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This week we celebrate and lament Santa Cruz making national headlines for all the wrong reasons, Hugh’s Views, we’ve got 3 shootings in the County this week (2 downtown and 1 in Ben Lomond), we’ve got a downtown stabbing right in front of a cop, fights at the Sobering Center, woman dies after falling from Davenport cliff, the NET snares some bad chum on Ocean, car fire on Highway 17, more trouble on Pearl street, weekly bum fights, tire slasher arrested in midtown, June crime statistics from the city of Santa Cruz, Eric Burdon and the Animals at the Boardwalk, and more.
It’s the doldrums of summer but summers are never boring living here. Hardly. This week, we’ve got a shark attack near Steamer Lane, an update on the recent DHS/ICE arrests, a serial arsonist arrested setting fires downtown, a shooting on Barson, a pot grower gets shot in the mountains, a robbery and stabbing on Chestnut, a carjacking at Laurel and Front, a naked guy throwing stuff off the top floor of a downtown garage, a man shot in ass in Boulder Creek, a fight at Almar and Mission, a Delaveaga wildfire, a fatal accident on Highway 1, a local nude Instagram model gets in trouble in Florida, BOC at the Boardwalk, Weekly Shoutouts, and probably a few other things I left out.
“Well I’m a gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler…”. Santa Mierda! It’s the cure for the summertime blues! This week we’re talking about the usual and the unusual. We survived the 4th of July shelling, possible human remains found in the Pogonip, moshing the night away, car thieves thwarted, train hits car downtown, carjacking leads to crash on 17, fake gun leads to arrest at the Boardwalk, various bums passed out, a booty call, paddle out for Jack this weekend, Logos closing downtown?, new Starbucks opening on Ocean, Quiet Riot at the Boardwalk, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
In this week’s Rojo Caliente Weekly Dump, the Grand Jury takes the County to task over needles, the accused child rapist is offered bail, tent thief snagged, knife attack on the levee, west side gang beef, gun found at the HSC, couple passed out in an SUV, face plants are painful, another passed out junkie with a needle sticking out of their leg, trailer thief busted in Aptos, catching fish in a barrel, Hugh’s back, Great White, the Weekly seen, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
The rest of the country swelters while Santa Cruz enjoys our natural air conditioning! This week we’ve got more details on the accused child rapist surgeon, the county gang task force arrests someone without ICE, burglary suspect arrested camping on the north coast, domestic violence call leads to handgun arrest, shots fired at vehicle on Highway One, field of bad dreams, angry man with knife on Pacific, raging granny at Safeway, another mass rescue on a north county beach, Cowells is still nasty but not quite as nasty as it has been, Pleasure Point street fair, NestFest!, Woodies on the Wharf, and more!
In the latest Weekly Dump, we’re discussing the stabbing and standoff in Boulder Creek, the lunatic from It’s Beach, stabbing victim dumped at Safeway, the shooting at the Flea Market, another massive brawl downtown, a couple of local head on crashes require helicopter evacuations, man with knife arrested near Hotel Paradox, domestic violence suspect arrested with loaded gun, fleeing stolen car crashes and burns on Highway One, drunk and battery at the Homeless Services Center, man destroys Impala over Bud Light, May crime stats for the city, UCSC graduation, Eddie Money, the Weekly Seen, and more!
