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WILDFIRE SMOKE ADVISORY 121613 1700 og

THE PFEIFFER WILDFIRE IN BIG SUR HAS PROMPTED THE MONTEREY BAY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT AND MONTEREY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE A SMOKE ADVISORY.     FINE PARTICLES IN SMOKE CAN CAUSE HEALTH ISSUES, ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN, OLDER PEOPLE, AND THOSE WITH LUNG PROBLEMS.     RESIDENTS WHO SEE OR SMELL SMOKE ARE ENCOURAGED TO AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR EXERCISE, KEEP WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED, AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER TO KEEP AIRWAYS MOIST.     PEOPLE WITH SEVERE COUGHING, WATERY, ITCHY EYES, OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING AS A RESULT OF THE SMOKE,  SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

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LAS LOMAS VICTIM IDENTIFIED 121613 1830 og

THE MAN WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED LAST NIGHT IN LAS LOMAS HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 19 YEAR OLD MARTIN MARTINEZ VASQUEZ OF LAS LOMAS.     THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE JUST BEFORE 7 P-M NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LAS LOMAS DRIVE AND OVERPASS ROAD.     WHEN AUTHORITIES ARRIVED, THEY FOUND VASQUEZ ON THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.     DEPUTIES SAY THE SHOOTING IS GANG-RELATED AND NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

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Anthem and Sutter Reach Deal 121613 19:15 og

AN ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE MONDAY (YESTERDAY) THAT ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND SUTTER HEALTH HAVE REACHED A MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT, ALLOWING SUTTER AND PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY TO REMAIN IN THE ANTHEM NETWORK.     ANTHEM MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE NOTICES SAYING THEY CAN KEEP THEIR SUTTER HEALTH DOCTORS,  A REVERSAL OF THE LETTER MANY RECEIVED IN NOVEMBER.     THE AGREEMENT CONTINUES COVERAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL, SMALL GROUP, LARGE GROUP, MEDICARE, AND MEDI-CAL INSURED.     FOR SPECIFIC COVERAGE INFORMATION, COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR BENEFITS MANAGER OR INSURANCE AGENT.

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FIRE IN BIG SUR - 13:52 update 12/16/13 13:52 update S.S.

ABOUT  300  FIRE  FIGHTERS   ARE  WORKING  TO  CONTAIN  A  550-ACRE  WILDFIRE,   THAT  BROKE  OUT  IN  BIG  SUR  EARLY  THIS  MORNING.     THE  “PFEIFFER  FIRE”  IS  BURNING  IN  THAT  AREA  OF  PFEIFFER  RIDGE   AND  SYCAMORE  CANYON….WEST  OF HIGHWAY 1.  EVACUATIONS  ARE  IN  PROGRESS.   

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LAS LOMAS HOMICIDE - 12/16/13 18:25 S.S.

A  MAN  WAS  SHOT  AND  KILLED  IN  LAS  LOMAS  LAST  NIGHT.    THAT  SHOOTING  TOOK  PLACE  JUST  BEFORE  7  P-M  NEAR  THE  INTERSECTION  OF  LAS  LOMAS  DRIVE  AND  OVERPASS  ROAD.    ANYONE  WITH  ANY INFORMATION  ABOUT  THIS  SHOOTING,   OR  THE   SHOOTER,   IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  MONTEREY  COUNTY SHERIFF’S  DEPARTMENT.    

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