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LOWER GAS EXCISE TAX- 06-30-14 7:30 SG

CALIFORNIANS WILL PAY LOWER TAX RATES ON GAS BEGINNING TOMORROW.      THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HAS REPORTED, STARTING JULY 1ST, THE EXCISE RATE WILL BE $.36 PER GALLON, DOWN FROM $.39.    THE ADJUSTMENT WILL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LEGISLATION THAT SWAPS SALES AND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL.    THE SWAP IS MADE ANNUALLY MEANING MOTORISTS PAY NO MORE OR LESS STATE TAX ON GASOLINE.

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STOLEN PROPERTY LOCATED IN GREENFIELD- 06-30-14 7:00 SG

MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES HAVE RECOVERED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF STOLEN PROPERTY FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP ARREST.      DEREK ROTH AND BENJAMIN LERWILL WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY LAST WEEK ON CHARGES INCLUDING VEHICLE THEFT AND POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM IN A VEHICLE.    DURING A SEARCH OF ROTH’S HOME, DEPUTIES RECOVERED OVER $20,000 IN STOLEN PROPERTY, INCLUDING HAND TOOLS, POWER TOOLS, AND ELECTRONICS.     OFFICIALS SAY THE ITEMS MAY BE FROM A RECENT SERIES OF STORAGE LOCKER BURGLARIES

 

 

 

 

 

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SLNS SALES TAX INIT-6/29/14-2400-PMD

 THE CITY OF SALINAS IS TO PUT A 1 CENT SALES TAX HIKE INITIATIVE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOTTHE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS NEARLY 2-THOUSAND REQUESTS FOR REPAIRS OF HAZARDOUS  SIDEWALK REPAIRS, BUT WITH AN ANNUAL BUDGET OF 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS THE CITY CAN’T AFFORD TO MAKE ALL THE REPAIRS, AND INSTEAD HAS OFFERED RESIDENTS A 50- 50 SPLIT ON REPAIR COST TO SIDEWALKS IN FRONT OF THEIR HOMES.  IF THE TAX PASSES THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS.

 

 

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ELKHORN NATIVE SEEDS-6/29/14-2338-PMD

 VOLUNTEERS COLLECTED NATIVE SEEDS AT  THE ELKHORN SLOUGH ON SATURDAY.  THE EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE AMERICAN RIVERS CONSERVATION GROUP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC. ABOUT 70 PEOPLE SPENT THE DAY SEARCHING FOR CALIFORNIA BLUE WILD RYE GRASS SEEDS. THE GROUP ENDED THE DAY WITH ABOUT 30 POUNDS OF THE SEEDS WHICH WILL BE USED TO REESTABLISH THE NATIVE GRASS THROUGHOUT THE ELKHORN SLOUGH PRESERVE.

 

 

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17 CLOSURES-6/29/14-2338-PMD

 THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF HIGHWAY 17 ARE TO BE CLOSED TONIGHT (MON)AND TOMORROW NIGHT (TUES) FOR ROADWORK.  THE CLOSURES ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE FROM BETWEEN 9 P-M UNTIL 6 A-M AS CALTRANS CREWS PERFORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN EMELINE STREET AND  THE CARBONERA CREEK BRIDGE.  MOTORIST CAN EXPECT DELAYS OF UP TO 10 MINUTES.

 

 

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