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Homicide in double shooting and 3 robberies stretches to Castroville

Homicide in double shooting and 3 robberies stretches to Castroville

 NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. – A crime spree that began around 7 a.m. this morning across Monterey County has left one man dead and another person injured. Sheriff's deputies say three separate robberies occurred in the space of 1 to 2 hours and could all be linked to the same suspect!

The homicide victim was a business owner and was found shot inside of his car at Creekside Terrace and Reservation Road in south Salinas, just off Highway 68. Within an hour after that a man was robbed and shot in Castroville while walking to work on Del Monte Avenue. Then a North Monterey County High School student was robbed at a bus stop.

Deputies say the same black Honda was spotted at all three scenes. And now a 19 year old suspect is behind bars.

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State unveils a new web fishing guide

State unveils a new web fishing guide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. If you’re looking to hook a fish or two or more, you’ll want to access the new California Department of Fish and Wildlife online Fishing Guide. This new and improved service will help novice and experienced anglers plan successful fishing trips.

The new web fishing guide is faster and provides detailed information about fish plants and fishing locations. Perfect to land your catch of the day.

The new version of the guide is found on the CDFW website.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill Launches “Brews For Books” Benefitting The Monterey Public Library

Come out and celebrate “Brews for Books” the last Wednesday of every month at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill while enjoying amazing house brews from our on-site brewery.  Sip a brew, support the Monterey Public Library and enjoy  the restaurants locally sourced and thoughtfully created, approachable food.  There will be appetizer specials throughout the night.

“Brews For Books” is a new monthly promotion that begins Wednesday, October 29th.  On the last Wednesday of every month, $1 from all house draft beers sold will be donated to the Monterey Public Library.  The Monterey Public Library, California's first public library, established in 1849, preserves Monterey’s memory and ensures a literate, engaged community for the 21st century.  Monterey also serves as a hub library for many residents of Monterey County and visitors from throughout California, the United States and beyond.

Impact Monterey County Hosts Community Conversations

Impact Monterey County is celebrating Make a Difference Day by holding a series of Community Conversations in Greenfield. The event is meant to give residents the chance to say what would make our county the best possible place to live and work.

The conversations will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Greenfield Community Arts Center at 215 El Camino Real and at the Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous at 239B El Camino Real.  Conversations will be held in English, Spanish and Triqui.

IMC hopes to collect data from thousands of people from neighborhoods throughout the county and of all ages. 

·         Survey: 3,000-4,000 – 3,702 people have already responded

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Salinas business owner breaking silence after deadly attempted armed robbery

A Salinas business owner who watched his relative get beaten and shot to death inside his store is breaking his silence. It's been more than two months since the deadly attempted armed robbery at the Hot Stop convenience store.

"I'm still feeling too much pain in my heart," he said.

The business owner asked News Channel Five not to release his identity. He's fearful knowing the two killers who held up the store Aug. 16 are still on the loose.

"At night time, I can't get sleep, sometimes two to three-hour nights," he said.

Having to reopen the store and sitting at the very counter where the tragic events unfolded doesn't make it easier. That night he was in the back of the store when the two men walked in, striking him, his wife and relative.

He is okay, but 55-year-old Sook Mi Oh was beaten and murdered. His wife, who is still hospitalized in serious condition, is unable to remember anything.

Monterey Symphony Announces City Lights Concert: November 21-23, 2014

Single tickets now on sale for the Monterey Symphony’s second concert of its 69th Season, City Lights! The Monterey Symphony presents Charlie Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as he showcases his talents in Lindberg’s Chick ‘a’ Bone Checkout, a signature piece written expressly for Vernon. The West Coast premiere of this work, as part of the Monterey Symphony’s City Lights concert, is a great tribute to the deep and powerful aspects of the trombone, and the raucous, great city of Chicago! Mr. Vernon is the first single trombone soloist in the Monterey Symphony’s 69-year history.  This concert will continue to transport you musically to colorful cities in Spain, the United States, and France; the entire concert is a tribute to the orchestra’s tremendous versatility.

No charges filed against deputies who shot, killed unarmed man

SALINAS, Calif. -- The Monterey County District Attorney's Office said Friday it will not file criminal charges against the deputies who shot and killed an unarmed wanted parolee back in March.

Hector Chairez was shot and killed March 20 in a rural part along Highway 1 between Carmel and Big Sur. He was a possible burglary suspect when he allegedly led deputies on a chase and rammed a U-Haul truck into an oncoming patrol car. Deputies said Chairez ran in the area near the home on Garrapatos Road.
 
The DA's report shows deputies tried getting Chairez to surrender, but he refused, saying he was suicidal and needed mental help.

The report said one of the deputies heard Chairez say he didn't have a gun. It also states deputies saw bulges in his pants pockets and saw him allegedly drop his hand toward his waistband. They thought he was armed and were afraid of being ambushed, so one of the deputies fired three rounds at Chairez.