Update: Monterey County Lifts All Evacuation Orders Connected To Atmospheric River StormsMonterey County officials on Tuesday downgraded an evacuation order to an evacuation warning for areas off River Road near Salinas as a strong storm system has moved through the region.
Atmospheric River: Evacuation Orders Issued For River Road In Salinas Over Debris Flow RiskHeavy rains expected Monday afternoon prompted authorities to upgrade an evacuation warning to an order for areas in danger of debris flows near River Road in Salinas, authorities said.
Former Salinas High School Teacher Admits to Having Sex with StudentsA former high school biology teacher pleaded no contest in a Salinas federal courtroom Friday that he had sex with two of his former students.
Salinas Man Found Guilty Of Child Molestation, Faces Up To 258 Years In PrisonA Salinas man has been found guilty of committing 19 counts of child molestation on two victims, Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Friday.
Suspect In 2002 Fatal Stabbing Of Salinas Woman Extradited To U.S.A 46-year-old man who had been sought for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend in Salinas in 2002 was arrested in Mexico and was extradited to the U.S. this week, police said Thursday.
COVID: Monterey County Supervisors Stop Short In Reviving Indoor Mask Mandate For AllThe Monterey County Board of Supervisors balked Wednesday at mandating face coverings indoors regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status but encouraged residents to do so regardless.
Salinas Police Investigate Brazen Daytime Double HomicideA 33-year-old Salinas man and 30-year-old Gonzales woman have been identified as the victims killed in a brazen daytime fatal shooting on a Salinas street.
Officers Stop Theft Suspect at Salinas BusinessPolice in Salinas stopped a suspect who was about to get away after allegedly stealing pressure washers and other tools from a business early Friday.
Salinas Police Arrest Driver For DUI, Child Endangerment After Slamming Into ApartmentA 42-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after crashing a car into an apartment in Salinas, police said.A 42-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment after crashing a car into an apartment in Salinas, police said.
Man Grazed By Bullets After Gunman Opens Fire On Car In SalinasSeveral rounds were fired at a car early Sunday in Salinas but no one inside was seriously injured, police said.
COVID Reopening: Monterey County Could Enter Yellow Tier Next Week; 61% Have Received Vaccine DoseMonterey County could move into the Yellow Tier of the state's pandemic reopening system as soon as next week, the county's top health official said Tuesday.
Salinas Woman, Teen Struck By Gunfire Early Friday MorningPolice in Salinas are investigating a shooting early Friday morning that injured a 17-year-old boy as well as a 48-year-old woman who was hit in the arm by the gunfire while she slept in bed.
Reopening: Monterey County Could Emerge From Most-Restrictive Purple Tier Next WeekMonterey County could move into a less-restrictive coronavirus pandemic reopening tier as soon as Tuesday if state public health officials approve the county's request to review a data discrepancy.
River Fire: Monterey County Wildfire Scorches 33,000 Acres After Doubling In Size OvernightThe River Fire continued to tear through rugged terrain south of Salinas on Thursday after the lightning sparked wildfire doubled in size overnight.
River Fire: Evacuations, Unhealthy Air In Monterey County As Wildfire Grows To 10,000 AcresThe River Fire in Monterey County, one of several in the region caused by last weekend's rare lightning storm and exacerbated by the ongoing heat wave, has more than doubled in size overnight.