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07/17/2024

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about Salinas’ Measure G, the 1-cent sales tax voters approved in 2014 to maintain city services and to fix streets and sidewalks.

07/17/2024

Although he attempted to retire some 20 years ago, Jerry Wallace of Salinas kept working until the end of his life. A dedicated typewriter repairman, customers would keep calling and finding him and bringing their typewriters in, after every other…

07/16/2024

David Schmalz here. I’ve covered a lot of land use stories, and one I still recall vividly is from 2015, when property owners Paul and Linda Flores applied for after-the-fact permits for the removal of approximately 25 trees on their…

07/16/2024

For the second year in a row, winter storms and flooding impacted the local agriculture industry, Monterey County’s largest.

07/15/2024

Sara Rubin here, feeling so proud to be a member of the Monterey County Weekly and Monterey County Now team. In the news business, there’s always a deadline to meet—followed by another deadline to meet. The constant churn can make…

07/13/2024

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about fish and the deep sea after reading David Schmalz’s news story in this week’s edition of the Weekly.

07/12/2024

The Salinas Valley is the Salad Bowl of the world. With a large Latino population, Salinas is also a must-stop for big names of Mexican regional music.

07/12/2024

For the second time in three months, a government body deadlocked on a proposed farmworker housing project in Pajaro.

07/12/2024

Progress is coming to Carmel, much to the disappointment of the leader of the Carmel Preservation Association, Neal Kruse. He appealed the approval by the Carmel Planning Commission in April of a new luxury hotel to replace the 67-year-old Hofsas…

07/11/2024

Sara Rubin here, listening to a recording of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, perhaps one of the most recognizable classical music pieces to modern Western ears. I’m studying up in anticipation of attending a concert on Monday night, July 15,…

07/11/2024

The town famous for having no numbered street addresses is now a step closer to adding them, after a divided 3-2 vote of the Carmel City Council on Tuesday, July 9.

07/10/2024

The U.S. pandemic emergency ended in May 2023, but the Covid-19 virus continues to mutate and spread, recently due to a highly infectious family of variants dubbed FLiRT. The variants aren’t causing a high number of hospitalizations or deaths but…

07/10/2024

In June, California approved its $291.5 billion budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The state, facing a $46.8 billion deficit, tapped into its reserves, moved expenses outside of the general fund and reduced $16 billion in funding from areas including…

07/10/2024

In October 2016, as a tugboat was towing a derelict drydock, YFD-70, from a shipyard in Puget Sound to Ensenada, Mexico to be recycled for parts, YFD-70 began to list.

07/10/2024

FREE SPEECHThe New York Times reported July 6 that Deb Gruver, a former reporter at The Marion County Record, a weekly newspaper in Kansas, reached a $235,000 settlement from the county stemming from a lawsuit she filed over a raid…

07/10/2024

Leslie J. Flores, 58, of Monterey, has been on the run since Feb. 14, when he was supposed to appear in Monterey County Superior Court on multiple misdemeanor and felony warrants. When he didn’t show, the judge issued a no-bail…

07/10/2024

Just as the sun was going down July 4, dozens of people gathered atop a stairwell in Seaside’s Mescal Heights neighborhood to take in the view.

07/10/2024

Agata Popęda here, more excited than ever to present my upcoming Weekly cover feature that will be available in print and online beginning tomorrow, Thursday, July 11. Also, please consider coming to a live conversation with David Ligare during Mic’d…

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