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  • Ex-Mexico president's brother found dead

    12/06/2004 5:59:59 PM PST · by LouAvul · 46 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...
  • Tea Party Patriots Schedule

    08/01/2010 10:26:48 PM PDT · by jdick · 1 replies · 3+ views
    Tea Party Meetup Group ^ | August 1, 2010 | Jdick
    Tea Party Patriots of Monterey County - Rallies/Protests
  • 12 Year Old Salinas students heckle Tea Party Rally with Teacher approval.

    06/13/2010 9:54:21 PM PDT · by jdick · 59 replies · 2,095+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 13, 2010 | Jackie Dick
    The Tea Party Patriot of Monterey County Minutemen encounter lots of nasty comments....but this is the first time they came from a class of 12 year olds from Salinas visiting Monterey on a field trip to McDonalds.
  • Fake officer pulls over off-duty sheriff's deputy

    05/31/2010 4:48:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 816+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/31/10
    Salinas, Calif. (AP) -- The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says authorities are on the lookout for a man posing as a law enforcement officer who pulled over an off-duty sheriff's deputy. . . . The deputy identified himself and showed that he was armed. The man turned and fled in his vehicle, a white Mercedes.
  • Teacher Deems American Flag 'Offensive'

    05/10/2010 10:11:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 3,822+ views ^ | May 10, 2010
    The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District where a student was told not to draw Old Glory because it was “offensive,” while another student was praised for drawing a picture of President Obama. Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag and start another project at Gavilan View Middle School. “She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, ‘God bless America,’ when the teacher confronted her,” Hathaway told FOX. “She said, ‘You can’t draw...
  • The Surge Comes to Salinas(plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence)

    02/11/2010 6:19:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 479+ views
    City Journal ^ | winter 2010 | Troy Senik
    Troy Senik The Surge Comes to Salinas A plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence Communities beset by seemingly unbreakable cycles of violence; law enforcement overmatched to the point of essentially ceding sovereignty to an organized and heavily armed resistance; citizens so intimidated by thugs that they won’t report them to authorities, for fear of retribution. Eight years into the War on Terror, this scenario sounds familiar. But its location isn’t the Sunni Triangle in 2006 or southern Afghanistan today; it’s a farm town on California’s Central Coast. In Salinas—a predominantly Hispanic, blue-collar community best known for producing John...
  • CA: Taser company to pay $1.4 million in attorney's fees in Salinas man's death

    02/06/2009 9:08:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 375+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/6/09 | Virginia Hennessey - Monterey Herald
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Taser International Inc. to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to the lawyers for the family of Robert C. Heston, who died in 2005 after Salinas police stunned him dozens of times. Judge James Ware acknowledged that the $1,423,000 award far exceeds the $183,000 in damages he approved for Heston's family, but said the attorneys had taken on a considerable risk in pursuing a case that served a significant public benefit. The case marked the first time Taser was found negligent in a death related to the use of its stun guns. In...
  • Proposition 8 square-off in Salinas, CA

    10/21/2008 11:06:32 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 4 replies · 464+ views
    The Herald - Monterey County ^ | 20 October 2008 | Andy Stiny
    Proposition 8 square-off Opposing groups hold rallies on same-sex marriage ballot One side cast its argument as supporting equal rights and the other as being for traditional family values, bringing them down on opposite sides of the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ballot measure. The Sunday afternoon setting in Salinas was a raucous "traditional family values" parade down Main Street, whose participants mostly supported a "yes" vote on 8 while those endorsing a "no" vote lined the three-block parade route. The ballot measure in the Nov. 4 General Election, which would change the state Constitution, eliminates the right of same-sex couples...
  • Caballero (RAT-Salinas, CA) son faces robbery charges

    09/07/2008 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 8 replies · 189+ views
    The Californian ^ | 9-6-08 | Jake Henshaw
    SACRAMENTO - A man arrested in the Aug. 23 armed robbery of a Salinas cell phone store is the son of Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, D-Salinas. Miguel Martin Uranga, 22, is being held in Monterey County Jail on suspicion of robbing the Valley Wireless Cellular store on North Sanborn Road.
  • Opposition to Gay Pride Parade

    07/30/2008 3:30:46 PM PDT · by LAforme2008 · 17 replies · 758+ views
    KCBA ^ | 07/30/08 | KCBA-Fox35
    SALINAS, Calif.- The Salinas Valley Gay Pride Parade is scheduled to march through Old Town Salinas August 10th. The 2nd annual celebration is drawing strong opposition from the religious community. Several pastors and reverends on central coast spoke at Salinas City Hall Tuesday. They asked that council members think twice about the implication a gay pride parade can have. Reverend Chauncey Killens is leading the opposition with compassion. While he plans to protest the parade, Killens says, "We don't want them to think we hate them, nor have we ever." Lisa Schramm, Board President for Salinas Valley Pride says having...