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Officer impersonator sought 05/18/11 8:30a.m. TDH

Police in salinas are looking for a man who impersonated a police officer last week.   The man attempted to steal 15-hundred dollars from an 84-year-old Salinas resident, by telling her that he was an officer.  He first attempted to have her buy him items from Target, and then told the victim to take cash out of her bank account.   Bank employees grew suspicious, and alerted the woman that she was being scammed.  The man is described as 5-foot-7, about 220 pounds.  He was driving a newer, charcoal-colored, single-cab chevy silverado pick-up truck.


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Shooting (MCO) 05/18/11 7:45a.m. TDH

Authorities in Monterey county are investigating a shooting that took place last night in lockwood.  Nobody was injured in the 11p.m.-incident, when multiple rounds were fire into a house on the 67-thousand block of jolon Road.  The house was unoccupied at the time.   Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Monterey county sheriff’s department.

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UC cuts, meeting 05/18/11 7:30p.m. TDH

UC administrators met with students and teachers yesterday at ucsc, to discuss on-going budget uncertainties.   The u.c.-system is facing 500-million dollars in cuts, including 31-million dollars cut from ucsc.  If certain taxes are not extended in california, the cuts could be double that amount.   Tuition and fees for in-state students has risen by 40-percent in the last 2-years.   Another budget meeting is scheduled to be held at the campus today, at 5:30 p.m., in the oakes college learning center.  

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Gang Member Arrested, Seaside 05/18/11 6:45a.m. TDH

A man who police believe is an active gang member was arrested this week in seaside.  39-year-old demond harris was taken into custody near fremont and and echo streets, after he abruptly pulled over to avoid being stopped by police officers.   A parole search was conducted, and police say they found cocaine and a stolen revolver in his possession.   Harris was booked into monterey county jail on multiple charges, which carry gang-enhancements.


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Salinas council takes cut 05/18/11 6:15a.m. TDH

Salinas city council members agreed to a pay cut yesterday, to try to help the city stay financially afloat.   Council members voted to give themselves a 13-percent cut, after a presentation by an economic consultant suggested that salinas could be facing budget deficits until 2016.   That deficit could rise to 8-point-8 million dollars, unless further action is taken.   Other city management positions also saw their pay slashed, by another 3-percent, bringing their total pay cut to 13-percent from 2009 levels. 

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