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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Has Established A Marijuana Compliance Team-04/23/15-2130-PMD

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has established a Marijuana Compliance Team. The team was put together in response to community concerns over large scale growing operations and butane hash oil labs. The unit will work with the DA’s office, Planning Department, Environmental Health, Fish and Game, and Cal Fire to address issues ranging from unpermitted roads to explosive hash lab chemicals. There have been five hash oil lab fires in the county this year. The Marijuana Compliance Team will also oversee dispensaries, to insure medical needs are met properly.




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Salinas Is Considering Reopening Boronda Community School. -04/23/15-2010-PMD

Salinas is considering reopening Boronda Community School. The Salinas City Elementary School District has overcrowding in the 13 schools that are currently open. The district is examining options dealing with district overcrowding for presentation to the school board at next week’s meeting. District officials are favoring the reopening of the school with a renovation cost of about $1.5 million compared to a cost of $18 million for a new facility. The board has already approved infrastructure repairs to the building.


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The Salinas Fire Department is in the process of rebuilding. 04/23/15-1920-PMD

The Salinas Fire Department is in the process of rebuilding.   The department which has been understaffed due to recession based city budget cuts is seeking community oriented recruits. In February graduated cadets from its 1st academy in three years, and has another academy underway with three more in the future. The additions to the Fire Department are being made possible by federal grants and Measure G.



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Sand City Will Be Getting A New Police Chief.-04/23/15-1900-PMD

Sand City will be getting a new police chief. Sand City officials have announced that Brian Ferrante, a 28 year veteran of the San Jose Police Department will replace Police Chief Michael Klein who has been administering the office on a part time basis since his retirement in June of 2012. Ferrante will be sworn in May 1st.


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Salinas Police Are Investigating An Armed Robbery.-04/23/15-1650-PMD

Salinas police are investigating an armed robbery.   Authorities say the that shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday a man walked into a business on the 16-hundred block of North Main Street. The man then produced a pistol and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the store. The robber is described as white, in his forties, 6’ 1” and a 230 lbs, anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.



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