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North Salinas High School coach arrested on rape charges  KSBW Monterey

A North Salinas High School coach was arrested on Thursday for charges of rape. According to the Sheriff's jail log, John Fickas, 48, was arrested for raping a ...

5 more people say they were raped by North Salinas High coach  KSBW Monterey

The rape case against a Salinas field hockey coach is growing so fast that investigators have identified five more victims. Police said that their office is getting ...

California high school coach arrested for allegedly drugging, raping victims  USA TODAY High School Sports

A California girls field hockey and track and field coach arrested for allegedly raping women after drugging them.

Coach, consultant and former school board member John Fickas arrested on rape charges.  Monterey County Weekly

John Fickas, a political consultant, coach at North Salinas High School and a former board member of the Santa Rita Union School District, was arrested ...

NSHS coach accused of rape investigated by FBI for financial crimes  KSBW Monterey

The North Salinas High School coach accused of drugging and raping minors is also under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for financial ...

New mural unveiled at Salinas High School  KSBW Monterey

The mural is of the school's mascot: a cowboy riding a bucking bronco with the banner "it's a great day to be a cowboy!".

Rancho San Juan showcased at inaugural Salinas Union High School District summit  The Salinas Californian

For the first-ever districtwide summit for Salinas Union High School District, the new Rancho San Juan High School hosted guests to highlight achievements of ...

New school, new coach: Meet Rancho San Juan's football coach  The Salinas Californian

Troy Emrey's bounced around both the prep and college level of coaching and brings years of experience to the new Rancho San Juan football program.

Salinas Union contracts management firm to oversee long-delayed school construction  The Salinas Californian

A construction management team has been tasked with overseeing the long-delayed completion of Rancho San Juan High School by December, with one team ...

Here are the candidates running for the Salinas Union High School District school board  The Salinas Californian

While four of the seven Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees seats have terms ending, only two have competitive races, in northeast Salinas and ...

North Salinas to get 4,400 new homes, but who will live there and what about schools?  The Salinas Californian

It's expected to build close to 4400 new homes for over 15000 residents, including more than 2500 students, per the report.

New Salinas high school's construction delayed  KSBW The Central Coast

Rancho San Juan High School was supposed to open this fall. School leaders received a progress report Tuesday on the long-delayed construction of Salinas' ...

High School girls basketball: North Salinas’ Jackson approaching milestone  Monterey County Herald

SALINAS — There is the occasional sound of his shoe slamming the hardwood floor to relay a message, hands coming together creating a sound much louder ...

Election Results: Rocha, Szaszy-Jones lead early in Salinas Union school board races  The Salinas Californian

Early results in Salinas Union High School District races show Anthony Rocha ahead of EvaMarie Martinez and Kristina Szaszy-Jones outpacing Jeff Davis.

New school year and still no new Salinas high school  KSBW The Central Coast

Rancho San Juan High School should have been bustling with students by now and helping alleviate overcrowding at other high schools.

Outside firm projects new Salinas high school won't open before 2019  The Salinas Californian

Salinas' newest high school can't possibly be ready in time for a planned 2018 school year opening, an independent consultant has determined, reiterating what ...

Salinas teacher honored with Crystal Apple Award  KSBW Monterey

Phil Moore teaches history at Salinas High School. Advertisement. Recommended. NASA sold moon landing footage to an intern for $218. Now, the tapes could ...

Millennium Charter High School asks to retain charter, $250,000 MCOE loan to stay open  The Salinas Californian

Millennium Charter High School is asking the Monterey County Office of Education to refund it approximately $60,000 in administrative fees and to loan it ...

Salinas native to appear on American Idol  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas High School graduate could be crowned the next American Idol. Drea Rose, 25, now in Los Angeles, said Monday she will be appearing on the show, ...

Shooting threat at North Salinas High School scares students, parents  KSBW The Central Coast

Dozens of parents rushed to North Salinas High School Monday after a shooting threat was found scrawled in the girls restroom.

