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salinas shooting 04/27/12 0700 e.a.

a fatal shooting in salinas last night is being investigated as gang related.  37 year old jose antonio meza was talking with the suspect in a yard near garner avenue and sunrise street around 9:40 p.m. when the man pulled out a gun and shot meza several times.  he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  this is salinas’ 9th homicide this year.

salinas carjacking 04/27/12 0700 e.a.

two suspected carjackers are being sought by salinas police officers.  just after 11 p.m., a man was sitting in his car on sherwood drive when 2 men approached the vehicle.  the suspects told the victim they had a gun and ordered the man to get out of the car.  the stolen car was found a short time later at chapparal and trazado street.  the suspects had crashed into a fence and fled before officers arrived.  the suspects have not yet been located.

opossum rescue 04/27/12 0700 e.a.

the spca for monterey county is seeking volunteers to help with nearly 40 opossum babies that were rescued recently.  the opossums will be released back into the wild, but the babies are still too young and require nursing.  anyone who can spare some time to help care for the baby opossums should contact the spca for monterey county, at 831-373-2631.

Escapee, former sc man, found 04/26/12 7:35p.m. TDH

A former santa cruz man (who escaped from a California prison in decades ago), has been found.  Eugene Esposito was convicted in the late 1980s of cocaine trafficking charges.  he escaped from Lompoc prison in 1990.    Esposito was recently discovered to be living in Hawaii, under the name jim sergeant.     Esposito fled to Thailand after he was discovered, however his visa was revoked, and he is now in custody in los angeles.

 

big sur marathon, traffic 04/26/12 7:20p.m. TDH

The 27th annual big sur international marathon is set for this Sunday.  Runners will race along highway-1, from big sur to carmel.   Cal-trans and race officials are reminding drivers to avoid the area if possible.  There will be limited access to highway-1 during the marathon, which is expected to last from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   for more information about traveling through the area during the race, visit the marathon’s website:     bsIm.org.