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.
Salinas Softball Coach Pleads Guilty To Molesting 13-Year-Old PlayerA 20-year-old Salinas softball coach faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to molesting a 13-year-old girl last year, the Monterey County District Attorney reported.
Salinas Norteño Gang Members Charged With Forming 'Murder Squad' A federal grand jury has returned murder charges against two members for the notorious Norteño gang who allegedly created a 'murder squad' to track down and kill their rivals.
Bay Area Housing Struggles Extend To Farm-Rich SalinasMiddle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires.
Small Earthquakes Rattle Pinnacles Nat'l Park AreaThree small earthquakes, one magnitude 3.2, shook Pinnacles National Park near Salinas at 6:46 a.m. Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
House Of Horror: Salinas Man Gets 3 Life Sentences For Killing 2 Children, Torturing AnotherGonzalo Curiel received two life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of two children in 2015, and an additional life sentence for the torture of their half sister.