The Weekly Dump 7.23.21

Time for the latest Weekly Dump, bringing you vibrantly honest, unfiltered news and views from the tarnished jewel we call Santa Cruz. This week, the coroner announced that the body found off Shaffer Road along Skid Row wasn’t a homicide but just another drug overdose, we had a suicidal person thankfully rescued off an overpass after escaping from Dominican Hospital, we had a couple speedy deliveries, the idiocy of AB109 and “PRCS”, Saturday night’s alright for fighting, man on a Mission, SCPD isn’t mething around, greasy turnstiles, kind of blue, the axe man, bum paradise, and that pesky COVID is still around!

The Weekly Dump 7.16.21

The Santa Cruz Fire Chief saves us again! He doesn’t just save lives, he saves us from ourselves again! We also had a woman stabbed to death in Watsonville, the usual Metro madness, high speed chase ends poorly, making St. Francis cry, Darwin’s law, the jail didn’t want him either, lacking repercussions, brawling at the Blue Lagoon, bad decisions lead to 10 years in prison, the magic bus has left the station, another downtown bum fight, drunk smashes up King Street, home invasion on the westside, and that dumbass from San Jose is finally out of jail.

The Weekly Dump 7.9.21

Get ready for the crush of tourists as temperatures are expected to soar everywhere but here. Lucky us. This week, we’ve got SCPD picking up bum trash in San Lorenzo park, dead end streets, nice views, cataclysmic converters, driver barrels into people in Watsonville, a bad day at the beach, Chrysler Sebrings, a fix for the road, burning down the house, and the return of the weenie mob from Antioch.

The Weekly Dump 7.2.21

Fourth of July weekend in Santa Cruz! What a joy. Gridlocked streets. Crowded beaches. Chuckleheads lighting off illegal fireworks. And this week, we’ve got a woman found murdered in her RV parked downtown, the judge says it’s time to go, the human barnacle finally gets arrested, transients fighting in traffic, young drunk and stupid, the food isn’t good enough to fight over, bum central, shitty dad of the week, back on the chain gang, and please, don’t be a fireworks putz.

The Weekly Dump 6.25.21

Summer breeze! Makes me feel fine. While everyone else swelters, we enjoy the natural air conditioning. Time for the latest Weekly Dump! This week, Caltrans clears their mess, carjacking fugitive arrested in San Lorenzo Park, a deadly weapon assault on Beach Street, local drunk tries to steal the Sea Odyssey catamaran, high as a kite and riding a bike on 17, liquid courage, unrelated shootings in Watsonville, poker face, suspected pedophile arrested, naked guy on Felker Street, the Ideal place to brawl, and the Santa Cruz city council wastes a lot of time and money on nothing.

The Weekly Dump 6.18.21

California and Santa Cruz are officially open for business again (kind of)! We’re talking a return to normalcy, murder and mayhem is a local non-story, freepers creepers, bad habits, Madre de Mierda y la Ramada, the weekly walking un-dead story, do-rag smackdowns, lord of the flies, UCSC mandates, and the Weekly Seen.

The Weekly Dump 6.11.21

We’ve got a big old Dump for you this week! It’s been one of those kind of weeks! We’ve got the needles and the damage done, a couple of brawls at the wharf, a liquor store stabbing, a dead body behind the tannery, an attempted murder in Watsonville, a couple of beatdowns in the benchlands, plastic machetes, bad tourists from Oregon, harboring sex offenders from North Carolina, the walking not quite dead, Bumnesios, motorcyclist hits bicyclist, solo Highway 17 fatality, paying tribute to a local hero, burning RV shuts down Highway 1 traffic, solo kayaker rescued, stolen guitars recovered, Zooming in on the city council meeting, and we’ve got our first official candidate for Ryan’s seat.

The Weekly Dump 6.4.21

Time for another edition of the Weekly Dump! We kicked off summer this week, surviving our first ever “post pandemic” Memorial Day weekend. We’re seeing downtown get re-shaped, packing heat downtown, gunfights on Elm Street, getting assaulted with a deadly weapon at “Friendship Gardens”, making the Baby Jesus cry, set up like a bowling pin, a running stolen car isn’t a good place to pass out, it’s good to have friends with Narcan, subjective law enforcement fail, Watsonville thieves arrested, faith hope and charity, two killed in Corralitos crash, and Big Basin Vineyards is opening a new wine bar downtown!

The Weekly Dump 5.28.21

It’s our 5 year anniversary this week! Every week for the past 5 years, I’ve put out the Weekly Dump, bring you the vibrantly honest news and views of Santa Cruz. How did I celebrate? I went to see Los Lobos on Cowells beach last night and took my time publishing this morning! In other news, a local vagrant playing in traffic on Mission Street got arrested, ninja gangs, solo crash in Seabright kills local man, he’s gone, keeping our local pets safe and sane, crash into me, grand slam in front of Denny’s, Felton RV fires, hopping over the wrong fence, The Wolves are back, new community wellness center coming to Live Oak, Zooming in on the city council meeting, and we keep handicapping Ryan’s successor.

