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California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Monterey County reports one of the highest unemployment rates in California

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. — As unemployment in California dropped to 4.3 percent, Monterey County holds one of the highest spots in the state. The county has a rate of 10.1 percent, followed behind by Santa Cruz and San Benito counties at 6.9 percent. The reason behind this spike in numbers is seasona


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Father, kids airlifted to hospital following ATV accident in south Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - A father and his two children suffered moderate to major injuries after a rollover all-terrain vehicle accident in south Monterey County. The crash took place in the 45000 block of Arroyo Seco Road in Greenfield on Wednesday.


Southern California forecast: Light drizzle expected Saturday morning

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Easter weekend will start off cool on Saturday, with light drizzle in some parts of Southern California. Los Angeles and Orange counties should get light rain in the morning before conditions turn to partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s.


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


Police arrest doctor at Monterey County hospital for attempted murder

SALINAS — Police arrested Richard Heiner, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Natividad hospital, Saturday on charges of attempted murder, domestic violence and kidnapping. Officers were called to 0-100 block of White River Circle at about 4 p.m. Saturday.


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


Families come out in droves for Ciclovía King City

KING CITY — Community members came out in droves last Sunday for King City’s first Ciclovía, featuring a day of recreation that promoted wellness and healthy lifestyles. An estimated crowd of 1,000 people attended the April 14 event, which closed downtown streets for four hours so that they could be


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


Fight at California Prison Seriously Injures 3 Inmates

A fight at a Southern California prison has left three inmates with serious injuries. State corrections officials say seven prisoners attacked an inmate Thursday morning at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.


California baby dies from whooping cough, health officials confirm

A baby in California has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the first such death in Orange County in more than a decade. A news release posted on Thursday by the county’s health officials did not identify the child, or list the baby’s age.


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes off the coast from Eureka, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 31 miles from Capetown, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.1 miles.


Southern California experiences an earthquake every three minutes, a new study finds

(CNN) — Southern California gets a lot more action than we thought. In a new study, researchers from the California Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego have uncovered nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that happened between 2008 and 2017. That tra


After evading capture for more than a decade, killer sentenced to death

Joseph Michael Nissensohn, 62, was sentenced to death for the cold case murders of three teenage girls in the 1980s, the El Dorado County District Attorney announced Friday. Niessensohn evaded capture for more than a decade, and was brought to trial for the murders after serving a 25-year prison sen


Thieves break into stores, steal lottery scratchers

MONTEREY, Calif. - Thieves on the Central Coast have recently been targeting stores to steal lottery tickets and scratchers. It is leaving many businesses shocked at just how many are getting targeted.


Two deputies and a campaign consultant sue Monterey County Sheriff's commanders over campaign allegations.

The head of the Monterey County deputy sheriff’s union and a Salinas City Councilmember who ran unsuccessfully for Monterey County Sheriff have sued three sheriff’s office commanders, alleging the trio defamed and slandered them during the 2016 campaign.


Abandoned harbor seal pup rescued at Carmel Beach, first of the season

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. — Volunteers made their first Monterey County harbor seal pup rescue of 2019 at Carmel Beach on Thursday. The pup was found alone on the sand and fortunately, citizens quickly called it into the Marine Mammal Center. The animal has been named Astrid and she is just a few da


Unregistered sex offender sexually assaults disabled female

MONTEREY – In early April, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a sexual assault on a disabled female. Investigating officers learned that the suspect was someone the victim knew.