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APTOS SUICIDE IDENTITY RELEASED 02-21-11 08:30 a.v.

A woman who fell to her death from an Aptos overpass yesterday has been identified. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s say as 41-year old Azin Jones of Capitola jumped from the State Park Drive overpass onto Highway-1 at around 8:20 a.m. Northbound Highway-1 was shut down in the area of Rio Del Mar and State Park Drive for nearly 2 hours before it was reopened at around 10 a.m.

 

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S.C.DELAYS SURFING SCHOOL/BICYCLING VOTE 02-21-11 a.v.

In an effort to encourage safety measures, Santa Cruz City Council members agreed yesterday to delay several proposals related to surfing schools and bicycling. Recommendations were made to restrict surfing instructors to 8 students in the water at any time, along with suggesting a 4-to-1 teacher to student ratio. Recreation officials are expected to address concerns from surfing school operators before revisiting the ordinance. The council also put off a proposed ordinance that requires cyclists attach a license plate to their bicycle. Bicyclists are required by city regulations to get a $3 license good for up to 3-years.

 

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S.C.DELAYS SURFING SCHOOL/BICYCLING VOTE 02-21-11 a.v.

Santa Cruz City Council members agreed yesterday to delay several proposals related to surfing schools and bicycling in an effort to increase safety measures. Recommendations were made to restrict surfing instructors to 8 students in the water at any time, along with suggesting a 4-to-1 teacher to student ratio. Recreation officials are expected to set a limit for a vendor, whose contract has been put out for bid, as well as address concerns from surfing school operators before revisiting the ordinance. The council also put off a proposed requirement that bicyclists attach their license number to their front seat. Bicyclists are required by city regulations to get a $3 license good for up to 3-years.

 

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LABAHIA VOTE DELAYED 02-22-11 20:30 a.v.

Santa Cruz City officials decided today to request more time to consider plans proposed for the site of a former historical oceanfront apartment complex. Santa Cruz Mayor Ryan Coonerty says city officials want more time to work with the California Coastal Commission’s staff about a plan to build to a 125-room hotel on the former LaBahia site on Beach Hill. The city is reportedly seeking an amendment of it’s coastal plan to allow for building 14-feet over the current height restriction of 3-stories.

The city council is said to cancel a special meeting slated for next Tuesday, March 2nd, to consider a resolution in support of the project, which was already approved in April of 2009.

 

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GOOD EARTH TEA MOVING 02-22-11 20:00 a.v.

A company, who's been a fixture on the Westside of Santa Cruz for nearly 50-years, will be moving. Officials at Good Earth Tea, say production was shut-down last month for an anticipated move to New Jersey. The company initially started out in Santa Cruz as Fmali Herb in 1972, and was sold in 2005 to Tetley, a division of Tata, the second largest tea manufacturer in the world. The closure of the Almar Avenue plant displaced 47-people, however 1 employee from the research and development department is reportedly staying on with Tetley.

 

 

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