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Salinas Public Safety Tax Will Have Sunset Clauses Added External link to Salinas Public Safety Tax Will Have Sunset Clauses Added

SALINAS, Calif.-- Supporters of the proposed public safety tax initiative in Salinas announced that a sunset clause will be added if it makes it to the ballot. A sunset clause basically means that it will ...more

2013/12/10 0:42

Social Network Analysis Could Help Reduce Gang Violence External link to Social Network Analysis Could Help Reduce Gang Violence

Social network analysis doesn't focus so much on the location of high violence but certain people and the type of relationship they can have in certain groups. When it comes to reducing gang violence the ...more

2013/12/10 0:38

D.A. Asking Witnesses To Come Forward In Deadly Laurel Crash Case External link to D.A. Asking Witnesses To Come Forward In Deadly Laurel Crash Case

On Monday, the Monterey County District Attorney's Office asked for the public's help on the case of a tragic crash that killed a patient and a hospital security guard in Salinas last month. ...more

2013/12/9 18:48

Tatum's Garden Is Officially Open In Salinas External link to Tatum's Garden Is Officially Open In Salinas

SALINAS, Calif.--The playground in Tatum Bakker's name is officially open for children of all ages. ...more

2013/12/9 11:12

Salinas PD: Gas Station Clerk Unlocks Doors For Armed Robber External link to Salinas PD: Gas Station Clerk Unlocks Doors For Armed Robber

Salinas police are investigating an armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station on 458 E. Market St. early Sunday morning. ...more

2013/12/8 20:48

Massive Fire In Hollister Damages Several Businesses External link to Massive Fire In Hollister Damages Several Businesses

HOLLISTER, Calif.-- Another weekend and another large structure fire in San Benito County. And Sunday's fire took out two businesses with it. ...more

2013/12/8 19:03

Firefighters Investigating Deadly House Fire in Aptos External link to Firefighters Investigating Deadly House Fire in Aptos

APTOS, Calif.--- Firefighters in Aptos are currently investigating a deadly house fire that broke out in Aptos early Saturday morning. Fire crews say the three-story house was completely engulfed and the ...more

2013/12/7 20:19

Man Shot to Death in Salinas Saturday Afternoon External link to Man Shot to Death in Salinas Saturday Afternoon

SALINAS, Calif.--- Police in Salinas are currently working on what appears to be a drive-by shooting on Del Monte Avenue and Elkington Drive Saturday Afternoon. Not a lot of information has been released ...more

2013/12/7 19:55

Real-life Spiderman of the Film Industry External link to Real-life Spiderman of the Film Industry

CENTRAL COAST, Calif. - He's been called a real-life Spiderman.  For entomologist Steven Kutcher, that's actually a compliment. ...more

2013/12/7 12:15

Man Found Dead in Hotel Stabbed Numerous Times External link to Man Found Dead in Hotel Stabbed Numerous Times

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas police say the man found dead in his hotel room at the Laurel Inn was stabbed multiple times and often stayed at the hotel.
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2013/12/6 22:29

Surviving Identity Theft No Easy Task External link to Surviving Identity Theft No Easy Task

Dear Jon - Let's talk about your identity. Cherami wrote to me and asks, "Dear Jon, what do we do when no one will help my husband with his identity theft that he's been dealing with since 2005?" This is such a problem in society today and California is a hot bed for ID theft. And yes, it can take years to solve you're issues. I found some help for you. ...more

2013/12/6 15:49

Playing the Slots at Casinos Not Your Best Bet External link to Playing the Slots at Casinos Not Your Best Bet

Dear Jon - Gaming at casinos in California is big business these days with over 60 tribal casinos and 90 card rooms in the state. You may be spending time at the slots near you for the holidays, so here a Dear Jon primer on gambling in California for your. Gerald got on my Facebook page and asked, "Dear Jon, can you do a segment on odds at casinos? We used to play slots at Chumash, but stopped when payouts stopped!" ...more

2013/12/6 14:29

Undercover Officer Talks About Elaborate Heroin Operation on the Central Coast External link to Undercover Officer Talks About Elaborate Heroin Operation on the Central Coast

A major heroin bust headed by the Mexican Cartels was taken down this week. Authorities rounded up cash, guns, hard drugs, as well as 15 suspects in Monterey County, San Luis Obispo, and Riverside County. ...more

