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Police: Salinas man found with 5 pounds of cocaine on Hwy 101

A Salinas man faces drug trafficking charges after police say they found him with five pounds of cocaine hidden in his car. Hector Uribe, 29, was pulled over at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday on northbound Highway 101 near Soledad, as part of a lengthy investigation by Salinas Police detectives, police sa

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-11 00:39:00

Tree at Salinas Vietnam Veterans Memorial vandalized, cut down

SALINAS – The caretaker of the Vietnam Memorial in Salinas said that the tallest of four evergreen trees at the site was cut down sometime Friday or Saturday and the top cut away as if someone wanted a Christmas tree.

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-11 22:59:57

Monterey County thrift store donation turns out to be rare art deco piece

SEASIDE — As the saying goes, “What’s one person’s junk is another’s treasure.” But in the case of a recent acquisition by Habitat for Humanity Restore, “What’s one person’s donation is another’s second-hand historical find.” That was the case in February with the Seaside thrift store located in For

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-11 14:36:28

Salinas kids warm up with new clothes during Christmas shopping spree at Northridge Mall

The line stretched from a small door between J.C. Penney and the Hobby Lobby building, winding all the way to the edge of the parking lot. Parents and elementary-aged children filled the sidewalk on one side, trying to keep excited kids in check, while sleepy volunteer chaperones, gripping cups of c

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-10 21:42:00

Creekbridge residents continue to fight Salinas City's plan to build homeless shelters

SALINAS, Calif. - Residents of Creekbridge Neighborhood in Salinas held signs and raised their voices, Saturday. The group, Creekbridge United, is saying "no" to the city's plans to put two new homeless facilities near their homes.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-09 05:56:00

North Salinas shooting Saturday night leaves man hospitalized, police say

A shooting Saturday night in North Salinas has left one 29-year-old man hospitalized with no eyewitnesses, police say. At 9:45 p.m., police received a ShotSpotter alert for rounds fired near Granada and Tampico avenues. Multiple callers also phoned in, officers said.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-09 20:47:00

Trailblazing elected official Salinas feted by county board

SALINAS — Serenaded by a mariachi band singing “El Hijo del Pueblo” and lauded for his equanimity and openness toward constituents, retiring Supervisor Simon Salinas was honored for a 30-year career as a trailblazing elected public official during a ceremony at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-11 22:47:52

Hiking trail closed amid safety and health concerns stemming from homeless encampment

PRUNEDALE, Calif. - A popular hiking trail leading into Manzanita Park has been closed amid safety and health concerns. The park in Monterey County has seen an increase of trash, which officials say is coming from a near by homeless encampment.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-11 00:50:00

Best Places to Cozy Up by the Fire in Monterey County

Carmel-by-the-Sea For a memorable night on the town, stop by Vesuvio's Starlight Rooftop Lounge in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. This rooftop terrace features glowing fire pits, a unique collection of mixed drinks, and a popular happy hour every day from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Order an authentic Italian piz

SEEMONTEREY.COM - 2018-12-11 16:00:00

Salinas man sentenced to eight years in prison in daycare child molestation case

A Salinas man was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to molesting an 11-year-old at his mother's daycare center, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's office.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-08 00:37:00

Here's how a deadly Salinas quinceañera shooting went down, per deputies

A deadly shooting at a girl's 15th birthday party began with a drunken brawl and pepper spray. At about 10:30 p.m. May 26, a security guard who was told to turn away any new arrivals at an already packed quinceñeara noticed a dark-colored 2015 GMC Denali pickup approaching.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-07 23:44:00

‘Tsunami’ fish shows up in Monterey Bay

MONTEREY >> An exotic “tsunami fish” has been hanging out near the Monterey breakwater wall off San Carlos Beach, for the past month. Since Oct. 15, Nicholas Ta,27, and Dennis Marshall Lewis, 23, divemasters of Bamboo Reef Dive Center, have spotted a non-native, lonely barred knifejaw several times

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-10 22:41:01

"Christmas on Main Street" is back for it's 5th annual holiday spectacular

SALINAS, Calif. - Christmas on Main Street came back to Salinas, this year, for it's 5th annual holiday spectacular. Compass Church puts on the show, every year. This year, they brought in a few famous performers. Whitney Wood from the X-Factor and Ryan Scripps from The Voice, came to Monterey Count

KION546.COM - 2018-12-10 04:26:00

Vandals take chainsaw to tree at Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Memorial

SALINAS, Calif. - Volunteers at the Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Memorial were shocked to find that someone took a chainsaw to one of their longstanding trees, Saturday. Veterans come to the grounds every holiday season to decorate. Families of the 78 people from Monterey County that lost their

KION546.COM - 2018-12-09 06:17:00

Salinas homeless man carried in waste container, dumped at garbage transfer station

A homeless man survived after somehow being collected along with waste during a Chinatown cleanup this week and then dumped into a pile of trash at a transfer station. Around 9 a.m. Monday, employees at the transfer station were using a wheel loader to push trash at the Sun Street Transfer Station w

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-07 21:29:00

Operation Christmas Cheer: Housing program puts family back on track

Editor’s note: Operation Christmas Cheer is a fundraising effort sponsored by The Herald, The Salvation Army and 1st Capital Bank aimed at aiding local families during the holidays. Begun in 1985, the project has raised more than $2 million. During the holiday season The Herald will profile some of

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-08 19:37:17

Salinas celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe with mass, festivities

Hundreds gathered Saturday at Madonna Del Sasso Catholic Church in Salinas to celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. This annual celebration on Dec. 12 commemorates the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in 1531.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-08 23:55:00

Homeless man nearly gets crushed by bulldozer

SALINAS, Calif. - On Monday morning, crews at the Sun Street Transfer Station made a shocking discovery as they were processing trash loads brought in from a routine cleanup of Salinas' Chinatown.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-07 07:20:00

Seaside thrift store donation turns out to be rare art deco piece

SEASIDE — As the saying goes, “What’s one person’s junk is another’s treasure.” But in the case of a recent acquisition by Habitat for Humanity Restore, “What’s one person’s donation is another’s second-hand historical find.” That was the case in February with the Seaside thrift store located in For

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-07 22:37:33

Salinas gang member gets 15 years in prison for conspiracy & use of firearms

SALINAS, Calif. - A Salinas gang member was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in several robberies, murders, and other crimes. 31-year-old Anthony Lek pleaded guilty to the crimes in 2018.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-05 23:12:00