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April 26, 2016: Money For SCC Animal Shelter

(18:30) WATSONVILLE - A  Watsonville  resident,  who  died  back  in  2014,  has  left  a  lot of  money  to  the  Santa  Cruz  County  Animal  Shelter.     94  year-old  Mabel  “Polly”  Hull,  who  was  passionate  about  rescuing dogs  and  cats,  left  one-third  of  her  estate  to the  animal  shelter.   The  90-thousand  plus  dollars  she  left   to  the  Shelter  is  expected  to  be  used  for  programs  such  as  low-cost spay  and  neuter  clinicsvaccines,  and  microchip  installations.

April 26, 2016: Santa Cruz City Council to Report on Beach Flats Garden

(11:12) SANTA CRUZ – Santa Cruz officials will meet Tuesday night to deliver a report on the progress of the city’s efforts to acquire the property occupied by the Beach Flats Community Garden. In October, the Seaside Company decided to not renew the city’s lease on the land containing the garden. The decision has been met with opposition by Beach Flats residents and other members of the Santa Cruz community. A rally is expected to kick off at the garden at 6 p.m. Attendees will then march to City Hall to attend the 7 p.m. city council meeting. (S.G.)    


April 26, 2016: Carmel Neighborhood Targeted in Car Burglaries

(08:27) CARMEL – The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has been seeing a rise in car burglaries in Carmel. Ten vehicles were reportedly broken into in the Mission Fields neighborhood over the weekend. All of the cars targeted were unlocked. Sheriff’s deputies are reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked, avoid leaving valuables inside their cars and report suspicious activity. (S.G.)


April 26, 2016: UC Officials Visit California High Schools

(08:01) CALIFORNIA – Senior leaders from all 10 UC campuses have been visiting high schools across the state to encourage students to pursue higher education. The systemwide effort called Achieve UC is targeted at schools that serve a high proportion of low-income and disadvantaged students. On Wednesday, UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumethal will visit Castroville’s North Monterey County High School, to talk about the feasibility of UC education and the importance of acquiring a college degree. A college representative will also be on hand to talk to students about the application process and the availability of scholarships and financial aid. (S.G.)


April 26, 2016: Watsonville Police Seeking Third Suspect in Non-Fatal Shooting

(07:43) WATSONVILLE - Watsonville police are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month. The incident occurred on April 5, when a 24-year-old male was shot near Prospect and Lincoln streets. His injuries were non-life-threatening. Officers have since arrested 20-year-old Alexis Ortiz of Las Lomas and 18-year-old Carlos Francisco Valdivia of Castroville in connection with the shooting. Police are now looking for 20-year-old Jacob Glen Gooden. Gooden is believed to have ties to gangs in Watsonville, Las Lomas and Castroville, and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is to contact Watsonville police. (S.G.)