Thanks to multiple financial contributions, Monterey’s historic adobes reopened last week. Budget cuts forced the Monterey State Historic Park adobes along with walking tours in downtown Monterey, to close in 2007. A $60,000 donation from the Monterey State Historic Park Association, along with several other contributions from other organizations and non-profits, were able to reopen doors, and start up tours again on Friday. The adobes will be open Friday through Sunday along with Monday holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at least through June 2015. Tours will consist of the Custom House and it’s Plaza, Pacific House Museum and First Brick House.
Extremely dry vegetation and a lack of rain has prompted a level-3 fire restriction at Los Padres National Forest. Officials say the restrictions, which go into effect today, include prohibiting all wood and charcoal fires from being burned. Clearing all flammable material for a distance of 10-feet in all directions from each of the forest’s camp stoves. prohibiting smoking and hunting in all areas of the forest, and operating or using any internal or external combustion engine must have a spark arresting device properly installed and maintained.
Greenfield residents will the chance today to meet the 4 candidates vying for the role of the city’s police chief. A 2-day assessment of the 4 candidates begins today when a meet and greet with community members will be held at the Greenfield Civic Center Council Chambers at 4 p.m. Potential chiefs include Comander Adele Frese, who’s worked for the Corpus Christi Police Department for 20 years, Deputy Chief of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Eduardo Lorenzana, Captain Ivan Minsal who’s had 32-years of law enforcement experience in Los Angeles and Chief James Mulhall who’s spent over 25 years working with various central coast agencies. Former Salinas Police Chief Daniel Ortega is the city’s current interim chief.
A Seaside man is now behind bars after an alleged rape attack that occurred at a Monterey Spa over the weekend. 31-year old Jose Mauricio Dominguez was arrested yesterday after police say he broke into a private area at the Sundance Spa on Kolb Avenue Sunday, where he allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a 57-year old woman. Dominguez is also suspected of trying to break into Cypress Massage Parlor on Casanova Avenue in Monterey prior. He was booked into Monterey County jail on multiple charges including rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and burglary.
No injuries were reported after shots were fired into a Lockwood home over the weekend. Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies say six people escaped unharmed Sunday after the drive-by shooting occurred at about 7:15 p.m. on San Benito Street. The victims reported seeing an older, four-door Honda or Volvo drive up to the house before gun shots were fired from the car. Deputies say the victims believed four people were inside of the vehicle at the time of the incident.
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