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1 hr ago | The Salinas Californian

Inmate convicted of murder faces 3 life sentencesInmate convicted of...

Inmate convicted of murder faces 3 life sentences David Gomez was convicted of killing his cellmate and attacking two more.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Salinas Valley State Prison, Prison

1 hr ago | KRON 4

Prisoner Kills Cellmate in Monterey Co.

A state prison inmate was convicted on Tuesday of first-degree murder for killing his cellmate, as well as separate assaults with a deadly weapon on other inmates, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison, Salinas Valley State Prison

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Bacteria Advisory For Monterey County Beach Lifted

Monterey County health officials have lifted an advisory warning that told people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

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Related Topix: Pacific Grove, CA

7 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Marina pot advocate sentenced to probation, jailMarina pot advocate...

Marina pot advocate sentenced to probation, jail A 44-year-old man was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating a restraining order.

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Related Topix: Marina, CA

11 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Interim NMC chief shares immediate visionInterim NMC chief shares...

Interim NMC chief shares immediate vision Dr. Kelly O'Keefe is operationally focused on tasks at hand.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Junior Otters concludes with plays at CSUMB

Playwright, writer and film director Luis Valdez gives the keynote speech during the closing ceremony for the Mesa Junior Otters program at CSU Monterey Bay in Seaside on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Seaside, CA, Theater, Arts

KSBW-TV

Monterey County Stand Down helps homeless veterans

"Transitioning from being a soldier into the civilian world is really hard for them," Stand Down volunteer Gilbert Bernabe said.

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Related Topix: Seaside, CA

Monterey County Herald

Best Bets, July 31-Aug. 6: 47th annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

The Cowichan Pipes and Drums group from Cowichan Valley Vancouver Island, British Columbia, march during the opening ceremonies at the 2013 Scottish Games and Celtic Festival in Monterey.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Watches, Salinas, CA, Blues, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys

KION 46

Monterey Co. Sheriff: Car chase leads to four arrests

Officers were on scene in Salinas on Laurel and Towt streets around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, after a car chase that started south of the city.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

KION 46

SPCA: Dog rescued from Greenfield hoarding home has puppies

One of the dogs rescued from a filthy home in Greenfield last week has given birth to four puppies, the SPCA for Monterey County said.

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Related Topix: Greenfield, CA

The Salinas Californian

Large pot operation cleared in San Juan BautistaLarge pot operation...

Large pot operation cleared in San Juan Bautista More than 20,000 plants valued at $25 million were cleared in San Juan Baptista.

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Related Topix: San Juan Bautista, CA, San Benito County, CA

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County theater a " what's playing

Brian Benjamin Balistreri , Suzanne Wood and Jared Hussey in the Wharf Theater's "The Mikado."

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, 9, Salinas, CA

Monterey County Herald

Suspect not found in Prunedale SWAT standoff

PRUNEDALE >> A 51-year-old man suspected of firing a shotgun in front of his residence Wednesday morning sparked a SWAT standoff for more than five hours, deputies said, More than 20 deputies from the Monterey County Sheriff's Office responded to reports about 5 a.m. saying that Jeffery Howard walked his wife out of the house holding a shotgun, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prunedale, CA

KION 46

SWAT activity in the area of Crazy Horse Canyon Road, Highway 101

More than 20 officers from the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, SWAT and hostage negotiator are on scene on Crazy Horse Canyon Road Wednesday morning.

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Halfway To Concord

AB 155 threatens local control of public works projects in California

The election year promise is very pervasive. Have you ever heard of a politician say he or she is opposed to "local control?" Neither have I. However, a bill currently making its way through the State Legislature, AB 155, would do just that, setting a dangerous precedent that would paralyze local governments and politicize public works projects.

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Daily Herald

Dry Ros , sweet whites friends with flame-cooked summer fare

Leave the white tablecloth and five-star wines safe in storage until autumn winds blow our dining indoors.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

HeraldNet

Gewurztraminer: A grape like no other

The white wine grape gewurztraminer is a world of its own. No other grape, when made into a wine, can boast that it has perfume and flavor as fierce as gewurztraminers - of rose petals and orange blossoms, litchi fruit, citrus and bergamot peel, and juicy, ripe tropical fruits.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, France, Mendocino County, CA

KSBW-TV

SVMH doctors voice concerns about Natividad's trauma center

Doctors from Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital showed up at the Board of Supervisors meeting to voice concerns about Natividad's proposed level two trauma center, they're concerned that Natividad Medical Center may be cutting corners trying to get the trauma center up and running earlier.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

KION 46

Monterey County veterans "Stand Down" this weekend

Monterey County's homeless veterans will have a community of their own for 3 days beginning at noon August 1. During the Stand Down homeless veterans, men, women and families will have access to free medical and dental care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Monterey County Herald

Long-running murder case ends in guilty verdict

SALINAS >> After nine years of Monterey County courtroom appearances, the man accused earlier this month of stabbing a Salinas Valley State Prison guard admitted on the witness stand he "slaughtered" his cellmate in 2005.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Salinas Valley State Prison, Prison

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