Santa Cruz County is taking small steps toward its long term goal of reopening all district school campuses next year. This week the Santa Cruz City School District re-opened two schools with a limited number of students.
The Santa Cruz District is keeping sixth, seventh and eighth graders in small learning groups meeting outdoors. Some 28 students are split into two groups of 14 for learning.
These students are considered most at need because distance learning has not been a successful tool for them.
The goal is for all Santa Cruz County Public school districts begin using a model that combines distance and in-person learning with health safety protocols to protect students.
Starting this Saturday, 16 more voting locations will be opened in Santa Cruz county....and they are scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, and the traditional 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters at these sites will be able to either turn in their ballots, vote, get a ballot to go, or register to vote and vote. More information on voting locations and drop boxes can be found on: VotesCount.com for Santa Cruz county residents.
PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 TO RESULT IN NOISE AND VIBRATION NEAR BIG SUR THIS WEEK
MONTEREY COUNTY – A Caltrans pavement rehabilitation construction project along State Route 1 from the Torre Canyon Bridge in Big Sur to just south of Carpenter Street in Carmel continues this week.
This week, crews are working overnight in a southbound direction to apply permanent striping and to install reflective pavement markers.
Note: Overnight work to install permanent pavement markers involves grinding of the pavement which results in significant levels of noise and vibration.
Overnight work on Wednesday, Oct. 28, will move southbound, from just below the Bixby Bridge, to near Andrew Molera State Park.
Overnight work on Thursday, Oct. 29, is scheduled to begin at Andrew Molera, and proceed south to near Nepenthe.
Overnight work hours on Wednesday and Thursday will be from 7 pm to 6 am.
No overnight work will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 or Saturday, Oct. 31.
These are the currently scheduled locations for work and are subject to change due to any necessary servicing of equipment, weather conditions, and other factors.
Because of the distances involved in the work zone, motorists overnight will continue to encounter one-way traffic control and can expect delays of 20 to 25 minutes.
Electronic message signs will be activated to inform the public about this roadwork. This roadwork is necessary for the safety of travelers and to protect adjacent properties. The contractor for this $24 million project is Granite Rock Company of San Jose, CA. It is scheduled to be completed by next summer.
The names of the 2 men who were shot and killed Saturday night in Watsonville....have been released. 44 year-old Rafael Salcedo was shot around 5:30 p-m near the intersection of Marchant and East Front Streets; while 26 year-old Aaron Lusio was killed near the intersection of Pennsylvania Drive and Main Street around 9:30 p-m. Anyone with information about either shooting is encouraged to contact the Watsonville Police Department.