Never a dull moment in the land of the Holy Cross. This week, Santa Cruz picks a new police chief, county supervisors continue to dismiss public concern over dirty needles, ICE is back and doesn’t care about our Sanctuary City status, machete wielding junkie on Ocean, drunk driver wrecks Range Rover and nearly kills companion, the neighbor from hell, S&R finds missing disabled man, broken fire hydrant floods Ocean, arsonist torches van on Broadway, Hugh’s day on the Riverwalk, RIP Jack O’Neill, the city celebrates PRIDE, new tenant for vacant Sports Authority on River, WaterSHRED, The Weekly Seen , Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
Summer has officially begun in Santa Cruz and the Weekly Dump brings you the “vibrantly honest” news and views from the place we call home. We’re talking about the latest child rapist from Watsonville, a rumble at the Jack in the Box on Ocean, a gang fight at the roundabout near the Wharf, an intruder on High street, student brings loaded gun to Soquel High, westside campers busted for heroin and meth, bum beatdown on Locust, bum beating off in front of Camouflage, 12 person brawl in Birch Alley, teen saves suicidal person from jumping off trestle bridge, pedophile back in court, Prop 47 screws Santa Cruz, Abbott Square launch delayed, ongoing downtown construction delays, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
It’s been a wild and crazy ride this week on the Weekly Dump! Topics include the armed robbery at O’Reilly’s, the infamous lingerie thieves of Highway 17, guys with knives at CVS, body found off West Cliff, car hits tree on Mission, local bike thief nabbed, body found in Aptos creek, bum passes out in traffic, car rolls in Glen Canyon, 3 car accident clogs Mission and Fair, Brent feels your pain, Quote of the Week, city council midyear performance evaluations, The Weekly Seen, Weekly Shoutouts, and the Year of Living Vibrantly Honest. Thanks for reading!
It’s been an ugly week in Santa Cruz. We’ve got more on the local doctor and nurse arrested for raping children, man pulls rifle at Raina’s, a knife fight near Denny’s on Ocean, bums fight at city hall, a suspected pipe bomb shuts down Capitola streets, trouble at the Surf City Inn, stolen truck recovered, shots fired on West Cliff, drunken family brawl downtown leads to broken jaw, smash and grab on Pacific, CVS on Mission robbed, April crime statistics, Hugh’s Views on the city hall signage, Guerreros, and more!
teenaged pedophile arrested in Aptos by the FBI, drunken crash and dash in Capitola Village, man jumps off the end of the wharf, another bum fight at the car wash, Project ROPE comes and goes, junkie overdose at Subway, the city talks some more about the homeless, possible civil rights violations by UCSC and their chancellor, West Cliff hit and run victim dies, Toilet Bowl victim dies, update on AJ Gonzalez, benefit for Fairy Tale Farms, Meno Park developer buys Oceanview Apartments on West Cliff, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, and more!
In the latest Weekly Dump, we’ve got students squatting at Kerr Hall, hit and run on West Cliff, dead transients on Main Beach, man shot walking his dog near the Boardwalk, May Day mayhem, stolen car chop shop found on 17, drunk woman rolls her car and runs away, climate protest in the park, food slam at the Food Lounge, Guerreros, the Weekly Seen, and more.
In the latest Weekly Dump, we’re talking mountain lions in East Santa Cruz, another water rescue from the Toilet Bowl, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, PACT gets an F from the County, mom killer back in court, K9 training at the Miramar, free jazz on the wharf, city council plays with boxes, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, and more.
In this week’s Dump, we’ve got the March For Science on Saturday, stoners flock to Porter Meadow, last week’s peaceful Tax March, Liberty Bank robbed again, local gangbanger gets arrested, be careful where you pass out, more car break ins on Felix, local man arrested for statutory rape, woman freaks out at Depot Park, Sheriff substation coming to Davenport, family of Sean Arlt sues SCPD, at least 2 supervisors know stupid when they see it, man dies in Boulder Creek crash, Boardwalk announce summer concert lineup, Earth Day at Crystal Bay Farm, Guerreros, and more
In this week’s Dump, we’re talking about a kid hit by a motorcycle in a crosswalk on Mission, the long time child molester on Chestnut, the dead Great White that washed up on Pleasure Point beach, a hit and run on Walnut, junkies passed out in a van downtown, the safe injection site stupidity, Hugh’s Views, robbery at the Hampton Inn, fights, fights, fights, masturbation, bum coddling, the Aptos/La Selva fire district soap opera gets dirtier, vets vs. rent control, Peace of Mind dog rescue adoption event, the Weekly Seen, Guerreros, and more.
