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  • 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....http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/02/weird-california-city-of-150000-rolls-out-death-machine-complete-with-machine-gun-turret/ //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 http://www.meetup.com/Tea-Party-Patriots-of-Monterey-County/photos/975347/#16165370
  • 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
    thefoxnation.com ^ | 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...
  • CA: LA mayor wants to put troubled July and talk of affair behind him (Easy enough! Resign.)

    08/03/2007 7:42:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 499+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/3/07 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    In a town that thrives on scandal, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hasn't disappointed. But he struggled Friday to turn a page after facing weeks of questions about his shattered marriage and the girlfriend who covered him as a TV newscaster. "It's time to move on and move on we will," Villaraigosa told reporters who peppered him with questions about the affair and his dented reputation. A day earlier his girlfriend, Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas, was slapped with a two-month unpaid suspension for having a relationship with someone she reported on - the mayor. In June, she announced on air the mayor...
  • Telemundo suspends Salinas (for violating conflict-of-interest policies, had affair w/LA Mayor)

    08/02/2007 8:47:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 911+ views
    ap on LA Daily News ^ | 8/2/07 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Spanish-language newscaster who had an affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received a two-month suspension for violating conflict-of-interest policies, her network said Thursday. Mirthala Salinas was having the relationship with Villaraigosa when she announced the news of his separation from his wife of 20 years on local Telemundo station KVEA, Channel 52. Salinas was suspended without pay. The findings of Telemundo's three-week investigation were reported on its national newscast Thursday. "Her reading of copy during newscasts ... regarding the Mayors separation from his wife was a flagrant violation of these guidelines," Telemundo network president Don...
  • CA: Ethics probe said to be completed, decision near on newscaster (Villaraigosa's 'squeeze')

    07/26/2007 6:34:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 269+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/26/07 | Gary Gentile - ap
    LOS ANGELES An ethics investigation has been completed and a decision is expected soon concerning a Spanish-language journalist who had an affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday. Mirthala Salinas was having the relationship with Villaraigosa when she announced the news of his separation from his wife of 20 years on local Telemundo station KVEA, Channel 52. Executives at the Telemundo network and parent company NBC Universal were reviewing the findings of the three-week investigation, and a decision on the fate of Salinas and perhaps other station personnel was expected to be announced next...
  • Villaraigosa voices confidence in Salinas (and her ethical standards)

    07/24/2007 11:43:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 665+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/24/07 | Staff
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa continued to be dogged by questions Monday over his relationship with a Telemundo reporter as he voiced confidence in her ethical standards. During a news conference at which he unveiled the third area of the city to be served by the TIGER teams to improve traffic, the mayor again was asked about Mirthala Salinas, their relationship and whether Telemundo would be taking any permanent action against her. Salinas has been on leave since her relationship with the mayor was disclosed. Telemundo officials said they were investigating all the circumstances around the relationship and whether she...
  • Mayor’s (Villaraigosa) girlfriend is placed on leave

    07/05/2007 4:29:18 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 25 replies · 1,645+ views
    L.A.Times ^ | 7/05/07 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon
    Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo placed newscaster Mirthala Salinas on leave today while it conducts an internal investigation into whether she breached journalistic ethics by having a relationship with someone she covered: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "As we have stated, we are committed to journalistic excellence," said Manuel Abud, general manager of KVEA Channel 52. "Given the seriousness of the allegations that have been made, we have decided to conduct an internal review of the decisions and events that led us to where we are today. In the meantime, Salinas has been placed on a leave of absence from her duties...
  • Fresh Spinach Declared Safe to Eat

    10/01/2006 8:45:02 AM PDT · by verum ago · 31 replies · 776+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/30/06 | Annys Shin
    Federal food safety officials said fresh spinach is "as safe as it was before the outbreak," even though investigators have not determined the cause of a deadly E. coli outbreak. FDA officials said yesterday that consumers should continue to avoid spinach recalled Sept. 14 by Natural Selection Foods LLC, a fresh produce processor based in San Juan Bautista, Calif. Four other companies have recalled spinach they got from Natural Selection. But officials cleared spinach grown in the Salinas Valley, after warning consumers for the past week not to eat spinach from that area.
  • Projection and Vice President Cheney's Hunting Accident

    02/20/2006 10:24:25 AM PST · by Texas Jack · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Vanity Post | February 20, 2006 | Texas Jack
    Projection and Vice President Cheney's Hunting Accident A familiar theme running through the leftist hysteria over Vice President Cheney's hunting accident is that he was drunk. Or at least, alcohol played a part in the mishap. Their reasoning; why else would he wait until the next morning to accept an interview with the sheriff's department. He had to have time to sober up, thus limiting any possible criminal prosecution. And, of course, validating in their minds what a reprehensible man Dick Cheney is. After all, this what they would do. Psychologically it's called projection; ascribing your value system (or...
  • Vox Populi in Salinas (The best half-cent tax increase in California reading history.)

