A structure fire in Seaside has been put out. The blaze was called in around 1 o-clock this afternoon on Nadina Street. Although a propane tank there exploded during the house fire, no one was injured in connection with that blaze, however, it did spread to a neighbor’s shed, which was destroyed by the fire.
A local archeologist, historian, lecturer and author has died. Salinas native Doctor Gary Breschini would have been 72 years-old this June 27th. Doctor Breschini, who was a longtime president of the Monterey Historical Society, was known as an expert on the lifestyle of the Native American people of this area. Breschini is survived by his wife, partner, and collaborator, Trudy Haversat, and friends and family are invited to a celebration of life that will start at 4 p.m. June 21st , at the Church Of The Good Shepherd at 301 Corral De Tierra Road in Salinas. The ceremony will be followed by a potluck gathering in the picnic grove there.
A 32 year-old man was arrested in Salinas Chinatown after he was found to be in possession of 23.1 grams of marijuana and 600 dollars in cash. After arresting the man, it was discovered that he had hidden 43.2 grams of crack cocaine and 1 gram of heroin internally. He was booked into Monterey county jail.
The body of an 8 foot-long Great White Shark washed up below Seascape Beach Resort yesterday. Why the 500 pound young male shark died will hopefully be discovered during a necropsy….that is being handled by U.C. – Santa Cruz.
Taco Tuesday takes place every 3rd Tuesday throughout the summer. Tomorrow evening’s event is scheduled to take place in the Felton Covered Bridge Park from 5:00 - 7:30 . G’s Mexican Tacos, and El Buen Taco expect to be on-hand and serving their food.
Although no one was injured, 69 people were displaced by a 2-alarm fire at the Torch Lite Inn in Santa Cruz early this morning. the structure fire, which was determined to have been caused by an electrical malfunction in the attic, was called in just after 2 a.m. After firefighters put out the blaze on the 500 block of Riverside Avenue, they escorted people back to their rooms to get their belongings. The Red Cross provided food and water, and assisted the occupants in finding alternate housing for the night.
A wildfire broke out in Morgan Hill on Saturday. At about 12:30 p.m. the CHP shut down Dewitt Avenue near Price Drive while fire crews fought the blaze. By 1 p.m. the fire no longer posed a threat to any structures. The wildfire was contained to 5 acres. The cause of the blaze is unknown.
Salinas police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Friday night. Authorities say that a 21 year old male in a parked vehicle near the 400 block of Carol Drive was approached by several individuals. A physical altercation broke out and then the victim was fatally shot by at least one of the assailants. It is unclear at this time if the shooting was gang related.
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