Friday, October 18, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019

LivePD, the reality television show that embeds camera crews with patrol officers and broadcasts almost in real time, is leaving Salinas just a few months into the second year of its two-year agreement with the Salinas Police Department.

Imagine the lifeless form of a massive baleen whale, falling silently through the lightless environment of the deep ocean. Thousands of pounds of blubber and bone eventually crash into the sea floor at depths of over 10,000 feet, deeper than some Sierra Nevada mountains are tall. 

Today, Oct. 17, is the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, whose epicenter was less than 40 miles away from the offices of the Weekly in Seaside. The newspaper was about a year old at the time and it was known by its original name, Coast Weekly. 

Marina is becoming the next city to legalize and regulate short-term rentals. Marina City Council voted 4-1 on Oct. 11 to approve an ordinance permitting short-term rentals in the city, with some changes to an earlier version of the ordinance first approved in September. (Councilmember Frank…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

    La Playa Carmel’s bar has reopened as Bud’s. The new name honors the late Bud Allen—who owned and operated the bar from 1962 to 1984—and Carmel’s bohemian roots. Branding itself as “a local haunt for lore and libations,” Bud’s features a new menu of cocktails with food developed in partnersh…

    Monday, October 07, 2019
    Friday, October 04, 2019

    The Salinas Police Officers Association, the union that represents the Salinas Police Department's rank-and-file officers, has taken a vote of "no confidence" in Chief Adele Fresé, a mostly symbolic gesture that nonetheless exemplifies the growing fracture between the three-year chief and so…

    Thursday, October 03, 2019

    Sand City hired Aaron Blair as its new city manager at the Oct. 1 City Council meeting, filling a position that was vacated more than a year ago. Blair previously served two years as town manager in Granby, Colorado, a city of about 2,000 near Rocky Mountain National Park. 

    Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    Sad news from Bernardus Winery: founder Bernardus (Ben) Marinus Pon has passed away. Born and raised in Amersfoort, Holland, Pon fell in love with Carmel Valley during a visit here in the 1980s and eventually made the valley his second home. Pon leveraged his appreciation for wine to establi…

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    In its 62nd year, the Monterey Jazz Festival brought a vast range of music to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center this weekend, from classics to experimental music to non-jazz genres like that blues. 

    Publish or Perish…Squid has been anxiously following the issue of short-term rentals on the Peninsula, as Squid admits to earning a little extra scratch by renting out a futon in a corner of the lair for otters traveling on holiday. (Pro tip: You can charge them extra because in addition to …

    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    There was no shortage of cool musical options on a frigid Friday night at the Fairgrounds. Allison Miller and Derrick Hodges’ tribute to the late pianist Mary Lou Williams was lovely, with especially plaintive vocals from Jean Baylor, Johnaye Kendrick and Michael Mayo on “It Ain’t Necessaril…

    Friday, September 27, 2019
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Only New Orleans could have produced a band like Cha Wa. They mix up that city’s more iconic music genres—jazz, second line, funk and brass—but add to the pot a big helping of Mardi Gras Indian culture and music. That is a century-old subculture of African-Americans who have inherited or ado…

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Federal immigration agents arrested a man at the Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas on Friday morning Sept. 20, setting off a chain reaction as court officials try to determine the man's identity and why they weren't alerted to the arrest by courthouse security staff.

    Thursday, September 19, 2019