North Salinas community mourns passing of football coach  The Salinas Californian

North Salinas High School freshman football coach and science teacher Frank Meza, 47, died Sunday, according to a post on the football team's Twitter page.

Football history: A look at Salinas Valley alums drafted into the NFL from 1939 to 2014  The Salinas Californian

The 2019 NFL Draft starts Thursday. Here's a list of some of the Salinas Valley alums that have been taken over the past 84 years.

Salinas High to hold lunar eclipse public viewing  Monterey County Herald

On Sunday evening, Earth will pass between the sun and moon, casting a shadow on the moon's surface in a total lunar eclipse. The Salinas High School ...

Quick look: Four things going well and four doses of reality for Salinas schools  The Salinas Californian

As a whole, Salinas students still aren't testing as high as the state average — but the situation is getting better, especially in English language skills. If you don't ...

Homicide victim Carlos Robles was North Salinas football player  Monterey County Herald

Salinas >> When 16-year-old Carlos Robles was slain Tuesday, he was the 22nd homicide victim in Salinas this year. But his family would prefer for people to ...

How haunted is Salinas? The answer may frighten you  The Salinas Californian

Ghosts and ghouls are no laughing matter once the sun has set in Salinas.

Cold case: Salinas detective hopes social media can help solve double murder  The Salinas Californian

"Help me find justice for the victims and the families in this case," said Det. Justin Heckman, a Salinas police investigator looking into the deaths of two teenagers ...

A look back at 7 notable figures Salinas lost in 2018  The Salinas Californian

From a giant in Salinas Valley agriculture to a former Olympian wrestler, Salinas lost many notable figures in 2018.

John Steinbeck's legacy lives on during his 117th birthday, albeit in different forms  The Salinas Californian

Salinas native and Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck would have turned 117, but what does his legacy mean in 2019?

Big little leis: California graduates don money leis as tradition, side hustle grows  The Salinas Californian

"It bonds people. It reminds us that money is symbolic, it's not just a piece of exchange."

Salinas Union High School District to offer free meals for all students  Monterey County Herald

Salinas >> The Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees have announced that all students in the district will be served breakfast and lunch at no ...

California parents outraged after drugs sold at school

Parents are outraged that someone is dealing drugs at their kids' high school.

Salinas City Elementary is third district to reject school resource officers, why?  The Salinas Californian

The Salinas City Elementary School District, with one abstention, unanimously opposed having school resource officers at its elementary schools.

Six amazing Salinas Valley mothers we're celebrating for Mother's Day  The Salinas Californian

Throughout the year, reporters at The Salinas Californian encounter all types of mothers in the Salinas Valley community.

Why weren't all North Salinas High parents notified Monday about shooting threat?  The Salinas Californian

The shooting threat investigated at North Salinas High School on Monday has raised concern from parents and teachers alike in regards to the timeliness of ...

Construction delayed for new Salinas high school 1 year  KSBW The Central Coast

The opening of a new high school in Salinas now looks like it's going to be delayed a year and at least one district board member wanted to keep the bad news ...

Meet the candidates facing off for two Alisal Union School District board seats  The Salinas Californian

Three newcomers and one incumbent face off Tuesday in hopes of helping to lead the third largest district in the county: Alisal Union School District. The majority ...

Family of woman killed in Salinas hit and run speaks out  KSBW Monterey

The reward money raised to 2 thousand dollars. Advertisement. Recommended. Lunar Legacy: What life was like for Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins after Apollo ...

DA: Castroville man who made threats to courthouse, school pleads guilty  The Salinas Californian

Ruben Torres admitted to making false bomb threats to the Salinas courthouse and North Monterey County High School, according to prosecutors.

BREAKING Fresh Express workers walk out on job in Salinas  The Salinas Californian

Hundreds of *Fresh* Express workers walked off the job in Salinas Tuesday, although the union and company are currently in negotiations and have a no-strike ...

