Thursday, September 19, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Get a sneak peek at Pearl Hour this month. The new cocktail concept from Katie Blandin—from Bar Cart Cocktail Co. and Golden Bear Bitters—and business partner Chris Garrecht-Williams officially arrives this winter at the former Carbone’s bar in Monterey after a remodel in the new year. But i…

Monday, September 16, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Every June, the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner releases the Crop Report, the definitive annual snapshot of the status of the county’s number one industry, worth $4.2 billion in 2018. For the past three crop report announcements at least one commodity has been the elephant in the f…

Friday, September 13, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

If there’s one thing the Monterey Bay area has plenty of, it’s fog. A researcher at CSU Monterey Bay does not see the low-hanging cloud formation as a weather condition but as a sustainable source of water. (It turns out that in every cubic yard’s worth of fog, there’s a droplet of water the…

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, September 09, 2019

Power Vacuum...Squid admits that sometimes democracy can get a little messy. Like how they say every vote counts and yet the Electoral College still exists...and now here we are. But at the local level, Squid can see first-hand how loud the room can get when everyone is speaking. 

Friday, September 06, 2019
Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Over Labor Day weekend, the 2019 Monterey County Fair offered all of the classics—lots of fried food on offer; performances, including the Macias Family acrobats on tour from Mexico; lots of carnival games with stuffed animals as prizes; spinning rides that lit up the night sky; kids' activi…

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Monday, September 02, 2019
Sunday, September 01, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019

All in the Neighborhood…Squid’s Friday night proclivities normally include hunkering down in the lair with the DVR, maybe a book, and lots of shrimp-flavored popcorn. Once in a while, Squid feels inspired to go out and rub tentacles (and/or elbows) with the neighbors at an event or a happy h…

Friday, August 23, 2019

We all know not to bring up religion or politics in polite conversation, if there is still such a thing. And maybe it’s now wise not to bring up Greenland. Or the border wall. Probably should stay away from detention centers, plastic straws, Muslims, Evangelical Christians, Israel, the Raide…

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019

On Cannery Row, Crêpes on the Row Cafe quietly opened late last month. The menu is split between Salée savory crepes ($6.95-10.95) and Sucrée sweet crepes ($5.95-9.50), with signature selections like the Monterey Special (caramelized onions, feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, $10.95), House…

Friday, August 16, 2019