2013/12/6 13:22

Deputies Find Bike of Missing Aptos Teen, Search and Rescue Crews Combing the Area External link to Deputies Find Bike of Missing Aptos Teen, Search and Rescue Crews Combing the Area

Deputies are searching the area near Seacliff Beach for the missing Aptos teenager after his bike was found. ...more

2013/12/6 12:43

Vitamin D supplements won't help prevent disease External link to Vitamin D supplements won't help prevent disease

Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's really the other way around. ...more

2013/12/6 9:57

Final NTSB Report Released on Deadly 2011 Watsonville Plane Crash External link to Final NTSB Report Released on Deadly 2011 Watsonville Plane Crash

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released it's final report on the July 7, 2011 plane crash that killed a family of 4. ...more

2013/12/6 0:35

3,000 Sprinkler Heads Stolen From King City Vineyard External link to 3,000 Sprinkler Heads Stolen From King City Vineyard

KING CITY, Calif.--Over the course of three months, three thousand sprinkler heads are gone from one King City vineyard. ...more

2013/12/5 21:12

60-Year-Old Non-Profit Needs A Transportation Makeover External link to 60-Year-Old Non-Profit Needs A Transportation Makeover

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.--Skip McKenzie has cerebral palsy and mental retardation. And at 44-years-old he has one goal in mind."Be more independent," he said. ...more

2013/12/5 20:45

Washington State Amber Alert Suspect May Come Through the Central Coast External link to Washington State Amber Alert Suspect May Come Through the Central Coast

Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 14-year-old girl out of Washington state and police believe the suspect could be coming through the Central Coast on his way to Mexico. ...more

2013/12/5 18:19

Deputies Looking for Missing Teen From Aptos External link to Deputies Looking for Missing Teen From Aptos

Deputies are looking for 17-year-old Nate Phillips. He was last seen by his family Monday evening. ...more

2013/12/5 17:12

Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Has Died External link to Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Has Died

CBS News is reporting that former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. ...more

2013/12/5 16:16

Hackers stole 2M Facebook, Twitter and Google passwords External link to Hackers stole 2M Facebook, Twitter and Google passwords

"Criminal botnet" sounds like something from a forgotten sci-fi serial from the 1970s, but turns out they're real, and they'll steal your passwords. ...more

2013/12/5 14:58

Santa Cruz Police Identify Murder Victim from 1994 Known as Pogonip Jane External link to Santa Cruz Police Identify Murder Victim from 1994 Known as Pogonip Jane

For almost 20 years Santa Cruz Police Officers have been working to solve a case of a teenager who was found dead in Pogonip Park. Officers have still not been able to solve the murder but they have been able to solve one piece of the mystery. ...more

2013/12/5 14:17

New Law Makes Cashing in on Non-CRV Containers Moot External link to New Law Makes Cashing in on Non-CRV Containers Moot

Dear Jon - You may have attempted to recycle non-CRV containers with your regular CRV containers recently and were turned away. There's a reason for that. Karen emailed me and asked, "Dear Jon, did Governor Brown sign a new law that limits what I can get paid for when I recycle?" Yes, he did. ...more

2013/12/5 13:22

The outlook for small biz in 2014 External link to The outlook for small biz in 2014

As usual, our Inc. 5000 folks are upbeat. But only, they say, if Washington cleans up its circus act. ...more

2013/12/5 8:54

Denver And North Dakota Are Laughing At "Cold Snap" In California External link to Denver And North Dakota Are Laughing At "Cold Snap" In California

SALINAS, Calif.- The heaters are being cranked on, socks are being layered, sweaters and jackets are being unearthed from a pile of shorts and tank tops. It must be winter on the Central Coast, but don't tell that to our neighbors in Colorado or our friends in North Dakota who are experiencing sub-zero temperatures right now and a nasty snow storm. ...more

2013/12/5 0:56

Homeless Shelters Prep for Cold Weather External link to Homeless Shelters Prep for Cold Weather

GILROY, Calif. -- As the sunset, the temperatures dipped and the line to get into the Gilroy Armory Winter Shelter started getting longer. "Its scary when its that cold," said one woman. For many waiting ...more

