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Monterey County Fair announces 2017 award winners

MONTEREY - The 81st Annual Monterey County Fair, held Aug. 31-Sept. 4, has announced the winners of its Home Arts Sweepstakes, Assorted Home Arts Awards and Gardens and Floriculture department awards, as well as the local 4-H and FFA club winners. Home Arts Sweepstakes Foods: First prize, Beth Penne

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2017-09-21 16:35:48

Salinas police looking for armed robbery suspects (PHOTOS)

Updated: 5:11 PM PDT Sep 23, 2017 Salinas police are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery at the corner of Market Street. Police say one suspect was armed with a handgun and ordered the cashier to open the register. A stood next to the cashier to collect the money. While the second suspect

KSBW.COM - 2017-09-24 00:11:00

People are so scared of this Halloween display, they're calling 911

What looks like a man's lifeless body trapped under a garage door has prompted several 911 calls in eastern Tennessee. The disturbing display on Chuckey Pike in Greene County looks like someone was decapitated by a garage door. Red hand prints are splattered on the white door. It all can be seen in

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 14:11:31

Former Salinas councilman Castaneda to appeal felony convictions

Former Salinas City Councilman and convicted felon Jose Castaneda has filed paperwork that says he intends to appeal the guilty verdicts in his domestic violence case, officials say. On Thursday morning, Deputy District Attorney Elaine McCleaf declined to pursue compensation for damages at the reque

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 01:40:03

Rancho Cielo leadership council recognized for promoting peace

When Danielle Dorado began telling Salinas middle-schoolers about her brother's 40-year prison sentence for gang-related activity, she had no idea her willingness to share and help others would take her to an audience 2,200 miles away this summer. Dorado, 22, was one of three representatives from Ra

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 23:45:21

Little-league giant: Salinas boy honored on-field by SF Giants

Subscribed, but don't have a login? An anti-bullying video earned a Salinas little-league baseball player a trip to a Giants game and a walk onto the field at AT&T Park. Roberto De Len, 11, said it was "nerve-wracking and exciting" to join three other members of the Junior Giants league on Sunday o

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-23 01:13:28

Open Studios 2017: Artists from all over Monterey County open their studios to the curious

The work of Carmel artist Kimm Barnes (including 'When Traveling Blind -- What Hope for Love?') will be on display both weekends. Contributed photo As fall arrives, so does Open Studios season on the Monterey Peninsula and throughout Monterey County. For the next two weekends, 85 artists and arts

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Big Sur River Run cancelled due to storm damage, will return in 2018

A helicopter makes a water drop on the Soberanes Fire as it burns on the west slope of Mt. Manuel in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The Soberanes fire has burned 67,000 acres and is 50% contained. (Vern Fisher - Monterey Herald) Big Sur - After being canceled last year b

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:52:22

More than 100 requests for Salinas traffic calming on waiting list

Salinas resident Anthony Rocha worries about speeding cars endangering schoolchildren. "We need speed bumps or some traffic calming near Everett Alvarez High school," Rocha said to the Salinas Traffic and Transportation Commission at their Sept. 14 meeting. "When I was a student I saw people get hit

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-21 22:38:40

How this payroll services firm owner defrauded small businesses of $15.8M

A Powell woman who pleaded guilty to ripping off small businesses was sentenced Wednesday to serve 8 years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution. Angela Gosnell/News Sentinel KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A Powell woman who pleaded guilty to ripping off small businesses was

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 04:59:52

Salinas Downtown Vibrancy Plan proposes turning Main into a two way street

The plan includes minor additions like sidewalk replacements, and new downtown banners and signs. It also includes major changes like repurposing Main Street as a two-way street. The city has collected over $12 million for the project through Measure X tax revenues and private donation. Updated: 11

KSBW.COM - 2017-09-22 06:33:00

Company fires employees who didn't work during Irma. Then, rehires them

Lee Health fired Patricia Ney because she left when Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. Thursday, a supervisor called her, asking if she'd take her job back. Lee Health, the largest employer in Lee County, Fla., is scrambling to rehire the employees it decided to release from duty after they fail

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 19:23:52

LeBron James blasts 'bum' Donald Trump, says White House visit an honor 'until you showed up'

A few hours after President Donald Trump rescinded his White House invitation to Stephen Curry and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors via Twitter on Saturday morning, LeBron James took to the social media platform to weigh in. "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain'

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-23 15:43:03

She hit him with her car, leaving him paralyzed. Now, they've become friends

Her car crashed into the cyclist, launching his body toward her windshield - and his face smacked into the glass right above her steering wheel, inches away from her face. Freya Markowski, screaming, jumped out of her car and rushed to the bloody body. "I'm sorry!" Markowski shouted. Other motorists

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-23 16:36:50

How one student outsmarted her teacher, was able to use tons of notes on test

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. - Never underestimate the smarts of a determined college student. Tuesday was the first test day of the semester for assistant college professor Reb Beatty and his accounting class at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. As always, he let students cram as much informa

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 19:35:26

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Saturday Night Live"

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Saturday Night Live," 11:29 p.m., NBC. Four days after the election, with its people still in shock, "SNL" had some of its finest moments. Kate McKinnon (who had been portraying Hillary Clinton) opened by singing a lovely "Hallelujah." Then Dave Chappelle - who won an Emmy for

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 17:40:46

Looking to tell the story of 'Dreamers' online

Daniel Diaz of Salinas talks about a website project he and others are working on that allows "Dreamers" to tell their stories. (Tom Leyde - Herald Correspondent) Salinas >> A young Salinas software engineer has launched a project to create a website that tells the story of local "Dreamers." Dani

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Editorial: Finish what you start!

My late father always told me; "If you take on a job, finish what you start." Sadly, some local politicians never heard that guidance. Salinas City Councilman Scott Davis, who has served less than ten months, has decided he's running for sheriff. And Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo, a year af

KSBW.COM - 2017-09-22 21:58:00

New Alisal Family Resource Center offers education, health, youth services and more

With a focus on education, culture, health, and community enrichment, the new Alisal Family Resource Center opened its doors Friday to provide services for East Salinas families. Situated at Martin Luther King Elementary School, 925 N. Sanborn Road, the center is the third such facility created by

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-22 21:44:02

Ex-Mafia hit man and turncoat 'Sammy the Bull' released from prison

PHOENIX - Former Mafia hit man and turncoat Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano has been released from prison after serving most of a 20-year sentence for overseeing an Arizona Ecstasy ring. Gravano, 72, had been serving concurrent terms issued for drug-related convictions on federal charges in New Y

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2017-09-21 23:34:14