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May 26, 2016: Last Day to Register for Mail-In Ballot

(18:58) SANTA CRUZ- The deadline to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, May 31st .Over 84,000 of Santa Cruz County’s 145,269 registered voters have requested mail in ballots. To request a vote-by-mail ballot, voters can do one of the following: Complete the application that can be found on the back cover of the county’s Voter Information Guide that has been mailed to voters and either bring it in, FAX it to 831-454-2445 or mail it in by May 31. Voters can also go online to www.votescount.com and fill out the online application, or call  831-454-2060



May 26, 2016: SC Dredge Arrival to Close Boat Ramp

(18:45) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Harbor is anticipating the arrival of its new dredge, the Twin Lakes. The first of 18 trucks will begin arriving on June 13th. Staging and assembly of the new dredge will take place in the launch ramp area.  The launch ramp and adjoining parking areas will be closed for the duration of the build. The harbor is offering promotional rates for boaters wishing to berth their boats in the harbor for the duration of the launch ramp closure.



May 26, 2016: King City Appoints Permanent Police Chief

(18:16) KING CITY- A permanent Police Chief has been appointed in King City. The City Manager appointed Robert Masterson as the new chief after extensive background checks and three separate interviews by panels comprised of city officials and law enforcement specialists. Masterson has 20 years experience in law enforcement including working as a police chief, a detective, an internal affairs sargeant, and the head of a gang suppression unit. The new chief will be sworn in on July 7th.


May 26, 2016: Man Evades Salinas Police

(17:45) SALINAS- Salinas police are searching for a driver that led officers on a high speed vehicle chase yesterday (Thurs) morning. Authorities say that shortly before noon a patrol unit attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle in the downtown area. The vehicle sped off and a pursuit ensued, but was called off for safety concerns after the chase entered a residential zone. During the chase a passenger jump from the car and was slightly injured. The vehicle was found abandoned on Archer Street. The driver is believed to have escaped into the neighborhood. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.



May 26, 2016: Watsonville Man Arrested in Connection with Santa Cruz Shooting

(10:56) SANTA CRUZ – A man was arrested this week in connection with a recent shooting in Santa Cruz. Early Sunday morning, officers responded to reports of gunfire on the 200 block of Washburn Avenue. At the scene, police found a 20-year-old male suffering from a non-life-threatening injury. He was transported to a Bay Area trauma center for treatment. Following an investigation, police identified the shooting suspect as 29-year-old Anthony Jimenez of Watsonville. He was located and arrested in Scotts Valley on Tuesday, and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail for attempted murder. (S.G.)