2013/12/5 0:39

The Bitter Cold Will Affect Workers More Than Crops External link to The Bitter Cold Will Affect Workers More Than Crops

SALINAS, Calif.- Workers harvesting Salinas fields Wednesday will be working less hours this week as temperatures drop considerably, but most of their crops are in the clear. ...more

2013/12/4 23:52

The Freeze Warning Won't Touch The Monarch Butterflies External link to The Freeze Warning Won't Touch The Monarch Butterflies

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.- The Monarch butterflies are the "Goldilocks" of insects: it can't be too hot or too cold. With this recent cold snap, experts say the weather won't affect them too much and they've learned how to adapt if necessary. ...more

2013/12/4 23:41

ACLU Not Happy With Covered California External link to ACLU Not Happy With Covered California

The Covered California healthcare exchange is required by federal law, as a public assistance office, to be a resource for voter registration.
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2013/12/4 20:36

Huge Drug Bust Against the Mexican Cartel on the Central Coast External link to Huge Drug Bust Against the Mexican Cartel on the Central Coast

Officers from state, federal, and local agencies have been working on a five-month long investigation into a major narcotics operation dealing with trafficking and sales of large amounts of heroin on the Central Coast. ...more

2013/12/4 18:11

Monterey County Deputies Arrest Man Connected to Carmel Valley Burglaries External link to Monterey County Deputies Arrest Man Connected to Carmel Valley Burglaries

Deputies have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the recent rise in home burglaries. ...more

2013/12/4 15:28

Man Robs Watsonville Taco Bell, Uses Bicycle to Get Away External link to Man Robs Watsonville Taco Bell, Uses Bicycle to Get Away

A man in a ski-mask robbed the Taco Bell on Green Valley Road Wedneday morning, said police. ...more

2013/12/4 15:09

Freezing Weather Will Have Minimal Impact on Local Strawberries External link to Freezing Weather Will Have Minimal Impact on Local Strawberries

Dear Jon - It's getting cold out there, so what happens to the central coast's number one cash crop in freezing weather? Our Chief Meteorologist Norm Hoffman is reporting freeze warnings for this week from the National Weather Service. Rosie asked me, "Dear Jon, does the freezing weather hurt the strawberry production on the central coast?" ...more

2013/12/4 14:51

New HIV strain may move to AIDS more quickly External link to New HIV strain may move to AIDS more quickly

A recently discovered, aggressive strain of HIV leads to faster development of AIDS than other HIV strains, according to a new study. ...more

2013/12/4 13:58

Project Santa 2013 External link to Project Santa 2013

Project Santa ensures that all foster children in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties have a gift for Christmas.  Last year over 1000 Foster Children received a toy thru Project Santa.
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2013/12/4 11:08

Winning Santa Cruz Pop Warner Teams Need Your Help External link to Winning Santa Cruz Pop Warner Teams Need Your Help

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Its what youth teams work hard for, getting to those national tournaments. Two of those teams on the Central Coast are lucky enough to have the chance to go. But, the kids need a ...more

2013/12/4 0:39

Hollister Police Arrest Two in Home Invasion Case External link to Hollister Police Arrest Two in Home Invasion Case

HOLLISTER, Calif.--- Hollister police say two suspects are behind bars after committing a home invasion robbery. Police say around midnight Monday, Santa Cruz dispatch recieved a call about a home invasion ...more

2013/12/3 21:52

Man Hit by Car While Walking in Crosswalk in Capitola External link to Man Hit by Car While Walking in Crosswalk in Capitola

CAPITOLA, Calif.-- Emergency crews were on their way to another accident Monday evening when they came upon a man hit by a car on the 1200 block on 41st street.Police say the middle-aged man was walking ...more

2013/12/3 21:34

Monterey Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Paul Walker, Fellow Ocean Lover External link to Monterey Aquarium Mourns the Loss of Paul Walker, Fellow Ocean Lover

MONTEREY, Calif.--- While many friends and family are mourning the loss of actor Paul Walker after he died in a feiry car accident over the weekend. Now, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is sending out their ...more

2013/12/3 21:33

Cold Weather Advisory for Pets from The SPCA External link to Cold Weather Advisory for Pets from The SPCA

The SPCA for Monterey County advises pet owners that cold and freezing temperatures can be deadly for pets and livestock ...more

