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Man held in Salinas doctor slaying flashes note in court

Las Vegas, NV - Court officers admonished a 27-year old Las Vegas man for flashing a note while standing before a judge on murder and conspiracy charges for the killing of a Salinas doctor.


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


DUI driver crashes into police cruiser: PD

SALINAS, Calif. — A Salinas police cruiser was struck by a drunk driver Thursday night, according to police. Officials said that officers were on a call on Williams Road where they parked their patrol vehicle in the right hand lane with their emergency lights on.


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


Boyfriend of Playboy Model Accused in Killing of California Psychiatrist Is 3rd Suspect Arrested in Case

Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas. Records showed 27-year-old Jon Logan Kennison was booked Wednesday into the Clark County jail on murder and conspiracy charges in the sl


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.


A northwest Salinas development plan could leave local school districts in the hole.

The image of it sounds serene. Neighborhoods that are designed around parks, greenways that encourage pedestrian traffic, multi-use buildings and mixed-income housing that would allow diverse people of different incomes to populate and work in northwest Salinas. The proposed area for the project – e


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


California parents convicted of torturing 12 of their 13 children to be sentenced; will the kids show up in court?

When David and Louise Turpin are sentenced Friday, April 19 for abusing 12 of their 13 children over the course of many years, the drama will be focused not on the duration of the prison terms doled out but on who shows up in the courtroom and who speaks.


Hollister Bust Uncovers Illegal Alligator And Ferret Along With Pot Grow

HOLLISTER (CBS SF) — Police in Hollister on Thursday helped California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and narcotics enforcement bust a household where an illegally kept alligator and ferret were seized along with an indoor marijuana grow, according to authorities.


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.


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 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


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.


H. Scott Salinas’ & Reza Safinia’s ‘Warrior’ Main Title Theme Released

Milan Records has released the main title theme for the new Cinemax original series Warrior. The theme is written by the show’s composers H. Scott Salinas (A Private War, Cartel Land, The Ballad of Lefty Brown) & Reza Safinia (Filly Brown, The Trust) who previously co-scored the feature Birth of the


California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification

The California board that processes tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board will begin notifying people on Monday if they owe more to the government than they paid or if a bigger refund check is coming.


Watsonville man arrested for multiple charges including lewd acts with a child

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Watsonville police reported that after speaking to multiple victims they have arrested a man they believe sexual abused teen girls over several years. Investigators reported that Daniel Meza-Cortez, 24, was arrested on nearly half a dozen charges, which included lewd and lasciv


Alligator, ferret seized from home in California

April 19 (UPI) — Authorities conducting a search on a California home said they ended up seizing a ferret and a 5-foot alligator. The Hollister Police Department said officers joined personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team in executing


Third Person Arrested In Vegas In Slaying Of California Doctor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas.


Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

SALINAS — On April 11, Taylor Farms of Salinas announced that it had closed a deal to purchase Earthbound Farm, the largest organic salads brand in the U.S. The acquisition came just two years after the French multi-national food and beverage company Danone S.A. had taken ownership. Danone had purch