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CLIMATE CHNG DISCUSSIONS-3/2/14 908 PMD

U-C-S-C WAS THE VENUE FOR A SERIES OF TALKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE ON SATURDAY.  GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, SCHOLARS AND MEMBERS OF VARIOUS COMMUNITIES MET FOR A NATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. DIFFERENT GROUPS SHARED THEIR VIEWPOINTS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS WITH ONE ANOTHER AND STATE PLANNING AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENTS.  1 GOAL OF THE MEETING WAS TO PUT CALIFORNIA’S LEADING GREEN TECHNOLOGIES ON DISPLAY TO THE NATION ANDOTHER INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES.

 

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Eastcliff and esplanade 3/1/14-1954-PMD

CAPITOLA VILLAGE EXPERIENCED SOME FLOODING ON SATURDAY.  A ROAD CLOSURE BARRICADE WENT UP AT THE ESPLANADE AROUND 11 A-M AS CITY WORKERS WORKED TO OPEN STORM DRAINS.  SOME BUSINESSES STARTED SAND BAGGING AS WAVES AND HIGH TIDES COMBINED WITH STORM RUN OFF BEGAN TO FLOOD THE AREA. HOWEVER, STORM DRAINS WERE CLEARED AND THE ROAD RE-OPENED BY 3 P-M WITH NO REPORTS OF DAMAGE.  EAST CLIFF DRIVEAT TWIN LAKES BEACH ALSO EXPERIENCED A BRIEF CLOSURE AS DRIFTWOOD AND SAND WAS REMOVED FROM THE ROADWAY.

 

 

 

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Westcliff detour- sink hole 3/1/14-1937-PMD

THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT CLOSED A STRETCH OF WEST CLIFF DRIVE, SATURDAY.  THE CLOSURE CAME AFTER POLICE RESPONDED TO A 10 A-M REPORT OF A BLOW HOLE OPENING NEAR THE SIDE WALK IN THE AREA OF WOODROW AND WEST CLIFF.  OFFICERS ON SCENE FOUND A CAR SIZED SINK HOLE TO THE OCEAN BELOW. A DETOUR HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED WHILE ENGINEERS PERFORM ROADWAY SAFETY INSPECTIONS.

 

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Grass fire-2/28/14-1810-PMD

DESPITE RECENT RAINS MONTEREY AREA FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED A GRASS FIRE YESTERDAY.  THE FIRE BROKE OUT IN A FIELD NEAR OLMSTEAD ROADAND VIA MALPASO ABOUT 2 P-M AND BURNED 3 ACRES BEFORE FIRE CREWS EXTINGUISHED THE BLAZE . THE FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN STARTED BY MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT.

 

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WATSVL MN BAIL RSD-2/28/14-1700-PMD

 THE WATSONVILLE MAN WHO WAS ARRESTED THIS WEEK ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES HAD HIS BAIL RAISED.  20 YEAR OLD JOEL SOLORZANO, WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT AROUND 9:30 A-M AT HOME ON COOLIDGE AVENUE.  SOLORZANO IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SHOT A 13 YEAR OLD BOY IN THE FACE ON FEBRUARY 14TH, ONLY BLOCKS AWAY FROM WHERE HE WAS ARRESTED.  MEANWHILE HAD HIS BAIL RAISED BY A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JUDGE FROM 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS , TO HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. SOLORZANO TURNED DOWN OFFERS OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER, STATING HIS FAMILY WAS LIKELY TO HIRE A PRIVATE DEFENSE ATTORNEY.  SOLORZANO IS SCHEDULED TO BE BACH IN COURT WEDNESDAY.

 

 

 

 

 

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