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Salinas mailbox target of three break-ins

SALINAS, Calif. - Residents in Salinas are up in arms after their neighborhood mailbox was broken into for the third straight time Wednesday morning. They feel like nothing is being done to protect their sensitive mail and information, but the United States Postal Service says they are on the case.


CCS basketball: Wednesday’s scores, upcoming schedule

No. 8 Sacred Heart Cathedral 72, No. 4 Menlo-Atherton 65. No. 3 Bellarmine 68, No. 2 Archbishop Riordan 61, OT. No. 5 Serra (17-8) at No. 1 Archbishop Mitty (17-8), 7 p.m. No. 7 St. Francis (13-12) at No. 6 St. Ignatius (12-14), 5 p.m.


Car theft suspect caught after crashing into tree in Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. - A suspected car thief was on the run from police when he lost control and crashed into a tree in Salinas. According to authorities, the car was stolen out of Monterey Wednesday morning after the owner left the keys in the ignition.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Youth learn about gang violence at annual summit in Salinas

SALINAS — The annual Gang Prevention Summit on Jan. 26 featured many speakers from law enforcement and from the Boys and Girls Club. This year there was also a special speaker, Juan “Johnny” Gomez, who was present when two of his relatives were victims of gang violence.


Bay Valley Athletic League wrestlers head to California Interscholastic Federation state championship tournament

The best youth wrestlers in the area competed over the weekend in the North Coast Section (NCS) championships. The grapplers were competing for a chance to wrestle at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship tournament.


Downtown Salinas parking rates to increase

SALINAS, Calif. - The Salinas City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase parking costs in downtown Salinas. They moved forward with a proposal that would increase the hourly rate at the Monterey Street garage from $0.50 to $1.00, an hour. Rates for monthly permits in garages and lots will la


ICE accused of using DMV data to target undocumented immigrants

SALINAS, Calif. - Sosa Basillo is an undocumented immigrant license holder, in Salinas. Wednesday, he learned ICE could target others like him through the California Department of Motor Vehicle's database.


Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare


Monterey Co. Man Found Dead After Going Missing While Skiing

LAKE TAHOE, CA — A 62-year-old Seaside man was found dead Tuesday after going missing while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area the previous day, Douglas County sheriff's officials said. Brett Herrick had last been seen by his girlfriend at about 11:30 a.m. Monday on the Comet r


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Can Gavin Newsom put California high-speed rail back on track? It may be up to Trump

It’s survived cost overruns, lengthy delays and a public scolding from the new governor. Now California’s controversial high-speed rail project faces what may be its toughest test yet: presidential opposition.


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


California student challenges school over not being allowed to wear 'MAGA' hat

FRESNO (KSEE) - A politically active Central Valley student is told she can't wear her "Make American Great Again" hat on campus. She's now challenging the school district's decision, saying her first amendment right is being violated.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


Bay Area forecast: ‘Atmospheric river’ storm may impact region next week

With the possibility of another “atmospheric river” storm hitting Northern California early next week, this February is shaping up to be one of the wettest ever in the Bay Area.


Latest location of California bikini-barista coffee shop encounters criticism: 'Just disgusting'

The opening of a new bikini-barista coffee stand in California’s Bay Area is drawing the eyes – and the ire – of nearby residents. The latest location of Pink Pantherz Espresso, a coffee chain that employs bikini- or lingerie-clad servers, is being criticized as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” afte


Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days

The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,


Italian musicians teach, perform at Hartnell College

SALINAS — Italian musicians Francesco Attesti, Matteo Galli and Lorenzo Iosco took over the Western Stage at the Center for Performing Arts at Hartnell on Wednesday morning, capturing the attention of hundreds of students from Sherwood and University Park elementary schools.