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Local News

  • SC Harbor Hazards-4/22/18-1051-PMD

    Santa Cruz Harbor officials are warning boaters of possible hazards. On Friday the harbor released a statement warning mariners of possible hazards due to dredging operations. The annual dredging permit Read More
  • SC Co Motorcycle Fatality-4/22/18-858-PMD

    The CHP is reporting that a motorcyclist was killed in a head on collision with a car near Santa Cruz on Saturday. The accident took place shortly before 2 p.m. Read More
  • Heroin Busts Increase-4/22/18-839-PMD

    A rise in Central Coast heroin arrests is underway. Recent busts in Monterey County indicate large quantities of the narcotic are available to drug users. Two pounds of heroin were Read More
  • Castroville Arrest-4/22/18-2053-PMD

    A Castroville man was taken into custody on assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence charges following an investigation. On Friday, the Monterey County Sheriff’s SWAT Team served a Read More
  • Salinas Bank Robbery-422/18-1746-PMD

    A Salinas bank was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning. At about 10 a.m., two armed men entered Pinnacles Bank on the 1200 block of South Main Street. The men jumped Read More
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Monday saw all types of weather unusual for April on the Central Coast. The weather included rain, hail, sunshine and snow near Summit Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Monterey Airport saw hail outbursts. The tri county area also experienced  heavy showers and thunder through out the day.



Caltrans crews will be performing a pothole repair operation on both directions of Highway 68 on Wednesday. The roadwork will be between Highway 1 and Pacific Grove. Crews will be using a moving lane closure from 9 am to 2 pm. Motorists should find alternate routes or be prepared for delays not to exceed 10 minutes.


There has been a steep rise in detections of invasive mosquito species according to the California Department of Public Health,.  The rise increases the risk of local transmission of imported diseases., such as Zika. The recent wet weather and easing of drought restrictions is increasing habitats for mosquitoes.   For preventative information visit: cdph.ca.gov





The murder trial for Gonzalo Curiel entered into its 2nd week yesterday (Mon). Curiel is accused of the abuse, torture and murder of 3 and 6 year old Shaun and Delylah Tara. Yesterday testimony was heard from emergency room personnel who cared for the older surviving sibling. Since the beginning of the trial last week Curiel has been in altercations with other inmates and is now being housed separately for safety reasons.




The Monterey County Health Department is investigating an illegal dumping in Marina. On Thursday an Environmental team was dispatched to Lapis Road to examine to unsealed 55 gallon drums of what was found to be kitchen grease. Anyone with any information on this or other illegal dumping is encouraged to call 831-755-4505


4  people  suffered  minor  injuries,   and  a  5th  suffered  major  injuries,   when  a  man  driving  southbound  (in  the  northbound  lanes  of  Highway  101),   caused  a  3-vehicle  crash.     The  just  before  9  p.m.  Saturday  night  incident  took  place  just  south  of  Thorne  Road,  near  Greenfield.      31  year-old  wrong  way  driver  Adolfo  Bautista-Santiago,  who  suffered  minor  injuries  in  the  crash,  was  arrested  on  suspicion  of  Driving  Under  The  Influence  And  Causing  Major  Injuries,  was  booked  into  Monterey  county  jail.   

The  major  injuries  were  suffered  by  a  woman  driving  a  Mazda  out  of  Washington  state

No  one  suffered  any  serious  injuries  when  a  Soledad  Burger  King  was  robbed  at  gunpoint  this  morning.     The  7:45  a.m.  incident  occurred  on  Dela  Rosa  Street,  when  2  armed men roughed  up  the  manager,  and  forced  an  employee  into  the safe.     It  turned  out  that  the  getaway  vehicle,  which  was  found  in  an  agricultural  field  not  far  away, was  stolen. 

That  vehicle  is  currently  being  processed,  and evidence  is  being  gathered  from  it.   

A  magnitude  3.9  earthquake  occurred  at  9:39  this  morning.      It’s  epi-center  was  5  miles  east-northeast  of  Alum  Rock,   and  7  miles  east  of  Milpitas.       The  quake  struck  at  a  hypo-central  depth  of  5.2  miles. 

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