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May 24, 2015: Stabbing In Salinas

(23:41) SALINAS - A man suffered life-threatening stab wounds after a fight errupted at a party in Salinas last night. The 24 year-old victim was transported to an area hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. The fight took place about 8:40 p-m on the 100 block of Orchard Avenue. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department.


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May 24, 2015 Sudden Oak Death Meeting in C V

(23:28)  CARMEL VALLEY -  Many people turned out this weekend to learn how they might be able to help save California’s oak trees from Sudden Oak Death. Scientists from U.C.- Berkeley and U.C. - Davis held a meeting in Carmel Valley to teach volunteers how to go out on Data Blitz’s. Blitz volunteers were asked to collect bay leaves from trees infected with Sudden Oak Death, and also to use their smart phones to track the GPS locations of the disease.The hope is that with added information, scientists may be able to slow down, or halt, the spread of the disease (which has killed oak trees from Oregon down to Big Sur).


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May 24, 2015: SV Residents Interrupt Burglary Today

(22:54) Scotts Valley - Some Scotts Valley residents interrupted a burglary in-progress when they came home today. The alleged burglar was last seen driving a gold and brown Toyota van near the intersection of Nashua and Hacienda Drives. The van was decsribed as having a scuff mark on the left front fender, and a blue paper plate with the word “hanlees" on it, in place of the license plate. The driver appeared to be a Hispanic woman. Anyone with any information on this case is encouraged to contact the Scotts valley Police Department.


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May 24, 2015: Nursing Homes Agree To Pay

(12:45) Watsonville - Officials with 2 nursing homes in Watsonville have agreed to pay 3.8 million dollars in settlement fees. That was in response to a Federal lawsuit that was filed against them last year. The suit alleged they provided substandard or worthless services, overly medicated some residents, and submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims. The Nursing homes named in the suit are: Country Villa Watsonville East, which has since been renamed Watsonville Nursing Center; and Country Villa Watsonville West Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which has since been renamed Watsonville Post-Acute Center.   Authorities advise families and victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation in a nursing home, to contact the California Long Term Care Ombudsman at 1-800-231-4024 or www.aging.ca.gov/Programs/LTCOP.

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2015 some Memorial Day Ceremonies around the Central Coast

• MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 768 Abbott Street, Salinas. Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Free. 831-210-4913.

• VIETNAM VETERANS EVENT, 11 a.m., Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, East Laurel Drive and Constitution, Salinas. Overlooking the veterans park. Free and open to all, 831-751-5442, 831-320-2655.

• MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, 1 p.m., Central Park Memorial Rose Garden/memorial bench, Central and Homestead avenues, Salinas. Mayor Joe Gunter will speak. Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Salinas unit No. 31. 831-595-5849.

• FLAGS CEREMONY, 10 a.m. to noon, Castroville Public Cemetery just off Highway 1, Moss Landing. The 23rd annual Avenue of the Flags Ceremony — A "Day of Respect and Remembrance. Displays, coffee and doughnuts. Free and open to all, 831-756-0825

• MEMORIAL DAY EVENT, 11 a.m., VFW Fort Ord Memorial Post 811, 3131 Crescent Ave., Marina. After the ceremony, food for purchase includes spaghetti, chicken salad, garlic bread, $10. For more information, call 831-394-7668.


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