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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.”

Image caption: PG&E now says it plans to place 10,000 miles of power lines underground.
After Dixie Fire, PG&E Announces Plan to Put 10,000 Miles of Wire Underground
After admitting a power line may have started the Dixie Megafire in Butte County, PG&E now says it will place 10,000 miles of power lines underground.

Image caption: California law requires counties to make data on workplace COVID outbreaks public, but only 20 counties do.
Counties Scoff at Workplace COVID Data Law
A new report reveals that only 20 counties have complied with a law requiring release of workplace COVID outbreak data.

Image caption: Laird defended the education budget process on the floor of the senate.
Schools Finally Get Needed Funding
EdSource spoke with Sen. John Laird Monday regarding the “historic” education funding contained in the budget the legislature had just sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Bye-Bye Big Sur
Is the iconic coastal stretch of Highway 1 about to close?

Image caption: Advocacy group Safe Ag Safe Schools sought expanded notifications.
Supes Nix More Pesticide Warnings

Monterey County Weekly reports the Board of Supervisors rejected broader public notification.

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