Officials announced this week a fire services partnership between The City of Monterey and the Monterey Peninsula Airport District. The collaboration will provide fire and emergency services to the airport beginning on January 1st. The relationship is expected to increase response times to certain areas while also improving airport coverage. The existing airport fire station will now become Station six in Monterey’s Department.
Over a dozen sexual predators were arrested by the Monterey County Sherriff’s Department during a month long Investigation. The undercover sting operation, known as 'Operation Mama Bear', found 14 men who had arranged meetings online with who they thought were 14 to 16 year old girls. The men arrived at a meeting location in Salinas to find the girl was actually an undercover detective. The suspects include men 20 to 63 years of age, with most coming from the central coast, but arrests were also made in Hollister, Fresno,Sacramento and Fairfield. Most of the men have posted bail and are now out of jail.
A SEASIDE MAN WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF ROBBING A SEASIDE CONVENIENCE STORE. 42 YEAR-OLD LEONARD JERRETH DUNLAP IS BELIEVED TO HAVE ROBBED THE FREMONT BOULEVARD 7-11 STORE AROUND 2:15 A-M THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING. DUNLAP WAS BOOKED INTO MONTEREY COUNTY JAIL.
DUNLAP WAS FOUND WITH PROPERTY STOLEN FROM THE STORE, AND HIS PICTURE WAS CAPTURED ON THE STORE’S VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERA.
A LOCAL GIFT SHOP WILL BE OFFERING FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATES SOON, AS PART OF ITS ‘SOCIAL ACTION PLAN’. TEMPLE BETH EL WILL BE SELLING THE FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE COINS, KNOWN AS “GELT”, STARTING SUNDAY. “GELT” IS A TRADITIONAL PART OF HANUKKAH. THE TEMPLE, WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF PORTER GULCH ROAD AND SOQUEL DRIVE IN APTOS, ALSO PLANS TO HOLD A CANDLE-LIGHTING CEREMONY THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 27TH (THE 1ST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH (WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS)).
AN EVENT TO HELP THE NEW TANNERY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND IN SANTA CRUZ. THE FUNDRAISER, KNOWN AS VINOCRUZ, IS BEING CO-HOSTED BY LIFESTYLE CULINARY ARTS. IT WILL INCLUDE LIVE MUSIC, WINE, AND FOOD, AND IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE FROM 2-6 P-M SUNDAY, AT 725 FRONT STREET IN SANTA CRUZ.
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