Overview of Tuesday’s news


Santa Cruz County has issued further evacuation orders in anticipation of an expected winter storm on Tuesday, county officials said.

Due to the high risk of debris flowing onto the burn scars, an additional area in the Ben Lomond Fire Protection District has been ordered to evacuate with immediate effect. Other parts of the Ben Lomond District, Boulder Creek and Felton Fire Protection Districts and the Santa Cruz County Fire Department were also already on evacuation orders.

People can see if they are in an evacuation zone by visiting https://community.zonehaven.com.

The county is establishing “temporary evacuation points” at San Lorenzo Valley High School at 7105 State Highway 9, Scotts Valley Community Center at 360 Kings Village Road, and Pacific Elementary School at 50 Ocean St. Les. pitches are not intended for overnight shelter, according to County.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon issued evacuation orders for areas within and 2 miles downstream of the burn scar from last year’s Dolan fire.

The order went into effect at 1 p.m. and precedes a severe storm expected to hit the area on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning that could cause mudslides, downed trees and power lines, and other problems.

A map of areas subject to evacuation orders in Monterey County is available online at bit.ly/2KTdM9e.

State Highway 1 will close Tuesday night along the Big Sur coast before a storm that could cause debris flows and other problems, according to Caltrans.

The highway closure, which will take effect from 5 p.m. between Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County, will remain in effect until Thursday.

Caltrans is working with local law enforcement to limit movement in the Big Sur area and allow people to evacuate safely. Barricades, cones and signage will be placed at both ends of the closure to warn people.

A flash flood warning was issued in parts of Santa Clara County on Tuesday by the National Weather Service as heavy rain is expected to start around 10 p.m.

The rainstorm, which is expected to last until early Wednesday, can reach up to 6 inches in some areas with potential gusts of 20 to 30 mph and localized gusts of up to 60 mph.

San Jose city officials predict potential flooding in downtown and the Willow Glen area – the most affected being the Guadalupe River along Willow Street and Ross Creek in the Cherry area, the member said. City Council Dev Davis in an email.

Davis also mentioned that the city is planning to open an evacuation center at the Camden Community Center if needed.

FBI agents arrested a Bay Point resident on Tuesday morning after he was accused of threatening family members of a New York congressman and a reporter in text messages sent during the attack on Capitol at the beginning of the month.

The identities of the congressman and journalist were not disclosed in court documents.

The charges against Robert Lemke were originally filed in federal court in New York. According to Katherine Zackel of the FBI office in San Francisco, Lemke was arrested on the Azores circle at Bay Point. He is scheduled to appear in federal court in Northern California for the first time on Wednesday.

Livermore city council on Monday appointed former town planning commissioner Regina Bonanno as its new member, filling the post left vacant by former mayor John Marchand who was appointed in November after 15 years on the council.

The retired Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist joins Mayor Bob Woerner, Deputy Mayor Trish Munro, Bob Carling and Brittini Kiick – who was elected in November – on the council.

All four members said Bonanno was their first choice. Other finalists from the initial pool of 21 nominees included Evan Branning, a village high school teacher, Faith Nordvik, a student at UC Irvine, Abigail Helfer, a life and business coach, and Kyra Pervere, a teacher at Mendenhall Middle School. . All were interviewed via Zoom during Monday night’s meeting.

A 189-unit apartment project proposed for construction on the south side of downtown Pleasant Hill will be the subject of a public hearing by the Pleasant Hill Planning Commission on February 9.

Danville-based Blake Griggs Properties Inc. is interested in constructing the apartment building – now dubbed the Downtown Cleaveland Multi-Family Residential Project – on Cleaveland Road south of Crescent Plaza, downtown, and north of Boyd Road. . The 2.33-acre site is now home to a vacant two-story office building once occupied by Wells Fargo.

The project was first proposed in 2019.

A Sacramento man died Monday night after crashing his car with a Jeep and then a pillar in West Oakland, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 11:08 p.m. to 55th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way after someone reported a two-vehicle crash.

Officers learned that a woman was driving the 2012 Jeep Liberty north on the Martin Luther King Jr. Way and as she turned left down 55th Street, her Jeep was struck by a 2001 Toyota Camry heading south .

The driver of the Toyota, later identified by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office as 40-year-old Anthony Taylor, lost control of his car, and she continued south until she hits a pillar in the 5400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to police.

Firefighters and paramedics intervened but had to pronounce Taylor dead. Police did not say whether the driver of the Jeep was injured.

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