A ceremony commemorating the grand opening of a new Bridge and Rock Shed in Big Sur took place yesterday. Both The Rain Rocks Rock Shed and the Pitkins Curve Bridge were built as a way of preventing road closures by keeping debris dropped by landslides and rockfalls off a certain section of Highway-1. The 300-foot long shed is made of concrete and is a tunnel like structure that stands next to the new quarter-mile-long bridge, which extends from Limekiln Creek Bridge to South of Lucia. The project broke ground in November of 2009.
A 26-year old Monterey County woman was convicted yesterday on fraud charges. Castroville resident Samantha King worked as a caretaker for a Pacific Grove handicapped girl for about 5 months in 2011, when the girl’s parents found unauthorized transactions on their credit card statements. King reportedly went on the parent’s computer and made online purchases using their credit card number. She faces 6 months of jail time or a $1,000 fine.
Santa Cruz County will hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposal to build a new wireless communications facility in Ben Lomond. The proposal discusses locating antennas for the roof mounted Verizon facility within an extension to an existing tower at the Ben Lomond Fire station. The proposal also includes placing outdoor radio equipment and utility cabinets on the adjacent parcel at Scarborough Ace Hardware. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chamber located at the Santa Cruz County Government Center on 701 Ocean Street.
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported last night one mile from Hollister. According to the USGS, the quake shook at 8:52 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6-miles. The epicenter was 12-miles from Gilroy, 14-miles from Prunedale and 17-miles from Salinas. Meanwhile, on Monday, a pair of smaller quakes occurred in the Bay Area. A magnitude 2.3 quake happened in the hills East of San Jose at 8:50 p.m., about 30 minutes later, a magnitude 2.9 quake shook farther north in Vallejo.
DUE TO THE CURRENT DROUGHT, SOME FARMERS, WHO LIVE ON THE CENTRAL COAST, ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF. THAT’S BECAUSE THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MADE THE “DRAUGHT” DECLARATION TODAY FOR SANTA CLARA, MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTY FARMERS. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WAS DESIGNATED A “CONTIGUOUS COUNTY”, SO FARMERS HERE ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE. FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES HAVE 8 MONTHS TO APPLY FOR THE LOW INTEREST EMERGENCY LOAN.
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