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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.
KCPD swears in newest sergeant
KING CITY — King City Police Department’s newest sergeant, John Dow, was recently sworn in during a welcome ceremony at the station, hosted by King City Police Chief Robert Masterson.
Storm expected to bring rough surf, gusty winds to the coast
A storm system is expected to bring gusty winds and a rough surf to the northern California coast on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a “high surf warning” along the coast from Sonoma County to Monterey County starting at 9 a.m. Sunday that was expected to continue to 9 p.m. Monday, indic
Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport
A California woman is claiming a Southwest Airlines agent forced her to leave her pet fish at the airport last Wednesday. Lanice Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when she said a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she wou
Sunday Storm Slated to Soak Bay Area
A storm system is set to saturate the Bay area with more rain Sunday into Monday, bringing as much as 3 inches of rainfall to some locations in the North Bay and mountains near Monterey, according to the National Weather Service.
Library wins holiday decorating contest
KING CITY — King City Library was recently named the winner of the 10th Annual Christmas Business Decorating Contest, presented by the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture for the holidays.
Cleanup Worker Fired Over ‘Reprehensible’ Photos From Camp Fire Burn Zone in NorCal
Police in Northern California say they’ll pursue criminal charges against a wildfire cleanup worker who posted photos of himself posing at destroyed properties. Officials in the devastated town of Paradise said Saturday that the photos and accompanying captions by Rob Freestone are “unacceptable and
Barrel racer to compete in Vegas
KING CITY — A local girl will get to race among the stars in Las Vegas this December. Addison Escobar of King City will be one of 147 cowgirls competing at the KK Run for Vegas/JrNFR Barrel Race, set for Dec. 11 to 15 in Las Vegas. The event will be held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo
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.
Soledad church provides shoes for local children in need
SOUTH COUNTY — One hundred elementary school children in Soledad and 50 in Greenfield are enjoying new shoes this Christmas thanks to the generosity of a Soledad church. Good Samaritan church arranged with the Hispanic Assemblies of God, Northern California District, to donate the shoes at San Vicen
Greenfield teacher arrested for sexual misconduct
GREENFIELD — A teacher at Vista Verde Middle School in Greenfield was arrested last week for sexual misconduct with a minor. On Dec. 7, at about 3:04 p.m., Greenfield Police officers responded to the 50 block of Walker Lane for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived, they found 47-year-
Local Roundup: Seaside girls rebounds with big effort over Soledad
Three players recorded double-doubles Thursday, lifting the Seaside High girls basketball team to a 74-42 win over Soledad in the North Salinas Sportsmanship Games. The Spartans, who fell from the unbeaten ranks on Tuesday to WCAL power St. Francis of Mountain View, erupted for a season high 74 poin
DA: Man grabbed teen on bus, then passed out, now convicted of battery
A 17-year-old napping on a bus from Salinas to Greenfield awoke to a 34-year-old man grabbing her with both arms, authorities say. A Monterey County Superior Court jury on Wednesday found Diego Avalos, 34, guilty of battery for grabbing the sleeping 17-year-old girl on a Monterey-Salinas Transit (MS
San Benito County adopts cannabis ordinance for unincorporated areas
Financial discussion expected at next meeting. Two years after California legalized adult-use cannabis with the passage of Proposition 64, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors finally approved a cannabis business ordinance at their Dec. 11 meeting.
Local roundup: Greenfield wrestles past King City, Christopher
The Greenfield High boys wrestling team opened league play Wednesday with a pair of wins over Christopher and King City. The Bruins posted a 42-33 win over Christopher and a 48-34 decision over the Mustangs.
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
Scientists Think Exotic Fish Hitchhiked From Japan to California on Tsunami Debris
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.
ICE arrests down at Monterey County Jail
MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - It's been one year since the Monterey County Jail cut ties with ICE. Since then, the number of inmates ICE has picked up from the jail has dropped drastically.
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.
Even in the bustle of modern life, monks and nuns lead quiet lives of simplicity in Monterey County.
The building resembles a gothic castle, overlooking the beach on Highway 1 just north of Point Lobos State Preserve. Thousands of cars drive by daily, but behind these walls is a contemplative community a world apart. On these 12 acres, 11 nuns lead a life of prayer and solitude at the Carmelite Mon