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Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Likely In Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, CA - Residents should prepare for another storm or two this week, National Weather Service Officials said. The wild weather may bring periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding on local roads.4-day Forecast for Watsonville Today, mostly cloudy starting this afternoon. Tuesday Marc

PATCH - 2018-03-19 12:43:48

Watsonville police warning residents of kidnapping scams

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - There have been a dozen fake kidnapping cases in a Central Coast city since the beginning of this year, but no one actually ended up being taken. Watsonville police said they are scams, many of them choreographed in Mexican jails Investigators are calling this virtual kidnappin

KION546.COM - 2018-03-20 00:57:22

Two women struck by car in Salinas parking lot, one woman dead

SALINAS, Calif. - UPDATE: One woman has died from her injuries after being hit by a vehicle. We are told a driver in their late 60s was backing out when they hit a 88-year-old and an 80-year-old woman. The 88-year-old has passed away and the 80-year-old remains in serious condition. ----------------

KION546.COM - 2018-03-19 22:32:49

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in Wal-Mart parking lot crash

One woman is dead and another in serious condition after being dragged underneath a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot, Salinas police say. Officers say they went to the Wal-Mart, 1375 N. Davis Road, Monday afternoon after receiving reports of a crash. There, they found two women, ages 80 and 87,

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-03-20 01:04:38

Stolen Checkbook Recovered During Patrol Check Of Santa Cruz Park

SANTA CRUZ, CA - A man was arrested in a Santa Cruz park late Friday night on suspicion identity theft after deputies found him to be in possession of stolen property, sheriff's officials said. A deputy discovered the man, later identified as Richard Gilreath, as he sat inside a sedan backed into a

PATCH - 2018-03-19 13:32:02

Man points fake gun at Santa Cruz police officers

A man pointed a replica gun at Santa Cruz Police Department officers who were called to Pacific Avenue downtown because the man had just threatened to kill a boy. Police Chief Andrew Mills praised his officers for showing restraint as they used verbal de-escalation tactics to convince the man to dro

KSBW.COM - 2018-03-19 21:28:00

Salinas bus driver accused of raping disabled children released on bail

SALINAS, Calif. - Bill Harvey, the man accused of raping physically and developmentally disabled children has been released on bail, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. Salinas Police tell us Harvey bailed out for $730,000 on Friday March 16th, one week after Harvey was arrested in Se

KION546.COM - 2018-03-19 18:58:15

PD: Undercover officers solicited for sex at Marina massage parlor

Police arrested Young Choi, 57, owner of the Marina Massage Parlor, were solicited for sex at her business Wednesday. The parlor has since been shut down by the landlord, and the city is taking action to suspend the business license. Updated: 6:38 PM PDT Mar 18, 2018 Police arrested Young Choi,

KSBW.COM - 2018-03-19 01:38:00

Fatal Car Accident on Hwy. 101 in Gilroy

Monterey County's California Highway Patrol officers are on the scene of a fatal car accident in Gilroy on southbound Highway 101. The accident was reported at about 8:00 a.m. Saturday near Masten Avenue. One fatality has been reported, CHP will remain on the scene awaiting coroner to arrive.


Suspect arrested after $16K portrait stolen from Santa Clara medical center

SANTA CLARA (KRON) - - SANTA CLARA (KRON) - Santa Clara County sheriffs arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing a $16,000 portrait from a medical center. According to the sheriff's office, Francisco Romero stole the Nick Gentry piece from Valley Medical Center.


Salinas police: School bus driver arrested for raping special needs children

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Salinas police have arrested a school bus driver accused of raping special needs children who rode on his bus. On Feb. 22, Salinas police responded to a call of a man harassing a woman, and that call launched an investigation into Bill Harvey, 58, who has been a b


1959 Ferris wheel to be 'retired' from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KTVU) - It's the end of an era at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The park is "retiring" their iconic Ferris wheel, which has been a fixture of the park since 1959. It is the Eli Bridge Company's Number 16 Ferris wheel, AKA "the Aristocrat." And for park enthusiast Nicholas Lasc


Hundreds come out for Big Little Lies extras casting call...

SEASIDE, Calif. - Big Little Lies held an extras casting call on Saturday and the turnout did not disappoint. Crowds piled into and around the Embassy Suites all in hopes of getting a call back. The casting call started at 10, but hopefuls began lining up hours before. For most of the day the line


Four suspects arrested in 2016 killing of San Jose brothers

Police in the South Bay this week arrested four suspects in a 2016 street killing of two brothers in downtown San Jose, officials said Friday. The suspects, identified as San Jose residents Peter Sanchez, 38; Christopher Ruby, 22; Richard Martinez, 29; and Carlos Hernandez, 41, each was charged with


Teacher who fired gun apologizes to California community

A teacher at a Northern California high school has apologized for accidentally firing a gun inside his classroom, injuring three students. The Monterey Herald reports Saturday that teacher and reserve police officer Dennis Alexander apologized and thanked community members for their support at a cit


Gilroy police officer arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

HOLLISTER - An off-duty Gilroy police officer was arrested in Hollister and is facing a drunken-driving charge. In a brief news release, the Gilroy Police Department said the officer was arrested late Wednesday or early Thursday. But police did not release any other information about the arrest. "Ow


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after vehicle crashed into tree in San Jose

Officials said two people died and two others were injured after a vehicle crashed into a tree early Friday morning on Communications Hill in San Jose. Police said a Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Casselino Drive when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree and continued a


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Seaside man admits to killing mom and stabbing brother

SEASIDE, Calif. - UPDATE: 3/14/2018 2:58 p.m. A Seaside man accused of killing his mom and stabbing his brother back in 2016 has admitted to those actions. 28-year-old Andrew Zapanta pleaded no contest to four counts of felony charges, including voluntary manslaughter, attempted murder, assault wit


Rain increases flow to Pajaro - Morgan Hill Times: News

One hydrographer at Uvas Creek in Gilroy reported stream flows nine times greater than the previous month. With the recent rains, things are looking up for naturalists, who were concerned that bone-dry January and February would blunt comebacks by several endangered species. The 104-mile Uvas-Llagas