2013/12/3 18:35

Salinas Councilwoman Speaks Out After Son's Arrest External link to Salinas Councilwoman Speaks Out After Son's Arrest

After her son was arrested, Salinas Councilwoman Gloria De Le Rosa spoke out against the media coverage surrounding the incident. ...more

2013/12/3 18:05

Santa Cruz Public Safety Task Force To Present Recommendations External link to Santa Cruz Public Safety Task Force To Present Recommendations

After a group of community members met for many months to tackle some of the biggest issues plaguing the city of Santa Cruz, it's now ready to present its recommendations to city council. ...more

2013/12/3 18:02

Police: 15-Year-old Gang Member Arrested For Stabbing Seaside Teen External link to Police: 15-Year-old Gang Member Arrested For Stabbing Seaside Teen

A teenager was stabbed in Seaside Monday evening and police say they have arrested the 15-year-old who was responsible. ...more

2013/12/3 17:00

Two Victims Shot in Watsonville External link to Two Victims Shot in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- Two victims are recovering after suffering gunshot wounds to the legs, according to Watsonville Police.It happened Monday night on the 100 block of Arthur Road. Police say there ...more

2013/12/3 9:26

Ecstasy use on rise again among U.S. teens External link to Ecstasy use on rise again among U.S. teens

The number of U.S. teens who wind up in the emergency room after taking the club drug Ecstasy has more than doubled in recent years, raising concerns that the hallucinogen is back in vogue, federal officials report. ...more

2013/12/3 9:18

California DMV Drafts First Regulations on Self-Driving Cars External link to California DMV Drafts First Regulations on Self-Driving Cars

CALIFORNIA -- The California Department of Motor Vehicles Monday announced that proposed regulations governing the testing of self-driving and autonomous cars on California's public roadways have been ...more

2013/12/3 0:42

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Man Found Safely External link to UPDATE: Missing Elderly Man Found Safely

The Santa Cruz police department needs your help in locating 80 year old Aristide Mawhood who it believes is at-risk or injury or being robbed.
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2013/12/2 23:26

California Lawmakers Receive 5% Pay Increase External link to California Lawmakers Receive 5% Pay Increase

For most people, pay raises are a thing of the past. But not for California lawmakers. This week, legislators in Sacramento will be getting a five percent pay increase. ...more

2013/12/2 20:19

Salinas Councilwoman's Son Pleads Not Guilty To Charges External link to Salinas Councilwoman's Son Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

A Central Coast councilwoman's son accused of breaking down a bedroom door and biting a police officer faced a judge for the first time on Monday. ...more

2013/12/2 19:45

Man Found Dead in Santa Cruz Driveway May Have Committed Suicide External link to Man Found Dead in Santa Cruz Driveway May Have Committed Suicide

New information on a Santa Cruz man found dead in his driveway last week.    The coroner now says his stab wounds were self inflicted. ...more

2013/12/2 18:25

Manhunt Monday, December 2, 2013 External link to Manhunt Monday, December 2, 2013

Click here for this week's Manhunt Monday
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2013/12/2 15:38

How to Get the Most Out of Cyber Monday External link to How to Get the Most Out of Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is well underway, and shoppers are hitting the web for the best online deals. For more on how to get the best out of Cyber Monday, the owner and CEO of Alvarez Technology in Salinas joined ...more

2013/12/2 9:50

Man in Custody After Standoff in Capitola External link to Man in Custody After Standoff in Capitola

CAPITOLA, Calif. -- A man is in custody following a standoff Sunday night on the 400 block of Kennedy Drive.     Police were responding to a call of gun shots heard near Bay Avenue, when the father of ...more

2013/12/2 9:36

3.9 Earthquake Strikes Near Gilroy External link to 3.9 Earthquake Strikes Near Gilroy

GILROY, Calif. -- A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Monday near Gilroy, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The quake struck just after 2 in the morning at a reported depth of 3.7 miles. There ...more

2013/12/2 9:21

San Juan Bautista Community Bands Together After Fire External link to San Juan Bautista Community Bands Together After Fire

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif.-- Sunday, some businesses in historic downtown San Juan Bautista are only visible through a chain-link fence. 
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2013/12/1 19:27

