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A MONTEREY COUNTY MAN SUSPECTED OF ROBBING SEVERAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROVIDERS AT GUNPOINT, HAS BEEN ARRESTED.   POLICE SOURCES SAY THAT 21 YEAR OLD VINCENT LEONARD TURNER CONTACTS PEOPLE SELLING MEDICAL POT ON CRAIGSLIST, SETS UP A MEET, INCLUDING ONE AT DOMINICAN HOSPITAL IN SANTA CRUZ, TURNER THEN ROBS THE VICTIMS AT GUNPOINT.   MONTEREY POLICE SPOTTED TURNER ON WEDNESDAY AND ALERTED THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. TURNER IS NOW IN THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL WITH BAIL SET AT 75 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

 

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Monterey County Road Work/Closure 01-17-14 13:00 av

Motorists are being advised of overnight road work taking place next week in Monterey County.  Traffic on Highway 101, between Dunbarton Road and Cole Road, will shift to the other side of the Highway starting Monday January 20th due to work on the new San Juan Road interchange.   The lane switch and road closure will occur between 7:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Tuesday January 21st.  Access to and from San Juan Road at Highway 101 will also temporarily close.   Motorists will need to take San Miguel Canyon Road as an alternate route.  Both north and southbound traffic on Highway 1 will be affected during this time.

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C’ville Attempted Rape/Homicide Arrest 01-17-14 12:00 av

Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man after he attempted to rape a woman at knifepoint late Wednesday night.   Deputies made the arrest after obtaining a search warrant for the Castroville residence of 36-year old Eric Garcia.  Garcia reportedly broke into the victim’s home just after 11 p.m. at knifepoint and attempted to forcibly rape her.   When the victim fought back and attempted to flee, Garcia threatened to kill her. The victim’s daughter ran for help causing Garcia to flee the scene.  He was apprehended on attempted homicide, attempted rape and burglary.

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Gov. Brown Declares Drought Emergency 01-17-14 10:30 av

After a record-dry year with no rain in the forecast, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the state of California. The proclamation comes after what the Governor calls the worst drought the state has ever seen since about 100-years ago.  In the State of Emergency declaration, Governor Brown wants farmers and communities that are ecologically impacted by the dry conditions, to receive financial assistance, and is also calling for the suspension of some state and federal regulations.  Meanwhile, the Governor is also encouraging people to conserve water, and says his administration is considering a mandatory conservation order as well.      

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W’Ville Police Chief Cancer Event 01-17-14 10:00 av

Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano will hold an event next month to honor those who support children with cancer. The Breakfast with Friends event will be held on February 6th at the Seaside Golf Club Banquet Room from 8:30 to 10 a.m.  Solano will thank those who joined him in supporting Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services in 2013, a time when the chief was fighting his own public battle with the disease.    Tickets are $30.    More information can be found online at www.breakfastwithfriends.eventbrite.

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