The Salinas Police Department joined seven other law enforcement agencies in a sweep of gangs members on Monday. As a result, 17 people were arrested, including three murder suspects. The sweep aims to reduce violent gang crimes going into the summer.
Cannabis cultivators in Monterey County saw a break Tuesday night when the Board of Supervisors voted to reduce cultivation tax rates. In a 3-2 vote, the board approved dropping the tax to $5-a-square-foot for greenhouse growers and $8-a-square-foot for indoor growers. The rates are down from the original $15 per square foot and are set for the next two years, after which they could be readjusted based on a consumer index price.
People can recycle old tires for free for the next few days. That’s because of a Cal-Recycle program that runs through May 26th in Monterey county. Car and small truck tires (or tires and rims), can be dropped off at the Sun Street Center in Salinas, the Johnson Canyon Landfill in Gonzales, or the Jolon Road Transfer Station in King City.
California attorney general Xavier Becerra has requested that an appeals court block a southern California judges decision to overturn California’s End Of Life Option Act. Becerra requested an immediate “Stay”, and the “Reversal of last week’s ruling”, so that people who are within their final 6 months of life can ask for, and get, life-ending medication if they so choose.
The cause of last night’s fatal accident in the Royal Oaks area of north Monterey county is still being investigated. A 56 year-old Royal Oaks man died after his motorcycle hit a utility pole around 6:30 p-m on eastbound Lewis Road, east of Vega Road. Although the motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital, he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
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