUITOES.      ELDERLY  AND  YOUNG  PEOPLE  AS  WELL  AS  THOSE  WITH  COMPROMISED  IMMUNE  SYSTEMS  RISK  BECOMING  ILL,  OR  EVEN  IN  SOME  CASES,  DYING.    SEVERE  SYMPTOMS  CAN  INCLUDE  LOSS  OF  VISIONDISORIENTATIONCONVULSIONS,  AND  TREMORS;      WHERE  MILDER  CASES  MAY  ONLY  INCLUDE,  A  SKIN  RASH  ON  THE  CHEST,   STOMACH  AND  BACK….NAUSEA…OR  SWOLLEN  LYMPH  GLANDS.

NEARY LAGOON TULE 7/18/2012 12:30PM B.B.

TULE REMOVAL AND SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT AT NEARY LAGOON WILL PREVENT ACCESS TO THE FLOATING DOCK FROM JULY 30TH TO SEPTEMBER 5TH.        THIS REMOVAL IS PART OF A BI-ANNUAL TULE REMOVAL, WHICH IS OUTLINED IN THE NEARY LAGOON MANAGEMENT PLAN.          REMOVAL OF 1200 CUBIC YARDS OF SEDIMENT IS ALSO PART OF THE PROJECT.