A 9th person has died from Covid-19 in Santa Cruz county. Although further details were not listed yesterday, Santa Cruz County Health Officials plan to hold a live press conference this morning, starting at 10.00 a.m. That link can be found at facebook.com/countyofsantacruz/live
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The Salinas Police Department has released the identity of a man who was shot and killed on Sunday.
38-year-old Roberto Vargas Hernandez was shot and killed off of East Laurel Drive. Police say a second victim, only identified as a 28-year-old man, was shot but is expected to survive.
No arrests have been made.
In celebration of Pollution Prevention Week, the City of Santa Cruz is recognizing 48 Clean Ocean Business awardees including 10 vehicle service facilities that have been recipients since the City program began 20 years ago. The award-winning efforts of these businesses have protected the San Lorenzo River, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and local creeks over 5 to 20 years through practices that keep pollutants away from both storm drains and the sewer system.
The 20-year Clean Ocean Business awardees are:
County of Santa Cruz Auto Services (Fleet)
Fanucci Auto Body
Polar Radiator Service Inc.
Rusty’s Honda and Mazda Repair
Santa Cruz Auto Body Inc.
Santa Cruz High School Auto Shop
Scotts Body Shop
United Parcel Service (Fleet)
After a four-week closure for the Dolan Fire, Highway 1 through Big Sur has reopened. The reopening is good news for businesses that saw a drop in visitors during the closing.
Locals say that the combination of the Highway reopening and the reopening of state parks in the area should help business pick back up.
OPEN: California State Parks has reopened Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Andrew Molera State Park, and Garapata State Park and Beach.
CLOSED: Little John State Natural Reserve, Point Sur State Historic Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer Burns, Limekiln state parks remain closed.
Hollister police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that injured a 28-year-old man Tuesday evening. The case is still under investigation, but detectives say it appears to be gang-related.
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