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.
Hungry, Cash-Waving Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested Eating Fast FoodA man was arrested on suspicion of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank when he was spotted eating a sandwich and counting a large sum of cash by an off-duty Salinas police officer later in the day
Jury Finds Man Guilty In Deaths Of 2 Children Found In Redding Storage UnitA jury in Monterey County has found a 20-year-old man guilty in the torture, starving and beating of two children whose bodies were found in a Redding storage unit.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Filing Thousands Of Fake Tax Returns, Pocketing $7.5MA California woman pleaded guilty to filing over 2,300 fake tax returns and accepting more than $7.5 million in refund checks from the IRS.
Salinas School Bus Driver Arrested For Alleged Rape Of Special Needs KidsPolice announced Friday morning that a bus driver for the Salinas Union High School District is in custody on five charges relating to the alleged rapes of special needs children over the last ten years.
Fatal Shooting In Salinas Investigated As Gang-RelatedA fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Salinas is being investigated as gang-related, police said.
Bay Area Men Arrested For Alleged Sex Trafficking Of Teenage GirlsFour Bay Area men arrested for allegedly providing drugs and alcohol to teenage girls and then prostituting them in Salinas and San Jose.
2 Killed in Salinas Saturday-Night ShootingTwo people died in a shooting Saturday evening in Salinas; they were the second and third homicides of the year in the city.
Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Strikes Monterey CountyA magnitude 4.7 earthquake that struck Monterey County late Monday morning was felt in parts of the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Salinas Company Recalls Vegetables Over Listeria FearsA Salinas-based company has voluntarily recalled packaged vegetables distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada because of possible bacterial contamination.