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Weather hampers travel Monday

Weather hampers travel Monday

GILROY, Calif. Highway 101 is back open after a big rig flipped and shut down lanes near Gilroy.

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Do you make a mean blueberry pie? CalGiant wants to know about it!

Do you make a mean blueberry pie? CalGiant wants to know about it!

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Just in time for holiday baking season California Giant Berry Farms launched an “All About Pies” national consumer promotion featuring their fresh blueberries and blackberries.

Consumers are encouraged to enter their favorite berry pie recipe featuring California Giant blueberries or blackberries or a combination of both for a chance to win a grand prize of $500.  Additionally, the grand prize recipe will be professionally photographed and featured on www.calgiant.com

Entries have been pouring in since Thanksgiving and the promotion will run through December 14th.  This provides enough time for the winning recipes to be featured during the holidays and allow consumers to try the recipe at home to share with friends and family during the season. 

3.9 quake south of San Juan Bautista rattles the Central Coast

The Central Coast was rattled by a 3.9 magnitude earthquake Friday evening.

The USGS reports the epicenter was 5 kilometers south southeast of San Juan Bautista. The puts the epicenter just inside San Benito County.

No damage has been reported at this time.

This quake hit at 6:17 p.m. and the recent 4.2 quake on November 19 near the same location, has kept residents on edge. Experts say this is a very active part of the San Andreas fault zone.

It's time for Project Santa!

It's time for Project Santa!

It's that time of year for Project Santa!

KION/CW and T23 have partnered with Gift Inc. for years, to get all the kids in foster care in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County gifts for Christmas.

Last year more than 1,000 foster children received a toy through Project Santa, so please help us make it happen again! 

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Cal Fire warns Californians to be fire safe during holiday cooking

Cal Fire warns Californians to be fire safe during holiday cooking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking.


With friends and family visiting, it’s important to not get distracted and to be aware of your cooking activities.

“The holidays bring inherent fire danger that can quickly lead to tragedy if you don’t take just a few easy steps to prevent a fire,” said Chief Tonya Hoover, California’s State Fire Marshal. “Just by keeping an ‘eye on what you fry’, you can reduce the chance of a cooking caused fire.”

To help reduce the chance of fire and injuries associated with cooking fires, CAL FIRE offers these following suggestions:

Annual Castroville Thanksgiving Feast needs volunteers

Annual Castroville Thanksgiving Feast needs volunteers

CASTROVILLE, Calif. The annual Castroville Thanksgiving Feast is set to feed over 1000 community members, half of which are children. The feast will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11 am to 2 pm.

The Thanksgiving Feast has been a tradition for over 22 years and was started by the Cava family to help families. The idea was to supply a meal to many who don’t have the means to prepare a holiday meal and for community members who do not want to be alone on Thanksgiving Day.      

Monetary donations are needed. If you would like to contribute, please make checks payable to: North Monterey County LULAC and mail to P.O. Box 1359, Castroville, CA 95012.  

Robobank robbed in Castroville

CASTROVILLE, Calif. Monterey County Sheriffs were called to area of Merritt Street at 10:44 a.m in Castrovile on reports of a bank robbery.