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Local Roundup: Seaside holds off Salinas in North Salinas girls tournament finals
Jordan Olivares hit a 3-pointer late in the game Saturday, propelling the Seaside girls basketball team to a 55-50 win over Salinas in the finals of the North Salinas Sportsmanship Games.
How did a homeless Chinatown man end up in the trash? City shows no urgency to find out
How did a homeless man get dumped into the trash at a Salinas transfer station last week?. It depends on who you ask. The only clear thing is that a homeless man was found waist-deep in trash, in a potentially life-threatening incident following a city cleanup in Chinatown.
Coast Line: Watsonville Community Band presents Dec. 16 Christmas show
The Watsonville Community Band will present “Twas the Night before Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Henry Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St. If you have a news event or announcement for Coast Lines, email firstname.lastname@example.org and place “Coast Lines” in the email subject line. Coast Lines ite
Salinas Comic Con focuses on local artists, Latino creators and literacy
People bedecked in costumes from Disney and Pixar movies, Marvel comic books, video games and more packed the student center at Hartnell where the National Steinbeck Center put on Comic Con this weekend.
Operation Christmas Cheer: Housing boosts the lives of single mom and kids
SEASIDE — Sometimes getting a leg up can expand into getting a life renewed with hope. That was the case for Damaris Quintero, who through the help received from Salvation Army’s transitional housing programs has gotten back on her feet more than once.
DNA Hit Leads To Arrest In Child's 2016 Sex Assault: Watsonville
WATSONVILLE, CA – A Watsonville man was arrested today in connection with the 2016 sexual assault of a girl after a DNA match allegedly linked him to the crime, officials said.
'Murder Squad' Gang Members Indicted In Federal Court In San Jose
SAN JOSE, CA -- Two alleged Norteno gang members accused of forming a "murder squad" in Salinas were indicted Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, prosecutors reported. Anthony Valdez, 21, and Kristopher Purcell, 20, have been charged with multiple offenses, including racketeering conspiracy and mu
Victoria Secret model faces backlash after video shot at Seaside In-N-Out
SEASIDE, Calif. - A Victoria's Secret model slammed, accused of fat shaming diners at a Seaside In-N-Out. Model Kelly Gale used the In-N-Out restaurant as her backdrop in a string of Instagram videos.
Two bomb threats reported in Salinas among flood of emailed bomb threats nationwide
Salinas police said two bomb threats Thursday at a learning center and an apartment's business office appear connected to a torrent of such cases nationwide. No actual bombs were found, fitting with the wave of similar e-mails that hit universities, schools, news outlets and other organizations acro
Bathroom Prowler; Missing Wise Men: Santa Cruz Co. Police Log
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA – The following are recent police and court stories from around Santa Cruz County. "This is a perfect example of how DNA evidence continues to evolve and help law enforcement agencies across the country solve crimes."
Salinas 'spiritual leader' molested one of his flock, DA says
A Salinas "spiritual leader" who molested a congregant's daughter has been sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Jesus Medina, 36, was sentenced after a jury had found him guilty of child molestation Oct. 1, according to a press release from the Monterey County District Attor
Major Main Street retail project planned
WATSONVILLE — Plans are underway to redevelop a property at Main Street and Auto Center Drive, and once complete, it will significantly transform one of the busiest intersections in the city.
Watsonville Man Surrenders At Jail For Murder Charge
WATSONVILLE, CA – A 25-year-old Watsonville man, Eli Gutierrez, turned himself in Wednesday at the Santa Cruz Jail after an arrest warrant was issued for him in connection with a June slaying that occurred during an armed hold-up at an illegal marijuana dispensary operated by the suspect and his fat
Did This Fish Hitch Ride to California on Tsunami Debris?
An exotic fish from Japan shows up in Monterey Bay, California. Experts believe it came over on debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Justice Department: Monterey County Norteño gang members formed ‘murder squad’
SALINAS — A pair of Salinas gang members face murder and racketeering charges after forming a “murder squad,” the Justice Department said in a press release Tuesday. Anthony Valdez, 21, and Kristopher Purcell, 20, are accused of forming a “murder squad” that hunted and killed rival gang members, gan
Supervisor Simón Salinas' retirement signals legacy of Latino politics in Monterey County
Simón Salinas retired from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Tuesday with quintessential Mexican ballads of “El Hijo del Pueblo” and “El Rey” performed by a mariachi group in the chambers.
Monterey County thrift store donation turns out to be rare art deco piece
SEASIDE — As the saying goes, “What’s one person’s junk is another’s treasure.” But in the case of a recent acquisition by Habitat for Humanity Restore, “What’s one person’s donation is another’s second-hand historical find.” That was the case in February with the Seaside thrift store located in For
DLR Group Designs Campus-Style Juvenile Hall for Monterey County
SALINAS, Calif. — Construction on MontereyCounty’s new Juvenile Hall is currently underway, highlighting a design that worksto prioritize rehabilitation of youth through treatment, educational andvocational programs.
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
Scientists Think This Exotic Fish Hitchhiked from Japan to California in Tsunami Debris
MONTEREY, Calif. — Divers swimming in the cold, murky waters of Monterey Bay, California, say they’ve spotted a fish that’s a long way from home. It’s called a barred knifejaw, and it’s native to Japan, Korea and China.