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Fires spark along Highway 101 in Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. - A brush fire ignited along Highway 101 in Salinas.The flames sparked just after 3:30 p.m. Friday near Airport Boulevard.The California Highway Patrol told KION there are also reports of a fire on Highway 101 at John Street.Drivers can expect traffic delays.No word yet on how the fi

KION546.COM - 2018-10-19 23:21:17

Ten people arrested after police operations in Salinas

The Salinas Police Department said USMS, HSI, CHP, State Parole and Probation helped them during the operations.

KION546.COM - 2018-10-19 04:42:29

Salinas man shoots self in leg, gets arrested

Inside Llamas car, officers found hundreds of rounds of ammunition, meth amphetamines, and a meth pipe.

KION546.COM - 2018-10-18 23:06:49

Calendar of Events: Oct. 18-24

EVENTSA Taste of Santa Cruz:Culinary event fundraiser for the Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors Housing Foundation. Featuring samples from local restaurants, wineries and craft breweries. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $50 in advance, $55 at


Salinas is now one of America's least affordable places to live

A food vendor passes through a mobile home park, where the majority of tenants are farm workers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mento

KRON4 - 2018-10-18 22:31:01

Two Injured Following Car Fires on 101 in Gilroy

The southbound 101 near the 10th Street exit were blocked by two vehicles that were on fire, according to the Gilroy Fire Department. Two people were transported to the hospital, according to fire officials.

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-10-20 01:41:30

Here are the candidates running for the Salinas Union High School District school board

While four of the seven Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees seats have terms ending, only two have competitive races, in northeast Salinas and off Highway 68.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-10-19 22:50:00

A look at Salinas, California, farm-rich but unaffordable

Here's a look at some key information about Salinas, one of the nation's least affordable metro areas to live. It's a phenomenon that's plaguing California, from its wealthiest areas, to working-class cities like Salinas.— POPULATION: 157,000— LOCATION: About 20 miles (32 kilometers) inland from the


Correctional Officer ID'd as man killed in Chualar crash

As the truck crossed the northbound lanes, 36-year-old correctional officer, Humberto Ayala collided with the side of the second trailer. Ayala's Nissan became wedged underneath the semi.

KION546.COM - 2018-10-18 21:15:55

Man struck, killed on U.S. Highway 101 by big rig

The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken to Natividad where he later died, CHP said.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-10-18 17:47:00

Bat found in Las Palmas area tests positive for rabies virus.

Bats are showing up everywhere this month as Halloween decorations, some cute, some scary. But one real bat recently raised the scary possibility of rabies, Monterey County Animal Services officials announced Oct. 18.A bat found Oct. 15 in the Las Palmas area of the county, off River Road south of S

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2018-10-18 23:51:00

California housing measures offer hope for high-cost Salinas

Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the mast

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-10-18 21:27:00

Man killed at Salinas Valley State Prison, at least fourth inmate homicide there this year

Around 9 p.m., Armando Wehr was found unresponsive with multiple wounds in his cell, according to prison officials. Officers provided medical assistance but he was pronounced dead about a half hour later.


Small earthquake strikes near Gilroy

GILROY (KRON) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 struck near Gilroy Thursday morning, according to USGS. The quake hit at around 10:25 a.m. and was centered about 3 miles southwest of Gilroy. The trembler had a depth of about 2.4 miles. Thursday is also the annual Great California ShakeOut w

KRON4 - 2018-10-18 17:37:16

Attempted homicide in Salinas trending downward; Police hope trend continues

"These numbers are a reflection of the activity we see in the city," says Salinas Police's Miguel Cabrera. "Although they're decreasing according to the stats, we'd still like to see those numbers go down even further."


La Chona? Who Let the Dogs Out? Neon Moon? Which song did Soledad police lip sync best?

On Wednesday, the Soledad Police Department released their lip sync challenge video featuring Salinas Police Chief Eric C. Sills and other officers dancing and singing along to various songs like Baha Men's "Who Let the Dogs Out," Drake's "In My Feelings," Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" and L


Salinas gang member 'K-Dawg' charged with attempted murder, other crimes in federal case

Kristopher Purcell, also known as “K-Dawg,” has been charged with two counts of attempted murder as well as two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon all in aid of racketeering, as well as use of a firearm to commit a violent crime, prosecutors said.


One person killed after crash on Highway 101 Chualar

CHUALAR, Calif. - UPDATE 10/17/18 6:46 p.m.: One person is dead after a crash on Highway 101 near Chualar.According to the California Highway Patrol, all lanes of the northbound side are now back open.One person had to be cut out of the vehicle.The big rig was loaded with two water tanks, but no haz


WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca fatality was Moss Landing man

Edward Richard Reins, 68, died following the accident that occurred on the track during an independent rental event. The track was being used for one of its Exclusive Track Days. That’s when independent people or groups can arrange to drive the track between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Job openings in Salinas for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau says they're looking to fill a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff.