A small country market has ranked number 16 on YELP’S 100 best places to eat in the U.S. In 2017. The Prunedale Market, which was previously rated as the best barbecue on yelp, is located just south of Prunedale off of Highway 101. Although highly visible from Highway 101, it’s not as easy to get to as it used to be. It’s located at 17515 Orchard Lane, and people can get there via car by exiting onto Pesante Road from Northbound 101, and then making several right hand turns.
There are 2 new police officers in the Salinas Police Department. Officer Peter Magallon, who has 13 years in law enforcement, is a Fresno county native…..and officer Ruby Alvarez is a Salinas native, with more than 10 years in law enforcement. Both were sworn in as Salinas police officers on Tuesday.
The cause of a 2-alarm blaze, that destroyed a home just outside Salinas last night, is still being investigated. The Victorian-styled home on Foster Road was reportedly fully-engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The family renting the house was able to get out safely. The fire reportedly did half a million dollars worth of damage to the structure alone.
A fatal accident occurred in Monterey this afternoon. One person died when a vehicle went off the Fremont off-ramp (from southbound Highway 1) and into a tree. The driver was declared dead at the scene of the 1;30 p-m accident.
A teenager was shot and killed early this morning in an officer-involved shooting in Salinas. That after the teen advanced on Salinas police officers with a knife around 1:30 this morning. Both officers are now on administrative leave, while the Monterey County District Attorney’s office performs an investigation of the fatal shooting.
(11:45) San Jose - The Capitol Murder trial of a man charged with killing a missing teenager has been postponed. Sierra LaMar disappeared in March of 2012 when she was walking to her school bus stop in Morgan Hill. Antolin Garcia-Torres was charged for killing LaMar after DNA consistent with his, was found on Lamar’s clothing in a near by field. Investigators also found DNA consistent with LaMar’s in Garcia-Torres’s car and on gloves and a rope that were located in his trunk. New information has surfaced and one of the DNA tests is now inconclusive under the revised protocol. Defense attorneys requested yesterday for more time to analyze the more than 1-thousand page report. The trial has been postponed for at least 12 days.
(07:35) Santa Cruz - Three people were arrested in connection with a false craigslist ad that lured two men into an armed robbery on Monday. The two victims responded to an “exotic dancer” ad and met a woman around 8 p.m. on the 600 block of Riverside Avenue in Santa Cruz. After the two men gave the woman money she left saying she would be back with the dancers. The woman returned with three men. The two victims reported that they ran away after 1 of the suspects pointed a gun at them. Police arrested Timothy Towsel, Denzel Freeman, and Maria Torres. Police are still searching for 1 more suspect.
2 locations in Santa Cruz county are being featured in the state’s official tourism ads. Davenport Beach and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park are in several advertisements that are part of the state’s “Dream Big” campaign series. The spots are slated to be broadcast around the world.
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