Monday, May 16, 2022
The very popular and successful restaurant parklets that put Pacific Grove on the map as a dining destination during the Covid-19 pandemic will continue for at least one more year, after the P.G. City Council voted unanimously on May 11 in favor of the extension.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
A draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court shows the court's intention to overturn the 1973 landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, and hand the decision-making authority on abortion to the states.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Pacific Grove City Council voted 7-0 on Wednesday night to approve a resolution created by the city's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force that officially apologizes for the burning of a Chinese fishing village at Point Alones in 1906, as well as racism and discrimination faced by …
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Juan Martinez worked tirelessly to document and preserve farmworker history on the Central Coast. He was an activist, a storyteller and an energetic advocate for the Salinas Valley. After a years-long battle with cancer, Martinez died in his sleep on May 10. He was 69.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Three adult men still in their teens from Carmel and Monterey are suspects in distributing deadly fentanyl to high school students on the Monterey Peninsula, including in at least two cases where students accidentally overdosed and survived, U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcem…
Monday, May 09, 2022
An article published in the April 21, 2022 print edition (“Appellate Court resurrects defamation suit against sheriff candidate Joe Moses”) inaccurately paraphrased a statement made by Joe Moses as applying to each named plaintiff in the defamation case against him. Moses did not specify whi…
Friday, May 06, 2022
We generally think of the Census as the mechanism by which we track population change. But the California Department of Finance does its own population analysis for the purpose of calculating government disbursement of funds and planning.
While the fate of the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway continues to hang in the balance pending the results of the June 7 election, at least one adjacent question has been answered.
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
The news site Politico dropped a bombshell on Monday night, May 2, with the release of a leaked draft Supreme Court draft ruling that would overturn the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, protecting abortion rights for Americans. Protesters across the country have hit the streets in many ma…
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
After a steady decline in Covid-19 cases in Monterey County since January's sharp spike during the omicron surge, the case and test positivity rates are again climbing upward due to a more contagious subvariant, BA.2.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
It's a first-of-its-kind program in California, and it will start in Marina and Monterey: a collaboration between a school district and a motel to house unhoused students.
Every year for the past 23 years, Monterey County prosecutors have invited family members and friends of victims of crime to memorialize their loved ones during National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Every year, a ceremony capping the week of outreach and awareness and memorials ends with the …
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Monterey County Chief Administrative Officer Charles McKee told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 26 that he is stepping down as the county's top bureaucrat, a post he has occupied for less than three years. He will officially step down on Dec. 31, 2022, or when a successor is chose…
Friday, April 22, 2022
Adam Carolla leans back and closes his eyes. Outside, mechanics peer into his no. 5 Franklin Roads Apparel Camaro. Some body panels have been removed, but spattered dirt coats the parts remaining on the car, evidence of an off track excursion.
Former CIA Director, former Secretary of Defense and current Carmel Valley resident Leon Panetta started his 2022 Arts + Architecture presentation with a bold admission. He doesn't know much about the subject of "land use," the 83-year-old admitted—though this was the main topic to be explor…
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Two months after the board of the nonprofit Feast of Lanterns organization announced it was voluntarily ending the tradition following intense public pressure over complaints of cultural appropriation, members are creating a program they say is brand new, despite leaning heavily on some asp…
San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen announced Wednesday, April 20 that the trial of Paul Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart will move to Monterey County.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The United States Golf Association promised a major announcement and it proved true.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Moss Landing is further solidifying its position as the world's battery storage hub. Pacific Gas and Electric announced Monday, April 15 that its new, Tesla-powered 182.5-megawatt battery storage system at its Moss Landing substation is now operational.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Salinas officials announced at 1pm on Thursday, April 14 that the fire at a Taylor Farms processing facility that broke out Wednesday evening has been contained. The building has been destroyed.
A planned five-story Amazon warehouse in the Salinas Ag Industrial Center—which would have had 2.9 million square feet of space on a 634,000-square-foot footprint—has been tabled indefinitely.
UPDATE 4pm Thursday, April 14: The fire is now contained, see an updated story here.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Around 3pm last week, Grant Leonard, an affordable housing analyst for the city of Monterey and a candidate to become County Supervisor for District 2, called Eric Tynan, general manager of the Castroville Community Services District, and shared some bad news: the "Welcome to Castroville" si…
Pacific Grove's second bite at the sales tax apple was a success: Measure A won in yesterday's special election, 2,258 votes to 1,520, or 59.7 percent to 40.2 percent.
Monday, April 11, 2022
The Monterey Jazz Festival, the world's longest continuously running jazz festival and one of Monterey County's premier annual events, has announced its star-studded lineup for its 65th year.
