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74 SVMH STAFF DROPPED 07-19-10 09:30 a.v.

74 buyouts were accepted Friday at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare in an effort to help offset a multimillion dollar drop in revenue last year. 135 employees were initially offered the buy-outs earlier this month in an effort to help save 4-million dollars along with delaying possible layoffs. A budget, that was passed last month by hospital board members projects 371-million dollar in expenses for the coming fiscal year. The workforce reduction of 74 staff is in addition to about 100 vacancies created last year through attrition.

 

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BODY FOUND AT FORT ORD DUNES BEACH 07-19-10 08:00 a.v.

Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies say they found a man’s body washed ashore Fort Ord Dunes State Beach Friday morning. Deputies believe the man’s body is that of 55-year old Aptos resident Damien Lebeau. Investigators, who discovered an older model Mercedes burned about 3 miles from where the body was located, believe it belonged to Lebeau. Monterey County authorities are conducting the autopsy meanwhile, Santa Cruz County Deputies took the missing person report.

 

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BAY STREET ROAD/PATH CLOSURE 07-19-10 07:40 a.v.

Starting today in Santa Cruz, traffic on Bay Street will be periodically interrupted between Escalona and Nobel Drives for emergency erosion and path repair in the center median. Work crews are expected to be onsite from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 13th. On-street parking will not be allowed during work hours, and the lower section of the path will also be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

 

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KING CITY ILLEGAL ALIEN/DRUG ARREST 07-19-10 07:30 a.v.

A 21-year old King City man was arrested on multiple charges over the weekend during a routine traffic stop. Ruben Salvador DeJesus was pulled over Saturday morning at Vanderhurst and Basset Street in King City for failing to use a turn signal. After DeJesus was unable to produce a California driver’s license, Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies also discovered a false resident alien card and a fake social security card inside Dejesus’s vehicle, along with 2 sealed packages of methamphetamine. Dejesus was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail.

 

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SALINAS DRIVE-BY SHOOTING 07-19-10 07:00 a.v.

A 17-year old is in serious condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds during a drive-by shooting last night in Salinas. The 9:31 incident occurred as the teen was riding his bike on Maryal at East Laurel Drive when he was shot at by the occupants of a passing car. The teen was air-lifted to a Bay Area trauma center, meanwhile authorities are investigating the shooting as gang-related. Anyone with any information about last night’s incident, is asked to call the We-Tip-Crime line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

 

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