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36 min ago | KTVU Oakland

Former school bus driver sentenced for touching girls on bus

A former school bus driver has been sentenced to a year in state prison for touching two female students in Monterey and threatening to rape one of them, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Monterey, CA, Salinas, CA

3 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Salinas woman pleads no contest to sex with teen boy

Annette Banda was charged in January with 18 counts of lewd or lascivious acts involving a child ages 14 or 15, 18 counts of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18, and four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with someone under the age of 18. Of those, 22 counts are felonies.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

7 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Charge dismissed against Wise Music store owner

Nearly a month after an embezzlement charge against Peter Wise was dismissed, the owner of Oldtown Salinas' music store says business remains in a slump.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

8 hrs ago | KSBW-TV

Air Force captain's confrontation with Monterey County deputies debated

U.S. Air Force Capt. Nicolas Aquino was tackled and handcuffed at his own house in Carmel because a Monterey County sheriff's deputy thought he was a burglar.

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Related Topix: Carmel, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Salinas, CA

13 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Hearing in Open Meetings lawsuit continues today

A hearing in a lawsuit filed against the Monterey County Board of Supervisors suggesting the board repeatedly violated the state's Open Meetings laws last year was continued Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA

17 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Pacific Grove council ready to show support for police chief

Myers, chief of police in both Pacific Grove and Seaside, was the target of no-confidence votes last year by police associations in both cities.

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Related Topix: Pacific Grove, CA, Seaside, CA

21 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

County can challenge regional project agreements

San Francisco >> A San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled Monterey County will be allowed to challenge the validity of the agreements at the heart of the failed regional desalination project.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Commander: 'It's dark, it's early and he was scared'

A 27-year-old Salinas man was in stable condition Tuesday at a Bay Area hospital where he is receiving treatment for a single gunshot wound to his upper body, police Cmdr.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Monterey County Herald

Health study: Monterey County has shorter commutes, cleaner air than most

Monterey >> Monterey County is healthier than most counties in the country but still has a lot of work to do, according to a recently released study.

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

The Salinas Californian

Asilomar burglar 'doing the right thing,' attorney says

Wesley Robert Langkamp is doing the right thing, according to his attorney. Langkamp, 28, of Monterey, was charged in early April with two burglaries at the Asilomar Conference Grounds.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA

The Salinas Californian

Oldtown Salinas security owner sentenced to jail, probation

Anthony Vincent Perez, a.k.a. Tony Vincent, was arrested in April 2013 on nine charges related to business, insurance and tax fraud and evasion.

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Monterey County Herald

Monterey County Branch of the NAACP to hold meeting

Rose Moreno of the Monterey County Health Department's Behavioral Health Bureau will give an overview of the proposed social host ordinance, For information, call 394-3727.

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Related Topix: Events, Seaside, CA, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

Monterey County Herald

Marina council considers upgrades to council chamber

The video and audio communications equipment in the chamber are outdated and need to be improved for broadcasts to city residents, a council report says.

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Related Topix: Marina, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

For better bargains, try lesser-known grapes

When I’m looking for an interesting wine at a bargain price — and at tax time, who isn’t? — I often have better luck with imports.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Sonoma County, CA

Monterey County Herald

Burglary suspect shot by Salinas resident

SALINAS>>A 27-year-old man suspected of burglary was shot and critically injured by a resident early Monday morning.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Salinas Californian

King City teacher pleads no contest to battering student

King City High School officials said they are unsure whether a teacher will keep his job after he pleaded no contest Friday afternoon to battering a student.

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Related Topix: King City, CA

Monterey County Herald

New judge to hear lawsuit challenging county supervisors' confidential employee reviews

Monterey >> Judge Kay Kingsley will hear a lawsuit challenging the Monterey County Board of Supervisors' reliance on confidential employee reviews.

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The Salinas Californian

Reports lead Soledad police on hunt for shooting victim

Officers first responded at 8:15 p.m. to Walker Drive and Metz Road but were diverted before arrival to the Jehovah's Witness Hall, 34021 Moranda Road.

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The Salinas Californian

If we were a country, we'd be top of the world

We all know strawberries are big along the Central Coast; they jostle back and forth with lettuce as being the No.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, California, Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA

The Salinas Californian

Public Safety Digest

A woman in her forties was struck and killed by a train in Salinas on Saturday, police said.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Monterey, CA, Carmel Valley, CA

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