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Video caught woman dumping 7 puppies behind California store

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto p


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


Cal Am desal plant project goes to Monterey County Planning Commission

MARINA — Considered by many the key to long-running efforts to cut unauthorized pumping from the Carmel River, California American Water’s proposed desalination plant project is headed to the Monterey County Planning Commission next week.


Father, kids airlifted to hospital following ATV accident in south Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - A father and his two children suffered moderate to major injuries after a rollover all-terrain vehicle accident in south Monterey County. The crash took place in the 45000 block of Arroyo Seco Road in Greenfield on Wednesday.


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


Police arrest doctor at Monterey County hospital for attempted murder

SALINAS — Police arrested Richard Heiner, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Natividad hospital, Saturday on charges of attempted murder, domestic violence and kidnapping. Officers were called to 0-100 block of White River Circle at about 4 p.m. Saturday.


California probation chiefs brace for changes to the juvenile justice system

When Lee Seale became Sacramento County’s chief probation officer in 2013, officials at his juvenile hall were grappling with how to prevent probation officers from using force against young detainees after multiple lawsuits, the resignation of a prior leader and a judge’s decree.


Two deputies and a campaign consultant sue Monterey County Sheriff's commanders over campaign allegations.

The head of the Monterey County deputy sheriff’s union and a Salinas City Councilmember who ran unsuccessfully for Monterey County Sheriff have sued three sheriff’s office commanders, alleging the trio defamed and slandered them during the 2016 campaign.


Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal

Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


Walters: Why is California’s achievement gap so stubborn?

California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.”


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.


Possible Thunderstorms for the Sierra Nevada and the Foothills Including Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite Today (Saturday)

Thunderstorms are possible in Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. April 20, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.


Success and failure of protected species in California

The 2019 theme for Earth Day is ‘protect our species’ so today we look at some that are threatened or near extinction in California. The California flag features a grizzly bear that roamed the state, stood 8 feet and weighed more than a ton. The bear was considered a threat to livestock and people a


Southern California forecast: Easter Sunday to be cool, cloudy

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Easter Sunday will be breezy and cool for Southern Californians spending the day outside to celebrate the holiday. Los Angeles and Orange counties will be cloudy with mild temperatures in the upper 60s. Expect a low of 56 degrees.


Del Mar-Carmel Valley: 3 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

DEL MAR-CARMEL VALLEY, CA — Are you trying to buy a new house, but don't want to break the bank? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosures in the Del Mar-Carmel Valley area might be your best bet!


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.


Turpin children ‘working toward forgiveness’ of parents in California torture case

The children of David and Louise Turpin gave their first public statements Friday, April 19, about the man and woman sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children.


Is California's new voting system a success? We may not know until 2020

California lawmakers had high hopes when they enacted a sweeping new election system in 2016. They pledged it would result in higher turnout, lower costs and a better overall experience for voters.


After evading capture for more than a decade, killer sentenced to death

Joseph Michael Nissensohn, 62, was sentenced to death for the cold case murders of three teenage girls in the 1980s, the El Dorado County District Attorney announced Friday. Niessensohn evaded capture for more than a decade, and was brought to trial for the murders after serving a 25-year prison sen