Tonight at 7 p-m, there will be a ceremony to retire a Gonzales man’s jersey (and uniform number). That’s in honor of 21 year-old Christian Rosales, who was killed just after new year’s eve in Salinas. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Gonzales High School. The San Francisco Giants (Rosales’ favorite professional team) also marked his death, by calling him a “giant hero” and sending a letter of condolence to Rosales’ family (along with a giant’s jersey featuring Rosales’ name and high school number).
A thousand year-old tree, in the Forest Of Nisene Marks State Park, fell this past weekend. The 253-foot tall redwood, known as the “Advocate Tree”, was 39 feet in circumference. It was one of the tallest (and largest) trees in the state park.
(10:00) Monterey - The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced that a man was convicted of financial elder abuse and grand theft on Friday. 62 year-old James Kline, of Monterey Peninsula, is a handyman who was doing home repairs in the summer of 2015 for an 87 year-old woman. It was reported that Kline took the victim to her credit union to open an ATM card. He then proceeded to unlawfully withdraw more than 2-thousand dollars using the ATM card. The victim’s son, who was monitoring his mother’s accounts, notified the credit union of the abnormal withdrawals. Kline is scheduled for sentencing February 24, and faces a maximum of four years in jail.
(09:40) California - The following businesses we will be closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Federal courts and offices, State courts and offices, County courts and offices, Banks, Post offices, and Public schools.
(09:30) California - According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission the Himalayan rock salt lamps have been recalled due to reports that the product can overheat and catch fire. Three different styles have been recalled: Rock of Gibraltar, Carnival of Lights, and Basket of Rocks. The lamps that were sold at Michaels and on Amazon between July and November 2016 can be returned for a full refund.
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