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Week in Review: Gang Crimes, Car Crashes and a Power Outage

Catch up on the last week of news from Capitola-Soquel.

We opened the week by reporting that local schools (with the exception of those in Aptos) last year.

Despite a short week with MLK Day on Monday, there was news aplenty from Jan. 16 - 22. See everything you may have missed below. 

On Wednesday, an elderly couple , and hung suspended in a group of trees for three hours while emergency personnel performed a rescue. Then on Saturday, a three-car accident .

A meeting was held Thursday night to discuss the , for which construction is set to begin soon. The idea of widening the highway sparked an interesting debate among readers.

As always, there was plenty of crime news last week, including a , a on Soquel Drive and the arrest of a known gang member for .

On Tuesday, we published an opinion piece from Ethan Bearman suggesting that in both towns. The next day, we ran asking your opinion on the matter.

A report from the American Lung Association showed last week that Capitola's tobacco control is far from satisfactory. for all the details.

Lastly, the weekend storms left as many as .

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