    12/19/2005 9:36:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 348+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/20/2005 | Peter Hannaford
    Close the public libraries in John Steinbeck's home town? They couldn't do that? "They" not only could; they almost did. Had it happened on July 1 this year, Salinas, California, would have been the largest city in the nation without a public library. Monterey County's seat, the city has three libraries, the main one having been named after the famous writer who set several of his novels in the fertile Salinas Valley. The near-closing was not a scare tactic. It was the city council's response to a genuine financial crisis. Having engaged in cutting, squeezing, and trimming its budgets (to...
  • Libraries in Steinbeck Hometown Endangered (interesting story)

    04/03/2005 9:34:08 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 6 replies · 319+ views
    Libraries in Steinbeck Hometown Endangered Sun Apr 3, 5:01 PM ET Entertainment - AP SALINAS, Calif. - More than a hundred supporters turned out Sunday for the end of a 24-hour "read-in" to help save the libraries in John Steinbeck's hometown. People gathered to hear writers, actors, musicians and activists read passages from their favorites works outside Cesar Chavez library, one of the Salinas libraries facing closure. Facing record deficits, the City Council voted in December to shut all three libraries in the city memorialized in Steinbeck's 1952 novel "East of Eden." If they close, the blue-collar town of 150,000...
  • Lefty-loonies cash in on Salinas library closures with "Wordstock"

    03/18/2005 8:51:06 AM PST · by Scothia · 270+ views
    The Monterey Herald ^ | 3-18-05 | Scothia
    Leftist Loonies like the UFW and CodePink miss no opportunity to insert themselves into the glory of media exposure. Now they, along with others of their species, are milking the threatened closure of the Salinas, California libraries to once again draw the attention on themselves. Traveling to our humble little city for a day of Loony revelry, under cover of assisting us in our hour of need, are activists, actors, and other propagandists attempting to carpe the diem. Please see the Monterey Herald article for details.
  • Salinas' Brother Probably Knew His Killers, Police Say (Brother of Mexican ex-President murdered)

    12/11/2004 4:10:55 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 13 replies · 416+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/11/04 | Marla Dickerson
    MEXICO CITY — The drama surrounding the slaying of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's youngest brother intensified Friday, as authorities said the dead man probably knew his killers. Mexico state's top prosecutor said the investigation was "advancing rapidly," focusing on a "close nucleus" of people associated with 52-year-old businessman Enrique Salinas, who was found strangled Monday in a parked car in an upscale suburb of the capital. "Evidently, there is a relationship between the victim" and the assailants, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, attorney general of Mexico state, said at a news conference. He said several people could be involved....
  • salinas killing deepens the family's drama

    12/10/2004 4:38:32 PM PST · by ken21 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    the new york times ^ | december 10, 2004 | james c. mckinley, jr.
    Salinas Killing Deepens the Family's Drama By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. Published: December 10, 2004 MEXICO CITY, Dec. 9 - The mystery surrounding the killing of the brother of a former president, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, is becoming a national obsession, with the twin revelations that the victim wrote a despondent note shortly before his death and that he was under investigation in France for laundering money. Carlos Salinas's youngest brother, Enrique, had stayed largely out of the limelight for years until his body was discovered Monday in a family car parked on a residential suburban street. His head had...
  • CA: Farm workers march in Salinas Valley to protest immigration raids

    06/30/2004 11:17:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 281+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/30/04 | AP - Greenfield , CA
    GREENFIELD, Calif. (AP) - One hundred farm workers are beginning the second day of a five-day march up the Salinas Valley, stopping in small farming towns like Greenfield, to protest immigration raids in Southern California and the intimidation they said affects immigrant workers all over the state. The workers are also trying to build support for a bill which would allow undocumented field laborers to earn work permits after years of farm work, organizers said. The federal AgJobs bill is also backed by the agriculture industry. The United Farm Workers are leading the march, which started in King City on...