Santa Mierda! It’s a spring break rescue party at Panther Beach, a water rescue at Steamer Lane, the Aptos Fire Chief on the hot seat, the Harbor Hooker gets put on ICE, woman foaming at the mouth in front of the Post Office, downtown fight leaves man knocked out, the stuff I don’t talk about, Riverwalk “improvements”, new condos possibly coming to Pacific Avenue, free gun locks, time to quit smoking, March crime statistics for the city, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, and more!
Operation Surf Santa Cruz returns, job fair for vets coming to downtown, FOPAR scholarships, new rides coming to the Boardwalk, Live Oak traffic bust yields guns and meth, homeless man dies on Pacific Avenue, college student falls off Davenport cliff, meltdown on Squid Row, 2 detained at gunpoint at BK on Mission, tire slashers hit local first responders, keep your briquettes off the beach, the fence stays up, Santa Cruz Probation studies recidivism, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and more.
This week, we’re talking about the senseless tragedy at Capitola Mall, a gang stabbing on Soquel, a crazy car chase on West Cliff, the armed robbery at 7/11 on the westside, big meth bust near Twin lakes, mobile drug lab crashes near Dominican, tire slashers downtown, a couple of local gang brawls, SCPD begins posting monthly crime stats online, downtown homeless shelter update, it takes 30 years to build a bridge, Guerreros, and the usual self promotional plugs.
It’s the Ides of March! Et tu Brute? I’ve come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. In the latest Weekly Dump, we’re talking about the Fools Not Bombs fence at the Post Office, the 16 year old gangbanger with a gun arrested at Foster Freeze on Laurel, the meth dealer from Davenport, an exploding RV, transients sleeping in trucks, Majaraja burglarized, a prowler on School street, the peeping tom on Chestnut who got stuck up a tree, downtown junkies, Cal Fire supports vets, Joe Heston nails it again, Hugh’s News, 50 shades of Chris Krohn, Guerreros, and more.
We’ve been declared by the New York Times to be the happiest people in the country. You wouldn’t know it by reading this column! This week, we’re discussing another seemingly weekly local progressive protest that just pisses most people off (as usual), the $200 million dollar price tag for being politically correct, a bank robbery on Morrissey, a car fire on 17, bum thieves caught at the laundromat, Joe Heston speaks the truth, the city looks for feedback on a new chief for SCPD, Steve Bernal speaks the truth, Steve Pleich loves to run for public office early and often, Mike and Kate sing about Santa Cruz, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, and a few other things.
This week we’re playing Truth or Consequences with the city, 3 die in fatal Highway 1 collision, multiple shootings in Felton and Ben Lomond, rolling car chase on the west side, brazen shoplifters downtown, gun flashed at west side party, cold call across from the HSC, bum vandalizes Radio Shack, stabbing in Live Oak, Little Napoleon, The Weekly Bern, Guerreros, and more!
The sun is shining and the Dump is dropping shade and attitude this week. Missing Live Oak girl found safe! The rain brings more pain, SCPD claims DHS lied to them, the New Tea party is coming, teenager shot on the west side, hundreds try to storm the Catalyst, local men drown in the San Lorenzo River and King Creek, residential burglary on Carbonera, Stop the Slop, Rescued Treasures hit again, stolen car chase on West Cliff, AB109 fallout, lots of dirty needles, the middle is doomed, chowder time, Guerreros, and a bit of this and that.