Participation in youth football dropping around the country  KSBW Monterey

North Salinas High School Athletic Director Jean Ashen said all five Salinas high school football teams have seen a decrease in participation recently.

Election Results: Alisal Union school board races have Ocampo, Jimenez leading  The Salinas Californian

In the two Alisal Union School District board races, early results show incumbent Maricela Cruz trailing against Robert Ocampo, while Jose Antonio Jimenez has ...

Graduation: Salinas High students celebrate the end of a chapter  Monterey County Herald

Salinas >> Salinas High School senior Milan Brennan took the stage for his valedictorian speech to the graduating class Thursday but instead of giving a long ...

North Salinas High's yearbook honored as one of the best in the nation  The Salinas Californian

Students at North Salinas High School have been cultivating one of the nation's best yearbooks for the last couple of years.

'We're focused on the employees': Salinas-area cannabis cultivator doesn't plan to expand  The Salinas Californian

"We're big enough to raise money to survive, but the CEO knows every farmworker. We do barbecue every Friday and encourage employees to be community ...

UPDATE: Salinas softball coach accused of molesting player; Coach's mom says she's stunned  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas softball coach is accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl on her team, even giving the girl a secret cell phone so they could covertly chat, police say.

UK police arrested Swedish woman suspected of terrorism  Wichita Eagle

British police have arrested a Swedish woman at London's Gatwick Airport on suspicion of committing a terrorism offense.

Names of 3 Salinas women killed in suspected DUI crash released, driver held on $1M bail  The Salinas Californian

Authorities have released the name of the three Salinas women killed after a woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed into them head-on Friday ...

Man gets 36 years in deadly gang shootings, including at Salinas house party  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas man received more than 36 years behind bars for a crime spree that included a deadly shooting at a house party to help the Norteños, federal ...

Salinas school gives bikes to kids who didn't miss a day of class  KSBW Monterey

Students at Fremont Elementary School in Salinas got a free bike for perfect attendance.

Judge: Monterey County sheriff's detectives violated teen murder suspect's Miranda rights  The Salinas Californian

A judge Thursday tossed part of a murder suspect's confession because Monterey County Sheriff's detectives violated the teen's Miranda rights during a ...

Vote on Salinas excessive noise law delayed again  The Salinas Californian

A vote on a proposal to crack down on excessive noise in Salinas by levying fines of up to $1000 was delayed a second time Tuesday by an absence.

831 For Men opening stroke brings business casual, golf attire to Oldtown Salinas  The Salinas Californian

"I thought the guys in this town just needed somewhere to shop so they don't have to drive all the way to Carmel or Del Monte."

Salinas deli, butcher Zio Brand Meats & Sausages serves community with family focus, tradition  The Salinas Californian

Zio means uncle in Italian, derived from the Swiss-Italian region where many Salinas Valley residents trace their ancestries.

19-year-old Salinas man arrested, charged with murder in 2017 case  The Salinas Californian

A 19-year-old Salinas man has been arrested for a murder police say he committed when he was 17 years old. At about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 11, 2017, John ...

Dorothy's Kitchen prepares for thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Salinas' Chinatown  The Salinas Californian

Near where he slept on a Salinas sidewalk Monday night, David Rodriguez, 39, regularly gets meals at Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas' Chinatown. He has not ...

Witness tells court she heard Salinas youth coach confess to deadly shooting  The Salinas Californian

A confidential witness testified she overheard a Salinas youth football coach admit to killing a man in Chinatown in 2016, a statement that has led to repeated ...

To curb street racing, Salinas to consider new law targeting spectators  The Salinas Californian

Salinas is eyeing new rules to put the brakes on illegal street races by going after those watching. While the ordinance's exact language hasn't been released ...

California housing measures offer hope for high-cost Salinas  The Salinas Californian

Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and ...

