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SALINAS SCHOOLS LOCKDOWN 11-09-10 16:30 a.v.

A lock down that involved 3 Salinas schools this afternoon, ended after a man, who barricaded himself inside a nearby home, was detained. Frank Paul and Cesar Chavez Elementary Schools along with La Paz Middle School were placed on lock down for about 3 hours after a suspicious man was seen going door to door on the 900 block of La Mancha Way, when he broke into one of the homes and locked himself inside after officers arrived at 11 a.m. The unarmed man was forced out of the home after a K-9 unit found him hiding in an attic. Streets in the neighborhood were reopened by 2 p.m., the man was taken to Monterey County Jail after being treated at an area hospital.

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FIRE IN CHUALAR THIS MORNING - 11/09/10 11:45 S.S.

A  FAMILY  OF  4  AND  THEIR  2  DOGS  WERE  ABLE  TO  GET  OUTSIDE,   AFTER  A  FIRE  BROKE  OUT  IN  THEIR  CHUALAR HOME  THIS  MORNING.     THE  BLAZE  WAS  FIRST  REPORTED  AROUND  9  A.M.,   AT  A  HOUSE  IN  THE  25  THOUSAND  600  BLOCK  OF  MAIN  STREET.        FIREFIGHTERS  ALSO  EVACUATED  SEVERAL  NEARBY  HOMES,  IN  CASE  THE  FIRE  SPREAD,  BEFORE THEY  COULD  KNOCK  IT  DOWN.

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Recycling Certificate - 11/09/10 11:20 M.L.

Certificates of recognition have been awarded to a couple of localagencies for their success in implementing an extensive recycling program. The certificates were given out by The Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority to it's fellow partners (H.A.M.C. and C.H.I.S.P.A.) that worked under the Monterey Bay Area Multifamily Recycling Project. The grant funded program is distributed through the California Department of Conservation, and is to include all of their multifamily facilities within S.V.S.W.A'.s jurisdiction.

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Veterans Day Celebrations 11/09/10 0800 E.A.

A number of celebrations and events in honor of Veteran's Day have been planned for the central coast. On Monday, Mount Toro High School held a flag-raising ceremony in which 10 veterans participated. On Thursday, the Garden of Memories and the Queen of Heaven cemeteries will be decorated with American flags. Prunedale's American Legion Post 593 will offer free food for veterans from 1 to 4 P.M. In Watsonville, the Walk of Honor Parade is scheduled for Thursday, and in Hollister, the 9th annual Veterans Day Parade is slated for 1 p.m. A breakfast fundraiser for local veterans will also be held at 7 a.m. At the San Benito High School cafeteria.

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NEW YORK EXPRESS 2010 - 11/09/10 08:00 S.S.

VARIOUS  LOCAL  GROWER-SHIPPERS  DONATED  PRODUCE,   THAT  HAS  YIELDED  A  SALINAS-BASED  NON-PROFIT  MORE  THAN  16  THOUSAND  DOLLARS.    AG  AGAINST  HUNGER COORDINATES  THE  “NEW  YORK  EXPRESS”  EVERY  YEAR,  AND  THIS  YEAR  A  TRUCKLOAD  OF  DONATED  LETTUCE,  (THAT  WAS  SOLD  AT  HUNT’S  POINT,   IN  NEW  YORK  CITY)  RAISED  THE  MONEY,  WHICH  WILL  BE  USED  FOR  THE  AGENCY’S  FALL  AND  WINTER  PROGRAMS.

 

THE  LETTUCE  WAS  DONATED  BY  THE  NUNES  COMPANYGROWERS  EXPRESS,   OCEAN  MIST,   RIVER  RANCHTAYLOR  FARMS,  AND  DOLE;    WHILE  FRESH  EXPRESS-CHIQUITA DONATED  THE  FREIGHT  COST,  AND  D’ARRIGO  BROTHERS  OF  NEW  YORK SOLD  THE  PRODUCT  IN  NEW  YORK.

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