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The Weekly’s publisher, Erik Cushman, is the person directly responsible for our paychecks, any potential raises and other benefits. Dave Faries here, noting that one of my highlights from this week’s print edition is Cushman’s opinion column—and my appreciation of…


There's a new mural in the county, this time in the “distinguished City of Marina,” as Catalyst Cannabis Marina, a store on whose walls the mural had been painted, announced in a press release. It was created by a gifted…


Hartnell College offers dual enrollment at high schools in the Salinas Valley and North Monterey County, where students can take high school and college-level classes simultaneously.


Brian Bajari, a longtime pastor who was well-known for his work in bringing worship services to the homeless and volunteering for numerous groups, died suddenly of an unspecified health condition on Monday, Feb. 26. The Carmel resident was 52.


The Hidden Valley Music Seminars community is mourning the passing of conductor Stewart John Robertson. He was 75.


Erik Chalhoub here, fresh off a few rounds of mini golf last night at the newly opened Tipsy Putt on Cannery Row. During matches with the Monterey County Weekly crew and friends, I won once and finished second three times,…


Two of the most popular parklets in Pacific Grove could be demolished by the end of this year, replaced with extended sidewalks creating a smaller footprint for outdoor dining, after the P.G. City Council voted 4-2 in favor of the…




It’s a stressful time for Jordana Henry’s seniors at Rancho San Juan High School in Salinas, due to a delay in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program.


A judge denied granting a group of neighbors over $400,000 for attorney fees in their lawsuit against the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District over a stadium lights project at Monterey High School.


Over the past year, the city of Salinas has lost several people from key leadership positions, including the finance director, city manager, airport director and lastly, the chief of police.


A farmworker housing project proposed in Pajaro abuts another such development under construction that faced litigation by neighbors.


Dave Faries here, pointing out the obvious. For instance, Nashville is a bigger city than any in Monterey County. And comparing Nashville’s party scene to Monterey, Carmel or Pacific Grove? Hell, try to host a kids event on Lighthouse in…


David Schmalz here. As someone who loves local history, it often strikes me how much the fishing industry helped shape communities on the Monterey Peninsula, and how, as resources were tapped unsustainably, those industries nearly vanished.


Peter Coniglio described himself as a "Monterey guy," and he was, with deep roots that run back to his Italian immigrant grandfather who came to Monterey and found success as a fisherman and founder off the first cannery. Coniglio branched…


“‘Forever chemicals’ are so abundant in our world that rainwater is no longer safe to drink,” writes Paul Rosenberg for Project Censored, a nonprofit organization that works to expose news censorship among mainstream outlets.


Erik Chalhoub here. In my 12-plus years in journalism, I’ve always been fascinated by how varied this job can be on a day-to-day (and sometimes by the hour) basis. At any given moment, we could be interviewing an artist about…


Pam Marino here, remembering almost three-and-a-half years ago, when I met Liz and Kelvin Jacobs, owners of Wild Fish restaurant in Pacific Grove. It was about three months into shelter-in-place, the day after the Pacific Grove City Council killed the…


Agata Popęda here sharing—per my colleagues’ request—what happened on Tuesday. It was about 10am and I was driving to the Monterey County Weekly headquarters, along Fremont Boulevard in Seaside, when I saw a seagull marching south along with heavy traffic.…

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