Watsonville, CApajaronian.com

Watsonville settles wrongful death lawsuit

WATSONVILLE—The city of Watsonville recently agreed to settle a lawsuit over the 2018 death of a Watsonville man. Robert Castillo, 44, died after being struck by multiple cars on Highway 1 hours after he was detained on Nov. 23, 2018 by a Watsonville Police Department officer at his home while having an “acute mental health crisis,” according to court documents. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office told the family the following day that Castillo had committed suicide by walking into traffic, court records show.
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Gilroy, CAsacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com

Waterford Boy Killed in Truck Accident on Highway 156 in Gilroy

Waterford Boy Killed in Truck Crash in Gilroy Area. A boy from Waterford was killed, and three adults suffered injuries in a truck crash in the Gilroy area on the afternoon of Saturday, July 24, 2021. The incident was reported at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Highway 156 near Pacheco Creek Drive, just southeast of Gilroy.
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Salinas, CAkion546.com

Local concerns over another shutdown heat up as Delta variant spreads

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) As the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc across the country, sending up cases and hospitalizations mainly among the unvaccinated, local concerns about what that will mean for the fall are becoming more palpable. Delta variant COVID-19 cases have popped up here on the Central Coast, where...
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Voices of Monterey Bay

Homeless Warrior Recounts Life on the Streets

Soledad Street in Salinas | Photo Illustration by Ezzard McCall. Rita Acosta says she won’t be surprised if this time next summer, she once again will have no shower, no toilet, no refrigerator, sink, or stove, no bed to sleep on, no roof over her head — only a tent in a park, or on a sidewalk, or a patch of dirt in the gritty Chinatown district of Salinas.
San Benito County, CAbenitolink.com

COMMUNITY OPINION: The mayor who would be king

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Softball superstar Monica Abbott returns home to California with silver Olympic medal

SALINAS, Calif. (KRON) — Team USA’s softball players are shining with silver medals as they return home from Japan this week. Many Olympians are returning home to California, including superstar pitcher Monica Abbott. The final game at the Tokyo Olympic Games was a tense battle between three pitching legends. Japan’s...
Salinas, CAKSBW.com

Salinas' top infectious disease expert says delta should be taken seriously

SALINAS, Calif. — Cases are up, and hospitalizations are climbing. Dr. Allen Radner is chief medical officer at Salinas Valley Memorial and infectious disease specialist. He says vaccines are the answer, and while an estimated 70% of Monterey County has received at least one dose of the vaccine, that leaves a significant number unvaccinated.
Carmel-by-the-sea, CAmontereycountyweekly.com

Carmel restaurants fight to extend parklets into the fall as the city eyes permanent solutions.

Longtime Carmel restaurateur and owner of Flaherty’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar Ken Spilfogel has noticed a big change over the arc of the pandemic. Throughout shelter-in-place restrictions that pushed dining outside into parklets, the clientele has gotten younger, attracted by the al fresco dining experience. They’re savvy about Covid-19’s risks and Spilfogel says with the spread of the delta variant, his customers are demanding even more to eat outside. Yet on Sept. 15 those parklet seats at his and 30 other village restaurants—with a combined construction investment of $1 million, Spilfogel estimates—are all scheduled to disappear.
Marina, CAKSBW.com

Retired presidio police lieutenant arrested for child pornography possession

MARINA, Calif. — Marina police have arrested a man accused of having child pornography. According to investigators, Harald Forte, a retired lieutenant with the presidio of Monterey Police Department, was found to have hundreds of child sexual abuse materials on his home electronics. Forte had previously been sentenced to felony...