The Weekly Dump 5.21.21

Time for the latest Weekly Dump! New look for the website too! As for the content, we’re talking yellow! And we’re going in and out as usual, a man drowned at Main Beach this week, gangbangers with guns, getting your kicks in San Lorenzo park, the hook brings them back, Felton burglar arrested, swatting flies, and the race for Ryan’s seat continues.

The Weekly Dump 5.14.21

What in the hell blew up in Santa Cruz last night? That’s the big question! We also say goodbye to the bum camp festering near the intersections of Highways 1&9, the forecast calls for rainclouds, outstanding, Santa Cruz man arrested for stealing a police car, jail escapee arrested, the latest COVID numbers from the county, the slow slog towards district elections, Zooming in on the city council meeting, Pablo Cruising at the Dream Inn, and handicapping Ryan’s seat.

The Weekly Dump 5.7.21

Better late then never, it’s the latest Weekly Dump! This week, a local creeper breaks into a home downtown, turds on the run, say it don’t spray it, oh thank heaven, foaming at the mouth for a Jumbo Jack, gifts that keep on giving, weekly trick or treats, wildfire scorches Big Basin, how it started and how it’s going, not the dump you’re looking for, the latest COVID numbers for the county, and I’m handicapping the odds for Ryan’s seat.

The Weekly Dump 4.30.21

Time for the latest always vibrantly honest Weekly Dump! This week, we watch the child rapist and murderer get slapped on the wrist, Ryan Coonerty waves the white flag, triple no still amounts to yes, turnstiling at the county jail, bum rolling on Ocean Street, welcome to paradise, the always predictable probation violation (and we know how serious the sheriff treats it), playing in traffic on Mission Street, brawl at Safeway, banana plugged, the facts about local crime, Watsonville man arrested in Bakersfield for attempted murder, and the latest COVID numbers for the county!

The Weekly Dump 4.23.21

Time for everyone’s favorite part of Friday – the latest Weekly Dump! This week, we’ve got beanbags flying in Boulder Creek, getting a little action in, dust in the wind, throwing your life away at 22, was it one of those homeless hotels, teen arrested in Texas for Santa Cruz murder, Felker Street vagrancy, down on Main Street, the weekly bumfight, the mayor of Seabright, the latest COVID numbers, the battle over needle pollution is far from over, and we say adios to a couple local landmarks.

The Weekly Dump 4.16.21

Time for another edition of the vibrantly honest Weekly Dump! This week, we’re sticking a fork in TOLO because it’s done, a driver fleeing police crashes and burns, the turnstiler of the week, cervezas and machetes, the usual skid row vagrancy, felons with guns, guy threatening people downtown with a knife arrested, the tourists are back, tickets are toilet paper, and the weekly human dumpster fire.

The Weekly Dump 4.9.21

Welcome to another vibrantly honest edition of the Weekly Dump. This week, we’re talking Ocean Street, our long neglected gateway through our dirty laundry pile. We also had an officer involved shooting in Aptos, a pipe beating in San Lorenzo Park, a couple of attempted carjackings, the gangs all here, felonious assault on my intelligence, rotten peaches, the usual felon with gun and heroin story, Top-a-Lot of dysfunction, Super Silver thief busted, still our number one public safety hazard, the new cite and release, bum fire burns under the fishhook, arsonist arrested at Seabright, and more.

The Weekly Dump 4.2.21

The Boardwalk is open for business and so are we! This week, we had another transient stabbed in his tent while squatting along the San Lorenzo river, the Watsonville man accused of killing his brother this week was arrested in Gilroy, locking down Felix Street, another Watsonville pair arrested for attempted murder, we had an OD in the public bathrooms by the wharf, we’re talking more about the needle nonsense coming from Sacramento lawmakers, the no hold winner facing 38 charges, small plane crashes in Watsonville, Camp Coonerty is back yet again, the latest COVID numbers from the county, and the Boardwalk is open again (kind of)!

The Weekly Dump 3.26.21

Follow me, don’t follow me, I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush! This week, we’re getting ready to move into the Orange tier, SCPD arrests pair for St. Patrick’s Day crime spree, another bum fire lights up the bypass, skidding along skid row, swing and a miss, drunk and disorderly preschool teachers, angels and saints, bums and vagrants, waking up the neighbors, felons with guns, the latest COVID numbers for Santa Cruz County, and the latest scuttlebutt from the Santa Cruz city council.

The Weekly Dump 3.19.21

I’m going off the rails of this crazy train! What a week. We pulled a woman’s body out of the river near the Boardwalk, we had FOUR armed robberies in the blink of an hour, we had two stabbings in the blink of 24 hours, we had a huge bum fire at Highways 1 and 9 that shut down the bypass and endangered local businesses, we’ve got the usual assortment of former felons behaving badly, the latest on COVID numbers as we get close to seeing Orange, aye Calypso, and Puddles takes us out with some Ozzy.

The Weekly Dump 3.12.21

Time for the latest Weekly Dump! This week, we find out who bashed in the head of the homeless guy in San Lorenzo Park, the city council waffles, back in the red, shocking depositions, serial sprayer arrested, the turnstile gets stuck, flash in the can, cars are deadly weapons, a bit of Clashing, phone thief busted, the village idiot, the FBI comes to town, the felon farm, the Weekly Seen, and ACE is the place!