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Dui Accident Victim ID’ed-3/16/17-1559-PMD

(16:31) PRUNEDALE- The name of a victim killed in a suspected DUI collision has been released. Authorities say that 17 year old Jennifer Barajas of Salinas was pronounced dead at the scene of the Tuesday night crash on San Miguel canyon Road. The CHP says that Barajas was a passenger in 20 year old Bryan Garcia’s vehicle when crashed head on into an on coming motorist when he attempted to pass a car over a double yellow line. Another passenger and the other motorists were hospitalized. Garcia has been arrested on suspected DUI, other charges are pending.

 

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Hollister Landfill Fatality-3/16/17-1544-pmd

(15:52) HOLLISTER- A Hollister man was the victim of a fatal accident at a local landfill. Authorities say that 65 year old Alfredo Canella was apparently hit by a vehicle at the John Smith Road Landfill. Canella’s body was discovered Thursday morning, investigators are asking anyone with information on the incident are encouraged to contact the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.

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March 16, 2017: SCHOOL DASHBOARD RELEASED    

(11:25) Santa Cruz County - State Superintendent of Public Instruction released a new website designed to help communities across the state access information on how K-12 districts and schools are doing in educating students.  The California School Dashboard site features reports on multiple measures of school success, including English learner progress, high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, and suspension rates.  The new Dashboard site can be accessed at CaSchoolDashboard.org.

 

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March 16, 2017: CHANTICLEER PARK AWARDED  $500,000   

(09:40) Live Oak - The County of Santa Cruz has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service to help build the first phase of Chanticleer park in live oak.  The new park, will contain LEO’s Haven, the first inclusive playground in the county the county.   in addition to the playground, the park will include restrooms, parking, pathways and improvements to the existing community garden, bike pump track and off leash dog areas.    The park is estimated to cost 4.7 million dollars, and 2.1 million of that has been raised so far.   If you would like to donate go to santacruzplaygroundproject.org

 

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March 16, 2017: Opinions Wanted on New Police Chief   

(08:20) Santa Cruz - A Second public forum will be held tonight to solicit opinions on what the replacement for Chief Kevin Vogel should look like.  The new chief will oversee 124 employees, including 104 sworn officers, and a $26 million annual department budget.  City Officials are asking the public to fill out a survey at the meeting or to fill one out on line at surveymonkey.com.  The survey can also be found on cityofsantacruz.com.  The meeting will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Beach Flats Community Center, 1333 Leibrandt Avenue.  The event will be in English and Spanish.      

 

 

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