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Felix Cortez
Works at KSBW Action News 8
Attended San Diego State University
Lives in Salinas, California
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Hot temps bring weekend heat and fire danger
Inland areas may reach 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, the NWS said.
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gunman caught on video firing handgun in downtown Morgan Hill
Police are asking for the public's help to identify a gunman who opened fire in downtown Morgan Hill.
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Great white attacks fisherman off Capitola
Mark Davis was hoping for a bite while fishing just off Capitola Friday morning.
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King City's new police chief sworn in
King City has another new police chief, adding to a long list of permanent and interim chiefs who have run the department since a department-wide scandal was uncovered more than two years ago.
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crowds pack lake nacimiento for 4th of July
It was a beautiful day on the lake in south Monterey County.
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Pacific Grove leaders say Bruiser the pet pig must go
Hearing will be held to determine if he should go or stay.
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5-hour standoff in East Salinas ends peacefully, wanted man in custody
A man with an extensive criminal history barricaded himself inside an East Salinas house Wednesday, spurring a five-hour standoff with a Monterey County Sheriff's SWAT team.
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Arrests made in Toro Park crime spree
more than a dozen suspect behind bars in Toro Park crime spree
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Ex King City cop gets early release from jail
A disgraced former King City police officer, Bobby Carrillo, was feeling depressed while serving a 1-year jail sentence and wanted to go home, according to prosecutors
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Hollister fire chief considers banning Safe and Sane fireworks
There's talks of banning safe and sane fireworks in Hollister after fireworks caused two structure fires July 4.
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Owner of Monterey's "Old Fisherman's Grotto" seeks demolition permit for restaurant
Owner Chris Shake is requesting the demolition permit so he can tear down the building when his lease expires in the summer of 2021.
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Salinas looks to public for help cracking down on illegal fireworks
Drivers around Salinas may see flashing road signs and the message is very clear: report illegal fireworks
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Brynne Whittaker's profile photo
Pamela Pyne's profile photo
Ronaldo Arief's profile photo
Gabrielle Mancuso's profile photo
Aura Almao's profile photo
Susan, Steve, and Paul Gordo (PAGO)'s profile photo
alisa becerra's profile photo
Lauren Seaver's profile photo
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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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