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Salinas residents urged to shop safely this holiday season
With the holiday shopping season kicking off today, Salinas residents should plan accordingly to remain safe in the big crowds and avoid becoming victims of theft. The biggest mindset people need to have when approaching Black Friday is patience, said Cmdr. Michael Groves of the Salinas Police Depar
Ready for Cyber Monday? Amazon, Walmart, Target announce deals
Online coupons, avoiding 'buyer's remorse' and knowing the shopping cart trick are ways to save online, says columnist Kim Komando. Kim Komando, Special for USA Today With Cyber Monday just around the corner, Amazon, Walmart and Target have already revealed their next set of deals. And just like Bl
Hartnell College's herScript boosting women's careers in tech
For a while, it was one of the best-kept secrets at Hartnell College. In the beginning, herScript, a group of 12 women computer science majors in the CSin3 program, was a clandestine organization. The CSin3 program is a collaborative degree program between California State University - Monterey Ba
Dorothy's Place seeks donations on Giving Tuesday to help house homeless
A Salinas charity is trying to raise money on Giving Tuesday to augment its social workers and trim its waiting list of homeless people seeking help with housing. "Four more (social workers) are what's necessary to work with the 50 people who have come to us and said, 'I want help getting housing,'
Hundreds kick off Thanksgiving at Salinas Valley Turkey Trot
Hundreds of families and friends flocked to Toro Park this morning to start their Thanksgiving with some exercise at the annual Salinas Valley Turkey Trot 5K. Salinas residents Amber and Robin Dodd and their family all came decked out in Thanksgiving garb, including turkey hats, to run in the race.
Salinas resource center staff, volunteers offer Thanksgiving friendship
For those without loved ones to be with, staff and volunteers at Interim Inc's Pajaro Street Wellness Center became their Thanksgiving family. The center, which provides free resources to those with mental illnesses, whipped up meals for nearly 100 guests on Thanksgiving. They eagerly lined up outsi
These life hacks will help you survive the holidays
I just used an eyebrow brush to brush my teeth. Nope, not an accident. It was pretty genius life hack, if you ask me, since I forgot my toothbrush on a work trip, had only three hours to get any sleep (so no time to hunt a real one down). And it worked quite a bit better than the free plastic one th
Implementing red light cameras requires further study
Subscribed, but don't have a login? My Nov. 10 column proposing that red light traffic cameras be considered for the N. Main intersections that have killed pedestrians drew a response from Salinas City Traffic Engineer Andrew Easterling. "Red light cameras, I think, are an interesting conversation t
Construction closure at Summerville intersection starting on Monday, Nov. 27
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The through traffic closure of King Street Extension between Discher and Hackemann continues through December. The detour signage for the King Street Extension Closure is in place to direct through traffic to Meeting Street Road and Spruill Avenue via Discher and Hackemann.
3 Children safe after Summerville SUV theft
Summerville police are searching for a man who stole a Ford Explorer outside a dental office on Harth Place. According to police, three children, ages 6, 8 and 9, were inside the vehicle when it happened just after 1 a.m. Friday. The children were found unharmed along Geneva Road in Goose Creek a sh
Summerville diner provides free Thanksgiving meal to community
Out in Summerville, a local diner thanked its customers and community by cooking them a huge, free Thanksgiving spread. Alex's Restaurant has been a Summerville Staple since 1984. The staff whipped up every dish imaginable on Thursday to share with the community on Thanksgiving day. The community sh
Berkeley County Deputies say death of Summerville man no accident
The initial call in Nov. 18, to 3032 Kingswood Lane in Ladson, was for fall with injuries but BCSO deputies later determined there was more to the story. Sheriff deputies arrived at the scene at 2 A.M. to find 27 year old Sebastian Lenz of Summerville on the ground bleeding an unconscious. Investiga
6 arrested after Summerville man's death
On Thursday morning, The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of six people in connection to the death of a Summerville man. Sebastian Lenz, 27, died on Monday. Two days earlier, medics rushed him to Trident Hospital after an incident along Kingswood Lane. According to the Sheriff'
Prized custom Gibson "Les Paul" electric guitar stolen from Summerville home, deputies say
Berkeley County authorities are asking for the public's help tracking down a Summerville-area man's prized possession -- a custom 1969 Gibson "Les Paul" electric guitar. According to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, the guitar and a Peavey mini-channel speaker were stolen from a home on Red Oak
Six charged in Summerville man's death | PHOTOS
BCSO Badge.png A Summerville man died Monday from injuries he suffered Saturday, November 18, in what witnesses told Berkeley County authorities was an accidental fall. Berkeley County Sheriff's Office investigators believe the man's death was no accident, however, and have now arrested six people
6 people arrested in connection to Summerville man's Nov. 20 death
Six people were arrested in connection with the Nov. 20 death of a Summerville man who authorities say died under mysterious circumstances. In the early morning hours of Nov. 18, Berkeley County sheriff's deputies responded to 3032 Kingswood Lane in Berkeley County for a report of person who was unc
Third-Graders Come Together Over 'Friendship Salad'
In Amy Anderson's third-grade class, students all contributed a little bit to create a "friendship salad" they all shared with each other during their lunch. The bowl was passed around and the idea of sharing was emphasized as Anderson told stories about Thanksgiving when she was a child. Anderson
Friendship Table hosts annual Thanksgiving meal
For many locals, when they hear the word "friendship" the first thing they think about is the Friendship Table of Bradford - and with good reason. People from all walks of life who may have gone through difficult times have found their way to the Friendship Table where they have received more than a
My Time In The Navy During The Cuban Missile Crisis
The recent Post-Journal article recalling time the sailor served in the Navy aboard an LSD reminded me of the time I spent in the Navy during the Cuban Crisis. During 1961 through 1963, I was a missile control radar technician in a Navy fighter squadron, namely VF-101 Det A stationed at NAS Oceana,
Allentown Association surveying residents about what they want in the neighborhood
Allentown residents will get a chance to say what the future of Allentown should be. The Allentown Association is urging residents and business owners to complete an online survey on the association's Facebook page - ttp://bit.ly/VisionforAllentown. The survey is broad-based, looking at the entire n