(08:15) Carmel - The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout Project has been completed and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place this morning. The $10 million project was executed in an effort to help relieve congestion near the Highway 68/Highway 1 intersection. The ribbon-cutting ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. today. Parking is available at, 490 Aguajito Road, in Carmel. Shuttle service to and from the ceremony will be provided between 9:30 - 9:50 a.m. and immediately following the ribbon-cutting celebration.
(07:45) Salinas - A Soledad man has been found guilty of first degree murder. 30-year-old Ernesto Hernandez reportedly shot 19-year-old Abigail Gasca-Chavez 7 times to her head and face on March 29, 2016 in Salinas. Hernandez faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
(06:45) Salinas - Authorities reported that 2 teens were arrested yesterday in Salinas, after they were caught carrying a loaded gun and drugs. An officer patrolling the area in the 900 block of Acosta Plaza spotted 2 suspicious teens sitting in a vehicle, 19-year-old Alexis Martinez and a 14-year-old boy. During a search of the vehicle, a loaded gun and drugs were recovered. Martinez was booked into the Monterey County Jail for firearm charges and gang enhancements.
(06:25) Caltrans announced 1 northbound lane of Highway 17, from Vine Hill Road to Laurel Road, will close between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The purpose of this roadwork includes painting the sound wall. Motorists should expect delays up to 30 minutes.
Smoke from the wildfires in the Northern Bay Area is degrading air quality in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. The Monterey Bay Air Resources Districts is asking residents to avoid adding to more pollution to the air by limiting activities such as wood burning, lawn mowing, and leaf blowing. Conditions are subject to change depending on wind and fire activity. For more information visit airnow.gov.
CSUMB president Eduardo m. Ochoa will host a panel of local healthcare experts at CSUMB on Monday October 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. the event will include a 15-minute presentation on the issue of health care in America by the panel of experts followed by facilitated group discussions. The event, free to attend and open to the public, will take place at CSUMB’s University Center.
Last week on state Highway 9 a man was killed in crash. The 42 year old has been identified as Gregorio Alonzo Valencia. The crash occurred at the intersection of Larkspur Street in the community of Brookdale, Valencia was taken to a hospital where he died.
A project to resurface State Route 156 between Lucy Brown Lane And Bixby Lane in the Hollister area will continue on Thursday, Oct. 12. Motorists can expect one way reversing traffic control from 9 Am until 1:30 Pm. Motorists will also encounter one-way reversing traffic control on Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Thursday, Oct. 19 On State Route 156 between San Juan Bautista and Hollister on Mission Vineyard Road to Union Road from 9 Am until 1 Pm.
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