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  • Salinas Man Vegatative-7/20/17-1822-pmd

    A Salinas man is in a vegetative state in an Italian hospital following a swimming accident. R. C. Schwertfeger was vacationing with his family when he was resuscitated after nearly Read More
  • PG&E Work in SC-7/20/17-1702-PMD

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company has begun preliminary work on a pipeline safety and reliability project. The project is on California and Laurel streets in the City of Santa Cruz. Read More
  • Car Burglar Arrested-7/20/17-1800-PMD

    A joint investigation by the Carmel Police Department and Monterey County sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a thief. Police arrested Jaimie Dyers at his Greenfield home. A search Read More
  • Prunedale Arrest- 7/20/17- 1728-PMD

    A Prunedale man was arrested on multiple charges yesterday (Thurs). The Monterey County Sheriff’s SWAT team executed warrants at two residences on the 21 and 22 hundred blocks of San Read More
  • Ben Lomond Man Wanted-7/20/17-1649-pmd

    The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man wanted in connection with a Ben Lomond shooting. At about 5:45 am, deputies responded to a report of Read More
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(08:00) Salinas - The California Rodeo Salinas will be taking place next week.  The 4 day event begins next Thursday at the  Salinas Sports Complex.   The rodeo will include horse races, specialty performances, and barrel racing.  There will be evening performances on Thursday & Friday July 20th and 21st and day time performances on Saturday & Sunday July 22nd and 23rd.   For more information or to purchase tickets visit: carodeo.com/events

(07:40) San Lorenzo Valley - A meeting was held last night by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District to discuss the rate hike and restructure.  The increase would bring millions more in revenue and help cover capital and operational costs.  Community members have 45 days to protest the increase.   The board will have another public hearing on September 21, and vote on the increase.


(07:00) Salinas - The Monterey County Swat Team arrested 2 convicted felons and gang members after a search warrant was served in Salinas yesterday.    A high risk search warrant was served at 4:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Monroe Street.    37 year-old Veronica Romero and 23 year-old Cesar Gomar were arrested on firearm, drug, gang and property theft related crimes.



(18:18)CARMEL- A Central Coast Congressman has received an appointment. 20th district Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that he has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Panetta, a former Naval reserve officer, who served in Afghanistan is the newest member of the House Armed Services Committee.


(17:54)LA HONDA- A Watsonville man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure. Authorities say the incident took place on Tuesday in San Mateo County. At about 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to Portola Redwoods State Park near La Honda to investigate a report of a man allegedly exposing himself to a female child. The child's guardian identified 34 year old Timothy Smith as the suspect. Smith was arrested and booked into the county jail on suspicion of indecent exposure and annoying of a child.




(17:27) SALINAS- Salinas police are asking the public's help in locating a man suspected of child molestation.  Officers say Jose Rivas, is wanted in connection wuth multiple counts of lewd acts upon a child. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Salinas police.


(17:04) SALINAS- Salinas police are investigating a series of smash and grab thefts. Over the past two months nearly 2 dozen businesses have been targeted in East Salinas. The thieves usually strike establishments that have cash registers that can be grabbed. The crimes are believed to be related. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Salinas Police.




(16:45)SANTA CRUZ- Santa Cruz police have arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery. Authorities say that incident took place on Tuesday at Neary Lagoon where a man was robbed of 500 dollars by two acquaintances at knife point. The victim was able to identify the assailants. 27 year old Darren Cocroft and 34 year old Frederic Stanley were booked into county jail for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery charges.



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