17-Year-Old Shot at in Gang-Related Shooting, According to Police External link to 17-Year-Old Shot at in Gang-Related Shooting, According to Police

SALINAS, Calif.-- Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot at on the 100 block of La Posada drive Saturday night around 9:20 p.m. Although he wasn't hit by any of the gunshots, a nearby apartment buidling ...more

2013/12/1 17:35

Couple Shot at in Salinas Saturday Afternoon External link to Couple Shot at in Salinas Saturday Afternoon

SALINAS, Calif.-- Salinas police say two people were shot at while inside of their car Saturday afternoon on the 1500 block of Marin Avenue. According to police, it all happened around 3:00 p.m. when the ...more

2013/12/1 17:31

It's The Day After Thanksgiving, Is It Decorating Time For Christmas? External link to It's The Day After Thanksgiving, Is It Decorating Time For Christmas?

MONTEREY, California-- The turkey and stuffing are now left-overs and December is fast approaching. Is it time to start decorating for the 25th? ...more

2013/12/1 1:20

Fire Crews Mopping Up What's Left After Fire in San Juan Bautista External link to Fire Crews Mopping Up What's Left After Fire in San Juan Bautista

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif.-- Fire crews in San Juan Bautista are now mopping up the mess left behind from a vicious fire on Washington and Fourth Street in San Juan Bautista Saturday morning. The blaze ...more

2013/12/1 1:19

The Day After Black Friday Is Small Business Saturday External link to The Day After Black Friday Is Small Business Saturday

MONTEREY, Calif.--Through the madness of Black Friday and into Cyber Monday, Saturday marked the day to celebrate small businesses. ...more

2013/12/1 1:18

28 Weapons Brought In During Greenfield's Gun Buy Back Event External link to 28 Weapons Brought In During Greenfield's Gun Buy Back Event

The city of Greenfield held its first gun buy back event on Saturday. ...more

2013/12/1 0:51

3 Separate Armed Robberies Of Salinas Businesses On Friday External link to 3 Separate Armed Robberies Of Salinas Businesses On Friday

Salinas police are investigating three separate armed robberies of businesses that happened on Friday. ...more

2013/12/1 0:44

Fire Near Old Salinas Athletic Club Saturday Morning External link to Fire Near Old Salinas Athletic Club Saturday Morning

SALINAS, Calif.--Salinas fire crews were busy battling a fire Saturday morning around 9:00 a.m. after a suspected homeless campsite caught fire near the Old Salinas Athletic Club.Right now fire investigators ...more

2013/11/30 17:20

Transient Found Dead at Bus Stop in Salinas External link to Transient Found Dead at Bus Stop in Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas medical crews were called out to the bus stop in front of the Arrow gas station at West Laurel and Main Street for a man who was unresponsive. ...more

2013/11/29 20:38

UPDATE: Hwy 101 Lanes Back Open after Accident External link to UPDATE: Hwy 101 Lanes Back Open after Accident

UPDATE: Per CHP, all three lanes are now back open and the accident has been cleared. ...more

2013/11/29 17:03

CAL FIRE Encourages Fire Safety During Holiday Season External link to CAL FIRE Encourages Fire Safety During Holiday Season

Across the nation, thousands of home fires are caused from holiday cooking. It's one of the biggest concerns fire crews have during this time of year. ...more

2013/11/28 19:32

Officer-Involved Shooting In Soledad; Suspects Arrested After Trying To Flee External link to Officer-Involved Shooting In Soledad; Suspects Arrested After Trying To Flee

An officer-involved shooting in Soledad ends with several suspects arrested for attempted murder and possession of a loaded firearm. ...more

2013/11/28 16:37

Pacific Grove City Manager Sends Out Letter on Officer Put on Leave External link to Pacific Grove City Manager Sends Out Letter on Officer Put on Leave

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.-- Recently a Pacific Grove Police officer was put on leave after his wife ran into legal troubles and he then retired. Commander John Nyunt was placed on leave in January after Kristin ...more

2013/11/27 22:00

Skunk Rescued at Local High School Wednesday External link to Skunk Rescued at Local High School Wednesday

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-- Wildlife Emergency Services in Santa Cruz were sent to a high school Wednesday morning after a skunk was discovered trapped inside in a narrow cement channel right next to a classroom.Apparently, ...more

