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Men convicted of vandalizing BLM mural at Santa Cruz City Hall expected to help with upcoming repainting
The vandalized Black Lives Matter mural will finally be repaired June 24, with defendants Brandon Bochat and Hagan Warner present. SC Equity Collab expects to begin holding annual touch-up events for the mural going forward.
Father Loses Life Saving His Son from Riptide at Santa Cruz Beach
A family outing turned tragic when Srinivasa Murthy Jonnalagadda, an Indian-American father of two, lost his life attempting to rescue his son from a riptide at California’s Panther State Beach, as was released on a GoFundMe page. The family had taken a casual trip to the beach, where Jonnalagadda's son, a 12-year-old, suddenly found himself in distress and unable to get out of the water as KTVU mentioned.
This High School Grad Makes $100K a Month
Scotts Valley High graduate Austyn Crispell is the founder of Santa Cruz-based Makhai Media, a company that helps other companies do their social media marketing. He spoke at a recent local business forum, where Growing Up was amazed at his successes, as was everyone in the room.
Joby Aviation opens new Santa Cruz office, where another revolutionary company once did business
Monday was another landmark moment in the unfolding story of Joby Aviation, as the company welcomed more than 100 local guests, dignitaries, media members and investors to the opening of its new offices at Sylvania Avenue and Encinal Street. The event featured a few speeches, a ribbon cutting, and then a tour of the former Plantronics office now officially the home of Joby which, one staffer estimated, employs about 300 in Santa Cruz.
Grand Jury Report says Santa Cruz County cost of living is too expensive for essential workers
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) - Living in the beautiful coastal city of Santa Cruz comes with a price. Santa Cruz County officials say essential workers offered over $100,000 a year are rejecting jobs because the cost of living is too expensive. According to a recent Grand Jury Report, Santa Cruz...
PHOTO: AIDS/LifeCycle rolls through Watsonville
Bicyclists in the annual AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day, 545-mile trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, roll through Watsonville Monday morning. Since 1994, participants have raised more than $300 million for the HIV- and AIDS-related services. This year alone they raised more than $11,711,785.
California Stores on the Brink: Score Big Savings with 50% Off at Iconic Retailer's Closing Event
Three California stores are set to close by June 26. The party is over for three more stores in California. Party City, the leading party goods and Halloween specialty retailer by revenue in North America, is closing several stores this month.
Pogonip homeless encampment clearing to stretch into July as some residents head to armory
Crews contracted by the City of Santa Cruz, aided by police, continued the second phase of clearing out Pogonip encampments Monday. Daniel Extine of Clean Team Associates, the Santa Cruz-based company contracted by the city to do most of the clearing, said workers expect to have all six phases of the cleanup completed by mid-July. Residents such as Santos Martinez, 58, were preparing to move to the armory.
Gilroy approves ban that prohibits camping, sleeping in some public areas
GILROY, Calif. — On Monday night, in a 6-1 vote, Gilroy city leaders voted to approve a proposed ordinance that would ban camping or sleeping in certain areas of the city. Some prohibited areas include schools, parks, city creeks, along with preschools and daycares. In terms of enforcement, according...
Tobera Project recognizes and honors people working to preserve Filipino American history
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV)- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month may be over, but the Tobera Project in Watsonville is recognizing and honoring people who continue to preserve and expand their history. At a gathering at Ella’s on Saturday, it was announced Aptos High School senior Caitlin Bayaca’s mural design would be placed on a The post Tobera Project recognizes and honors people working to preserve Filipino American history appeared first on KION546.
Experience Gilroy's Exciting Pop-Up Park Coming Soon!
The City of Gilroy and Downtown Committee are thrilled to announce the arrival of Gilroy's inaugural Pop-Up Park. This new park will be situated on the lawn north of the Arts Center and feature amenities such as benches, trees, musical art installations, and games. Construction is set to begin shortly, with further updates to come as the park takes shape.Visit here for more details.
Salinas dog thought to be stolen returned to owner
SALINAS, Calif. — The daylong search for a dog thought to be stolen turned out to be a misunderstanding between the dog's owners and a man attempting to find the dog's home. The family of the year-old Yorkie told KSBW that the dog ran out the back door of the house on Saturday. No one noticed the dog was missing, so they left the house.
Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show returns for the 16th year this weekend
CAPITOLA, Calif. — The 16th Capitola Rod and Custom Classic Car Show will return to Capitola on Saturday and Sunday. The annual event will feature more than 280 hot rods, muscle cars, coupes, roadsters, customs and classics. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the cars will cruise the coastline from the...
Salinas and Watsonville Health Clinics receive $2.8 million in federal funding
WASHINGTON, DC (KION-TV)- U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren announced that the Department of Health and Human Services announced the distribution of $2,856,385 in federal funding to health clinics in Salinas and Watsonville from the Health Center Cluster Program. The Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas will receive $1,702,359 to expand...
Shot Monterey County deputy released from Salinas hospital
SALINAS, Calif. — The Monterey County Sheriff Deputy injured in a standoff in Salinas was released from the hospital on Sunday. Deputy Jesse Green, a 17-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was hospitalized after being shot on Wednesday. He was shot in the side and arm. Personnel from...
Deadline for FEMA online application is on Monday
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION-TV)- Flood victims with losses caused by severe storms and floods that began on Feb. 21 only have until Monday to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for online assistance is on Monday. This includes disaster assistance for eligible households and individuals in disaster-designated counties that include Monterey, San Benito The post Deadline for FEMA online application is on Monday appeared first on KION546.
Marcus Northcutt steps down as ‘Catz’s boys basketball coach
The thought of retirement for Watsonville High Athletic Director Marcus Northcutt came creeping into his head last year in the summer when he was having a hard time with his health. After five years of dialysis, he received a kidney transplant at the end of October 2022 and felt a...
Capitola Bounces Back
Five months ago, a natural disaster struck the village of Capitola. The once vibrant area known for its community beach and colorful strip of hotel rooms had been flooded. Once popular businesses overflowing with customers were fenced or shut down. The once joyous beach filled with families and dogs became filled with stray logs and branches. The once busy wharf filled with fishers was cut in half, guarded by a large white fence and caution tape.
Soquel High Valedictorians & Salutatorians
The Capitola-Soquel Times is pleased to recognize the 10 Soquel High School valedictorians and the four salutatorians for their hard work that put them at the top of the Class of 2023. Soquel High School hosted the Senior Awards Ceremony on May 23, presenting awards and scholarships to the top...
Santa Cruz County's human-service nonprofits need more funding — even as budgets tighten all over
When disasters like this winter's storms and the CZU fire hit, Santa Cruz County relies on nonprofits to help those in need. Here, Lookout columnist Mike Rotkin outlines how nonprofits came to be so useful in our community and why they need our ongoing support, particularly with the county and its cities coming to grips with looming budget woes.
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