Santa Cruz County has announced that it will receive a $9.95 million emergency solutions grant to help homeless residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
County officials said $4.12 million of the funding will go towards getting people housed. About $5 million will go towards continuing operations of COVID-19 sheltering response systems until June 2021 or as long as funds last beyond that.
Paul Gunsky, the second-generation owner of Santa Cruz’s CineLux Theatres, says that during this current temporary closure period, CineLux will be hosting take-home concession events every Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 7 PM at its Scotts Valley and Capitola cinemas.
The take-home events will offer discounted concessions for family movie nights, as well as Black Friday gift card deals. These events allow the company to provide continued employment to its staff members despite the interruption to its regular operations.
For more details and updates, visit CineLuxTheatres.com and follow CineLux Theatres on Facebook and Instagram.
Scotts Valley police say they have arrested a carjacking suspect after there were several attempted burglaries and vehicle thefts in the northern part of Scotts Valley early Wednesday morning.
They later also received a report of a carjacking.
Shortly after the incident, a community member contacted police to tell them about a suspicious person around his vehicle that he left running to warm up.
When police arrived, they found the suspicious person, who matched the description of the carjacking suspect. Police said he was identified as the suspect and arrested.
Santa Cruz County officials are working to warn residents about potential debris flow around the CZU Lightning Complex burn area. They have launched a test of the CodeRED wireless warning system and begun sending volunteers out to canvass homes.
The CodeRED system will send wireless emergency alerts to residents in a debris flow evacuation zone.
You can sign up to get emergency alerts on the Santa Cruz Regional 911 website at scr911.org. Look for a red banner at the very top of the page.
Residents in burn areas are also asked to download the CodeRED app on their cellphones. People with traditional landlines should receive alerts on their phones.