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Soquel Man Killed 05-14-21 08:05 S.S.

A  chef,  who  was  killed  while  working  at  a  Wisconsin  casino,  was  a  graduate  of  Soquel  High  School.    32  year-old  Ian  Simpson  was  killed  by  a  former  co-worker  in  the  may  1st    shooting  at  Duck  Creek  Kitchen  And  Bar.  That  shooting  left  3  dead  and  1  wounded.    Simpson,  who  was  described  as  optimisticfearlessly  loyalcourageous,  and  loving,  had  been  back  in  Soquel  for  a  visit  just  a  week  before  he  died.

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3 Active Gang Members Arr 05-14-21 06:29 S.S.

At  least  3  active  gang  members  have  been  arrested  in  connection  with  last  month’s assault  at  the  Northridge  Mall  in  Salinas.   3  adults,  and  3  juveniles,  were  arrested  and  booked  into  Monterey  County  Jail  and  Monterey County  Juvenile  Hall, respectively.

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Administrator To Leave SLVUSD 05-13-21 20:12 S.S.

An  employment  contract,  for  a  senior  administrator  in  the  San  Lorenzo  Valley Unified  School  District,  is  not  being  renewed.    The  administrator  has  been  dogged  by  allegations  of  inappropriate  activities,  that  reportedly  took  place  decades  ago  before  he  ever  worked  for  the  district.    He  is  on  administrative  leave  from  the district  pending  the  outcome  of  the  ongoing  litigation....but  his  next  hearing  in  the  case  is  scheduled  for  June  23rd,   which  is  just  a  week  before   his  contract  ends  on  June  30th.

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Wkend Event In Monterey 05-13-21 19:07 S.S.

The  Monterey  Outdoor  Market  will  launch  it’s   first  event  at  the  Custom  House  Plaza  in  Monterey  this  weekend.   The  free   2-day  event  includes  artisans  and  food booths  and  because  of  the  size  and  configuration  of  Custom  House  Plaza  it  should  be  easy  to  socially  distance  from  others.  All  vendors  will  be  wearing  facial  coverings  and  all  attendees  to  the  market  are  also  asked  to  wear  facial  coverings  that  cover  their  nose  and  mouth.   All  requirements  from  both  the  CDC  and  the  California  Department  Of  Public  Health  for  farmers  markets  will  be  followed.     The  promoter  of  this  event  (which  is  currently  slated  to  be  held  a  number  of  times  throughout  the  spring  and  summer)  hopes  to  introduce  live  acoustic  music  and  seating   as  time  goes  on....and  those  things  are  approved.

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3-Phase, 2 Year Project 05-13-21 18:23 S.S.

A  project to  beautify  the  median  strip  that  separates  the  east  and  westbound  lanes  of  Bridge  Street  in  Watsonville  was  supposed  to  wrap  up  today.   The  2-year,  3-phase  project,  that  runs  for  9  blocks  called  for  the  installation  of  sheet  mulching,  a  drip  irrigation  system,  and  then  over the  last  couple  of  weeks  17  California  Conservation  Corp  members    worked  with  city  workers  to  plant  drought-tolerant  Yellow  Yarrow,    Flowering  Nepeta  and  Lomandra  Grass

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