2013/11/27 21:46

4-Legged Member Joins Monterey County D.A.'s Office External link to 4-Legged Member Joins Monterey County D.A.'s Office

A new team member was annouced at the Monterey County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday. She isn't your typical investigator, but on command she can help with some of the biggest cases around. ...more

2013/11/27 18:43

Watsonville Family Honors Late Father's Last Wish to Play Basketball External link to Watsonville Family Honors Late Father's Last Wish to Play Basketball

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- Patrick Carroll was born with a congenital heart defect and the only chance for survival was a transplant, but he died a month later from unknown reasons. Basketball was the game ...more

2013/11/27 17:39

Motorcycle Accident in Seaside Closes Down Part of Broadway External link to Motorcycle Accident in Seaside Closes Down Part of Broadway

The CalStar medical helicopter landed in Seaside Wednesday after a motorcycle accident on Broadway Avenue. ...more

2013/11/27 16:06

Water Woes on the Central Coast Continue External link to Water Woes on the Central Coast Continue

Dear Jon - Show me the water! Believe me, if I could I would but the fact of the matter is that we're coming out of a dry year and lakes are historically low. Terry writes to me, "Dear Jon, why has San Antonio Lake near Bradley been drained?" When the lake is full, it has a capacity of 335,000 acre feet of water. Historically this lake has never been this low. ...more

2013/11/27 15:45

Monterey Police Make Arrests in Recent Countywide Home Burglary Spike External link to Monterey Police Make Arrests in Recent Countywide Home Burglary Spike

Police have arrested eight people they say are connected to a rise in home burglaries on the Central Coast. ...more

2013/11/27 13:25

Police Investigate Body Found in Santa Cruz Driveway External link to Police Investigate Body Found in Santa Cruz Driveway

Police are investigating a body that was found Tuesday morning in the driveway of a home on Cypress. ...more

2013/11/26 22:44

#PositiveLocalNews: Winning Weiner Comes out of Monterey External link to #PositiveLocalNews: Winning Weiner Comes out of Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif.--- The winning weiner crowned ''Top Dog'' for the 18th annual Weinerschnitzel Weiner Nationals comes straight from the Central Coast. Weiner dog Frank dashed to the finish line and outran ...more

2013/11/26 22:17

Thousands of Monarch Butterflies Flock to Pacific Grove External link to Thousands of Monarch Butterflies Flock to Pacific Grove

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.--- It's officially monarch butterfly season in butterfly town USA Pacific Grove. November is the peak time for these monarchs who call the grove home.Monarch experts at the natural ...more

2013/11/26 22:06

Monterey Aquarium Sea Otters Respond to Anchorman Ron Burgundy's Claim That They are the "Dumbest Animal on Planet Earth" External link to Monterey Aquarium Sea Otters Respond to Anchorman Ron Burgundy's Claim That They are the "Dumbest Animal on Planet Earth"

The sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are fighting back, after Anchorman Ron Burgundy called them "the dumbest animal on Planet Earth" in a recent apperance on Conan. ...more

2013/11/26 18:25

Naughty Mall Santa Charged With Indecent Assault and Battery in Massachusetts External link to Naughty Mall Santa Charged With Indecent Assault and Battery in Massachusetts

Far from the holiday spirit, a mall Santa in Massachusetts made an obscene gesture at the camera as he drove away from his home.  But it is what he's being charged with that has many people felling uncomfortable. ...more

2013/11/26 18:13

Salinas Police Investigating Single-Victim Shooting External link to Salinas Police Investigating Single-Victim Shooting

SALINAS, Calif. -- Police are searching for the gunman who opened fire on a 25-year-old victim Tuesday night. ...more

2013/11/26 16:04

#PositiveLocalNews: Alisal High Soccer Team Looks to GIve Positive Image to East Salinas External link to #PositiveLocalNews: Alisal High Soccer Team Looks to GIve Positive Image to East Salinas

A group of teenagers is kicking the stereotype in east Salinas to make a positive change to their image. The All-Star Alisal High School soccer team was back on the field Monday,  hoping for another successful season. ...more

2013/11/26 14:36

Burglary Crime Spree Hitting Cities on the Central Coast External link to Burglary Crime Spree Hitting Cities on the Central Coast

