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1 person was killed and another was hospitalized during a fatal motorcycle crash in Salinas yesterday. The just after 5 p.m. incident occurred when a Yamaha motorcycle, traveling east on Reservation Road, collided into a Ducati motorcyle, which then struck a BMW causing the vehicle to go airborne ejecting it’s driver. The driver of the BMW, died at the scene, while the passenger of the Ducati was taken to a local hospital with major injuries.


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Road work, Fishhook 7/25/10 TDH

Overnight paving work is scheduled to close a half-mile section of northbound Highway-1 near the Fishhook, in Santa Cruz this week.   A 5-10 minute detour will be in place to avoid the work, which is set to be performed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.     The roadway is scheduled to fully re-open on Thursday.   

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Low-cost meds meeting 7/25/10 TDH

Assemblyman Bill Monning is scheduled to host a informational meeting Tuesday, to inform residents about low-cost and zero-cost prescription medication programs.   Representatives from the Partnership for Prescription Assistance are also set to be at the gathering, which is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Elena Baskin Live Oak Senior Center.   That's located at 1777 Capitola Road.

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Salinas Burglary Arrest 7/25/10 TDH

2-men were arrested in Salinas this(sun)morning, after a probation search allegedly turned up stolen goods and a wanted man.   Police conducted the probation search of the residence on the 100-block of Columbine Drive, after 19-year-old Albert Jiminez had been identified as a suspect in a residential burglary.   Police say they found several stolen items at his residence, and took Jiminez into custody.   Officers also located 20-year-old Ramon Nunez in the residence, who was wanted by the California Youth Authority, and he was also taken into custody.   Both were booked into Monterey County Jail.

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S.C. Woman Murdered 7/25/10 TDH

A 39-year-old Santa Cruz man is in custody, after allegedly killing his girlfriend early Saturday morning.   Wensy Sanchez was arrested without incident, at an apartment on the 300-block of Morrissey Boulevard.   Neighbors called police around 4 a.m. to report a fight taking place, and when officers arrived, they found Sanchez sitting near the 41-year-old victim, whose throat had been cut.   Medics were unable to revive her, and she died at the scene.   Her identity is being withheld, until authorities can notify her family.    This is the 6th homicide in Santa Cruz this year.

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