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NAME NOT RELEASED YET - 10/01/13 17:50 S.S.

A  MAN  IS  BEING  SOUGHT  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  THIS  MORNING’S  DISCOVERY  OF  A  WOMAN’S  BODY  IN  SALINAS.    VIDEO SURVEILLANCE  FOOTAGE  SHOWED  THAT  JUST  A  FEW  MINUTES  BEFORE  SHE WAS  FOUND LEANING  ON  A  SHOPPING  CART  FULL  OF  RECYCLABLES,  A  MAN  WAS  SEEN  PUSHING  THE  CART  DOWN  THE  300 BLOCK  OF  WEST  MARKET  STREET, WITH  THE  58  YEAR-OLD  WOMAN’S  BODY  LYING  FACE  DOWN  ON  TOP.    

THE  MAN  IS  DESCRIBED  AS  A  WHITE  OR  HISPANIC  MALE,   WEARING  A  WHITE  LONG-SLEEVE  SHORT  AND  BLUE  PANTS.    ANYONE  WITH  ANY INFORMATION  ON THIS  INCIDENT  IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  SALINAS  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.  

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NO LIMBO FOR ACTIVE MILITARY - 10/01/13 17:37 S.S.

JUST  HOURS  BEFORE  THE  FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT  SHUT  DOWN,   PRESIDENT  OBAMA  SIGNED  A  BILL  SO  THAT ACTIVE-DUTY  MEMBERS  OF  THE  MILITARY   WILL  CONTINUE  TO  DRAW  THEIR  PAY  DURING THE SHUTDOWN.   THAT  SAID,  FURLOUGHS  ARE  STILL  LIKELY  FOR MANY OTHER  GOVERNMENT  EMPLOYEES….SUCH  AS  MANY  MEMBERS  OF  THE  NON-MILITARY  FACULTY  AND  STAFF  AT  THE  NAVAL  POST  GRADUATE  SCHOOL,  AND  THE  DEFENSE  LANGUAGE  INSTITUTE  IN  MONTEREY.

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NATIVIDAD NAMED 1ST TRAUMA CENTER IN MONTEREY COUNTY 10-01-2013 14:30 av

THE BATTLE OVER WHICH SALINAS HOSPITAL SHOULD BE NAMED A TRAUMA CENTER, OFFICIALLY ENDED TODAY.   NATIVIDAD MEDICAL CENTER WAS NAMED THE FIRST-LEVEL TWO TRAUMA CENTER IN MONTEREY COUNTY.   SUPERVISORS MET TODAY TO HEAR RECOMMENDATIONS MADE FROM A STATE PANEL OF EXPERTS, WHO REVIEWED BOTH NATIVIDAD AND SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAST MONTH ON WHICH WOULD BE MOST QUALIFIED TO BEST SERVE TRAUMA PATIENTS IN THE COUNTY.  BOTH HOSPITALS SUBMITTED PROPOSALS TO MONTEREY COUNTY FOR THE DESIGNATION IN MID AUGUST.  NATIVIDAD IS EXPECTED TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL AS A TRAUMA CENTER BY 2015.

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SALINAS DEAD WOMAN 10-01-2013 12:00 av

POLICE IN SALINAS HAD A PORTION OF WEST MARKET STREET BLOCKED OFF EARLIER THIS MORNING AFTER A WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD THERE.    INVESTIGATORS ARE CALLING THE WOMAN’S DEATH SUSPICIOUS.   THEY SAY SHE WAS FOUND SLUMPED OVER A SHOPPING CART FILLED WITH RECYCLABLE BOTTLES AND CANS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SIDEWALK OUTSIDE MISSION LINEN SUPPLY.   INVESTIGATORS SAY THE WOMAN APPEARED TO BE IN HER MID 30S, AND WAS WEARING BLUE JEANS, A BLACK T-SHIRT AND NO SHOES.  AUTHORITIES SAY THE WOMAN’S IDENTITY REMAINS A MYSTERY, SINCE THERE WERE NO I-D CARDS WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS FOUND.

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SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS HOUSING PROPOSAL 10-01-2013 11:30 av

A HOMELESS ADVOCACYGROUP IS PROPOSING A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS IN SANTA CRUZ.   THE GROUP CALLED SANTA CRUZ SANCTUARY CAMP IS PUSHING FOR A VILLAGE-STYLE CAMP WITH A SIX-FOOT TALL FENCE.   THE GROUP SAYS THE CAMP IS EXPECTED TO COST LESS THAN $50,000 A YEAR.  CITY OFFICIALS, HOWEVER, SAY THIS TYPE OF SOLUTION DOESN’T PROVIDE PERMANENT HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS, WHICH IS THE CORE ISSUE.  THE GROUP PLANS TO HOLD A PUBLIC FORUM AT SANTA CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 10TH

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