It’s been a busy week! This week we’re discussing the DHS raids on MS-13 gang members, Sean Arlt, support for Planned Parenthood, Adrien Gonzalez, who let the dummy out, denying the obvious, Day Without Immigrants, affordable housing, SCPD helps homeless vets, Hope Services gets paid, van burns on 17, 7/11 robbery, ongoing east side smash and grabs, Valentines Day robber arrested, kayakers rescued from harbor, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
We’ve got more torrential rain and the madness that comes with it in the latest Weekly Dump! The San Lorenzo River rises above flood stage, another big mudslide makes a mess of 17, a fatal hit and run on Seabright, a wanted felon jumps into Boulder Creek, a burglar caught at Hope Services, a drunk woman passes out in her car on Mission and Walnut, van plunges off Davenport cliff, van plunges through Skyland Road, SCPD finds missing girl downtown, drunk driver crashes in Aptos, quit feeding the rats downtown, public safety at Cotani, Free City College comes to SF, Chief Vogel announces he’s had enough, The Migration Festival at Natural Bridges, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and maybe more!
I’m seeing fire and rain in the latest Weekly Dump! We’ve got boat fires and garage fires, a fatal head on collision kills 2 on 1, Yakkity Sax in the Beach Flats, a Tea House beatdown, an Elm street brawl, SCPD bait bike program nets 5 bums, Titans of Mavericks goes belly up, The concept of “sanctuary cities” in this Brave New World, growing weed in HWP, the Leveelies are coming back to downtown, the city gets a half million dollars to manage it’s mouth, how to report homeless camps to Caltrans, community orchard planting party, the clairvoyant Michael Glass, Beck discusses my feelings about Santa Cruz, Guerreros, and maybe a couple other things I’m forgetting.
Here comes sunshine and the latest Weekly Dump! We discuss huuuuuge protest marches in Santa Cruz, the Scotts Valley bank robbery that shut down 17, gangbang on Emeline, heroin bust on Grant, cement ship breaks apart, wharf shut down over huuuuuuge swells, Adrian Gonzalez trial date vacated, SCPD bait bike program, Spokesman smash and grab downtown, SCSO gets body cameras, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, and Happy Chinese New Years!
In this inaugurinal edition of the Weekly Dump, we cover the country jumping the shark, local ladies march downtown, when your morning lap dance goes horribly wrong, SCPD surrounds another fleabag motel, recidivist bum breaks a woman’s jaw at the public library, man breaks in and chokes his neighbor, shooting up with a million dollar view, man punched in the face at Goodwill, storms damage the harbor, the old grey goose on Ocean, the ugly side of Fairy Tale Farm, Leopold, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
It’s Floodmageddon on the Weekly Dump! This week we discuss the atmospheric river, emergency water rationing, Obama remembers Santa Cruz, registered sex offender hangs out at SCHS, hash oil explosion at the Pasatiempo Inn, man falls to death in Davenport, water rescues from Branciforte and Boulder creeks, water rescue at Crow’s Nest, bank robbery in Felton, shots fired at BK, woman hit by car on Mt. Hermon road, bums and ice cream, meth bust at Harvey West Park, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
It’s the first Weekly Dump of 2017! We’re bringing lots of bluster and wet weather this weekend, more on the duffle bag of guns and ammo stolen from a Jeep off Soquel, house explodes on Delaware, new winter shelter expands to downtown, Susan Mauriello finally retiring, West Cliff Inn suicide, downtown car chase, craigslist grifter caught, junkies at Ross, woman and dogs fall into the ocean, possible strike at UCSC, the death of Fairy Tale Farm, Candy Says, Guerreros, Weekly shoutouts, and more!
It’s the final Weekly Dump of 2016! This week, we’re discussing the big NYE celebration on Pacific, the shooting in Beach Flats Park, gun brandished at Denny’s, road rage assault with a machete, Christmas morning bum fight at the HSC, Willie the Groundskeeper possibly spotted on Coral street, Coast Guard water rescue off Natural Bridges, low income evictions days before Christmas, Martin Bernal’s job security, child rapist comes back to Santa Cruz, Prop 47 failures, Chip tries to bring Downtown Streets Team to Santa Cruz, why NextDoor sucks, Guerreros, it’s a wonderful life, My 2017 resolutions, Weekly Shoutouts, and the usual self serving promos.