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Homeless family finds their way to permanent housing through Salvation Army

Salinas Valley News, Breaking Salinas Valley News and More: Monterey County Herald

Editor’s note: Operation Christmas Cheer is a fundraising effort sponsored by The Herald, The Salvation Army and 1st Capital Bank aimed at aiding local families during the holidays. Begun in 1985, the project has raised more than $2 million. Du...

Five Monterey school districts earmarked for Dashboard support

SALINAS >> Five school districts in Monterey County were identified by the California Department of Education as needing extra help according to criteria established by the California School Dashboard. Salinas City Elementary, Salinas Unio...

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  • Immigration

    Oaxacan indigenous leader remembered for his advocacy in Greenfield and beyond

    GREENFIELD >> When Rufino Domínguez-Santos arrived in Monterey County in 2006, it was difficult for Oaxacan indigenous migrants to find assistance with a myriad of bureaucratic services. They had a hard time finding interpreters to communicate with doctors. They didn’t know who to turn to when they needed to fill out school forms. As a Mixtec Indian from Oaxaca himself, Mr. Dominguez-Santos was cognizant of these struggles and had dedicated his life to easing the...

    Claudia Meléndez Salinas
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  • Crime

    King City shooting injures 15-year-old boy

    King City >> Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot Sunday night while walking home with a friend. The victim and his friend were walking home from a nearby shopping center into the trailer park at 935 Broadway St. when an unknown person started shooting at them from the entrance to the trailer park. The victim was shot in the hand as he dove for cover with his friend, police said. Once the suspect fled, the victim and his friend ran home and his family drove him to a local...

    Tom Wright
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  • Crime

    Greenfield police seek information after fatal shooting of teen

    Greenfield >> Police are seeking information after a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday night on the 1000 block of Oak Avenue. Officers were dispatched at 8 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired and a person lying on the ground. Police found the boy suffering from gunshot wounds. He was immediately taken to the trauma center at Natividad Medical Center and received treatment before he died from his injuries. The Greenfield Police Department said a team of...

    Tom Wright
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  • Human welfare

    Homeless person found dead near Chinatown in Salinas

    SALINAS >> Salinas police officers found the body of a homeless person early Friday. Officers were seen at around 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Alisal and Front streets near a gas station as the body was being wrapped in a white tarp. The body was later wrapped in another red tarp and placed in a SUV. Salinas spokesman Spencer Critchley said Friday afternoon a member of the Salinas Police Department was working on a press release about the homeless death. As of 6:50 p.m. no...

    Claudia Meléndez Salinas
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  • Education

    Alisal High continues with record-breaking tradition of collecting food

    SALINAS >> Historically, the Food Bank of Monterey County collects about 150,000 pounds of food during its holiday food drive. And for the last two years, about a 10 percent of those donations have come from Alisal High School students. Once again, the Trojans surpassed their goal of collecting a record amount of food. This year it was about 16,500 pounds, about 500 more than their collection in 2016. “It’s feeding community members around us,” said...

    Claudia Meléndez Salinas
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  • Crime

    Man pretending to be officer in Salinas arrested

    Salinas >> Officers arrested Fernando Campos, 32, of San Jose on Friday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, impersonating a peace office, false imprisonment and exhibiting a deadly weapon. On Nov. 2, the victim’s vehicle rolled into Campos’ car at an intersection in North Salinas. Campos exited his vehicle and became violent, police said, causing the victim to get back in their vehicle and leave. Campos followed the victim and used red and blue emergency...

    Tom Wright
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  • Education

    Monte Bella students race for a turkey

    SALINAS >> Before heading into Thanksgiving, students of Monte Bella Elementary took part in the third annual Turkey Trot, an event that’s both a reward for good behavior and a way to burn energy. All students took part in the activity, which also doubles as the monthly fun event promised to the students as part of Positive Behavior & Intervention Systems. “They have to qualify to participate by doing work and their good behavior,” Principal Robert...

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  • Homelessness

    Crews conduct homeless sweep in Salinas, spray bleach on streets to fight hepatitis A

    Salinas >> Crews conducted the first homeless sweep of Chinatown in weeks Thursday, spraying bleach in an effort to disinfect the area after a recent hepatitis A case in the area. A change in the Salinas camping ordinance meant the Public Works Department had to wait 30 days after the change to conduct the cleanup. “We were in a bit of a holding pattern,” said Don Reynolds, the...

    Tom Wright
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  • Education

    No opening date yet for Salinas’ newest high school

    SALINAS >> Trustees with the Salinas Union High School District want more information on the construction progress of Rancho San Juan High School before deciding on an actual opening date. During their regular board meeting on Tuesday, trustees heard a proposal from Superintendent Dan Burns to postpone opening the school until January 2019, as construction is severely delayed and it won’t likely be ready in time for the full 2018-19 school year. But most of the...

    Claudia Meléndez Salinas
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  • Business

    Salinas chosen for Forbes AgTech Summit in June for fourth straight year

    Salinas >> For the fourth straight year, the Forbes AgTech Summit will be in Salinas for three days in June, once again taking advantage of the convergence of two important regions in agriculture and technology. “To have Forbes say ‘you are doing a great job’ shows we are leading the way in some capacity,” said Kimbly Craig, Salinas councilwoman. “Many places can be chosen, but they choose Salinas.” Forbes AgTech – Salinas is...

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