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LIGHTENING STRIKES POSSIBLE - 05/20/14 10:06 S.S.

LIGHTENING STRIKES ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST, AND GIVEN THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS THIS YEAR, THAT’S A PARTICULARLY OMINOUS POSSIBILITY. CAL-FIRE HAS HIRED EXTRA INSPECTORS (WHOSE JOB WILL BE TO MAKE SURE THAT HOMEOWNERS ARE MAINTAINING A 100-FOOT DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND THEIR HOMES). THOSE INSPECTORS ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO REMOVE FLAMMABLE VEGETATION, TRIM BRANCHES, SPACE OUT TREES AND PLANTS……..AND JUST GENERALLY CREATE A BUFFER ZONE AROUND THEIR HOMES.11 YEARS AGO, DURING ONE PARTICULAR “STORM”, PORTIONS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WERE HIT BY MORE THAN 1 THOUSAND LIGHTENING STRIKES PER HOUR.

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Salinas Capital One property - 05/20/14 10:00 S.S.

Salinas Capital One property 05/20/14 1000 S.S.
Some Salinas business associations are urging Monterey County Supervisors NOT to continue with their plan to purchase the vacant Capital One property for county use. The Salinas Valley Chamber asks that Supervisors hear public input BEFORE acquiring 1441 Schilling Place. Chamber members are concerned that moving jobs away from the downtown area could have several negative impacts, and they also say the area (which is primarily agricultural/industrial in nature), is poorly set-up for increased traffic flow.

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ARRESTS IN SC STABBING - 05/20/14 08:50 S.S.

2 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH FRIDAY NIGHT’S STABBING ON THE WEST SIDE OF SANTA CRUZ. THE 10:50 P-M INCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MISSION AND SWIFT STREETS. THE 42 YEAR-OLD VICTIM SUFFERED CUTS TO HIS FACE AND LEG. 19 YEAR-OLD CAMPBELL RESIDENT GABRIEL JOHN VEGAS, AND 22 YEAR-OLD SAN MATEO RESIDENT CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL AMATO, WERE BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL.

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SOLEDAD OFFICER STABBED - update - 05/20/14A 06:00 S.S.

A SOLEDAD POLICE OFFICER,  AND AN ELDERLY COUPLE, WERE AIR-LIFTED TO AN AREA TRAUMA CENTER, AFTER A 17 YEAR-OLD BOY ATTACKED ALL 3.     SERGEANT TOM MARCHESE (WHO has  since  been released from the hospital)  WAS STABBED WHEN HE ENTERED A 2ND STREET HOME TO HELP THE COUPLE.   2 OTHER POLICE OFFICERS ALSO RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES BEFORE THE 17 YEAR-OLD WAS SUBDUED AND ARRESTED.

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SOLEDAD OFFICERS STABBED 5-19-14 1800 OG

THREE POLICE OFFICERS AND AN ELDERLY COUPLE WERE STABBED BY THE COUPLE’S TEENAGE GRANDSON IN SOLEDAD TODAY (MON). AT 3:30 P-M, A 9-1-1 CALL WAS MADE FROM A HOME ON SECOND STREET IN SOLEDAD AND SCREAMING COULD BE HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND. UPON ARRIVAL, THE OFFICERS HEARD MORE SCREAMING AND BROKE DOWN THE LOCKED DOOR. THE TEENAGER IMMEDIATELY BEGAN STABBING A SERGEANT WHO WAS FIRST IN THE DOOR AND THEN TURNED ON TWO OTHER OFFICERS AND HIS GRANDPARENTS. THE GRANDSON WAS TAZED BUT HAD TO BE WRESTLED TO THE GROUND AND SUBDUED. HELICOPTERS FLEW THE OFFICERS, GRANDPARENTS, AND TEENAGE ASSAILANT TO A BAY AREA TRAUMA CENTER FOR TREATMENT.
BACK-UP RESPONDERS CAME IN FROM GREENFIELD, GONZALEZ, AND THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL.

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