The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County has acquired 10-acres of land to build a safe crossing for wildlife at a stretch of road on Highway-17. The Group started looking into purchasing land around the Laurel Curve area, after research from UC Santa Cruz showed mountain Lions, pumas, deers and other wildlife, were not only endangering their own species but motorists as well. The Land Trust plans on placing an easement for wildlife crossing on the property underneath Highway 17.
A man found dead near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf over the weekend has been identified. Authorities say the body of 31-year Ryan Kim from San Jose was found floating in the water at about 1 p.m Saturday. Kim was reported missing on Friday. No foul play is suspected meanwhile, the cause of death is still being investigated.
A man reported missing out of Capitola last week has been found. Authorities found 29-year old Donavan Almos in San Jose yesterday. Almos, who has a mental disorder, was reported missing from his 17th Avenue work place at about 12:30 Friday afternoon. He called authorities after hearing about his disappearance from the media. Authorities say Almos suffered minor injuries related to his travels and was hospitalized.
Practice rounds for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am will get underway today. 312 of the world’s top golfers are expected to tee off from Pebble’s three courses. Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson will lead a group of professional players, while other players like Ray Romano and Kenny G. are also scheduled to appear. New additions to the venue this year include three-tiered stadiums situated around the 18th hole and a new pedestrian bridge. Players are expected to tee-off for the main competition Thursday.
A SALINAS MAN WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CAR CHASE. MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL OVER A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER AT 8:50 P-M NEAR PAJARO. THE SUSPECT SPED OFF AND A PURSUIT ENSUED. THE CHASE WENT ON FOR 14 MILES, REACHING SPEEDS OF 100 MILES AN HOUR, THROUGH WATSONVILLE AND THEN TOWARDS MOSS LANDING BEFORE THE DRIVER WAS SUBDUED ON ELKHORN ROAD. A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE TURNED UP 32 BAGGIES OF METH AND OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. 45 YEAR OLD STEVE ANTHONY RIVERS WAS ARRESTED FOR EVADING ARREST, DUI, 2 OUTSTANDING FELONY WARRANTS, AND POSSESSION AND TRANSPORTATION OF METH WITH INTENT OF SALES.
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