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O’neill site gets historical designation 06/05/12 10:40p.m. TDH

The site of the original santa cruz o’neill surf shop has been designated a “california point of historical interest.”   Members of the California state historical resources commission voted unanimously to authorize the designation, and on Monday, the move was made official by the director of state parks.     The site is at the entrance to cowell beach, near the dream inn, (directly across from the monterey bay national marine sanctuary exploration center.)   it was there that wetsuit pioneer jack o’neill opened his first shop in 1959.


Beach water quality warnings 06/05/12 10:30p.m. TDH

Water quality advisory signs have been posted at a few santa cruz county beaches, following tests that revealed high levels of bacteria.  The health warnings are posted at capitola beach (west of the jetty), santa cruz main beach, and cowell beach (west of the wharf).   The signs will remain posted until water samples show the bacteria has returned to levels considered safe for swimming.


Concrete thrown into house 06/05/12 10:30p.m. TDH

Police in santa cruz are looking for the person or persons responsible for throwing chunks of concrete into a house overnight Monday.   The incident occurred at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, when the residents at the Grandview street house were awoken by 5-blocks of concrete, that were thrown through a front window.  1 of the chunks landed on a teenage girl, leaving her with minor injuries that did not require medical care.  No suspects were immediately located after the incident.


Atv victim airlifted 06/05/12 10:10p.m. TDH

A man was injured in an a-t-v accident Tuesday in the boulder creek area of santa cruz county.   the crash occurred at 3:45 p.m near bear creek road and hidden springs road.   the victim was airlifted to a santa clara county trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.



Arraignment postponed (aptos shooting) 06/05/12 10p.m. TDH

The arraignment hearing was postponed today for the 3-men accused of killing 21-year-old Fernando martin Mendoza-avila this past wednesday in aptos.  Alfredo alanis Garcia, Rafael Zamora barron, and Christopher Herrera Bermudez are due back in court on june 19th, when they are expected to enter pleas to 1st degree murder and other charges.




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