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  • California man tried to strangle a child 10 minutes after being released from jail, police say

    05/18/2020 4:16:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 18, 2020 | Frieda Powers
    Orozco was arrested last week for “DUI-drugs and driving the wrong way on the road,” according to a post on the Salinas Police Department’s Facebook page. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, California has effectively guaranteed the freedom of most who commit a misdemeanor and lower-level felonies, setting cash bail at $0 in order to keep the number of people behind bars low to stop the spread of the virus. . . . “Not more than 10 minutes later Orozco forced a female out of her car in the parking lot of Natividad Medical Center. The female refused to give up...
  • California Rodeo Salinas Postponed Until October

    04/28/2020 3:54:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KSBW ^ | 4/28 | Josh Copitch
    The California Rodeo Salinas has been delayed until early October. This year marks the 110th California Rodeo, but due to coronavirus it will be delayed until October 8-11 instead of its normal mid-July date. The Professional Bull Riding will take place Wednesday, October 7. The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 10 rodeos in the U.S. for professional rodeo contestants. The rodeo said that this was decided because the county's shelter-in-place order would likely be extended, citing Monterey County Public Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno. The California Rodeo Salinas creates an estimated $11 million in economic impact for...
  • 'Racist Behavior': LULAC Denounces Salinas Council Member Tony Villegas in Letter to the City ('Taco Time')

    04/14/2020 2:00:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 13, 2020 | Josh Copitch
    In a letter to Salinas' Mayor Joe Gunter and the Salinas City Council, Salinas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) described a video from council member Tony Villegas as "disturbing and racist". LULAC, which is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the country, described an incident that took place Friday on Facebook in the letter. "Mr. Villegas was videotaped demeaning a group of Latino Salinas residents wherein he made racially charged remarks on Facebook Live: 'I guess it’s taco time,'" said the letter. LULAC asked for the mayor and the city to formally discipline Villegas with a public...
  • Bomb-maker with IEDs in car sentenced to 19 years in prison, California DA says

    03/26/2019 6:56:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/25/19 | Jared Gilmour
    A man convicted of driving around Southern California with bombs he “designed and built to kill” in his car was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in state prison, prosecutors said. “There is no doubt that he had the intent by his possession of these weapons to commit as much mass destruction as he could,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said at a news conference, describing 48-year-old Saleh Ali of Salinas as a “wannabe terrorist.” Before hearing his sentence, Ali insulted the judge and made an anti-Semitic remark about the prosecutor, NBC Los Angeles reports. “You’re a cockroach,” Ali...
  • Security Camera Catches Suspected Prowler Licking Doorbell Outside Salinas Home for 3 Hours

    01/08/2019 11:21:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    The Salinas Police Department has identified the individual as 33-year-old Roberto Daniel Arroyo. The Dungan family said they were not home at the time, but their children were inside the house sleeping, according to Salinas television station KION. A surveillance system tipped of the residents and helped police investigate the case. The cameras also caught Arroyo moving an extension cord to the front yard and relieving himself. He may have also gone to a neighbor's home, too, according to the station.
  • Interconnected companies, Anima, Prorsus, NXIVM, show Raniere pulling strings in Mexico

    05/15/2018 9:19:38 AM PDT · by ptsal · 4 replies
    Frank Report ^ | 11-12-2017 | Frank Parlato
    Keith Raniere, pedophile, sex cult leader, brander and blackmailer of women, and perpetrator of 1,001 financial crimes, with 100 co-conspirators, [with nothing in his name to tie him by documents to any crime] and swindler of students, a rapist, statutory and otherwise, and smuggler of money from Mexico to the USA, and likely offshore, is a man of influence in Mexico and Latin America. The children and siblings of some of the most important men of Mexico follow Keith Raniere and are high ranking members of his cult, called NXIVM or, alternatively, Executive Success Programs, or for short, ESP.
  • Brainwashed Sex Slaves Allegedly Branded With Group Leader’s Initials

    03/27/2018 3:21:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 83 replies
    CBS News, CBS DFW ^ | March 27, 2018 | CBS News
    ...secretive group in upstate New York...videotaped ceremonies where they were branded in their pelvic area with a symbol featuring Raniere’s initials. “During the branding ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked, and the master would order one slave to film while the other held down the slave being branded,” the complaint says...“slaves” had to stick to very low-calorie diets...“forced to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called them derogatory names,” or threatened with being put in cages,...Raniere has been bankrolled by Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune. Bronfman gave millions of dollars covering...
  • [California] ICE agent's desk booted from Monterey County Jail

    12/18/2017 6:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Amy Larson
    SALINAS, Calif. — Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal announced Monday that he will no longer allow a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to have a desk in the Monterey County Jail. A new California law going into effect January 1, 2018, SB54, declares California as a "sanctuary state." Bernal said his decision to remove the ICE agent's desk was a result of complying with SB54, as well as consulting with several stakeholders who advocate for immigrants' rights on the Central Coast. An ICE agent was given a desk at the Monterey County Jail two years ago, shortly after Bernal...
  • Proposed name change for Confederate Corners subject of Monterey County online survey

    10/27/2017 6:11:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | October 27, 2017 | Jim Johnson
    Seeking community input on possible renaming of the little known “Confederate Corners” intersection, Supervisor Jane Parker and Monterey County staff have released an online survey allowing the public to weigh in. The survey explains that the Board of Supervisors has been asked by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to make a recommendation about how to handle the Confederate Corners name, which the U.S. Geological Survey uses to designate the intersection of Monterey-Salinas Highway and Hitchcock Road where former Confederate soldiers settled after the Civil War. The site is in Parker’s district.
  • Ex-Mexico president's brother found dead

