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Salinas police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas police are asking for the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect. Officers responded to a robbery that already happened at AD Recycling in the 1200 block of N. Main Street on Monday morning.


Salinas considers an ordinance that would hold owners accountable for bad buildings.

Three years ago this Feb. 12, the historic Dick Bruhn building in Oldtown Salinas went up in flames, the result of decrepit wiring meeting unpermitted interior renovations that sparked a fire so intense that a high-rise strike team from the San Francisco Fire Department was put on standby and Mayor


Powerful Storm Drenches Southern California With Morning Downpours

A fourth consecutive day of rain started out with downpours in some parts of Southern California as a Pacific storm fueled by a conveyor belt of moisture bears down on the West Coast.


Salinas Public Works preparing for storm

SALINAS, Calif. - The rain is predicted to come down hard the next couple of day, and driving can become risky."Mostly just the roads. You kinda worry if your car is going to make it through the water," said Salinas resident, Diane Lopez.


California voters must approve law to end bail before trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The nation’s first law eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial is on hold until California voters decide whether to overturn it, officials said Wednesday.


Nacimiento residents sue Monterey County for $120 million over declining water levels

A group of Lake Nacimiento residents is suing Monterey County for $120 million, claiming officials ignored the needs of recreational users by releasing more water from the reservoir than necessary.


Local Roundup: Trojans regain home magic in beating Salinas

Stunned at home in its league opener, there would be no repeat in the ‘House of Thrills’. Defending Gabilan Division boys basketball champion Alisal started a new winning streak Wednesday, posting a 71-45 win over Salinas.


Salinas woman convicted of human trafficking

SALINAS — The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a jury found Regina Budiao, 44, guilty of human trafficking. During the trial, the victim said she began living in Budiao’s tent in the Chinatown area of Salinas when she was 16 in March 2018. The victim testified Budiao pers


CHP helicopter helps locate motorcyclist after high-speed chase in Marina

MARINA, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol Coastal Division Air Operations released new video showing how they helped locate a suspect following a high speed chase in Marina.


Public Works warns of Monterey County road closures Thursday

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - Davis Road between Hitchcock and Reservation Road will be closed starting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Monterey County Public Works says the closure is because of rising river levels, and it's expected to stay closed until Tuesday, January 22.


In Oldtown Salinas’ continued revitalization, a new bookstore is coming to Main Street.

Trish Triumpho Sullivan had just completed a masters degree in arts administration before the market crashed in 2008, and she found herself underemployed with time on her hands. She decided to open a visitors center, Destination Salinas, to champion the city as a destination. The place still distrib


ARTIFACTS: Looking for logos, prison art show, black history

ArtWorks @Pacific Grove (I think that’s the right spacing) is putting on their Third Friday art opening – which is not as alliterative as, say, third Thursday or second Saturday – but it’s chock full of fun stuff to see and hear, including artwork from more than a dozen resident artists, live music


At least 6,000 without power on Monterey Peninsula

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - More than 6,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers are without power in the areas around Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel. The outages started at various times throughout Wednesday evening, and PG&E is investigating the causes.


I-15 closed by 19-car pileup at Southern California’s Cajon Pass

Nineteen vehicles collided Wednesday morning on a foggy stretch of Interstate 15, forcing the closure of all southbound lines of the freeway near Cajon Pass. The San Bernardino County Fire Department says 35 people suffered minor to moderate injuries in the collisions but that most are declining to


Art Around the County 01.17.19

The Women’s Art Collective meets from 5-6:30pm on Jan. 19. The collective provides an empowering gathering for local female artists to discuss projects and ideas. Find out more at tidewingscreative.com.


What Salinas rental registry would mean for landlords and renters

SALINAS, Calif. - A new rental registry and inspection proposal was passed by Salinas City Council last week. The council approved a study looking into a potential rental registry and inspection program.


Tree collapses on Asilomar State Park building

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. - A tree collapsed onto the Asilomar State Park office in Pacific Grove Wednesday. It happened on the 800 block of Crocker Avenue. The tree collapsed onto one of their trucks and the left side of the building, but it crushed the front part of the office.


Northern California police kill gunman after 2 people shot

ROSEVILLE — A man was shot and killed by deputies on a highway off-ramp in California after he shot two people in different locations, killing one, and injured a police dog during a gunbattle with officers, authorities said Wednesday.


At least 2,000 without power in Carmel Valley area

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. - Thousands of people are without power in the Carmel Valley area. According to Pacific Gas and Electric, the outage is affecting 2,025 PG&E customers. The outage occurred around 3:19 p.m. Wednesday.


Coalition of Homeless Service Providers adds new member

Information provided by the Coalition of Homeless Service Providers. The Coalition of Homeless Services Providers (CHSP) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Gathering for Women as a new Associate Member by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, according to a recent press release.