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PALO COLORADO CLIFF RESCUE 12-28-10 18:30 a.v.

Rescue crews responded to a report of a man who fell off a cliff from a home near the Palo Colorado area in Monterey County yesterday. Fire crews were sent to the home near Highway-1 just south of Garrapata Creek at about 10:15 p.m. to rescue the man, who struck his head after falling 15-to-20-feet onto a small beach. 2 people at the home during the time of the incident tried to rescue the man but also became trapped below the cliff. Fire crews rescued the man, who was air-lifted to a San Jose trauma center, meanwhile the 2 people who attempted to rescue the man, were hospitalized for cuts, bruises and hypothermia.

 

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SVMH HOSPITAL LAYOFF PROTEST 12-28-10 17:50 a.v.

Employees of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are planning on protesting outside of the hospital tomorrow. The Picketing, which is said to take place at the entrance to the hospital between 2:30 and 5 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, comes after hospital officials say they have reached an impasse with the union to formalize a structure for 20 impending layoffs. The layoffs are said to include nurses, administrative and other hospital staff.

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S.V. FATAL TREE INCIDENT 12-28-10 17:50 a.v.

A man suffered fatal injuries at a Scotts Valley home this afternoon when a tree he was cutting down fell on top of him. The man was cutting the tree down at Gaffney Way off of Highgate Road in a gated residential community, when the tree fell and rolled over him at around 2 p.m.

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c.V.S. ROBBERY 12/28/10 0700 E.A.

CAPITOLA POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED A CLERK AT A 41ST AVENUE DRUG STORE.  POLICE SAY A CLERK AT THE C.V.S STORE

WAS APPROACHED BY THE SUSPECT, WHO REACHED INTO THE CASH DRAWER AND TOOK AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH.  THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MAN IN HIS 20’S WITH A MEDIUM BUILD.

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HIGHWAY 1 WIDENING PROJECT 12/28/10 0900 E.A.

A SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS LEADER HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THE NEXT PHASE IN THE HIGHWAY 1 WIDENING PROJECT WILL AFFECT STUDENTS AR HARBOR HIGHTRUSTEE JOHN COLLINS HAS QUESTIONED THE IMPACT OF TRAFFIC NOISE AT THE SCHOOL AS CALTRANS PREPARES TO DISMANTLE THE LA FONDA AVENUE BRIDGE THIS SPRING.  A PUBLIC MEETING IS PLANNED FOR JANUARY 5TH FOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM CALTRANS, THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO FINALIZE A DEAL FOR CALTRANS TO LEASE AREA NEAR THE CAMPUS.  THAT MEETING IS SLATED FOR 9:30 A.M. AT THE HARBOR HIGH LIBRARY.

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