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SALINAS >> Alberto Cortez and Francisco Miranda, two of the six inmates accused of beating a jail deputy in June, were ordered Friday to stand trial on several gang-related and assault charges. During a Friday preliminary hearing before Judge Russell Scott, gang enforcement officer Jesse Pinon testified the inmates attacked deputy Nicholas Menezes because Alberto Cortez, a high-ranking Norteno gang member, ordered them to.

 

A 22-year-old Castroville man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for a fatal shooting in 2011. Alberto Cortez, 22, was convicted of first-degree murder, street terrorism and enhancements for use of a firearm and gang involvement.

 

MOSS LANDING >> Chamber of commerce officials are promising to offer residents of the tiny North Monterey County community some answers about the $3.4 million promised by power plant operator Duke Energy and its successor Dynegy for utilities upgrades. But chamber president Jean Kester said the organization will almost certainly not seek recovery of the funding nor oversight of work putting utility lines underground as well as storm drain and street lighting work from the Monterey Public Works Department.

 

Despite the large northwest swell that steamed in from the Gulf of Alaska this week, fishing remained consistent all around the Monterey Bay. Rockfish and especially lingcod are the most common prey, though a few halibut were caught last week from North Coast areas, while patches of spawning squid toward the middle shoreline of the Monterey Bay have attracted a few white sea bass.

 

There is a tender and succulent heart at the center of each specimen, but getting past its armor of prickly leaves can be daunting. How tough are those leaves? In my innocent younger years, I once tried to pulverize some artichoke leaves in my kitchen sink disposal and ended up destroying the machine in the process.

 

Fremont's Shane Golobic celebrates winning his second Taco Bravo championship on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. WATSONVILLE >> Six divisions with six champions and five rookies were honored Friday night in Ocean Speedway's final night of racing in 2014.

 

There is a tender and succulent heart at the center of each specimen, but getting past its armor of prickly leaves can be daunting. How tough are those leaves? In my innocent younger years, I once tried to pulverize some artichoke leaves in my kitchen sink disposal and ended up destroying the machine in the process.

 

The good news in workplace injuries and fatalities in general and in food and beverage manufacturing in particular is that rates are continuing a slow, steady decline. The bad news is that 46 food workers died last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and another 76,900 food, beverage and tobacco workers were injured seriously enough to require time away from work.

 

There is a tender and succulent heart at the center of each specimen, but getting past its armor of prickly leaves can be daunting. How tough are those leaves? In my innocent younger years, I once tried to pulverize some artichoke leaves in my kitchen sink disposal and ended up destroying the machine in the process.

 

From left to right, Robert Johnson of the WateReuse Association and McManus & Johnson Consulting Engineers LLC; Melissa Meeker, executive director of the WateReuse Association; Dale Huss, Ocean Mist Farms vice president of artichoke production; and Mike McCullough, recycled water program assistant with the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency, attend the One Water Innovations Gala Sept. 28. Ocean Mist Farms was honored for its water reuse partnerships by the WateReuse Association and Research Foundation in New Orleans.

 
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