Monterey County Veterans Day Parade soars into 8th year Sunday with Army Golden Knights  The Salinas Californian

The U.S. Army's Golden Knights will drop down to Salinas on Sunday for the free eighth annual Veterans Day Parade.

Salinas settles lawsuit over 2017 deadly police shooting of 16-year-old  The Salinas Californian

Officials have settled with Ana Lorena Rodas, whose son Marlon Joel Rodas-Sánchez was fatally shot in the early morning of Jan. 18, 2017.

Corrections & Clarifications  The Salinas Californian

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UPDATE: One dead in Granada Avenue shooting, suspect arrested  The Salinas Californian

Salinas police and fire crews were called out to the 1200 block of Granada Avenue at about 7:50 p.m. on reports of a shooting with a possible victim.

Darrin Jackson: girl's basketball, North Salinas High School.  KSBW The Central Coast

Darrin Jackson coaches girl's basketball at North Salinas High School.

King City woman sentenced in stabbing death of Salinas High teen  Monterey County Herald

SALINAS >> A King City woman has been sentenced to 15 years to life for the murder of a Salinas High School student in 2013, according to the Monterey ...

Salinas police: Missing 19-year-old found safe  The Salinas Californian

Salinas police said Thursday they have found Isiah Nesseth, 19, safe and sound.

Second shooting in Salinas this weekend leaves man critically injured  The Salinas Californian

A second shooting in North Salinas this weekend has left a 31-year-old man with "potentially life-threatening injuries" Saturday night, police said.

Salinas doctor no longer at Natividad, license suspended after domestic violence case  The Salinas Californian

The Salinas physician no longer works with Natividad or county health clinics and has had his medical license suspended.

Man arrested after allegedly leading Salinas police in high-speed pursuits  The Salinas Californian

A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday, suspected of leading patrol officers on several high-speed pursuits through Salinas, including one that lasted about ...

New Oldtown Fish & Chips in Salinas isn't quite a misnomer  The Salinas Californian

The newly opened Oldtown Fish & Chips isn't quite a misnomer for Luis Angel Farfan's restaurant. It is located in Oldtown Salinas on East Gabilan Street, and he ...

Heartworm is on the rise in Salinas. Here's how to protect your pup  The Salinas Californian

As more and more Salinas pets contract heartworm, their humans need to take measures to keep them safe. Last month saw Salinas cross into the top-five cities ...

Counselor who secretly taped students at Salinas High School pleads no contest  KSBW The Central Coast

A drug counselor who let students have sex in his office at Salinas High School while he secretly videotaped them pleaded no contest on Tuesday to 56 counts.

Man shot while driving in Salinas on Sunday night, police say  The Salinas Californian

Officers determined the man was driving on Williams near Garner when an unknown suspect in an unknown vehicle shot and struck him twice.

CASP: Salinas youth violence drops 63 percent  The Salinas Californian

Guadalupe Salgado, 18, remembers when a shooting at her next-door neighbor's residence in North Salinas sent her rushing into the closet at her home a ...

Salinas Union board member handed recall notice  The Salinas Californian

Salinas Union High School District Board Trustee Kathryn Ramirez was handed a notice of intention to recall petition at a board meeting this week, though it ...

Salinas High School  The Salinas Californian

The following is the Salinas High School graduating class of 2015. Ericca Nicole Acierto, Dania Acosta, Jason Matthew Racelis Adam, Calvin Dean Kodiak ...

Castroville man killed outside Salinas after being hit by car, CHP says  The Salinas Californian

For unknown reasons, the man was walking along the roadway and attempted to cross traffic just after midnight, CHP said.

Salinas city councilman files defamation suit against Monterey County Sheriff's commanders  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas councilman and the president of the Monterey County Deputy Sheriff's Association are suing three commanders for alleged defamation during the ...

Salinas' ghostly encounters spook residents  The Salinas Californian

A city as old as Salinas is bound to have some spooky stories hidden within.

