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Salinas Police looking for a missing man not seen in almost two weeks
SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- Salinas Police said they are looking for a 39-year-old man who has not had contact with his family since May 27. Kristofer Torres, 39, is said to frequent the Sherwood Park and South Main Street areas. He was reported missing Saturday, said police. If you have any...
Police seek charges in accidental shooting death of young girl
SALINAS, Calif. — Salinas police are now seeking charges against the brother of an 11-year-old girl who shot and killed herself with her brother’s gun. Natalie Puente was a fifth grader at Creekside Elementary School when she got a hold of her brother’s gun. It was a tragic accident, according to investigators who also say the gun was an illegally modified automatic Glock.
Men convicted of vandalizing BLM mural at Santa Cruz City Hall expected to help with upcoming repainting
The vandalized Black Lives Matter mural will finally be repaired June 24, with defendants Brandon Bochat and Hagan Warner present. SC Equity Collab expects to begin holding annual touch-up events for the mural going forward.
Bat found in Seaside euthanized after testing positive for rabies; pet cat in quarantine.
County officials are reiterating warnings to vaccinate your pets against rabies as the warmer months bring more active animals in the area. A bat found in Seaside tested positive for rabies, and was euthanized after being played around with by a cat. The cat's owner found the bat near La Salle Avenue and brought it to Hitchcock Road Animal Services Tuesday, May 30, according to a County of Monterey Health Department press release.
Shot Monterey County deputy released from Salinas hospital
SALINAS, Calif. — The Monterey County Sheriff Deputy injured in a standoff in Salinas was released from the hospital on Sunday. Deputy Jesse Green, a 17-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was hospitalized after being shot on Wednesday. He was shot in the side and arm. Personnel from...
Father dies after trying to rescue son from water at Santa Cruz beach, family says
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The family of a man who died after trying to save his son from strong currents at a Santa Cruz beach, is preparing to lay him to rest. Loved ones will honor the life of Srinivasa Murthy Jonnalagadda Wednesday at the Chapel of Angles funeral home in Fremont, according to a verified GoFundMe page.
Ten Marina firefighters recognized for two lifesaving missions
MARINA, Calif. — Ten firefighters from the city of Marina earned a distinguished honor for two separate lifesaving missions. "I'm so incredibly proud of the whole Marina fire department as a whole they do they work hard to do a great job. This is a small measure of our appreciation,” said Doug McCoun, Marina fire chief.
Driver says potholes on Williams Road in Salinas caused her to get into an accident
SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- It was more than just a bumpy ride Monday morning for Yuriko Romero, after she got into an accident she said was due to a pothole. The city recognizes the problem but says more money needs to be allocated for the repairs. "Tried to avoid it, it's...
Monterey man found guilty of 28 counts of child molestation sentenced to 440 years to life
MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. — A Del Rey Oaks Police Department investigation dating back to 2021 has led to a Monterey man being found guilty of 28 counts of child molestation. Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced 71-year-old Miodrag Vuletic's charges last Thursday. Vuletic was found guilty of three counts of oral copulation on a child 10 years old or under, 23 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years, and two counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14 years.
Suspect arrested in weekend robbery and attempted carjacking
MONTEREY, Calif. — Officers from the Monterey Police Department arrested a suspect connected to a robbery and attempted carjacking on Sunday. Police were dispatched around 10 a.m. to the 800 block of Foam Street in Monterey after receiving a call regarding a robbery. According to police, the victim was near his vehicle when two suspects approached him and demanded his keys at gunpoint. Both suspects began punching the victim in the face and head. At one point during the altercation, the victim was hit on the head with something hard, causing a small laceration on the back of his head. The suspects stole the victim's phone and left the scene.
Santa Cruz County residents, pet owners concerned after coyote sightings
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Concerns are growing for some residents in a Santa Cruz neighborhood, where they say they’re seeing an increase in coyotes and that they believe they’re attacking and killing household pets in the area. “We’re scared to leave our animals in our own yards,...
Monterey Artichoke Festival
Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new Artichoke Trail turns the spotlight to the region’s edgiest of veggies. The Artichoke Trail incorporates over 20 stops, including restaurants, farm stands, and attractions that highlight the numerous ways visitors can enjoy and experience this unique vegetable in Monterey County, California.
Monterey Co.: Construction On Pajaro Valley Water Supply Project Starts Friday
MONTEREY CO.: CONSTRUCTION ON PAJARO VALLEY WATER SUPPLY PROJECT STARTS FRIDAY
Salinas dog thought to be stolen returned to owner
SALINAS, Calif. — The daylong search for a dog thought to be stolen turned out to be a misunderstanding between the dog's owners and a man attempting to find the dog's home. The family of the year-old Yorkie told KSBW that the dog ran out the back door of the house on Saturday. No one noticed the dog was missing, so they left the house.
This High School Grad Makes $100K a Month
Scotts Valley High graduate Austyn Crispell is the founder of Santa Cruz-based Makhai Media, a company that helps other companies do their social media marketing. He spoke at a recent local business forum, where Growing Up was amazed at his successes, as was everyone in the room.
Monterey peninsula residents can buy fresh produce daily as Seaside establishes new farmers market
SEASIDE, Calif. — A new farmers market will open in Seaside next Thursday, June 15. The Seaside Certified Farmers Market is the result of a partnership between the city of Seaside and Everyone's Harvest. The market will be held weekly at Laguna Grande Park from 3 to 7 p.m. In addition to plenty of produce, the market will feature cooking demos, a kid's table, live music and more.
Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show returns for the 16th year this weekend
CAPITOLA, Calif. — The 16th Capitola Rod and Custom Classic Car Show will return to Capitola on Saturday and Sunday. The annual event will feature more than 280 hot rods, muscle cars, coupes, roadsters, customs and classics. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the cars will cruise the coastline from the...
Gilroy passes ordinance to ban people from sleeping in public places
GILROY CA. - Gilroy city leaders voted to approve an ordinance that would ban camping or sleeping in certain areas of the city. The city says the ban partially has to do with any homeless people trying to camp near schools. But homeless advocates, like Tim Davis, the executive director of South County Compassion Center, are concerned about how this ban will be enforced.
Pogonip Encampment Braces for City Sweep
Sunlight poured in through the oak trees. A small group of inhabitants sat and talked next to Highway 9, passing cigarettes and a lighter back and forth. It’s an ordinary Friday morning in the Pogonip encampment. The encampment is distinctive: living spaces, mostly made up of tents and tarps,...
A Little Nicer
A few more showers/thundershowers will be possible in the far southeastern corner of the KION coverage area overnight with an area of low pressure off to our southeast. It will slowly move out of our area on Wednesday with more tranquil weather expected. The overall air mass will remain cool which will be more noticeable inland. In fact, the deep, mixed marine layer may make for mild coastal temps except around Santa Cruz. The next trough will approach from the northwest toward the end of the week without much temperature recovery inland. This trough will be dryer, but looks to cut off a low to our south once again into the weekend. That may make for some rain chance at least over the inland mountains—other areas are being monitored. Overall, expect seasonable to cool temps for the next 7 days once again.
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