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Fires slowing Hwy 101 traffic in Salinas
The fires, reported at about 5:15 p.m. along the right shoulder, sometimes rose several feet high, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Multiple grass fires along Highway 101 in Salinas
Highway 101 fireSOURCE: Kami LymanSALINAS, Calif. —A brush fire caused some lanes of Highway 101 in Salinas to be closed during Tuesday evening's rush-hour commute.Multiple small fires ignited along the highway near the Laurel Road exit around 5:15 p.m.AdvertisementWitnesses said the blaze appeared
Former Salinas-area CHP officer convicted of raping child
Duenas was arrested eight months ago for the abuse, which took place in 2000, according to the court's website. His sentencing is set for Sept. 28.
Suspected burglar, gang member caught with guns and drugs, Salinas police say
Chris Verduzco, 31, faces burglary, gun and drug charges after his arrest during a traffic stop near the intersection of West Rossi and Powell streets, Salinas police said in a social media post at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday.
New Salinas high school's construction delayed
Rancho San Juan High School was supposed to open this fall. School leaders received a progress report Tuesday on the long-delayed construction of Salinas' newest high school.
Salinas man extradited from Virginia for armed robbery
SALINAS, Calif. - A Salinas man wanted for armed robbery was recently extradited from Virginia.According to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Christian Padilla was identified as being a possible suspect in a February armed robbery case. The robbery took place at the Arco gas station
To boost early breast cancer diagnosis, Salinas hospital offering 3D mammograms
The exam uses a three-dimensional method of imaging to allow radiologists to more quickly and accurately determine if cancer is present in breast tissue, Salinas Valley Memorial, or SVMH, explained in a press statement.
Watsonville Police holding DUI checkpoints
Over the past three years, Watsonville Police have investigated 149 DUI collisions, one person was killed and 24 others hurt.
Ex-Monterey County CHP officer convicted of rape
Jacob Mark Duenas, 37, was fired from his CHP job in Salinas after he pleaded no contest to molesting two girls, ages 13 and 14, in 2008. He was a CHP officer at the time of the abuse.
School zone safety patrols in Salinas
SALINAS, Calif. - It’s not just Central Coast students back to school this week, but also law enforcement agencies. We were with Salinas Police on Monday, as they patrolled El Gabilan Elementary School on its first day back in session. They want to try to patrol all of the local schools.
7-Eleven giving away free Slurpees
Starting Monday (8/13), the convenience store is offering a two-for-one deal on Slurpee’s. If you purchase one, the second Slurpee is free in the flavor of your choice.
Greenfield attempted murder suspect arrested in NorCal for 2017 stabbing
Following a 20-month long investigation, on August 10, 2018, Greenfield police officers traveled to Yuba City and arrested 30-year-old Agustin Cabrera Serrano for attempted murder.
Wanted parolee arrested by Salinas Police
SALINAS, Calif. - There was a sizable official and law enforcement presence in the area of San Juan Grade Road and Penzance Street, Sunday night. The Salinas Police Department says they arrested a man who is a wanted parolee.
Salinas City Elementary School District assigns laptop to students for school work, homework
Salinas >> Salinas City Elementary School District is now fully operating on a 1-to-1 computer learning system for students in grades third through sixth. It means students are each assigned a Google Chromebook where they can access class assignments, projects, homework and receive feedback from the
MPUSD aims for safe routes to school for Marina, Seaside students
SEASIDE, Calif. - Whether it's by bike, on foot or alongside a parent--a safe route to school for your child is always wanted, however not often guaranteed.
Salinas man who fled to Virginia after robbery now in jail facing charges
Christian Andrue Padilla, 26, was taken to the Monterey County Jail Sunday, months after herobbedthe Arco gas station off Vierra Canyon Road in late February, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Monday.
Salinas City Council member not seeking re-election
"I don't like having to decide between my personal, my professional, and political life. I like to think there's a happy balance with all of it," Kimbley Craig said.
Burglary suspect arrested in Salinas
SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas Police arrested the suspect in an April burglary, Saturday evening. Chris Verduzco, 31, was wanted for a burglary at a storage facility.
Carmel police chase reckless driver, catch him sleeping in Porsche the next day
According to Carmel By The Sea Police Officers Association, the sgt. pulled the Porsche over but as he walked towards the car, the driver, Eric Ronald Miskey sped away.
Northbound 101 near Gilroy at a stand-still following fatal crash
GILROY, Calif. - A fatal crash on Highway 101 has shutdown northbound traffic near Gilroy.An SUV and a white Warehouse Direct Flooring Company van collided near highway 25 around 8 a.m. Monday.Traffic heading north is at a stand still. The California Highway Patrol is diverting all traffic before th