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desal petition 05/30/12 0900 e.a.

opponents of a santa cruz desalination facility have gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a city wide vote.  the group handed in 88-hundred signatures to santa cruz city officials, exceeding the 54-hundred needed to place the issue on the november ballot.  there have been indications that the city of santa cruz and the soquel creek water district intended to ask residents for a vote anyway.  the proposed plant would produce 2-point-5 million gallons of water a day.

missing boy found 05/30/12 0900 e.a.

a 12 year old santa cruz boy that went missing last night has been found by santa cruz police officers. lucas huffman ran away last night from his may avenue home, with clothes packed and an unknown destination.  santa cruz police officers found huffman in a sleeping bag outside of a church on fairmount avenue.  he is was uninjured, and is now home with his parents.

salinas elementary school fire 05/30/12 0900 e.a.

a salinas elementary school was evacuated this morning after a fire broke out on campus.  around 8:40 a.m., fremont elementary school administrators reported a fire started in a portable unit.  the room was not being used by any class or staff.  fire officials believe the heating unit was where the fire originated.  a lockdown on campus has been lifted and students have returned to class.

sanctuary exploration center 05/30/12 0600 e.a.

two art pieces were unveiled at a ceremony last night in santa cruz that will be featured at the new national marine sanctuary exploration center. a massive bronze whale tail rising up from a stylized concrete mosaic will be placed near the entrance of the new facility.  the piece compliments a 9-foot glass mural along the side of the CENTER, WHICH depicts life under the sea.  the national marine sanctuary exploration center is set to open on pacific avenue near the santa cruz municipal wharf on july 23rd.

shooting victim survives 05/30/12 0600 e.a.

a watsonville man who was shot several times monday night is expected to survive.  the 19 year old victim was walking to an apartment on clifford avenue around 10:40 p.m. monday night.  the man was approached by 2 rival gang members before one of the men shot the victim several times in the torso.  the victim is recovering in a bay area trauma center.  anyone who might have information on this monday night gang shooting is asked to contact the anonymous crime tip line, at 768-3544.