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MONTEREY CONFERENCE CENTER - 03/04/14 08:59 S.S.

MONTEREY  CITY  COUNCIL  MEMBERS  ARE  EXPECTED  TO VOTE  TODAY  ON  PLANS  TO  RENOVATE  THE  MONTEREY  CONFERENCE  CENTER.    THE  RENOVATION  PLAN  INCLUDES  MORE  FUNCTIONAL  CONFERENCES  ROOMS,  AS  WELL  AS  STATE-OF-THE-ART  TECHNOLOGY.   THE  HOPE IS  THAT THE RENOVATION  WILL  KEEP  MONTEREY  COMPETITIVE  AS  A  PLACE  TO  HOLD CONFERENCES.

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SOLEDAD POLICE CHIEF - GOOD - 03/04/14 08:54 S.S.

A  SOUTH  MONTEREY  COUNTY  POLICE  CHIEF  IS  BEING HONORED.   SOLEDAD  POLICE  CHIEF  ERIC SILLS  IS  BEING HONORED  AS  THE  2014  CITIZEN  OF  THE  YEAR  FOR  HIS  SUCCESS  IN  REDUCING  THE  CITY’S  CRIME  RATE.    THE  CITY  OF  SOLEDAD  WAS  NATIONALLY  RECOGNIZED  AS  1  OF  THE  TOP  100  SAFEST CITIES  IN  THE  UNITED  STATES. 

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CARMEL HOME EXPLODED - 03/04/14 08:47 S.S.

NO  ONE  WAS  INJURED  WHEN  A  CARMEL  HOUSE  EXPLODED  YESTERDAY.    THE  EXPLOSION  BLEW  THE  ROOF  CLEAR  OFF  AND  LEFT  WOOD  PORTIONS  OF  THE  HOUSE  HANGING  IN  NEIGHBORING  TREES  AND  DEBRIS  ON  A  NEARBY  POWER  LINE.     THE  HOME,  LOCATED  NEAR  THE  INTERSECTION  OF  GUADALUPE  AND  3RD  STREET,   WAS  VACANT  AT  THE  TIME  OF  THE  BLAST….(THE  CAUSE  OF WHICH  IS  STILL  INVESTIGATED).  

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K C LAW ENFORCEMENT - ARRAIGNMENT 1 - 03/04/14 09:02 S.S.

4  OF THE 6  KING  CITY  POLICE  OFFICERS  ARRESTED  LAST  WEEK  APPEARED  IN  A  MONTEREY  COUNTY  COURT  ROOM  YESTERDAY.  ALL  4  OF  THEIR  ARRAIGNMENTS  WERE  CONTINUED.   THE  OTHER  2  ARE  SCHEDULED  FOR  THEIR  FIRST  COURT  APPEARANCE    THURSDAY.   

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SALINAS CHIEF WANTS CRIME ANALYST 3-3-14 1845 OG

THE SALINAS CITY COUNCIL WILL HEAR FIREARM VIOLENCE ANALYSIS FROM POLICE CHIEF KELLY MCMILLIN TODAY AT 4PM (TUES).      APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF ALL HOMICIDES IN THE CITY ARE GANG-RELATED,   COMMITTED BY POINT FIVE PERCENT OF THE CITY’S POPULATION,   WITH 6 OF THE 23 ACTIVE GANGS RESPONSIBLE FOR TWO-THIRDS OF THE VIOLENCE FROM 2010 TO 2013.     AS PART OF HIS REPORT, MCMILLIN WILL ASK THE CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE HIRE OF A FULL-TIME CRIME ANALYST.     (THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS A PART-TIME ANALYST.)     ACCORDING TO MCMILLIN, THE ANALYST AND UNNAMED “DEDICATED ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT RESOURCES” ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF A MULTI-LEVEL VIOLENCE REDUCTION STRATEGY.      THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT CURRENTLY KEEPS SCORECARDS OF THE CURRENT VIOLENT GROUPS, AREAS IN WHICH THE VIOLENCE MOST COMMONLY OCCURS, AND EVEN THE HOURS OF THE DAY SHOOTINGS ARE MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR.  

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