    12/06/2004 5:59:59 PM PST · by LouAvul · 48 replies · 3,360+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-6-04
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Enrique Salinas, the youngest brother of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was found dead in a car on the outskirts of Mexico City on Monday, with a plastic bag tied over his head in an apparent murder, officials said. Authorities said there indications that Salinas had been killed as part of an attempt to extort him or get information out of him. "Generally, if you put a bag over someone's head, you're often not trying to kill them, but rather extort them or get some information out of them," said Alfonso Navarrete Prida, the...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...
  • Not everyone is happy to see Hillary Cinton in Salinas

    05/26/2016 6:15:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    KION ^ | May 25, 2016 | Maya Holmes
    They believe she will send American jobs to other countries, that she supports fracking and the deportation of immigrants. "I do not support Hillary because every one of her policies is against the American people," said Alfonson Guitterez. "She flip flops on everything that she proposes to the American people. It's clearly stated in the literature that she lies."
  • If you care about California, care about Salinas

    08/02/2015 9:22:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2015 | Joe Mathews
    Do you worry about the future of California? Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if the Monterey County city of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, then it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. “Rich in land. Rich in Values. Ripe With Opportunity,” reads the slogan on a city website, and that’s no exaggeration. Salinas might be the richest poor city in California.
  • Cops Bombed the Wrong Guys, Family Says

    11/19/2014 8:54:22 PM PST · by Altariel · 24 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | November 19, 2014 | PAT PEMBERTON
    VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - A 2-year-old boy was burned by a police smoke bomb in a terrifying "no knock" raid at the wrong home, his family claims in court. The boy's parents, Jose and Paulina Salinas, sued the City of Oxnard and its Police Department in Superior Court on Monday. **** As police approached one of the bedrooms, Paulina Salinas and her two older children told officers there was a 2-year-old in the room. Police ignored them, told them to cover their ears, and threw a smoke bomb into the room as 2-year-old Justin Salinas stood near the door.
  • U.S. Dept. Of Justice Sending Mediator To Salinas

    06/26/2014 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    cbs local ^ | May 28, 2014 | staff
    Salinas Police Chief (Kelly McMillin) spun up Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service on Friday to call in a "Conciliation Specialist" This is going to be a very important conversation... it will be good to have an expert,... The conversation comes after two officers shot a man to death on May 20, only 11 days after two other (deputies?) eliminated another man on May 9. Salinas fast guns also killed a suspect on March 21. //SNIPP// Welcome to Salinas, California. It’s a community of only 150,000 people & a US government 1033 program.... //Snip Snip// The 1033 Program "permits" the...
  • 3 children starving, 1 chained to floor (Salinas CA)

    03/21/2014 6:50:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT
    Three starving children—including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food—were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said. All three—two boys and a girl—were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday. Authorities discovered them in the Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 after two of the young people missed appointments, according to several published reports. […] Eraca Dwan Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and...
  • Weird… California City of 150,000 Rolls Out Armored Death Machine Complete with Machine Gun Turret

    02/27/2014 10:35:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 79 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-27-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Welcome to Salinas, California. It’s a community of only 150,000 people and the owner of the military assault death machine. That’s right, a city of less than a quarter million owns a rolling death machine complete with a machine gun turret on top. What the h-ll would they need that for? Here’s another shot of the armored monster. The Salinas Police Department made its new armored rescue vehicle available for public viewing on Tuesday in front of City Hall. Police said the ARV, acquired and customized at very low cost to the city, will provide protection and rescue capabilities to...
  • Supreme Court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt

    01/20/2013 6:08:09 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 171 replies
    Al' Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:48pm EST
    Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether a suspect's refusal to answer police questions prior to being arrested and read his rights can be introduced as evidence of guilt at his subsequent murder trial. Without comment, the court agreed to hear the appeal of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the December 1992 deaths of two brothers in Houston.
  • Alisal district chief defends school name

    12/14/2012 8:57:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    Salinas Californian ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | T.S. Alvarez
    People who live outside the Alisal community should not make cultural decisions for the people who live within the Alisal community: That’s the opinion of Alisal Union School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. Ramirez spoke passionately Thursday about the decision to name a new school in his district after Tiburcio Vasquez. Some call Vasquez a bandit, murderer and thug while others define him as a folk hero, a revolutionary and a product of the environment that existed at the time. “There were more Chicanos lynched in the 1860s in California than blacks in the south,” Ramirez said. “Vasquez was a...
  • Electric Car Maker Folds, Salinas (CA) Loses $500,000

    07/18/2011 3:14:37 PM PDT · by keat · 95 replies
    KSBW Channel 8 ^ | July 18, 2011 | Amy Larson
    A Salinas car manufacturing company that was expected to build environmentally friendly electric cars and create new jobs folded before almost any cars could run off the assembly line. The city of Salinas had invested more than half a million dollars in Green Vehicles, an electric car start-up company. All of that money is now gone, according to Green Vehicles President and Co-Founder Mike Ryan. The start-up company set up shop in Salinas in the summer of 2009 after the city gave Ryan a $300,000 community development grant. When the company still ran into financial trouble last year, the city...