Happy Black Friday! Am I still allowed to call it that or is that offensive? I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s fragility. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Short week of stuff. Blame the tryptophan or the Sound of Music. This week, mother nature shows why she is the ultimate deterrent, we had a wild turkey rescued from a local bum camp, will it go round it circles, Canadian tourists causing trouble, you can’t hide your prying eyes, van on the run, notes from the last city council meeting, and more!
Mother Nature is the Ultimate Deterrent
Mother nature can’t just move mountains, it also works pretty well at moving mountains of homeless who refuse to accept the many indoor shelter options offered by the city and the county. And this week brought the first real winter storms of the year to Santa Cruz, slamming the area on Tuesday and Wednesday with lots of cold, wet rain and wind. I don’t like seeing people living outside in these conditions, yet there’s no shortage of dumbass grifters here wanting to prop up some Lord of the Flies Bum Camp. Didn’t we learn our lesson last year? It was right about this time that fiasco of city hall failure (“Camp Bernal”) began. Multiple people died in that shithole before the city grew a sack and evicted them some 6 months or so later. Millions of dollars in HAZMAT clean up was spent to fix the mess they left behind. I know Brent is doing good work here to help keep the local homeless warm and dry. The Santa Cruz Chapter of the Homeless Grifter’s Union (and their goofball attorney) can eat a bag of dicks. All they do is run their mouth and grift the homeless.
Wild Turkey Rescued From Local Homeless Camp
This past Tuesday, Santa Cruz Animal Control officers and rangers from SCPD found and rescued a neglected wild turkey that had been forced to live in a tent at a local homeless camp near the San Lorenzo River. It is now being cared for at the animal shelter.
Will it Go Round in Circles?
Saturday night, SCPD arrested William Swanson for DUI after he drove his car onto the roundabout at Beach & Pacific. The passenger in the vehicle was also sufficiently inebriated to get arrested for public intoxication.
Take Off Eh?
Tuesday night just after midnight, SCPD responded to West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz where they arrested a 57 year old woman for being drunk in public, resisting arrest, and battery on a peace officer. in a kind of unusual twist, this person doesn’t seem to be a local recidivist. They actually seem to be a drunk tourist from Canada. Go figure!
You Can’t Hide Your Prying Eyes
Early Wednesday morning, SCPD was conducting a random patrol on upper Ocean Street when a police sergeant noticed a man crouched behind a propane storage box near the front doors of the Valero Station. Just coincidentally, one of the front doors to the business appeared to be pried partially open. After stopping and detaining the suspected prowler, the man admitted to attempting to open the doors and was arrested for prowling and attempted burglary. The suspect also had pry bars, a glass cutter, and a large rock in his possession at the time.
Van on the Run
Last Friday night, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputy observed a white Ford Van which had been reported stolen from Ben Lomond earlier in the day driving along Highway 9 in Felton. As soon as the driver saw the deputy, he pulled into a nearby QuikStop and ran away on foot. Deputies chased the suspect as he hopped a fence into a nearby backyard before being taken into custody. He was arrested for a felony warrant, vehicle theft, driving on a suspended license and other charges.
City Votes on Recall
In what had to be a pretty uncomfortable moment for both Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, the city council voted on Tuesday to formalize their recall. It was the usual circus. It took them a while to get to the actual item and vote, due to the usual grandstanding by Glover. Then when it was time for the item, Glover had the usual cast of misfits come up and stroke his balls and ego, as if it makes any difference what anyone thinks of him. Then after the parade of tears, it was time to vote on it but poor, innocent Glover wanted everyone to not vote on the issue, stating voting on it was a way of validating it. And that’s when Justin Cummings stepped up and made a motion to set the date and vote on it. That’s all Watkins, Meyers, and Mathews needed to hear so when a call for the vote was made, it was done. Coming to a local election ballot in March of 2020. The meeting itself took over 12 hours but probably half of that time was taken by Glover pontificating or his friends whining. And to cap the meeting off, the city council voted to make Cummings the next mayor and Meyers the next vice mayor. Of course that made poor Drew even angrier (since he wanted Sandy Brown and she declined it). So Glover was the lone dissenting vote on Meyers. He just doesn’t get it. Doubling down on his shitty, divisive attitude is definitely going to get him recalled. So while Krohn tries to make new friends, Glover just keeps making new enemies.
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