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April 22, 2024

Fresh Express agrees to pay $280K for exposing over 80 employees to noxious bleach odors

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SALINAS — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office’s Environmental Protection Unit entered into a stipulated judgment March 15 with Fresh Express Inc. for violations of pesticide-related laws that exposed its employees to noxious odors resulting from the use of sodium hypochlorite (commonly known as bleach)...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published April 3, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD March 2011:32 a.m. Possession of alcohol at school on Elm Av.2:28 p.m. Suspicious circumstances (drugs found) on Walnut Av.7:30 p.m. Misconduct (possession of marijuana and threats) on Walnut Av.9:49 p.m. Domestic violence on Chalone...

County of Monterey and Friends of Laguna Seca reach settlement for Laguna Seca Recreation Area

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SALINAS — The County of Monterey Department of Public Works, Facilities and Parks and Friends of Laguna Seca (FLS) have announced the execution of a comprehensive settlement that ends the Laguna Seca Raceway lawsuit, “Highway 68 Coalition vs. County of Monterey.” “We view this as...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published March 27, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD March 1510:44 a.m. Traffic violation on Pepper Dr.3:00 p.m. Child molestation on El Camino Real.4:39 p.m. Assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse on Scott Cr.6:46 p.m. Battery and petty theft on...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published March 20, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD March 96:56 p.m. DUI on El Camino Real. March 107:21 a.m. Agency Outside Assistance on Cypress Av.7:00 p.m. Domestic violence (verbal) on 5th St. March 118:36 a.m. Juvenile probation issue on S El Camino Real.12:05 p.m. Report...

Inmate dies after altercation with correctional officers at CTF in Soledad

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SOLEDAD — Correctional Training Facility (CTF) Investigative Services Unit is investigating the death of an inmate who died after he attacked correctional officers during an altercation. On March 21, at about 11 a.m., officers were releasing inmates from their cells when 61-year-old inmate Joseph Altamirano...

Gonzales man arrested for allegedly molesting 3 juveniles

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GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department has announced the arrest of a Gonzales man who allegedly molested three juvenile victims in South Monterey County. On March 14, two juveniles reported sexual abuse by Eleuterio Ortiz, 38, of Gonzales. Following the report, Greenfield detectives, with the support of...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published March 13, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD March 310:40 a.m. Warrants citation and driving without a license on 3rd St.1:32 p.m. Arson, trespassing and violation of probation on Walnut Av.5:36 p.m. Criminal Threats on 8th St.6:00 p.m. Assisted KCPD with a quadruple homicide...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published March 6, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD Feb. 231:23 a.m. Report of threats on Oak Av.4:58 a.m. Mental Health Hold on San Antonio Dr.8:42 a.m. Stolen vehicle on Apple Av.11:55 a.m. Property vandalism on Pinot Av.3:04 p.m. Theft by false pretenses...

Firefighters extinguish house fire in Soledad

House fire Soledad
SOLEDAD — Soledad Fire Department firefighters, along with crews from Greenfield Fire Department and CTF Fire, responded to a residential structure fire in the area of Metz Road and East Street in Soledad on March 7 at about 3:30 p.m. All occupants were safely...

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Police announce connection between King City mass shooting and double homicide...

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and King City Police Department investigators announced Thursday that they have developed information connecting the deadly mass...