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Salinas considers controversial tobacco ordinance to halt underage smoking

A passionate debate over preventing cigarettes from ending up in the hands of minors will continue in January for the Salinas City Council.

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Monterey County updates Rooster ordinance

Rooster breeders are now facing tighter controls from Monterey County. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to clamp down on breeders at Tuesday's meeting.

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Salinas city attorney taking legal action to stop a special election

Wednesday the Salinas city attorney said the city is taking legal action to stop a special election. The election was meant to raise money for public safety.

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Salinas middle schoolers swap textbooks for technology with Google Chromebooks

Hundreds of Salinas middle school students are ditching traditional books for technology.

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Preparing for storm: Tips you should know

The Santa Cruz County Office of Emergency Services released the following safety tips you should consider before a powerful storm system hits the central coast.

Christmas tree blamed for Marina apartment fire

Christmas tree blamed for Marina apartment fire

Christmas tree blamed for Marina apartment fire

Shooting in Salinas' Chinatown after homeless services event

Salinas police are on scene of a shooting in the Chinatown area.  Investigators confirm to NewsChannel 5 that one man was shot and taken to Natividad's Trauma Center.

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Soquel residents celebrate full rainwater barrels

After months of dry weather, the 60-gallon water barrel in Lisa Sheridan’s back yard is now overflowing after a recent storm system dumped torrents of rain across the Central Coast.

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