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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.
It’s the penultimate edition of the Weekly Dump for 2016! It’s not “Ozymandias” but it’s still got plenty of drama. We’ve got more on Violeta Cervantes’s trial date, Artisan’s Gallery gets robbed, SCPD nabs purse snatcher, meth dealers busted in Beach Flats, car chase on Mission, car dumped on Barson, a couple more busted windows and breakins, Rotten Robbie robbed!, junker RV with a beach view for rent, squatter on Lincoln, feds throw $2M at Santa Cruz homeless, 37 homeless die in 2016 locally, Starving Musician coming to Pacific, the Surf Colony, Guerreros, Weekly Shoutouts, and a few other choice nugs of vibrant weekly reality.
What a crazy week. Even by Santa Cruz standards. We’re talking more about the rain, the double shooting in Soquel, the Pono/Reef smash and grab, the senseless death of Scott Brunton, drivers on acid on 17, a road rage, a garage rage, man rescued in Henry Cowell, the fat lady sings for Micah, Hugh’s News, Lobo Day, Project ROPE, Guerreros, Kum Ba Yah in the rain, Weekly Shoutouts, Local Food Porn, and maybe a few other things.
This week in the Dump, we’ve got a 6.5 earthquake in the Pacific, dead transients at the Holiday Parade, crazy guy evades police by wading into the San Lorenzo river, Feds consider action against the Polar Express train, Janus helps SCPD save lives, another SCPD car chase downtown, local kooks protest having banks, fight at the 515, free locals day at Monterey Aquarium, love is all around, Guerreros, and a few self serving plugs bring up the rear as usual.
In this week’s Dump, we’ve got the annual downtown Holiday Parade on Pacific Avenue, shoppers support Small Business Saturday, another robbery and shooting on the levee, domestic disturbance on Grant, Grey Bears annual Holiday Dinner at the Civic, crash and fire on Highway 1, UCSC student nearly kidnapped, new Fairfield Inn opens on the westside, new development update for 1400 Ocean, the library as a parking garage, Strike Out Hunger at the Boardwalk Bowl, City Hall to You Redux, Christmas train overload, Guerreros, DeCinzotized, The Weekly Seen, Weekly Shoutouts, and more.
This week we’ve got Black Friday blues, more on the SCSO shooting, the new Gold Rush, what’s next for Cemex, bums fight in the rain, shooting in Beach Flats, threats to blow up the library, water rescue at the wharf, downtown shoplifters, 3 way at Wells Fargo, missing juvenile found at BSSC, woman kills herself on West Cliff, Guardian Angels find missing girl, north coast campers back in droves, 1 step forward 2 steps back, Hugh’s News, Guerreros, DeCinzotized, and probably a few other things I forgot about.
This Weekly Dump brings you a mystery quake, people keep getting hit by cars, water rescue drills near the wharf, yo no hablo español, questions around the county winter shelter program, the county loves it’s needles, who won again?, not in his front yard, observations on local mental healthcare options, Guerreros, the Weekly Seen, Weekly Shoutouts, and more.
This week, we have a tentative brand new city council, shit happens, downtown protests over Trump, missing woman and infant found, Laura’s Law, UCSC student death and arrest, body found in Mitchell’s Cove, new business coming to upper Ocean and downtown, bulky item pick up day, bring on the crab, Santa Cruz Warriors start season, Guerreros, weekly shoutouts, and more.
This week we’ve got a rainy Halloween on Pacific, UCSC student critically injured in a hit and run, knife fights on Pacific and Seabright, car flips at the Boardwalk and Broadway, Guardian Angels update, goodbye to Lulu’s and Union Grove music, Depot Park, Santa Cruz Warriors return, No on 57, Hugh’s News, city council candidate endorsements, Guerreros, Weekly shoutouts, the Weekly Seen, and lots more.
This week we’ve got Halloween in Santa Cruz, Pacific Avenue costume predictions, Local murderer arrested in Kansas City, 12 angry women, drunk rolls car down Twin lakes beach, transient fight at Foster Freeze, a big black maybe menacing truck, heroin in Mission street, serial burglar finally arrested, Guardian Angels in Santa Cruz, head on collision on Highway 1, blame the county, the new Godwin’s Law, The Dumpster Report, Sandy Brown update, No on 57, Hugh’s News, city council candidate endorsements, weekly shoutouts, DeCinzotized, and a few other things.
