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Woman dead, 3 severely injured, after head-on crash on North Davis in Salinas
SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- Salinas Police said a head-on crash resulted in at least one person dying and three people being severely injured and taken to Natvidad Saturday night. The crash happened on North Davis Road outside the Hacienda Mexican Grill. Police said the person who died was a woman, but...
One person dead after solo crash on Highway 68 near Reservation Road
MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- The California Highway Patrol said a person driving a silver Toyota is dead after overturning on Highway 68 Saturday morning. At 9:48 a.m., units were told that a car had crashed on westbound Highway 68 east of Reservation Road. Investigators determined that the driver was in the number one lane going at an unknown speed.
Firefighters battling a structure fire at iconic LaPorte Mansion in Pacific Grove
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (KION-TV)- A KION reporter confirmed firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire near 17 Mile Drive and Lighthouse Avenue. You can see flames shooting out of the home, our reporter says the mansion on fire is the LaPorte Mansion located at the corner of Lighthouse Avenue and 17 Mile Drive.
Deputy, 2 others injured in car crash while responding to Castroville drive-by
CASTROVILLE, Calif. — A deputy with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office was injured while responding to reports of a drive-by shooting in Castroville Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's office received a call about a drive-by shooting in the Castroville area at 2:01 p.m. According to authorities, the reporting party was following the suspect's car.
Monterey looks to keep its beloved Sports Center successful into a post-pandemic future.
It was clear from the Monterey City Council special meeting on Wednesday, May 24, that the Sports Center and its small staff are well loved. The council chamber was packed with dozens of patrons who came out to sing the center's praises as not just a place to work out, but also a place to socialize and feel a part of the community.
Fatal Head-On Collision Reported on Highway 1 in Monterey County
The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal head-on collision in Monterey County on May 23, 2023. The crash occurred on Highway 1 close to Molera Road in Castroville at approximately 12:30 p.m. Details on the Fatal Head-On Collision in Monterey County. A preliminary release revealed that a 2016 Mazda CX-5...
Driver and juvenile injured during Highway 1 shooting near Watsonville
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KION-TV)- California Highway Patrol Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said that they are investigating a shooting on southbound Highway 1 at the Freedom Boulevard exit Friday night. Law officials say that at around 8:40 p.m., they responded to reports of a shooting at the...
Housing and labor shortages are holding back the Monterey Bay region’s economy.
Shortages of housing and, in turn, labor continue to be the biggest headwinds facing the Monterey Bay region’s economic growth, economist Christopher Thornberg said at a presentation Thursday sponsored by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership. Speaking during MBEP’s 2023 Regional Economic Outlook virtual event, Thornberg—the founding partner of Los...
16-year-old girl stabbed multiple times at Salinas High School
SALINAS -- A 16-year-old girl is being treated at a Salinas hospital Thursday evening after she was stabbed multiple times by a fellow student at Salinas High School.A Salinas police department spokesperson said Thursday night that the incident was reported at about 1:21 p.m. Officers responded to the school at 726 S. Main St. and located the girl, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds to her upper torso area. She was immediately transported to the hospital.The suspect, a 17-year-old boy, was detained by probation officers. The weapon, a 2-3" pocket knife, was recovered.The boy was transported to Monterey County Juvenile Hall on attempted murder charges.
Second person arrested for Salinas homicide, police report
SALINAS, Calif. — A second person was arrested in connection to a homicide on Garner Avenue, police reported on Friday. Ivan Barriga, 19, was arrested on Thursday around 1:30 p.m. by the U.S. Marshals and the Violence Suppression Task Force. Earlier in the week, Abel Juan Perez, 21, was arrested by SWAT in Gonzales.
Cali Glizzy in Salinas offers fairly good franks
SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- This spot on East Gabilan Street has piqued my interest for months. A good hotdog shouldn't be as hard to find as it currently is. Finally, after catching them open at their weird hours I satisfied my ballpark hot dog craving. Their concept isn't earth-shattering: put an all-beef dog on a Hawaiian roll and rake in the bucks. Simple is often better.
Sigalert: Highway 129 closed in both directions Thursday morning
WATSONVILLE, Calif. — California Highway Patrol issued a Sigalert on Highway 129 Thursday morning. Highway 129, also known as Riverside Drive, is closed in both directions between Murphy Crossing Road and Rogge Lane. According to CHP, a suspected drunk driver ran off the road and hit a utility pole....
Salinas Police looking for missing at-risk teen
SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- Salinas Police said they are looking for a 13-year-old girl reported missing on Friday. Family says, Zailey Blankenship was last seen at her home on Nissan Road at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. She was described as being 5'3 and 130 pounds with brown/red hair and hazel...
Monterey asks renters, property owners and managers to give input at rental registry town hall.
The city of Monterey is gearing up to create a rental registry, a place to possibly record all rentals in the city and keep track of what rents are being charged, as well as rent increases and evictions. As an early step in the process, the city is inviting all renters, property owners and property managers to come to a "Rental Inventory Monterey (RIM)" Town Hall, 6-9pm, Tuesday, May 30, inside the Monterey Conference Center and streaming online.
2 killed by wrong-way driver on Highway 1
(KRON) — Two people were killed after a driver crossed into the wrong-way lanes on Highway 1 early Tuesday afternoon, California Highway Patrol said. The crash happened near Highway 183 in the area of Castroville. A GMC Sierra was going northbound on Highway 1 at about 12:40 p.m. when it crossed the double yellow lines […]
California Roots Festival generates $25.7 million and creates hundreds of jobs per year
MONTEREY CA. - The California Roots Festival on the Monterey Fairgrounds opened its doors this afternoon. The atmosphere was electric with vendors like Pricilla Jones for MMM Churros so excited for the business she is going to get. “The economic impact is great,” Jones said. “All of the money that...
Salinas High School is on lockdown due to a female student being stabbed on campus
SALINAS, CALIF. (KION-TV)- Salinas Union High School District confirmed to our reporter at the scene that Salinas High School is currently under a lockdown after a female student was stabbed. Salinas Police said that at least one female student was stabbed in the courtyard. There is no information on their condition at this time. This The post Salinas High School is on lockdown due to a female student being stabbed on campus appeared first on KION546.
Carmel city leaders seek community input on new affordable housing
As the housing crisis continues in California, the state requires all counties and cities to adopt a local housing plan which includes affordable housing. On Wednesday, City leaders in Carmel held a special public meeting for people to learn more about the City’s planning process to bring in 349 new housing units over the next eight years. The meeting was hosted by the Housing Ad Hoc Committee at City Hall.
CalFresh Program: Supplementing Food Budgets for Low-Income Households
The CalFresh program supplements the food budget of low-income households, allowing them to purchase food at authorized locations using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
Monterey trolley ride returns for the summer
MONTEREY, Calif. — The free Monterey trolley is back starting Memorial Day weekend. Going from May 27 to Sept. 4, the free trolleys will shuttle tourists and locals alike to their favorite attractions. The service runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. To hop on a trolley, you...
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