Three days after President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the immigration raids he promised for Sunday, June 23, would be postponed to an unspecified date, the ricochet of the missive was heard inside a meeting room at the County of Monterey Agricultural Center. It turned a routine …
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019
In its search for a new president and superintendent, Monterey Peninsula College ran out of time and candidates.
A 26-year-old man was shot and killed by California State Park rangers on Saturday after reports of gunfire at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
Belt and Suspenders…Squid decided to lay low this weekend after all the excitement of the week before at Pebble Beach. With a busy Fourth of July coming up, Squid thought best to rest up and putter around the lair getting chores done while watching more meeting videos. The highlight of this …
Saturday, June 22, 2019
The American Tin Cannery is completely reimagined—and expanded—in hotel plans submitted to Pacific Grove on June 11.
Friday, June 21, 2019
After 37 straight years as the title sponsor of the annual Carmel Surfabout, Sunshine Freestyle Surf Shop closed its doors in 2018. That left the beloved locals' tradition in limbo this summer.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The administration of former Carmel Mayor Steve Dallas was consumed by a question that divided Carmelites: Did Dallas sexually harass women and physically threaten several people, or was he just a bully?
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
After three years of heading Alisal Union School District, Superintendent Dr. Héctor Rico has chosen not to his renew his contract. In a June 17 letter, Rico announced that he would finish out his contract, which ends this month.
About 30 people gathered with popcorn, drinks and other snacks inside the Monterey County Republican headquarters on Tuesday, June 18. They watched Fox News to cheer on President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign kickoff announcement from Florida.
Monday, June 17, 2019
ERP-DA-DERP…Squid has been going through Squid’s expenses, trying to figure out how to save some dollars without nickel-and-diming Squidself to death. Should Squid buy bags of less expensive and frozen farm-raised shrimp from Costco, for example, or should Squid keep going to the fish market…
Gary Woodland finally broke his winless streak, Viktor Hovland broke a record, the sun never really broke through and the 119th edition of the U.S. Open wrapped up on Sunday after four days of riveting golf—and a little off-course carnage.
For over a decade, the old Monterey County Jail has been the subject of debate regarding its historical significance and its purpose within the county. Built during the Great Depression, the jail housed civil rights activist Cesar Chavez for 20 days when he refused to end the lettuce boycott…
In 2015, there were reports of three deer killings in the span of two weeks in Pacific Grove. These incidents were along populated Ocean View Boulevard, one being on the Recreation Trail across from the American Tin Cannery. It was the first indicator of a possible mountain lion in P.G.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The third round of the U.S. Open turned into a tactical duel between leader Gary Woodland and challenger Justin Rose, with Brooks Koepka and a few others trying to join the fray.
A day after Justin Rose scorched the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Gary Woodland matched the record-tying feat, carding a bogey-free round of 65 to claim the lead going into the weekend rounds at the U.S. Open.
Friday, June 14, 2019
The Monterey Amberjacks struggled on the road this week, dropping three of four. But they return home tonight with a winning record still intact to start a weekend series against the Bakersfield Train Robbers.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Rickie Fowler set the standard early. Justin Rose edged him out in one of the late rounds, matching a bit of Pebble Beach history in the process.
Seaside Resort, the real estate project first envisioned in the late 1990s with the closing of Fort Ord, has been officially revived once more. On June 11, Seaside City Council approved a new development agreement, paving the way for a land sale that will net local government entities about …
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Even as public awareness grows about the accumulation of plastic waste in our food systems and natural environments, scientists continue to make surprising discoveries about just how ingrained plastic is at the farthest reaches of our planet.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Some past U.S. Open Champions carry a lot of baggage to Pebble Beach.
It felt like summer even in typically cool coastal areas of Monterey County on June 10, and officials are issuing another heat advisory for inland areas today, Tuesday, June 11.
Monday, June 10, 2019
He has come close before—the 2018 Masters, for instance, where his final round charge fell one stroke short—but Rickie Fowler is known as one of the best never to have won a major.
Housing for very low income residents continues to be difficult to come by in Monterey County, but soon more than 100 people could find permanent homes at a new apartment complex in Salinas’ Chinatown, including people with serious health and mental health challenges.
Cats and Monkeys (and Fireworks)…Squid loves a good excuse to idle away the hours reading magazines on a chaise lounge and sipping margaritas all day, and gets unfortunately few of those during Monterey Bay summers, what with the May Gray, June Gloom and Fog-gust conditions. This weekend was…
Thursday, June 06, 2019
The Monterey Amberjacks return to Sollecito Ballpark on Friday evening on a bit of a tear. On their way to a 5-2 start as of Wednesday’s games, manager Ciprano Garza’s squad reeled off four consecutive wins to start the season and have outscored opponents 50 to 22.