There have been 19 burglaries in almost as many days in Carmel Valley, but they are not the only ones getting ripped of by burglars. Marina Police and Scotts Valley Police have both reported a major increase in burglaries. ...more

2013/11/26 13:55

What's Going Around: Statin Medications External link to What's Going Around: Statin Medications

Many Americans already take medicines to help lower their cholesterol, but under new guidelines for statin medications, even more people will likely be using these drugs. Doctor Mark Juretic from Marian ...more

2013/11/26 9:44

Watsonville Laundromat Robbed, Suspect on the Loose External link to Watsonville Laundromat Robbed, Suspect on the Loose

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- The Granny's Laundromat on East Lake Avenue was robbed Tuesday, according to Watsonville Police. ...more

2013/11/26 9:30

20 Things You Don't Know About Central Coast News Anchor Jasmine Viel External link to 20 Things You Don't Know About Central Coast News Anchor Jasmine Viel

Jasmine Viel anchors Central Coast News along with her husband, Marc Cota-Robles. However, most people already now that, so here is a list of 20 other things you probably don't know about Jasmine. ...more

2013/9/30 22:09

20 Things You Don't Know About Morning Anchor Megan Munro External link to 20 Things You Don't Know About Morning Anchor Megan Munro

You may have tuned in to watch Wake Up Central Coast in the morning and seen Megan Munro anchoring the news. Here is a list of 20 things you did not know about Megan, including a bizarre fact about pizza.
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2013/9/5 16:07

Slideshow: Weekend Pet Pics External link to Slideshow: Weekend Pet Pics

Do you love your pet? Submit a picture of them to Weekend Pet Pic and they could be featured on Central Coast News during our Pet Pic Segment, which airs every Sunday. Every Sunday post your pet's picture ...more

2013/11/4 14:43

Santa Cruz Drug Den Uncovered By Police, Six People Arrested; Apartment Covered in Dirty Drug Needles External link to Santa Cruz Drug Den Uncovered By Police, Six People Arrested; Apartment Covered in Dirty Drug Needles

A report of someone stealing from a car led police to a drug den in Santa Cruz. Six people were arrested doing what police called the "Drug User's Decathlon." ...more

2013/10/30 13:39

Manhunt Monday, October 28, 2013 External link to Manhunt Monday, October 28, 2013

Click here fo this week's Manhunt Monday suspects
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2013/10/29 11:27

#PositiveLocalNews: Salinas Girl Fights Leukemia With the Help of Mustache Pictures from the Community External link to #PositiveLocalNews: Salinas Girl Fights Leukemia With the Help of Mustache Pictures from the Community

After nearly eight months of chemotherapy, an outpouring of community support is helping a 12-year-old Salinas girl fight leukemia. ...more

2013/10/22 15:20

SLIDESHOW: Have You seen the Giant Pumpkins in Salinas? External link to SLIDESHOW: Have You seen the Giant Pumpkins in Salinas?

SALINAS, Calif. -- With his best bargaining skills on hand, seven year old Austin Cook was on a mission. The goal? To get his Mom to buy the best, biggest orange pumpkin. "I need one that's the biggest," ...more

2013/10/8 14:21

Fire Destroys Two Homes in Aptos External link to Fire Destroys Two Homes in Aptos

APTOS, Calif. -- A massive fire that ripped through at least two homes in Aptos Tuesday morning is now contained. ...more

2013/10/8 9:37

SLIDESHOW: Dozens of Sharks Feasting on a Whale Carcass Captured on Video External link to SLIDESHOW: Dozens of Sharks Feasting on a Whale Carcass Captured on Video

Monday morning passengers were treated to a rare encounter as three Great Whites and about a dozen Blue Sharks feasted on a dead Minke Whale carcass floating in the Santa Barbara Channel. ...more

2013/10/2 14:17

SLIDESHOW: Santa Cruz Wharf is Turning 100 External link to SLIDESHOW: Santa Cruz Wharf is Turning 100

To celebrate its 100th anniversary the Santa Cruz Wharf is hosting a free kickoff event for the yearlong celebration. ...more

2013/10/1 15:59

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Where Is "My" Weather?
Registered users will see a link in the above weather box to change the forecast city. You must first register and then log in.