Salinas High Class of 2017  The Salinas Californian

Graduation list for Salinas High School Class of 2017.

California to ban pesticide said to harm child development  The Salinas Californian

Hawaii banned it last year and New York lawmakers recently sent a bill to the governor outlawing use of the pesticide.

Here's how a coffee pot led to a Salinas woman attacking daughter, DA says  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas woman who attacked her daughter when she returned to pick up a coffee pot has been convicted of misdemeanor battery, prosecutors say.

Salinas coach and brother now accused of killing man in Chinatown  The Salinas Californian

Five months after Salinas youth football coach Jerry Lee Sanks was arrested on allegations of murder, police have arrested his brother in connection with the ...

Salinas 16-year-old girl and her 3-week-old baby reported missing  The Salinas Californian

Salinas resident Katelin Flores Castillo, 16, was last seen on May 5.

Missing Salinas teen and baby found safe  The Salinas Californian

The teen and baby were located Wednesday morning.

Salinas High wrestling coach arrested, accused of lewd acts  KSBW The Central Coast

A Salinas High School wrestling coach was caught engaging in "inappropriate conduct" with a young girl in his car, police said Monday.

Man denied resentencing in Salinas 1991 deadly home invasion  The Salinas Californian

Monterey County Superior Court has denied re-sentencing a man who took part in a 1991 Salinas home invasion that involved the sexual assault of a ...

Statutory rape charges against a former Salinas High School teacher are dropped.  Monterey County Weekly

The Monterey County District Attorney's office withdrew charges of statutory rape against a former teacher at Salinas High School on Monday, after the alleged ...

Homeless man dies in Salinas' Sherwood park  The Salinas Californian

A homeless man died from what appears to have been natural causes in Sherwood Park on Thursday. Around 10:20 a.m., Salinas police responded to the park ...

New Salinas high school to be built by local construction workers  KSBW The Central Coast

The Salinas Union High School board took action that will help ensure local workers will be hired to build the new school.

Ex-teacher arrested on sex with minor charge  The Salinas Californian

Former educator who taught at Salinas High School accused of having sex with 17-year-old female.

Statutory rape case against former Salinas High teacher dismissed  The Salinas Californian

On the day the case was set for trial, the alleged victim refused to testify.

Man gets 35 years in fatal shooting of fellow Norteño reported missing  The Salinas Californian

A gang member who pleaded out to killing a fellow Norteño during a party at a Salinas apartment was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison.

Salinas salutes its top high school graduates  The Salinas Californian

Meet the top academic achievers in Salinas. They are the valedictorians and salutatorians named at the city's six high schools from the Class of 2015.

Salinas ordinance on disorderly parties passes; Vacant-home proposal on-hold  The Salinas Californian

An ordinance to bill party hosts for city response costs of unruly parties passed Tuesday night. One regulating vacant homes was kicked back to staff.

Salinas airshow dates moved to March to get Blue Angels  The Salinas Californian

The change likely isn't permanent, it's only to accommodate the Blue Angels jet team.

UPDATE: DA files charges against man with replica gun shot by Salinas police  The Salinas Californian

UPDATE 2/5/2019: A man whom Salinas police shot outside a Salinas grocer did not appear for his arraignment Tuesday because of a "medical issue," court ...

'Pulchritudinous' mural brings vibrancy, color and spirituality to Oldtown street  The Salinas Californian

Oldtown just got a little more colorful. A new mural, 'Pulchritudinous,' was unveiled Thursday after six months of work. The mural is located off Main Street, just ...

A former Salinas High School teacher charged with statutory rape goes to court.  Monterey County Weekly

Salinas police arrested 35-year-old Juan Govea on Dec. 15 on charges of statutory rape, alleging he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

All you need to know about Salinas city council and Salinas mayor candidates  The Salinas Californian

It's election day and you're still wondering about the candidates for Salinas City Council and Salinas mayor. Don't worry. The Californian has you covered.

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