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Felix Cortez
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No charges against Castaneda in Tamale Gate
Just what happened during an altercation on the evening of February 26 outside Salinas City Councilman Jose Castaneda's home will likely remain a mystery. 
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Marina man who was wearing "most wanted" shirt sentenced to prison for making child porn
A Marina man who produced child pornography by posing as a 16-year-old boy on Skype and Omegle.com has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison.
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donations begin pouring into food bank devastated by fire
As the Food Bank for Monterey County cleans up from a devastating arson fire that crippled its delivery fleet, donations have begun to flow in. 
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Santa County Co drug and gun trafficker escapes from SF jail
Alex Santiago-Gonzales was being escorted by a deputy sheriff to take out the trash when the inmate ran off in San Francisco.
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Former King City police chief breaks silence, talks about future of police force
More than a year after he was arrested on embezzlement and perjury charges, former King City Police Chief Nick Baldiviez spoke out for the first time.
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investigation underway surrounding Monterey gas line rupture
An investigation is underway regarding the gas line rupture that shut down part of Highway 1 in Carmel and forced families to evacuate their homes Saturday.
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search dogs trained in Gilroy headed to Nepal to search for survivors
Five dogs will help search for bodies and people who may be buried alive under tons of rubble from a deadly 7.9 earthquake in Nepal. 
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Loud party in Salinas leads to confrontation with councilman
Ever deal with a noisy neighbor who wouldn't turn down the volume at a loud party?
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Salinas Valley farmers going hi-tech with remote controlled drones
Drones were the center of attention at the Salinas Valley Agricultural Technology Summit.
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Food Bank for Monterey co hit by arsonist
A fire that destroyed an entire fleet of food delivery trucks at the Food Bank for Monterey County in Salinas was ignited by an arsonist, firefighters said Monday.
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Salinas Police Chief calls in DOJ to review his police force
The review is happening in the wake of four deadly officer-involved shootings in Salinas in 2014.
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sheriff pitches plan to take over King City PD
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  • KSBW Action News 8
    Reporter, 1996 - present
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Felix Cortez is a reporter for KSBW Action News 8 and has broken the Central Coast's biggest breaking news stories for over a decade. 

Before joining KSBW in 1996, Felix was working in Texas as a reporter and photographer for KIII-TV and KRIS-TV. He earned a masters of public administration at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and studied journalism at San Diego State University.

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