The Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce is surveying local businesses about the effects of recent power shutdowns by PG&E.
There were three shutdowns in the county last month that sometimes left residents and businesses without power for several days at a time.
The chamber would like to place an estimated dollar amount on how businesses were hurt by the shutdowns. The chamber wants to know about how much businesses spent on lost inventory, store closings, employee overtime, and other metrics.
The anonymous survey will be open until Dec. 7. When complete, the chamber of commerce said it will publish the data.
You can find a link to the survey here.
California announced plans on Thursday to sue the Trump administration over water in the San Joaquin Delta.
At issue, a proposed federal rules that would allocate more Delta water to farmers despite warnings that the diversion could imperil endangered species in the state’s rivers.
The state says to new rules are bad science and fall short of protecting threatened species.
In a joint statement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marines Fisheries Service said their agencies firmly support the proposed rules.
The Santa Cruz County Sanitation District says there may be more traffic delays and potential lane closures from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) for road striping and sewer cover lining, weather permitting.
Stockton Avenue from Wharf Road to Esplanade (east of the bridge).
The district suggests drivers should be prepared for delays during these times. For questions, call 831-524-5565.
…INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
A long period west-northwest swell will impact the coastline from Sonoma southward through Big Sur beginning late tonight.
Forerunner waves will arrive late this evening but the greatest risk of sneaker waves impacting the coast will exist from late
tonight through late Friday night. These sneaker waves will be infrequent waves powerful enough to knock unsuspecting people into
the ocean during otherwise deceptively light seas.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for increased sneaker wave risk, which is in
effect from late tonight through late Friday night.
* HAZARDS…Increased sneaker wave risk.
* TIMING…From 4 AM Friday to 4 AM Saturday.
* LOCATION…Entire Pacific coastline from Sonoma south to Big
* POTENTIAL IMPACTS…Larger surf at offshore breaks and an enhanced risk of sneaker waves on northwest California beaches.
Steep beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave activity with greater wave run-up onto beaches. Large waves will also
wash over jetties and rock outcroppings that may normally stay dry.
A Beach Hazard Statement for sneaker waves means that conditions are present to support a heightened risk of unsuspecting beach
goers being swept into the sea by a wave. People walking along the beach should never turn their back to the sea. Fisherman should
avoid fishing from rocks or jetties.