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Focusing on student wellness: Salinas middle, high schools to get health service centers  The Salinas Californian

Centers are set to be added to a middle and high school each year, starting with Everett Alvarez High School and Harden Middle School.

Salinas school board to city, cops: 'Immediately terminate' contract with 'Live PD'  The Salinas Californian

Just a month after Salinas renewed their contract with "Live PD," the TV show that broadcasts as it accompanies police officers on ride-alongs, the local high ...

Judge locks up North Salinas coach as six sex-crime charges added, bail set at $1.5M  The Salinas Californian

A former North Salinas High School coach is in custody after a judge hiked his bail to $1.5 million and prosecutors added six new charges Friday. John Anthony ...

Police testify with sordid details about alleged serial rapist John Fickas.  Monterey County Weekly

North Salinas High School provided coach and political consultant John Fickas with any number of things. There was a part-time job working with the girls' field ...

Deputies: Students among new possible victims of North Salinas High School coach  The Salinas Californian

Authorities have been receiving 30 to 50 calls per day about a North Salinas High School "walk-on/off-campus" coach accused of raping two people and who ...

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 ...

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.

Who wants to go to a brand new high school? Salinas freshmen can apply  The Salinas Californian

With Rancho San Juan High School opening next year, boundaries have been redrawn for the district. Parents with current freshmen have options, though.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

The reality of dropping out  Voices of Monterey Bay

By Jordan Montero. People who live in Salinas may just assume that Salinas High School, being as old and respected as it is, is the best at everything it does.

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.

Monterey County high school coach, political consultant arrested on rape charges  The Mercury News

SALINAS — The Monterey County Sheriff's Office is seeking additional victims in the arrest of a local high school coach and political consultant on charges of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Wing lovers can finally rejoice: New Wingstop opens in South Salinas  The Salinas Californian

Located at 1130 S. Main St. in the CVS parking lot, the restaurant had its soft opening Tuesday.

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 ...

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.

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' ...

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 ...

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.

Coach and campaign consultant charged with rape being investigated by feds for possible money laundering.  Monterey County Weekly

As more alleged victims come forward to claim they were preyed upon by campaign consultant and North Salinas High School coach John Fickas, who's been ...

Coaches, advocates, deputies and others: Five outstanding Salinas Valley fathers  The Salinas Californian

As Father's Day returns this Sunday, families across the Salinas Valley will honor their fathers with special dinners, gifts, cards and more. The holiday dates back ...

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?

Salinas rape case spills over into politics Politicians scramble to return donations from John Fickas  Voices of Monterey Bay

By Royal Calkins. Political figures around the Central Coast, and possibly beyond, are reviewing campaign finance reports to determine if they had received any ...

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.

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 ...

California parents outraged after drugs sold at school

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

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.

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 ...

Salinas teacher honored with Crystal Apple Award  KSBW Monterey

Phil Moore teaches history at Salinas High School. Advertisement. Recommended. Nurse donates part of her liver to save a little boy's life · Sisters who met for ...

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 ...

Salinas police: Saturday shooting led to cold case murder arrest  The Salinas Californian

Alvarado is suspected of shooting two men in the 800 block of Elkington Street Saturday, almost two years after he killed Martin Rocha, 49.

Woman in serious condition after police say man, 19, ran red light, hit truck in Salinas  The Salinas Californian

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the intersection of Natividad Road and Los Coches Avenue for a vehicle injury accident.

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."

Tennis is a family ritual for Salinas High’s Chassion sisters  Monterey County Herald

SALINAS — When both of your parents are tennis players and coaches, it's in your blood. It becomes a conversation piece at the table. A family outing translates ...

More Monterey County schools to get heads up when pesticides are being sprayed nearby  The Salinas Californian

Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzales spoke about the impacts of the pesticide pilot project on April 24, 2019. (Photo: Eduardo Cuevas).

UPDATED: Salinas Police: Red-light cameras to arrive in Salinas by August  The Salinas Californian

Red-light cameras, and the ensuing $485 tickets, will be in Salinas by August, though there will be a grace period, police say.

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.

Want to rent a two-bedroom home in Salinas? Be prepared to pay double the national average  The Salinas Californian

Renting a two-bedroom apartment in Salinas costs nearly double the national average, says a new study. The report, put out by Apartment List, a site dedicated ...

Salinas man, arrested in Fresno, accused of shooting at ex-girlfriend's boyfriend  The Salinas Californian

A 30-year-old Salinas man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend on a September afternoon, police say.

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.

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.

Gonzales football player 'living miracle' after life-threatening head injury  The Salinas Californian

It was a typical play at the preseason 7-on-7 tournament Saturday at Carmel Middle School. An overthrown ball for junior Angel Bravo sailed just out of reach.

Police seek information on man accused of harassing woman, teen near Salinas High  KSBW Monterey

Police are asking for information about a man who has been reportedly harassing a woman and teenage girl near Salinas High. According to the Salinas Police ...

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.

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

Sparx Cannabis grows marijuana in the Salinas area. The company is expanding beyond wholesale to reach consumers directly. (Photo: JOE ...

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 ...

North Salinas graduate off to college, in Japan  The Salinas Californian

Students at North High prepare to head off to college in Japan for four years, continuing the trend of other students doing the same.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Salinas' ghostly encounters spook residents  The Salinas Californian

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

Corrections & Clarifications  The Salinas Californian

To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Phone, 831 754-4261; E-mail, Please indicate whether you're responding to *content* ...

