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To Dale and Rachel Searson. Sisters and seven brothers. , all whom she loved dearly. She married Bart Wren in 1962 and they moved to Pacifica shortly thereafter, where they raised their two daughters, Kelly Ruggiero and Susan Bustos. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years. She later met and fell in love with her life partner Don Goad and spent 27 happy years with him. Will enter into Eternal Rest next to her husband Bart. A reception will be held at Nick's Restaurant at 3:30 p.m.


Judge Pam Butler administers the oath of office to District 2 Supervisor Elect John M. Phillips at the Monterey County Government Center in Salinas on Tuesday. Calcagno also thanked his family and his wife of 58 years, Carol, for her support of his political and public service career -- including long stints on California Milk Advisory Board, the California Coastal Commission and 16 years on the Board of Supervisors. "Sometimes you were right and sometimes you were way out in left field," Calcagno, a conservative, said of his critics.


Seaside >> The woman who was killed during a drive-by shooting in Seaside last week, has been identified as 52-year-old Elizabeth Marie Baker of Seaside. As police continue to investigate the shooting, which injured a Castroville man identified as 58-year-old Odelle Robinson, they reiterate the motive of the shooting appears to not be gang-related. Baker's slaying was the first of a series of shooting that occurred the last week of December. Police have not yet said if the string of shooting are related. Ana Ceballos can be reached at 726-4377.


On Monday Seaside police identified a woman who was slain in Seaside on Dec. 29, 2014 as Elizabeth Marie Baker. Baker was 52-years-old and a longtime Seaside resident. When police found their car parked in Sand City, Baker was dead and Robinson lied to officers, police said. The most recent happened on Jan. 2 at 2:20 p.m. Several gunshots were heard on Harding Street and Wanda as a gunman fired out of a white 4-door Nissan Altima. The suspect vehicle was a green 4-door sedan and police believe this shooting was gang related.


It badly needs an upgrade, but there isn't nearly enough money to do so. "This is a big infringement on the people of North County, and we're starting to think we're getting run over," said outgoing county supervisor Lou Calcagno. With a price tag of up to $5 million, the cost would be split between the authority, Caltrans and the private developer. Prunedale resident Jeff Irwin asked whether the authority board would be more likely to support the proposal after spending money on the toll-related studies. Jim Johnson can be reached at 726-4348.


North Monterey County >> Like most California toll roads and bridges, all tolls on a Highway 156 toll road would be collected electronically, allowing traffic to continue moving. A video would also be taken to record the entire transaction. Trucks would also be charged higher tolls, Hale said. An initial tolling study conducted by the transportation authority suggested a $5 toll would work, but Hale said the formal study would be required to confirm the final amount. Jim Johnson can be reached at 726-4348.


Castroville >> California's first ventures into the world of privately-funded freeways have been a bumpy ride. The proposed Highway 156 toll road between Castroville and Prunedale would route drivers through poor neighborhoods. "Private operators are common throughout the rest of the world," Wachs said. The advantage of public-private partnerships, Wachs said, is that it shifts the financial risk onto private operators. "The critical question when you create these public private partnership is who's responsible for the risk," Wachs said.

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