Two people were arrested after a probation search uncovered stolen property and drugs. 19-year-old Melissa Bica and 31-year-old John Chulian Jr. were approached by Capitola Police officers shortly before noon while parked in their vehicle on 41st Avenue. When officers determined that both were on probation, a search of the vehicle was conducted. Multiple stolen items found to be connected to car burglaries in the area were discovered. Bica and Chulian were also found to be in possession of heroin and associated paraphernalia. Chulian and Bica were booked into Santa Cruz County jail on charges of possession of stolen property, heroin, and drug paraphernalia, as well as identity theft.
A LADY, WHO LIVES JUST NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO, DECIDED SHE WANTED TO RIDE THE SANTA CRUZ LOOF CAROUSEL TO CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY…AND THE CAROUSEL’S. BOTH TURNED 101 YEARS-OLD THIS MONTH. MARGIE GAGNEBIN AND HER SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, AND A MULTITUDE OF GRANDCHILDREN RODE THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK THIS AFTERNOON.
THE CENTENARIAN, WHO STILL HAS ALL OF HER FACULTIES AND LIVES INDEPENDENTLY, RODE ONE OF THE HORSES ON THE CAROUSEL (AT THE SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK)…UNLIKE MANY OTHER ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO RIDE IN THE CHARIOTS.
A NEW BILL WAS SIGNED INTO LAW TODAY, THAT WOULD REQUIRE METAL RECYCLERS AND PAWN BROKERS TO MOVE ALL THEIR RECORDS FROM PAPER TO THE COMPUTER IN AN INTERNAL DATABASE. LEGISLATORS AND OTHERS HOPE THIS WILL CUT DOWN ON THE THEFT OF METAL….SUCH AS CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, AND ALL KINDS OF AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL OPERATE THE NEW DATABASE, WHILE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WILL BE IN CHARGE OF HOLDING THE BUSINESSES ACCOUNTABLE…BY CHECKING WHAT THE BUSINESS RECEIVES, WITH REPORTS OF WHAT HAS BEEN STOLEN IN THE AREA.
A SALINAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS EXPECTED TO FACE FELONY CHARGES IN JUVENILE COURT. THAT AFTER SHE SENT A THREATENING “TWEET”. ALLEGEDLY THE STUDENT WAS UNHAPPY WITH A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, AND THREATENED PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. THE STUDENT, WHO HAS REPORTEDLY NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE, WAS CITED AND SENT HOME WITH HER PARENTS.
DUE TO LOTS OF SHRIMP-LIKE KRILL, OBSERVERS SAY THEY’VE SEEN A SHARP INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS OF ENDANGERED BLUE AND HUMPBACK WHALES IN THE MONTEREY BAY AREA. THE BLUE WHALE CAN GROW UP TO 98 FEET LONG, AND WEIGH AS MUCH AS 180 METRIC TONS; WHILE THE HUMPBACK WHALE CAN GROW UP TO ABOUT 50 FEET AND WEIGH IN AT ABOUT 79,000 POUNDS.
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