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.
Salinas Man Pleads No Contest To Lewd Acts With 2 Young GirlsA 61-year-old Salinas man pleaded no contest to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with two young girls ages 4 and 9, Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Friday.
FDA: Grazing Cows Likely Cause Of E. Coli Outbreaks Linked To Salinas Valley Romaine LettuceOutbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into Security Cable On Dirt Road In SalinasA man was found dead last weekend near a strawberry field in Salinas after riding his motorcycle into a security cable
CHP Arrests Suspect In Highway Projectiles Cases In Monterey, San Benito CountiesThe California Highway Patrol has made an arrest in its investigation into projectiles launched at vehicles in Monterey and San Benito counties.
CDC: E. Coli Infections Linked To Salinas-Grown Romaine Lettuce IncreaseFederal health officials continued to warn consumers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas area, as the number of infections associated with an E. coli outbreak linked to the region increase.
CDC Warns Not To Eat Romaine Lettuce From Salinas Over E. Coli FearsFederal officials warned consumers Friday not to eat romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas area amid concerns of an E. Coli outbreak.
Pregnant Woman Killed In Random Stabbing Attack In Salinas; Suspect ArrestedPolice in central California say a pregnant woman was stabbed to death in a random attack outside her home.
Nuestra Familia Gang Associates Plead Guilty To Violent Monterey County Jail AttacksTwo associates of the notorious Nuestra Familia prison gang have pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges, admitting they were responsible for violent attacks of other inmates at the Monterey County Jail, authorities said.
San Jose Earthquakes Sign 14-Year-Old Salinas Goalie To Professional Soccer ContractThe San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer team announced Monday they have signed 14-year-old goalkeeper Emmanuel 'Emi' Ochoa to a homegrown player contract, making him the second youngest player to ever ink a deal with a Major League Soccer team.
Escaped Monterey County Murder Suspects Captured At US-Mexico BorderTwo inmates accused of murder -- Santos Fonseca and Jonathan Salazar -- who escaped from a Monterey County jail were recaptured early Wednesday at the Mexico border as they attempted to sneak back into the United States
3.8 Earthquake, 2 Others Hit Central California Along San Andreas FaultA series of minor earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault shook an area near Salinas Tuesday morning.
Video: Dramatic Salinas Police Station Showdown With Woman Armed With Meat Cleaver A 22-year-old Salinas woman was in custody Friday after she entered police headquarters, took a woman hostage, threatening her with a large meat cleaver and then was subdued by officers armed with tasers.
Watsonville Softball Coach Sentenced For Sexual Relationship With Underage AthleteA 21-year-old Watsonville softball coach was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl between September and November 2018, Monterey County prosecutors reported Friday.