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.

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 ...

Salinas High Class of 2017  The Salinas Californian

Graduation list for Salinas High School Class of 2017.

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 ...

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 ...

Suspect identified, arrested on suspicion of murder of Santos Barriga  The Salinas Californian

Santos Barriga was shot in the back and later died from his injuries, police say. A man has been arrested in connection with his death.

California Highway Patrol shut down Highway 101 in Prunedale after two cars shot Saturday  The Salinas Californian

According to police, CHP shut down part of Highway 101 Saturday to search for evidence of someone shooting at cars.

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 High teacher scorned for wielding satirical sign.  Monterey County Weekly

A sexist message on a sign has turned into a social media nightmare for one Salinas High School math teacher.

UPDATE: Salinas softball coach pleads to sexually assaulting one of her players  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas softball coach has pleaded out to allegations she molested one of her players, who was under 14 years old at the time.

Monterey County becomes 'major epicenter' for Valley Fever with tenfold uptick  The Salinas Californian

"They need straight information in the fields. People going field to field, informing."

Fundraising effort to honor 5 fallen county veterans  Monterey County Herald

Monday our nation will once again remember and honor all those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while in *service* to our country in the ...

Salinas high school students focus on Japan  The Salinas Californian

High School students from the Salinas area go to Japan for an eye-opening adventure.

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.

Salute Salinas' top academic achievers  The Salinas Californian

Meet the top academic achievers in Salinas, the valedictorians and salutatorians from the Class of 2016.

Salinas man gets four years for burglarizing Salinas High vending machine  The Salinas Californian

Jesus Yanez was caught on Salinas High surveillance video vandalizing a vending machine, according to the DA's office.

UPDATE: Salinas students take the stage in Japanese karaoke contest  The Salinas Californian

Language students from around Salinas celebrate their study of Japanese in popular contest.

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 ...

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.

Salinas loses CIF Championship thriller  The Salinas Californian

Salinas High School hosted Placer High School for the CIF Northern California Regional Championship game Friday.

Enrollment in Japanese classes on upswing in Salinas  The Salinas Californian

Minako Kamimura is giddy with anticipation. How does one say that in Japanese? The Salinas High School teacher is excited about the expansion of Japanese ...

Monterey PD: Man accused of trying to shoot gun in large brawl arrested after chase  The Salinas Californian

A 20-year-old Seaside man accused of trying to shoot people in a large brawl was arrested after trying to run from officers near downtown Monterey on Saturday ...

Santa Cruz cannabis now for sale as Salinas' third marijuana dispensary opens  The Salinas Californian

Grant Palmer shows the cannabis flower available for sale June 12, 2019, at CannaCruz, Salinas' newest dispensary that opened over the previous weekend.

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.

Reunion time at Salinas High  The Salinas Californian

Salinas High School Reunion, Classes 1950-59, will be held Saturday.

Salinas High School recognized for Green Academy  KSBW The Central Coast

Salinas High School is being recognized by the Department of Career Education for its Green Academy. The school is one of nine schools that the federal ...

Salinas High School Class of 2014  The Salinas Californian

The 2014 graduating class of Salinas High School.

Salinas high school coach arrested in drug buy in school parking lot  San Jose Mercury News

SALINAS – An assistant baseball coach at North Salinas High School was arrested Wednesday after buying cocaine from a suspect in the school's parking lot ...

This Salinas doorbell camera caught some truly bizarre behavior, police say  The Salinas Californian

If there's a reason the suspect decided to use his tongue on the intercom button, he's not talking about it, according to police.

New digs for new high school  The Salinas Californian

Groundbreaking ceremony held Friday for Rancho San Juan High School in Salinas, expected to open in 2018-019.

Salinas High crowns its first transgender prom queen  The Salinas Californian

Angie Esteban hadn't heard of Bruce Jenner before the gold medal Olympian's "coming out" as a transgender woman on national television. Now she and ...

LivePD with Salinas police: Top clips of cops so far this year  The Salinas Californian

It's been a couple of months in the spotlight for Salinas police as live-film crews shadow officers for a national TV show. LivePD, an A&E show that broadcasts ...

Salinas students debate gun control, protest gun violence as part of national walkout  The Salinas Californian

One month after a deadly shooting that pushed their school to the center of the gun debate, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School take part in ...

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 ...

DA: Salinas man faces life in prison for East Market Street robbery, shootout  The Salinas Californian

A Salinas man faces life in prison after robbing a store, trying to kill the store owner and shooting another man during a shootout in East Salinas last year, the ...

Salinas students raise funds, awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease  The Salinas Californian

About 200 people from all four Salinas Union High School District schools turned out Friday for the run.

After a criminal case and litigation against a former employee, Sunrise House closes.  Monterey County Weekly

Starting in 1970, the Salinas Area Youth Drug Information/Crisis Center—which came to be known as Sunrise House—did substance abuse prevention work for ...

Teen Sues Salinas High School District for Letting Ex-Counselor Get Away with Sex Abuse  Monterey County Weekly

Gilbert Olivares, a former substance-abuse counselor for Salinas Union High School District, isn't the only one to blame for sexually abusing the teenagers he ...

Gunter cruising for fourth term as mayor  The Salinas Californian

Small-business owner Amit Pandya is in a rematch with incumbent Joe Gunter for the Salinas mayor's race.

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