This week we’ve got more on the SCPD shooting, a fight near Safeway, a meltdown at Denny’s, a choking on Ocean street, monthly domestic violence numbers update, voting deadlines, The Bern ignores the people using his name, Sandy Brown doesn’t follow the rules, the Dumpster Report, Drew Glover’s questionable past, Keeping up With Chris Krohn, show me the money, Steve Pleich drops out again, city council candidate endorsements, DeCinzotized, and probably a few other things as they develop.
This week’s coverage includes more on the pipe bomb scare that shut down Pacific Avenue, elderly woman mugged by gang near Arana Gulch, guns drawn in Harvey West park, guns found in Blue Ball park, shooting in the Beach Flats, Riverside park is a nice place to shoot up and brawl, 17 Express bus burns on 17, Keeping Up With Chris Krohn, Mike Rotkin hates the brand new council, deep thoughts from DeNiro, local measures on the ballot (with recommendations), city council candidate endorsements, weekly shoutouts, and probably a few more things too!
This week, we’ve got Open Streets on Sunday, a couple more bodies found, overdose in a park playground, stabbing on Sycamore, Pajama Man strikes again, getting smashed in the head with a vodka bottle sucks, getting run over by a beater RV sucks more, using shame to get results, October is domestic violence awareness month, the bums are back in town, SCPD still seeks feedback, city council candidate propaganda takes a new spin, fact checking the progressive slate’s rhetoric, don’t forget to vote!, city council election watch, Chris Krohn loves his swamp more than his neighbors, Weekly shoutouts, DeCinzotized, and more!
This Weekly Dump brings updates on another downtown murder, SWAT comes to Seabright, where have all the vagrants gone?, Loma fire, pedestrian hit by car on 9 and 1, fireworks on the beach, food trucks at Lighthouse field, Don Lane struggles with math, Jim Hart learns his lesson, who’s endorsing who?, city council election watch, weekly shoutouts, and more!
This week we’ve got another murder, this time in the Seabright area, SCPD polls the public on public safety, New Courtyard Marriott in Beach Flats, Prop 47 and AB109, woman beaten with a bat downtown, drunk and disorderly at BK, free car washes on Water street, dead body found at Gateway shopping center, dubious awards, fashionART this weekend, celebrating fall equinox on the farm, Prop 64, Costanoa Commons farm work day, Democratic Central Committee endorsements for the city council, Downtown Commission forum review, city council election watch, and a few other things!
This week we’ve got lots to talk about. fashionART Santa Cruz is coming to the civic, the P&R Commission meets to discuss the obvious, new signage on the levee, bringing the dog out, downtown train crossing malfunctions, Homeless Garden Project gift store moving, more on the HSC, what is “Santa Cruz for Bernie”, put up or shut up, SCN forum review, lightning round!, Hugh’s News, city council election watch, Jason Aldean loves Santa Cruz, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!
Another crazy week in Santa Cruz! We’re talking about how the local homeless services center is refusing to service the local homeless this winter. We’re also discussing the drive by shootings. Yes, we’ve had 4 just this week (that I know of). We’ve also got updates on the car crashing into Betty Burger, dumpster fires downtown, a cat burglary, a drunk driver runs stop signs on the westside, the downtown port-potty gets torched again, the Leveelies tell the city to take a hike, upcoming street festivals downtown, Robert Singleton rides along with SCPD, city council candidate watch updates, DeCinzotized, The Dumpster Report, weekly shoutouts, and probably a few other things I left out.
Big Dump this week! Lots to discuss including the city manager’s vibrant public safety policy, letters to the city council reveal mounting public safety concerns, westside “peace party”, Tuesday and Wednesday night brawls downtown, bath salt strippers, carjackings, chop shop donut shops, fire on the westside nearly burns neighborhood homes, food trucks are back in the park, reviews of the DWC and PDC city council candidate forums, Keeping Up With Chris Krohn, city council candidate watch updates, DeCinzotized, The Dumpster Report, weekly shoutouts, and a few other crazy items from the past week that just scream “Santa Cruz”