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WEDNESDAY SHOOTING IN WVILLE - 07/17/13 18:45 S.S.

A  27  YEAR-OLD  MAN  SUFFERED  A GUNSHOT  WOUND  TO  HIS  LEG  TODAY  IN  WATSONVILLE.     THE  JUST BEFORE   4  P-M   INCIDENT  OCCURRED  NEAR  MAIN STREET AND  WEST  LAKE  AVENUE….AND  THE VICTIM  TOOK  REFUGE  IN  THE  LOBBY  OF  THE  NEARBY  RESETAR  RESIDENTIAL  HOTEL ON  WEST BEACH  STREET,  (WHERE  HE  REPORTEDLY  LIVES  WITH  HIS  WIFE  AND CHILD).   ANYONE  WITH  ANY  INFORMATION  ON  THIS  SHOOTING  IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE   WATSONVILLE  POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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AMANDA SLOAN - SUICIDE? - 07/17/13 17:45 S.S.

A  WOMAN,  WHO  WAS  ON  THE  SANTA  CRUZ  MOST WANTED LIST  LAST  YEAR,   WAS  FOUND  DEAD  IN  HER  CELL  EARLY THIS  MORNING.      ALTHOUGH  AN  AUTOPSY  WILL  BE  PERFORMED,    30  YEAR-OLD  AMANDA  SLOAN IS  THOUGHT  TO  HAVE  COMMITTED  SUICIDE,   AS  SHE  WAS  THE  ONLY INMATE  OF  HER  CELL.     SHE  WAS  INITIALLY  BOOKED  INTO  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY  JAIL IN  DECEMBER  OF  2012  FOR  CHARGES  OF  ASSAULT  WITH  A  FIREARMSHOOTING  AT  AN  INHABITED  DWELLINGRECKLESS  DRIVING  WHILE  EVADING  A  POLICE  OFFICER,  AND  DISCHARGING A  WEAPON  FROM  A  VEHICLE.

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GUAVA FRUIT FLIES IN S.J. - 07/17/13 16:57 S.S.

3  GUAVA  FRUIT  FLIES  WERE  FOUND  RECENTLY  IN  SAN  JOSE,   AND  THAT  HAS  SOME  CENTRAL  COAST  FARMERS  ON  HIGH  ALERT.    THE  6-MILLIMETER  CROP-KILLERS  REPORTEDLY  DON’T  LOOK  LIKE  MUCH  OF  A  THREAT,   BUT  IF  THEY  GET  INTO  AN  APPLE  ORCHARD,   THEY  CAN  CAUSE  THE ORCHARD  TO  BE  QUARANTINED....WHICH  MEANS NO APPLES  ARE ALLOWED OUT OF  THE COUNTY.

IT  IS  THOUGHT  THAT  THE  FLIES  MAY  HAVE  PIGGYBACKED  A  RIDE  FROM  SOUTH  ASIA,  WHERE  THEY ORIGINATE.

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BIG WAVE CONTEST - 07/17/13 4:32P-M T.F.

THE LINE UP FOR THE 2014 MAVERICKS BIG WAVE SURF CONTEST WAS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK.      IT WILL CONSIST OF 24 ATHLETES AND 8 OF THOSE ATHLETES ARE FROM SANTA CRUZ.    THEY INCLUDE:   DEFENDING CHAMPION PETER MEL, SHAWN DOLLAR, KEN COLLINS, ANTHONY TASHNICK, RYAN AUGENSTEIN, ZACH WORMHOUDT, NIC LAMB AND TYLER FOX.        EVERY WINTER THE SURF CONTESTS WINDOW BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND ENDS MARCH 31ST.   IF THE RIGHT SWELL NEVER ARRIVES, THE CONTEST WILL BE CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.

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LA SELVA BEACH GIRL DIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA 07/17/13 13:30 av

A YOUNG LA SELVA BEACH RESIDENT TRAVELING IN CENTRAL AMERICA HAS DIED OF FOOD POISONING.   11-YEAR OLD LILY GAIL JACOB WAS VACATIONING IN COSTA RICA WITH HER FAMILY WHEN SHE UNEXPECTEDLY PASSED LAST WEEK.    LILY ATTENDED VALENCIA AND RIO DEL MAR SCHOOLS AND PLANNED TO ATTEND STANFORD UNIVERSITY WHEN SHE GREW UP.   SHE LOVED TO READ, BAKE SWIM, PLAY SOCCER, SPEND TIME WITH HER FAMILY, AND WAS AN EAGER HELPER AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL.  A VISITATION WILL BE HELD FOR LILY ON FRIDAY, JULY 19TH AT BENITO AND AZZARO PACIFIC GARDENS CHAPEL IN SANTA CRUZ FROM 6 TO 8 P.M.

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