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Seaside police dept. hours change 03/08/12 7:30p.m. TDH

The hours for counter service at the seaside police department are scheduled to change saturday.  The counter at the department on Harcourt avenue is now scheduled to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.


Sewage spill closes asilomar beach 03/08/12 7:30p.m. TDH

Asilomar beach in pacific grove has been closed by monterey county health officials.  That, after about  8-hundred gallons of sewage spilled into a local waterway that flows to the monterey bay.  The sewage overflowed from a manhole in pebble beach.   asilomar beach is expected to remain closed until water samples indicate that water is safe for swimming.

New charges, brookdale Inn & spa 03/08/12 7:30p.m. TDH

New charges have been filed against the owner of the bookdale inn and spa.  As a result, the trial for sanjiv kakkar has been delayed.   he was already facing 2-counts of insurance fraud, and other charges.  Now, kakkar is facing additional charges of insurance fraud, (this time for providing false information in order to obtain lower premiums).  He is set to be arraigned on the new charges on april 3rd.


Auditor reports problems, SVMH 03/08/12 7:30p.m. TDH

The California state auditor has released a report that notes a number of issues with practices at salinas valley memorial hospital.  Among the criticisms were 2 main points: the healthcare system’s board of directors did not have an official policy for executive compensation.  Despite a state law requiring executive pay in public agencies to be put on agendas for both public and private meetings,  S-V-M-H board members never did that.  In addition, the auditor’s report notes that the board does not have a written conflict-of-interest policy.  The board’s president responded with a letter to the auditor, saying actions are being taken to correct the problems.


arboles students sick 03/08/12 4:30p.m. TDH

Monterey county health officials are trying to determine what caused more than 100 students at arboles middle school to become sick today.  110-students reportedly were sent home with severe symptoms of nausea and vomiting.  Parents were asked to immediately pick their children up from the marina school after the students reported their illnesses at about 8:45 a.m.