A Salinas man is scheduled to be sentenced (next month) to spend 7 years behind bars. That after 20 year-old Diego Jose Ramirez Rivera pleaded guilty to driving while drunk, causing the death of 1 passenger and injuries to 2 more. The fatal accident occurred when Rivera was driving about 85 miles per hour, and rolled his car on Old Stage Road near Iverson Road.
A convicted murderer, who was released from prison last year, is now believed to be the person who beat and kidnapped a woman late last month in Salinas. 63 year-old O’Neal Underwood has been arrested on Felony Kidnapping, and Domestic Violence, charges. He was booked into Monterey county jail, and his bail was set at 1 million dollars.
For the 2nd time in 4 years, a fire has broken out at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Los Gatos. Chef-owner David Kinch said this time the blaze damaged an exterior wall, and part of the attic, of his famed Manresa Restaurant. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze in about 15 minutes. The cause of the fire, that appears to have begun on an adjoining fence, is under investigation.
A man died after he suffered a fatal shock while working on his mother’s property in Corralitos. 57 year-old Mark Abelar was working with aluminum piping when the pipe he was holding touched an electrical power source. The property is on the 200 block of Browns Valley Road.
Highway 1 at the Mud Creek Slide is slated to re-open to through traffic tomorrow….by 10 a.m. The Coast Highway has been closed there for the last 14 months, because of a 8 million cubic yard slide slide that obliterated the roadway, and also changed the shape of the California Coast in that area. The official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday at 10 a.m…..at the Ragged Point Inn.
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