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S.J. FATAL CRASH PG&E SETTLEMENT 07-07-10 12:40 a.v.

A San Jose mother is slated to receive a 5-million dollar lawsuit settlement after her daughter was killed in a fiery vehicle crash involving a Pacific-Gas-and-Electric utility truck. The mother, Lisa Bernstien agreed to the settlement last month after her daughter, 20-year old Mary Bernstein along with her boyfriend, died in the 2006 crash after the PG&E truck crashed into a group of cars stopped on an interstate 280 off-ramp. The driver, John Mayfield, pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to spend 3 years in prison.

 

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SALINAS RAPE ARREST 07-07-10 12:30 a.v.

Salinas police arrested a man monday night in connection with raping a 12-year old girl. 32-year old Rodolfo Barreto was taken into custody from his home around 10 p.m. He was booked into Monterey County Jail on suspicion of forcible rape, oral copulation of a person under the age of 14, and child endangerment, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

 

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SALINAS SALSA FEST POSTPONED - 07/07/10 18:57 S.S.

THE  ORGANIZER  OF  THE  FIRST-EVER  SALINAS  SALSA  FEST SAYS  THAT  PEOPLE  LOOKING  FORWARD  TO  THE  EVENT  MAY  HAVE  TO  WAIT  UNTIL  FALL.     THAT  BECAUSE  ITS  TAKING  A  WHILE  TO  ACQUIRE  THE  NECESSARY  PERMITS  FROM  THE  MONTEREY  COUNTY  HEALTH  DEPARTMENT.      THE  EVENT,   WHICH  WAS  ORIGINALLY  SCHEDULED  TO  BE  HELD  JULY  16TH ,   IS   NOW  LIKELY  TO  BE  HELD IN  SEPTEMBER  OR  OCTOBER.

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S.C. ATTEMPTED MURDER ARREST 07-07-10 12:00 a.v.

One of 2 suspects was arrested last night after a shooting occurred in the downtown area of Santa Cruz. Police received a report that shots were heard around 10 p.m. on Sycamore Street between Center Street and Pacific Avenue. Officers arrived on the 6-hundred block of Pacific Avenue, about 2 blocks from where the shots were heard, to find a male with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, a Santa Cruz man was reportedly walking to work when he was approached and attacked by 2 men. Officers were able to find and arrest one of the suspects, a Watsonville gang member, 21-year old Cameron Anthony Diehl around 1 a.m., meanwhile the 2nd suspect, a man in his late teens to early 20’s, is still being sought. Diehl was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, gang participation and a probation violation.

 

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FOOD STAMPS @ FARMERS MKT - 07/07/10 18:50 S.S.

THE  SALINAS-BASED  AGRICULTURE  AND  LAND-BASED  TRAINING  ASSOCIATION (KNOWN  AS  A.L.B.A.)  IS  HOPING  TO GET  MORE  FOOD-STAMP  RECIPIENTS  TO  SHOP  AT  FARMER’S  MARKETS.     TO  THAT  END  THE  GROUP  HAS  STARTED A  NEW  PROGRAM  CALLED  THE  FUNDamentally FRESH  Campaign.      AS  PART  OF  THE  “FUND  FRESH” CAMPAIGN,   FOOD-STAMP  RECIPIENTS  WHO  SPEND  10  DOLLARS  OR  MORE  AT  CERTAIN  FARMER’S  MARKETS  WILL  RECEIVE  5  DOLLARS  OF  FREE  TOKENS  TO  PURCHASE  MORE  FRUITS  AND  VEGETABLES  THERE.

 

THE  PARTICIPATING  FARMER’S  MARKETS  ARE  IN  FELTONLIVE  OAK (IN  SANTA  CRUZ),  WATSONVILLEHOLLISTERPACIFIC  GROVESOLEDADGREENFIELD AND  KING  CITY….AS WELL  AS  THE  FARMER’S  MARKET  THAT  IS  HELD  AT  NATIVIDAD  MEDICAL  CENTER IN  SALINAS.

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