New Legislation introduced today is expected to help benefit water customers on the Monterey Peninsula. Senator Bill Monning, introduced SB 936 in an effort to make water rate relief bonds available to the public for the purpose of financing a portion of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project. The new bill is expected to generate savings estimated at over 8-million dollars in the first year, and an overall savings of up to 66-million dollars. The proposed desalination plant by California American Water is expected to cost up to 320-million dollars for construction and storage fees.
A Greenfield woman is behind bars on attempted murder charges. Police say Christal Gail Ortiz tried to stab a man to death on the 600-block of Apple Avenue last night. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to his back before being hospitalized. Investigations continue. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Greenfield police.
A Nevada man was arrested near Greenfield over the weekend in connection with a car theft. 26-year old Jesse Gutierrez of Henderson was booked into Monterey County Jail Sunday on charges of auto-theft and possession of stolen property. Gutierrez was pulled over on Highway 101 near Hobson Avenue after he was found driving a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Marina.
The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County has acquired 10-acres of land to build a safe crossing for wildlife at a stretch of road on Highway-17. The Group started looking into purchasing land around the Laurel Curve area, after research from UC Santa Cruz showed mountain Lions, pumas, deers and other wildlife, were not only endangering their own species but motorists as well. The Land Trust plans on placing an easement for wildlife crossing on the property underneath Highway 17.
A man found dead near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf over the weekend has been identified. Authorities say the body of 31-year Ryan Kim from San Jose was found floating in the water at about 1 p.m Saturday. Kim was reported missing on Friday. No foul play is suspected meanwhile, the cause of death is still being investigated.
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