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David Schmalz here, thinking about natural disasters. That phrase has now become a loaded term, because the so-called “natural” disasters we’re experiencing are often exacerbated, and made more frequent, by humans burning fossil fuels.


Pam Marino here, a few weeks into an intention I set to improve my eating habits and continue my exercise plan. I prefer intentions over resolutions as they feel more positive. Resolutions tend to highlight what is wrong with us,…


David Schmalz here, thinking about how weird and wonderful the world can be, how the trajectory of people’s lives can sometimes shift dramatically through a stroke of luck, good or bad.


Celia Jiménez here, thinking about the fun and creative process that artist Paul Richmond went through to create his latest mural, titled “She Persisted.” Not only did he design and paint the mural, but he also produced a video explaining…


Monterey County is set to reopen its local assistance center for residents affected by the recent storms and flooding on Saturday, Jan. 28, at a new location in Salinas, county officials announced today.


The VA is holding an informational event on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Major General William H. Gourley VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic in Marina for veterans who may be eligible for medical benefits recently made available to those presumed to be…


Say you crave a warming tom kha or decadent beef Wellington, perhaps a molten lava cake because you somehow miss the ’90s. Where do you start? Well…um…


Squid here, trying, and failing, to make good on Squid’s new year’s resolution to eat less shrimp-flavored popcorn, but alas, there’s just too much drama.




When Del Rey Oaks City Council convened for business on Jan. 24, the top order of business was who to appoint to fill the vacant seat on the dais.


The 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links hates you. More specifically, it hates me.


On a pristine morning on Monday, Jan. 23 – a week after the last of the storms that battered much of California – the line stretches out the door and around the block at Spreckels Veterans Memorial Hall.