An autopsy revealed how a Marina man died after he was found with an open throat wound in a Wal-Mart parking lot over the weekend. The Monterey County Coroner’s office confirmed that 50-year old Michael Garlow died from a self-inflicted injury by using a sharp bladed object, like a razor blade or knife. Meanwhile Marina police have closed the case, and do not plan to conduct any further criminal investigation.
The Santa Cruz Salvation Army kicks off it’s annual Kettle Kickoff Luncheon fundraiser next week. The event launches the annual Salvation Army bell-ringing season, and also helps raise money for needy families. Jimmy Panetta, a Monterey County assistant district attorney and son of former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, will be the event’s featured speaker. The Luncheon will be held on Monday November 25th at the Cocoanut Grove on 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Mayor Hilary Bryant was featured in the Huffington Post this week for her CEO Surf Challenge she made at a recent tech conference. Bryant told the Huffington Post the reason behind the challenge was to draw more Silicon Valley tech companies to the Santa Cruz Coast. The mayor shared her vision at Civinomicon, a government and technology innovation conference held last weekend, where she expressed the many advantages to setting up shop in Santa Cruz, including close proximity to the valley, a growing tech community and a top university.
Caltrans will close a portion of Highway-1 in Big Sur during overnight hours next week for roadway improvement work. Officials say Pitkins Curve will be closed from 10-p.m. to 6-a.m. Sunday through Tuesday. The work is part of a 29.5-million dollar project that includes a rockshed, a bridge and a retaining wall. Work is expected to be completed in January, weather permitting.
A man was rescued after falling on to rocks at a Santa Cruz County Beach Wednesday. The just after 4 p.m. incident occurred after a man, who is believed to be in his 50’s, slipped and fell on rocks and wet sand at an Aptos beach between Sunny cove and Geoffroy Drive. Fire crews placed the man in a rescue basket before he was lifted off of the beach. He was taken to Santa Clara Medical Center where his condition currently not known.
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