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DRUGS,DUI,CAR CHASE-2/2/14-1855-PMD

A SALINAS MAN WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CAR CHASE.  MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL OVER A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER AT 8:50 P-M NEAR PAJARO. THE SUSPECT SPED OFF AND A PURSUIT ENSUED. THE CHASE WENT ON FOR 14 MILES, REACHING SPEEDS OF 100 MILES AN HOUR, THROUGH WATSONVILLE AND THEN TOWARDS MOSS LANDING BEFORE THE DRIVER WAS SUBDUED ON ELKHORN ROAD. A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE TURNED UP 32 BAGGIES OF METH AND OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. 45 YEAR OLD STEVE ANTHONY RIVERS WAS ARRESTED FOR EVADING ARREST, DUI, 2 OUTSTANDING FELONY WARRANTS, AND POSSESSION AND TRANSPORTATION OF METH WITH INTENT OF SALES.

 

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MISSING CAPITOLA MAN-2/2/14-1846-PMD

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AROUND SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ARE LOOKING FOR A CAPITOLA MAN MISSING SINCE FRIDAY.  29 YEAR OLD DONOVAN ALMOS, WHO SUFFERS FROM MENTAL ILLNESS, WAS LAST SEEN AT 12:30 P-M ON THE 23-HUNDRED BLOCK OF 17TH AVENUE. REPORTEDLY HE WAS UNDER SUPERVISION 1 MOMENT AND GONE THE NEXT.  ALMOS, WHOSE ILLNESS IS NOT PHYSICALLY APPARENT IS 6 FOOT 1, 190 POUNDS WITH BROWN HAIR AND BLUE EYES. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE SHORTS AND A BLUE SHIRT. ANY ONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS SHOULD CALL THE SANTA CRUZ SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

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SHAKESPEARE FUNDS-2/2/14-1806-PMD

SHAKESPEARE PLAY ON, THE NOW INDEPENDENT THEATER COMPANY IN SANTA CRUZ, HAS MET ITS FUND RAISING GOAL.  THE GROUP HAD SET A GOAL OF RAISING 885-THOUSAND DOLLARS BY THE 1ST OF FEBRUARY. THE FUNDS ARE TO BE USED FOR THE OPERATING COST OF THE 2014 SEASON.  HOWEVER AFTER A RECENT FUND RAISING PUSH THE COMPANY MANAGED TO RAISE 1.1 MILLION DOLLARS.  AFTER THE 2014 SEASON BUDGET IS SET, THE SURPLUS FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR THE 2015 SEASON. THE GROUP NOW IS IN TALKS WITH U-C-S-C FOR THE NAME SHAKESPEARE SANTA CRUZ AS WELL AS A POSSIBLE VENUE FOR THE PRODUCTIONS.

 

 

 

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ELEPHANT SEALS 02/02/14 1515 GE

THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER TO MARCH, MARK THE BREEDING SEASON FOR THE NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL POPULATION AT ANO NUEVO STATE PARK, LOCATED 25 MILES NORTH OF SANTA CRUZ, ON NEW YEARS CREEK ROAD, IN PESCADERO. GUIDED TOURS TAKE PLACE ON A DAILY BASIS THROUGH MARCH 31ST . THE COST IS 10 DOLLARS FOR PARKING AND 7 DOLLARS PER TICKET. CHILDREN UNDER 3-YEARS OF AGE ARE ADMITTED FREE. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 800-444-4445 OR BY VISITING www.parks.ca.gov

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LODGING FIGURES 02/02/14 1435 GE

ACCORDING TO DATA RELEASED BY SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH, THE LODGING INDUSTRY IN SANTA CRUZ HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN OCCUPANCY OF ALMOST 4-PERCENT AND AN AVERAGE DAILY RATE INCREASE OF OVER 5-PERCENT IN 2013. COMPARED TO A STATE AVERAGE OF 71-PERCENT, THE COUNTY HIT A MILE-POST OF 63-PERCENT IN OVER-ALL OCCUPANCY, A FIGURE NOT SEEN SINCE THE YEAR 2000. THE FUNDS GENERATED BY THE RECENTLY FORMED TOURISM MARKETING DISTRICT HAVE ENABLED THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CONFERENCE AND VISITORS COUNCIL TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE IN ADVERTISING, THUS INCREASING SUMMER, AND, NON-SUMMER MONTH OCCUPANCY.

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