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2 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Monterey County Jail medical contract gets $1.35M boost

Monterey County Jail medical contract gets $1.35M boost In addition, 11 new corrections deputies will be hired for $1.53 million. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1u4zYsA Monterey County, Behavioral Health and the Community Corrections Partnership will unequally split a $3.03 million funding request to ameliorate health services at the jail in the wake of prison realignment.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

6 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Salinas-area school leaders huddle at summitSalinas-area school...

Salinas-area school leaders huddle at summit Hartnell hosts brainstorming session for finding ways to collaborate, from kindergarten to college. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1u5rzoO Members of the Salinas City School District team work on their priorities Tuesday night at the Governing Board Summit at Hartnell College.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Education Etc., Soledad, CA

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Supervisors postpone 911 dispatcher reorganization plan, again

SALINAS >> A plan to replace two vacant emergency dispatcher positions with managers in an already understaffed 911 call center is getting the cold shoulder from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and county union leaders. For the second time in two weeks, the supervisors declined to approve the proposed reorganization, which would reallocate two vacant Communications Dispatcher II positions to two Management Analyst III positions, and eliminate a vacant Emergency Communications Operations Supervisor position.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

Buchanan High School Student Shot Accidentally By Hunter In Woods

A 17-year-old Buchanan High School student is still in a bay area intensive care unit after a hunter accidentally shot him over the weekend. The family of Jim Moua says he was hunting squirrels with his father and little brother in the hills of Monterey County Saturday morning.

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Monterey County Herald

Teacher shortage in Monterey County persists

SALINAS >> There's an opening for a music teacher in Greenfield Union with a signing bonus of up to $5,000. There's another opening for a child development teacher at Carmel Unified.

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Monterey County Herald

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County to hold community breakfast

SALINAS >> The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County will hold a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at its Salinas clubhouse, 85 Maryal Drive in Salinas. This event brings members of the Salinas Valley community together to celebrate the achievements of club members and honors outstanding community members.

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KION 46

Fire Safe Council for Monterey County launches awareness, fundraising campaign

In light of wildfires plaguing other parts of the state, the Fire Safe Council for Monterey County wants to get the word out about their programs. Monterey County is especially vulnerable to wildfires because of its abundance of forested lands and hot, dry weather in its inland areas.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire

The Salinas Californian

Brannon named Monterey County Chief Assistant D.A.Brannon named...

Brannon named Monterey County Chief Assistant D.A. Berkley Brannon was Assistant DA and replaces Terry Spitz. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1s5vh5p Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo has announced the appointment of Berkley Brannon as his Chief Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney's Office.

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Monterey County Herald

Gang members connected to King City restaurant shooting

KING CITY >> The shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in King City last week, which left no suspects or victims at the scene, appears to have involved Sureno gang members. On Monday evening, Monterey County Sheriff's Office deputies served two search warrants at separate locations in King City.

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The Salinas Californian

Sheriff's Log: Car through fenceSheriff's Log: Car through fenceThe...

Sheriff's Log: Car through fence The Monterey County Sheriff's Office log. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1s51RV5 Synopsis: Discovered a Honda CRX that had crashed through a fence along Highway 101.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home

Monterey County Herald

County official leaves after leading Capital One pursuit

SALINAS >> With Monterey County's pursuit of the Capital One office complex headed down the home stretch, a key county official is departing. After nearly three years at the helm of the county's Resource Management Agency, director Benny Young has announced his resignation effective Oct. 3 due to "pressing family reasons."

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Monterey County Herald

Sheriff Scott Miller subject of 'no confidence' vote

SALINAS >> The union of sheriff's department employees has begun a vote of no confidence against their boss, Sheriff Scott Miller. The Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs Association, which endorsed Miller's challenger, sheriff's deputy Steve Bernal, in the November election, started the vote at noon Monday to conclude Sept.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Slight, very slight, chance of drizzle in Monterey CountySlight, very ...

Slight, very slight, chance of drizzle in Monterey County A storm is moving in, but it will hit north of the Golden Gate Bridge Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1s4hgF1 It might be only a drizzle in Salinas by the time a Pacific storm zeroes in north of San Francisco Wednesday, but most folks in the Salinas Valley will take whatever the storm offers. Monday morning the National Weather Service in Monterey issued an advisory for light rain to move into the north San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday evening with drizzle and light precipitation spreading south to at least Santa Cruz overnight.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Salinas, CA

KTVU Oakland

Man arrested in auto burglary, false report that his family was killed

A 28-year-old Benicia man was arrested near Big Sur on Sunday on suspicion of auto burglary and a false claim that his family had been killed, Monterey County sheriff's officials said. At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol notified deputies about victims of an auto burglary in the Big Sur area who flagged down a passing CHP car, sheriff's Deputy Michael Smith said.

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KION 46

Monterey County launches "Three Feet for Safety Act" awareness campaign

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County is launching a "Three Feet for Safety Act" awareness campaign as the new state law goes into effect Tuesday, Sept. 16. The law is aimed at improving safety for bicyclists and requires drivers provide at least three feet between any part of their vehicle and bicyclists when passing, Distribute 3-Feet for Safety vehicle stickers and outreach materials to Monterey County law enforcement agencies, local Department of Motor Vehicles offices, schools, civic institutions and the greater community.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

KION 46

Campaign underway to help high-risk communities prone to fire dangers

An effort is underway to help some of the communities prone to fire dangers on the Central Coast. The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County kicked off a campaign to raise funds and awareness.

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Monterey County Herald

Woman's body found floating in Seaside's Laguna Grande Park

Seaside police on the scene at Laguna Grande Park where a body of a adult woman was discovered on Monday. SEASIDE >> Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found floating underneath a bridge in Laguna Grande Park on Monday morning.

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KION 46

Parolee arrested after traffic stop in Moss Landing

Two people were arrested in Moss Landing Sunday, including a parolee at large, after a traffic stop on Highway 1. Monterey County Sheriff's deputies conducted a stop on a car driven by Angelina Segundo, 23, in the area of Molera Road and Highway 1 for numerous vehicle code violations.

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Related Topix: Moss Landing, CA

The Salinas Californian

Person dies off Big Sur CoastPerson dies off Big Sur CoastA person...

Person dies off Big Sur Coast A person was found in the water off of the Big Sur Coast.

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The Salinas Californian

We Could Car Less: Movie trivia, win a bus passWe Could Car Less:...

Dear Goya: Can you use your column to educate people about the RIDES/Taxi Voucher program that supplements MST bus services for the disabled? I have We Could Car Less: Movie trivia, win a bus pass Dear Goya: Can you use your column to educate people about the RIDES/Taxi Voucher program that supplements MST bus services for the disabled? I have Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1tTy7qj Dear Goya: Can you use your column to educate people about the RIDES/Taxi Voucher program that supplements MST bus services for the disabled? I have seen little publicity about these services for the November sales tax measure. I ride the bus most of the time.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

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