The case for building more housing in Monterey is bolstered by a simple fact: state law requires it. By 2023, the city must increase its housing stock by 650 units. Considering the real estate market and the kind of money folks are shelling for rent or ownership in Monterey, it might seem li…
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The Monterey County Office of Education brought Millennium Charter High School into the world. And today during a meeting of its board of trustees, the Monterey County Office of Education decided to take the school out of the world as well.
For any of those among us who are thinking, “Oh, big golf tournament in Pebble Beach, it’ll probably be like February with the AT&T,” think again.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Foodies around town and throughout the state have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Michelin Guide’s coveted list of stars. The dining guide released its inaugural California guide—the first regional guide in the United States—at a ceremony in Huntington Beach on Monday evening and …
Monday, June 03, 2019
Family Ties…Squid spends most of Squid’s time doing things Squid excels at. Those things include narrating livestreams of city council meetings, oozing around town in search of sunny inland weather and snacking. They do not include dancing. All of those extra appendages have a tendency to ge…
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Monterey County Administrative Officer Lew Bauman has weathered some rough storms in 20 years—literally and figuratively. Besides helping the county recover after punishing weather, Bauman has been at the helm or in leadership through the dot-com crash, the Great Recession and the 2008 Basin…
A homeless shelter for the Monterey Peninsula came one step closer to reality on Wednesday, May 29, when the Leadership Council of the Coalition of Homeless Service Providers voted to award nearly $1.3 million to a partnership between nonprofits Community Human Services and Gathering for Wom…
When you’ve submitted your student loan payment by its due date—that means you’ve paid on time. It seems pretty self-evident, but this rule and others like it are spelled out in a bill making its way through the state legislature.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Junsay Oaks, a much-needed affordable housing development in Marina designed specifically for low-income seniors ages 62 and older, is now accepting waitlist applications. The deadline to apply is 5pm Friday, May 31.
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta took a detour on his way from Washington D.C. to Carmel Valley last week to stop in two border cities, El Paso and San Diego, to see how the immigration system is working—or isn't working.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
While local officials have long wrangled over the Fort Ord Reuse Authority, the power over the agency ultimately resides in Sacramento. On May 21, the state Senate voted 38-0 to support a bill that would allow FORA to operate with limited capacities for two years, following its sunset date o…
Scoot Over…As Squid oozed around town throughout the holiday weekend, contending with crowds for the unofficial kickoff to summer and Squid’s jalopy kept stalling, Squid thought: There’s got to be a better way to travel.
Friday, May 24, 2019
The list of negative health effects associated with being overweight is well understood by medical professionals and the general public: increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
$1,750. That’s how much it costs to challenge a development permit approved by the Monterey County Planning Commission through an appeal to the Board of Supervisors. The fee is a long-established barrier to entry for prospective appellants.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Little Choo Choo…Squid is a huge fan of public transportation, preferring to emit as little carbon as possible by driving the Squidmobile as little as possible. Squid can often be found riding Monterey-Salinas Transit from the lair to Northridge Mall in Salinas to play Dance Dance Revolution…
The parents of a 5-year-old boy have sued the city of Seaside and the Tiny Tot University Preschool over allegations the child was molested by a worker at the city-run school while in the restroom at Oldemeyer Center.
Friday, May 17, 2019
The parasite was introduced into the sea otter’s body through infected live prey that was fed to her or by a passing seabird that defecated into her open-air water tank.
In December 2016, Pacific Grove officials struck the ground with ceremonial gold shovels to mark the beginning of the city’s water recycling plant on Point Pinos. Even since, the promise of bringing water to town has been a constant goal.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Last year, County Supervisor Luis Alejo and now-retired county supervisor Simon Salinas had a question: Should younger people be able to vote? They asked county staffers to investigate the feasibility of lowering the voting age locally from 18 to 16.
Just as California Attorney General Xavier Becerra prepared to launch his 50th lawsuit against the federal government over policies that go against state priorities, the Trump administration unveiled a proposal last week to open up more than 700,000 acres of land in Monterey County and other…
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Like it or not, the natural wonders of Monterey County continue to be big draws for tourists from around the world.
Monday, May 13, 2019
It was a good Saturday for Cooper MacNeil, a good weekend for Martin Burrowes and a showcase for a famous marque as the Ferrari Challenge North America series visited WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Smoky Signals…Squid has always been particular about Squid’s sense of taste. All those flavored chips? Squid’s still waiting for shrimp-flavored Cheetos. Pringles that taste like everything from dill pickle to cheeseburger to cinnamon-sugar? Squid’s colleagues like these weird snacks, but th…
Like so many others who fell in love with the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, Doris Day experienced its allure while filming the 1956 film noir, Julie. Nearly two decades later she came back to stay, after her TV show, The Doris Day Show, was cancelled in 1973. It was a move that would for…