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CASTANEDA ORDERED TO PAY FINE 09-20-2013 10:30 av

SALINAS COUNCIL MEMBER JOSE CASTANEDA HAS BEEN ORDERED TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS SEAT ON THE ALISAL UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AND PAY A $5,000 FINE FOLLOWING A SUPERIOR COURT HEARING TODAY.   A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CASTANEDA BY CITY OFFICIALS CLAIMED HE VIOLATED STATE LAW BY SERVING ON TWO ELECTED SEATS.  HE WAS ELECTED TO THE SALINAS CITY COUNCIL IN NOVEMBER 2012, WHILE ALREADY SEATED ON THE ALISAL BOARD.   CITY OFFICIALS REQUESTED CASTANEDA RESIGN FROM THE ALISAL UNION SCHOOL BOARD CLAIMING A VIOLATION OF STATE LAW AND A CONFLICT OF INTEREST SERVING ON THE TWO OFFICES. CASTANEDA WAS TOLD BY A MONTEREY COUNTY JUDGE, HE WASTING THE PUBLIC’S TIME AND MONEY.   

 

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NEW FORT ORD VETS HEALTH CLINIC 09-20-2013 08:30 BP

THE HAMSTRA GROUP HAS BEEN AWARDED A DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS CONTRACT TO OPERATE A NEW HEALTHCARE CLINIC ON A PORTION OF THE FORMER FORT ORD.    THE BRAND NEW 104,000 SQUARE-FOOT 3-STORY BUILDING, WILL BE SITUATED ON 14-ACRES, AND WILL PROVIDE PRIMARY AND SPECIALTY CARE TO 80,000 ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE PEOPLE AND VETERANS.   THE FACILITY WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT CLINIC THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SERVE THE GROWING VET POPULATION.   CONSTRUCTION OF THE CLINIC WILL BEGIN IN 2014 AND IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN THE FALL OF 2016.

 

 

THE HAMSTRA GROUP HAS BEEN AWARDED A DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS CONTRACT TO OPERATE A NEW HEALTHCARE CLINIC ON A PORTION OF THE FORMER FORT ORD.    THE BRAND NEW 104-THOUSAND SQUARE-FOOT 3-STORY BUILDING, WILL BE SITUATED ON 14-ACRES, AND WILL PROVIDE PRIMARY AND SPECIALTY CARE TO 80-THOUSAND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE PEOPLE AND VETERANS.   THE FACILITY WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT CLINIC THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SERVE THE GROWING VET POPULATION.   CONSTRUCTION OF THE CLINIC WILL BEGIN IN 2014 AND IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN THE FALL OF 2016.

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HOLLISTER HOME FIRE 09-20-2013 07:00 av

THE CAUSE OF A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A HOLLISTER HOME YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.   FIRE CREWS ARRIVED TO THE RESIDENCE ON ORTIZ COURT JUST BEFORE 5:30, TO FIND HALF OF THE HOME ENGULFED IN FLAMES.    4 PEOPLE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE AT THE TIME, WERE ABLE TO GET OUT SAFELY.   OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE FIRE STARTED OUTSIDE OF THE HOME AND THEN SPREAD TO THE ATTIC.  THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS WORKING WITH THE FAMILY, WHO HAS BEEN DISPLACED, BECAUSE OF THE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE BLAZE.

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SALINAS LAUNDROMAT SHOOTING 09-20-2013 06:00 av

AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IS BEING INVESTIGATED AFTER AN ARMED ROBBERY TOOK PLACE AT A SALINAS LAUNDROMAT YESTERDAY.   OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL TO CITY SUDS ON PAJARO AND EAST MARKET STREETS AROUND 5:45 P.M., AFTER A REPORT OF A ROBBERY.   OFFICERS CONTACTED A WOMAN MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT AND TOLD HER TO DROP HER WEAPON, WHEN SHE FAILED TO COMPLY, THE OFFICER SHOT HER.    THE WOMAN IN HER 30’S WAS HOSPITALIZED.   EAST MARKET STREET WAS SHUTDOWN FOR A BRIEF TIME.  THE OFFICER HAS BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.  HE WAS NOT INJURED.

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CARMEL DINOSAUR -9/19/13-20:04-PMD

 the dinosaur sculpture that has created controversy in carmel is leaving town.    the owners of the statue have decided to end the debate over the 12 foot t-rex by striking a deal with kingstone fountains, the gilroy company they purchased the dinosaur from, will be taking the statue back.  the carmel property owners still want a dinosaur statue, but are looking into something less controversial.

 

 

 

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