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SC CO UNLICENSED CONTRCTR-4/10/14-1737-PMD

 

AN UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR SET TO BE SENTENCED IN A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY COURTROOM TODAY (FRI) IS IN JAIL IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.    ALEX MITCHELL ALSO KNOWN AS AL JOHNSON HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES FOR BILKING RESIDENTS OUT OF OVER 17-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  MITCHELL WAS ARRESTED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY AFTER A WARRANT WAS ISSUED WHEN HE FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR SENTENCING FOR CONVICTIONS IN THAT COUNTY.  MITCHELL IS TO  BE EXTRADITED TO SANTA CRUZ FOR SENTENCING AT A LATER DATE.

 

 

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SV E-CIGS REGULATION-4/10/14-1637-PMD

THE SCOTTS VALLEY CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING REGULATING E-CIGARETTES.   THE COUNCIL HAS BEEN CONSIDERING AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT THE SALE OF THE ELECTRONIC NICOTINE VAPOR DISPENSING DEVICES IN THE PROXIMITY OF SCHOOLS.   THE ORDINANCE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO CLASSIFY THE E-CIGARETTES IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS TOBACCO PRODUCTS.  CURRENT LAW IS NOT CLEAR AT A FEDERAL LEVEL, AND AT THIS TIME STATE LAW DOESN’T PREVENT SALES OF E-CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

 

 

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S.C. PADDLE EVENT- 04-10-14 9:00 SG

SANTA CRUZ OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED A RIVER PADDLE EVENT.   THE SAN LORENZO RIVER ALLIANCE AND THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ REVEALED THE FIRST TWO DATES FOR THE 2014 RIVER PADDLE SERIES TO TAKE PLACE ON THE SAN LORENZO RIVER.    THE SERIES IS DESIGNED TO HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO THE RIVER FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS.    DURING THE EVENT, PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ALONG THE SAN LORENZO RIVER BY CANOES, KAYAKS, ROWBOATS, AND PADDLEBOARDS.   THE NEXT PADDLE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY AT NOON.

 

 

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MONTEREY SMOKE EVACUATION- 04-10-14 7:30 SG

A MONTEREY BUILDING WAS EVACUATED YESTERDAY AFTER A CEILING FAN OVERHEATED.   FIRE CREWS ARRIVED AT THE BUILDING ON THE 8-HUNDRED BLOCK OF CANNERY ROW NEAR DAVID AVENUE AT 2 P-M AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF BLACK SMOKE COMING FROM THE CEILING.   SEVERAL BUSINESSES WERE ASKED TO EXIT THE BUILDING WHILE THE SOURCE OF THE SMOKE WAS INVESTIGATED. THE SMOKE WAS TRACED TO AN OVERHEATING CEILING FAN.   THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE DEFECTIVE FAN IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

 

 

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SALINAS ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH BUYS DRUGS- 04-10-14 7:00 SG

AN ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH IN SALINAS HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES.    OFFICIALS SAY 55-YEAR-OLD RONALD STEVENS WAS CAUGHT BUYING COCAINE BEHIND NORTH SALINAS HIGH SCHOOL AROUND 4 P-M YESTERDAY (WED).   THE ARREST WAS MADE AFTER A SEVERAL WEEK INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING REPORTS OF DRUG DEALS NEAR CAMPUS.  THE ALLEGED DRUG-DEALER, 56-YEAR-OLD ALBERTO MANRIQUEZ, WAS ALSO ARRESTED.

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