Soberanes Fire

UPDATE: Soberanes Fire grows to 23,568 acres, dozer operator killed in overnight operation

The Soberanes Fire continues to grow Tuesday night. According to Cal Fire the fire has now burned 23,500 acres and remains 10 percent contained. 


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Salinas Police Department

Salinas Police bust driver for gun and drugs

Salinas police officers smelled pot when they approached a parked car near Acosta Plaza, but found a lot more than marijuana when they asked two men to step out.

Watsonville police say teen was stabbed by girlfriend on Union Street

Watsonville police responded to Union Street between Riverside and Front, just before 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening.

Bike thefts

Santa Cruz: Bike thefts still a problem

Bicycle thefts are nothing new in Santa Cruz. They are among the city's most popular crimes.

Salinas police officer and local Walmart manager replace stolen bike

Salinas Police Department

Salinas officer and Walmart manager replace stolen bike

On Thursday a Salinas Police officer and a manager at Walmart split the cost of a new bike for a young man who had his stolen.

UPDATE: Salinas police charge suspect in Block Ave. gang-related homicide

An 18-year-old is charged with homicide after an investigation into the killing of a 21-year-old man on Block Avenue in Salinas in May, according to police.

Ernest Vega Morales, found guilty of molesting 3 girls

Monterey County Sheriff's Office

Serial child molester gets 75-years-to-life

A Salinas man is headed to jail for a long time after being sentenced to 75-years-to-life in prison, plus an additional six years for molesting three girls. The victims were all between 7 and 8 years old.

Hollister girl arrested for allegedly posting nude photos and fights on Instagram, police say

Hollister teens overdose on marijuana-laced cookie

A 16-year-old is facing charges for selling marijuana laced cookies after to two teens went to hospital sick from eating them on Friday, police said.

Nina Rose Maldonado

Salinas Police Department

Salinas Police seek woman for identity theft

Salinas Police are asking for the public’s help in finding Nina Rose Maldonado.

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