You can learn all of this and more by signing up for SPARK! What’s SPARK? It’s the Salinas Police Awareness, Responsibility, and Knowledge course, created for high school students. You’ll learn powerful life skills from real police officers plus EMTs, doctors, and other people whose lives and work make an impact.

Every class is full of inside knowledge and hands-on experience you won’t find anywhere else. How much does it cost? It’s free—you just commit to showing up.

SPARK happens weekly at Salinas Police Headquarters, 222 Lincoln Ave., starting Monday, May 6.

Learn more or sign up: Call Sergeant Albert Duran, (831) 775-4201, ext 6072, or email him at [email protected].

  • May 6, 6-9pm — Self-Image and Identity (young women) with Chief Adele Fresé OR Masculinity Upgraded - Strength for a Safer Community (young men) with the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
  • May 13, 6-9pm — Job Interview Prep with Central Coast Human Resource Association
  • May 20, 6-9pm — Basic First Aid and Social Media Safety
  • June 3, 6-9pm — Why'd You Stop Me? What to expect and how to react during a police contact
  • June 8, 8am-5pm — Driver Safety Behind the wheel drivers training, including basic driving maneuvers and collision avoidance drills.  (Please note that a driver's license or permit is not required, but must be a high school student)

Question of the Day

My neighbors keep a rooster in their backyard. Is this legal?
No. The Salinas Municipal Code  prohibits any fowl or livestock to be kept as pets. This includes pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, etc. Roosters are especially bothersome because of the noise they create and the fact they are sometimes used for cockfights and gambling.
How many pets am I allowed to have at my house?
Salinas City residents are allowed to have four pets per household. This includes any combination, such...

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