Friday, April 08, 2022
On April 7, the city of Salinas announced the retirement of Fire Chief Michele Vaughn.
The Hartnell Community College District Governing Board made it official who their choice is for the incoming permanent superintendent/president. The board voted 7-0 to ratify the contract of Michael Gutierrez. He starts work on July 1.
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Ivan Geronimo Gomez, 31, was found guilty on 15 felony counts related to his role in starting the Dolan Fire on Aug. 18, 2020, a blaze that burned through 125,000 acres in Big Sur, killed 11 condors and destroyed 20 structures. Superior Court Judge Pamela Butler issued the verdict on Thursda…
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
A 21-year-old Seaside man was sentenced to eight years in prison in U.S. Federal Court in San Jose yesterday for distributing fentanyl that caused overdoses in two people and killed one of them, a U.S. attorney and Drug Enforcement official announced in a Justice Department press release. Th…
Friday, April 01, 2022
Homekey is coming to…Pebble Beach?
A new hotel approved by Pacific Grove is set to be the largest on the Monterey Peninsula.
In a surprising move, Carmel officials are expected to announce later today, April 1, that dogs will be banned from Carmel Beach, after years of pooches having free run, according to a city employee who is not authorized to speak to the press.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Just past midnight on Saturday, March 19, Monterey Police responded to a report of threats, and in their investigation, established that Shane Jones, a 28-year-old Seaside resident, had gotten into an argument with his ex-wife. Then things went off the rails.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Two of Juan Govea's victims gave dramatic and graphic testimony in Monterey County Superior Court on Friday, March 25, detailing how their former school teacher at Salinas High School manipulated and harmed them by preying on them as young girls, even to the point of each contemplating thoug…
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Coffeehouse cool is coming to America’s last hometown.
The season for Dungeness crab fishing along Central and Southern California is set to close nearly three months early on April 8 after a handful of humpback whale entanglements raised concerns among state officials.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
There was more than one will written by musician and music video pioneer Michael Nesmith, who came to fame in the 1960s as one of The Monkees rock group and died at his Carmel Valley home on Dec. 10, 2021. One handwritten will from 2014 was submitted to Monterey County Superior Court in Dece…
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
“This is Cal, chef at Lucia.”
Monday, March 21, 2022
Charles "Chad" Harris has been a practicing physician at Natividad Medical Center since 2011, starting as a family medicine staff physician and rising to chief medical information officer and serving as chief of staff after being elected by his peers. Now after more than nine months as the i…
A 49-year-old San Francisco resident died on Saturday, March 19 after falling into the ocean at Sand Dollar beach.
Friday, March 18, 2022
On Friday morning 40 cars, many of them Ferraris in polished red or yellow, rolled out of a Pebble Beach parking lot and traced a twisting route through the woods following the old road race course.
The board of Gonzales Unified School District unanimously voted to appoint an interim superintendent on the evening of Wednesday, March 16. Marvin Biasotti is a former superintendent of Carmel Unified School District for 15 years, and has worked in education for over 40 years.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Pacific Grove's community development director, Alyson Hunter, is leaving the city on April 22, citing "aggressive questioning" of the professional credibility of staff members in a resignation letter to City Manager Ben Harvey dated March 9. She does not name names, but it's appears she's a…
Pacific Grove is getting an upscale boutique hotel in the downtown area after the City Council voted 7-0 yesterday, Wednesday, March 16, to amend the structure's building plans, allowing for three extra feet of height. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
At a March 15 meeting, Seaside city staff presenting its mid-year budget update to City Council, delivering some good news: The city’s revenues for the 2021-22 fiscal year are expected to exceed projections by nearly $4.1 million.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The Hartnell Community College District Board of Trustees voted yesterday, Tuesday, March 15, to select a new permanent superintendent/president with experience working at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Michael Gutierrez, president of Sacramento City College. The vote was 7-0.
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday, March 8 to extend the VIDA program, a countywide community health worker initiative that has been instrumental in providing Covid-19 resources across the county.
Thursday, March 03, 2022
As the clock neared 3am on Tuesday, March 1, Juan Lopez Gomez was allegedly adjusting knobs at one of PG&E’s natural gas structures off Alpine Road in Gonzales. Moments later, about 2,000 customers were without natural gas in the South County city.
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
The mood was somber in Monterey County Superior Court on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 1. Three days after a grief-stricken Salinas Police Chief Roberto Filice and first responders had gathered at the Salinas Police Department to announce publicly that officer Jorge “JD” Alvarado was shot …
Monday, February 28, 2022
Third time does the harm.