THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CONFERENCE & VISITORS COUNCIL OR C-V-C HAS WON THE BRONZE TELLY AWARD. THE PRESTIGIOUS AWARD IS FOR A TOURISM PROMOTIONAL VIDEO, THE VIDEO IS CALLED THE REDWOODS OF THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS AND WON THE BRONZE AWARD, OUT OF 11 THOUSAND ENTRIES FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE C-V-C YOU CAN GO TO WWW.SANTACRUZ.ORG
MONTEREY BAT ASSEMBLY-MEMBER MARK STONE HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO A TASK FORCE. STONE IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE FUTURE OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS TASK FORCE. STONE WAS PICKED BECAUSE OF HIS WORK WITH DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN AS A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SUPERVISOR, AND AS ASSEMBLY’S CHAIR ON HUMAN SERVICES. THE TASK FORCE WILL EXAMINE THE ISSUES FACING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
Update: 6/5/13, 5:02 PM
The Santa Cruz county health department has confirmed that someone in Santa Cruz County has contracted Hepatitis A.
The diagnosis is linked to the recall of a berry product sold at Costco.
The brand is Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend.
Common symptoms include: Abdominal pain, pale stools, and yellow eyes or skin. Hepatitis A symptoms can show as early as 2 weeks or as long as 50 days.
Update: 6/5/13, 3:08 PM
A lengthy prison sentence was handed down Wednesday to a known gang member.
Albert “Doughboy” Martinez has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.
That sentence steams from an August 2011 attack, while he was in Santa Cruz County Jail.
At that time, Martinez and another inmate assaulted a third inmate, who suffered minor injuries.
At the time Martinez was considered a high ranking gang member.
Update: 6/5/13, 3:05 PM
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has named its new Chief Financial Officer.
Augustine Lopez was named the new CFO through a press release.
Previously, Lopez served as the CFO for San Gabriel Valley Medical Center.
He replaces Robert Dvorak who came out of retirement to serve as interim CFO.