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Fire At S C Torch Lite Inn 06/18/18B 05:55 S.S.

Although  no  one  was  injured,  69  people  were displaced  by  a  2-alarm  fire  at  the  Torch  Lite Inn  in  Santa  Cruz  early  this  morning.    ‎the structure  fire,  which  was  determined  to  have been  caused  by  an  electrical  malfunction  in  the  attic,  was  called  in  just  after  2  a.m.  After  firefighters  put  out  the  blaze  on  the  500  block  of  Riverside  Avenue,  they  escorted people  back  to  their  rooms  to  get  their belongings.   The  Red  Cross  provided  food  and water,  and  assisted  the  occupants  in  finding alternate  housing  for  the  night. 

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Morgan Hill Wildfire-6/17/18-1359-PMD

A wildfire broke out in Morgan Hill on Saturday. At about 12:30 p.m. the CHP shut down Dewitt Avenue near Price Drive while fire crews fought the blaze.   By 1 p.m. the fire  no longer posed a threat to any structures. The wildfire was contained to 5 acres. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

 


 

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Salinas Friday Fatal Shooting-6/17/18-1351-PMD

Salinas police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Friday night. Authorities say that a 21 year old male in a parked vehicle near the 400 block of Carol Drive was approached by several individuals. A physical altercation broke out and then the victim was fatally shot by at least one of the assailants. It is unclear at this time if the shooting was gang related.

 

 

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CA Suicide Law-6/17/18-1159-PMD

 A California law permitting the terminally ill to take their own lives has been reinstated. The law was ruled illegal last month in a Superior Court. The End of Life Option Act allows terminally ill adult patients with the capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication. The law went into effect in June 2016.

 

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P, G & E WEATHER POLICY CHANGE-6/17/18-PMD

FOLLOWING THE RECENT CONCLUSION THAT POWER TRANSMISSION LINES CAUSED MANY OF CALIFORNIA’S WILDFIRES, P,G & E IS IMPLEMENTING NEW POLICY.   RECENTLY THE COMPANY BEGAN NOTIFYING BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY WILDFIRE SAFETY PROGRAM.  THE PROGRAM SHUTS OFF THE POWER TO HIGH FIRE RISK AREAS IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME WEATHER, SUCH AS HIGH WINDS. P, G & E IS ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES IF YOU RESIDE IN AN AREA DESIGNATED BY THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION AS HIGH RISK. THE FIRE RISK AREAS CAN BE VIEWED AT:CPUC.CA.GOV/FIRE THREAT MAPS

 

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