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Monterey County Signal Booster Articles


Image caption: WaPo called Sacramento "the capital of Blue State America," and said the city “mirrors how much of the state, as well as many major cities across the coastal West, are feeling about the worsening humanitarian crisis."
'Washington Post' Details Sacramento Homeless Crisis

The 'Washington Post' descends on the "capital of Blue State America" to expose the ongoing homeless crisis in Sacramento.


Image caption: Starting in April, Monterey County will get tough on short-term rentals that break the rules.
Supervisors OK Vacation Rental Enforcement Plan

Monterey County supervisors have voted to approve a plan that would step up enforcement of rules on short-term vacation rental properties.


Image caption: A photo from Pat Hathaway's collection showing downtown Salinas the 1920s.
Historic Pat Hathaway Photo Collection Will Stay in Monterey County

A collection of 80,000 photos documenting more than a century of life on the Central Coast will stay local after the death of collector Pat Hathaway, 'Monterey County Weekly' reports.


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LAFCO’s Block of Monterey Peninsula Public Buyout Called ‘Failure of Democracy’

Monterey County Weekly Editor Sara Rubin slams board’s rejection of Measure J, passed by voters in 2018.


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Fatal Triangle

Author Catherine Prendergast peers into the past of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s artists’ enclave and the alleged suicide of poet Nora May French.


Image caption: Camphora Apartments in Soledad provides homes for 44 farmworker families. Photo by Daniel Dreifuss.
Planting the Seeds for Farmworker Housing

Monterey County Weekly’s Pam Marino spotlights both the new and renovated housing being constructed for farm laborers, year-round residents and migrants alike. But demand is still far higher than the supply.


Image caption: Monterey County Weekly put the region’s musical history on the cover of its Oct. 21 issue.
Music and Memories

Reporter Paul Wilner looks back on a century’s worth of great concerts, from Bach to jazz to rock.


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Holding Back the Bud Boom

California’s cannabis business is blossoming, but industry experts tell the Sacramento Bee that the state is leaving money on the table.


Image caption: Drug cartels are using a method called P2P to produce meth that is “cheap, potent and relentless.”
Nightmare After Dreamland

Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.


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A Modern-Day Noah’s Ark

LA Times staff writer Louis Sahagun reports from the front lines of the battle to preserve California’s most endangered species.


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Álvaro Márquez, Public Artist

Reporter Claudia Meléndez Salinas interviews the Salinas-raised printmaker and environmental artist for Voices of Monterey.


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Wading into the Water War

MC Weekly reporter Christopher Neely untangles the region’s water issues, detailing a quarter-century of failed projects and broken alliances.


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Mercury Rising

In a series of articles, the Los Angeles Times explores the most literal result of global warming: extreme heat.


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Key to Helping the Homeless

Monterey County Weekly reports on a state program that offers hope for housing the state’s most vulnerable individuals.


Image caption: The schoolhouse was the biggest building in Allensworth, the town founded by Col. Allen Allensworth, which is now a state park.
Civil Rights, Historical Wrongs

Sacramento-based news outlet talks to Jonathan Burgess and L. Dee Slade, both testifying before the Reparations Task Force.


Image caption: The Frog Pond is a big concern for some Del Rey Oaks residents who oppose FORTAG, but the park district that owns and maintains the pond fully supports the trail project.
Vision Quest

MC Weekly follows two CSUMB professors with a visionary plan for a region-wide recreational trail. If only everyone could see it so clearly.


Image caption: Spreading the word on Monterey Art Museum’s latest show (pictured above, Marconi radio transmitters on Point Reyes Station)
Persistence of Memory

Monterey County Weekly spotlights “Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and the American Concentration Camps,” on view at the Monterey Art Museum.


Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water

This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.


Image caption: Matt Werner’s “Burning Man: The Musical” lampoons how moneyed visitors eschewed the festival’s original grassroots ethos.
The Playa’s the Thing

Palo Alto Weekly interviews Matt Werner, whose play ‘Burning Man: The Musical’ is available on Broadway On Demand and Streaming Musicals.


Image caption: In its Aug. 19 issue, Monterey County Weekly explores the four-legged vandals who are wreaking havoc in parks, fields and forests.
Hogs Wild

Monterey County Weekly’s Christopher Neely writes about the havoc wrought by feral pigs, whose success is due to “factors ranging from natural to political.”


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