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Felix Cortez
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Attended San Diego State University
Lives in Salinas, California
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Salinas police chief to retire..
"Today, after nearly 33 years in law enforcement, I am announcing my intent to retire in early October," Kelly McMillin said.
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Suspect in Soledad amber alert arrested
A man was arrested Monday afternoon who police believe was the Soledad car thief who triggered a statewide Amber Alert.
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Soledad boy found safe after Amber Alert issued
The 2-year-old boy was found unharmed with the stolen car abandoned by a barn off River Road in Gonzales.
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Boaters tired of drought talk want to get back on the water in south Monterey county lake
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PG&E contractors check meters for corrosion but causing confusion and concern
Someone is posing as a PG&E worker and breaking into homes, Salinas deputies said.
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Diabetes a problem on the Central Coast
Up to 70 percent of people with pre-diabetes will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
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Gilroy teacher accused of soliciting nude photos from minors
Le created a fake persona as a girl online and enticed underage boys to send him nude photographs, according to investigators.
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4th of July fireworks show to return to Salinas
After more than 10 years without a community fireworks show, the Salinas City Council agreed to bring it back Tuesday night.
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EPA blows up explosive materials near Hollister
The materials were too dangerous to transport off the property in Hollister, so agents are blowing them up on site in ditches.
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Parents warned of dangers of social media among teens
A bomb threat made on Ogle toward Carmel High School brought three school districts together to address parents and students about social media's consequences.
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Legal move could delay start of Sierra Lamar murder trial
The trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres, who is accused of kidnapping and killing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra Lamar, is scheduled to begin next month.
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Osio Cinemas in Monterey could reopen in May
Movie goers hope it comes back stronger and more popular than ever.
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  • KSBW Action News 8
    Reporter, 1996 - present
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Reporter for KSBW Action News 8 covering Santa Cruz, Salinas, and Monterey
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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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