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Why UC Grad Students Are Going Out on Strike


The job action starting today at UC Santa Cruz isn’t about pay, but instead is in response to how UC deployed police to clear pro-Palestinian encampments on campuses.

Researchers to Study Spring Bay Orcas


Researchers from the California Killer Whale Project and Vancouver-based Ocean Wise will be utilizing an innovative technique to study the local orca population.

Phil Opens Castroville Fishmarket


Phil DiGirolamo has finally opened the fish market part of his eponymous Phil's Fish Market and Eatery in Castroville.

$20 Billion: The Delta Tunnel’s New Price Tag


The centerpiece of California’s water wars pits Gov. Newsom against local communities and environmentalists. A new report says the benefits of the tunnel exceed the cost since other water supplies would cost more.

California’s Staggering Budget Deficit Squashes Hundreds of Bills


The state’s multibillion-dollar shortfall shapes which spending bills survived the ‘suspense file’ hearings by the Assembly and Senate appropriations committees.

California’s Lagging Economy Hinders Efforts to Close State Budget Deficit


As Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislators spend the next few weeks fashioning a state budget that’s plagued by a multibillion-dollar deficit, they can’t count on a booming economy to make their task easier.

Should California Doctors Report Domestic Abuse to Police? Here’s How Physician Lawmakers Voted


Pending legislation would lift requirements for California’s doctors to report all domestic abuse cases to police. The Assembly’s three physicians had different opinions.

These California Schools Connect Kids to Community Services. Will They Survive Budget Cuts?


Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

Civil Grand Jury Issues Report on Monterey Regional Airport


Following a noise complaint, the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury investigated and released a report with recommendations for the Monterey Regional Airport.

A Look at the New Home2 Suites in Marina


An introduction to Harvey Dadwal and his new hotel in Marina on the former Fort Ord Army base.

Monterey County Fentanyl Response Criticized


A report released by the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury found that there was no plan to allocate opioid settlement funds received by the county in 2022 or 2023.

Joby Testing and Production Advances


At a ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion of its Marina manufacturing facility, Joby announced the successful flight testing of of its pre-production prototype all-electric air taxi.

Dozens March in Pro-Palestine Rally at CSUMB


Dozens of students, faculty and members of the community marched on May 7 in a pro-Palestinian rally and announced a list of 7 demands for CSUMB administration.

How Congress Is Letting Die an Internet Connectivity Lifeline for Millions


More than half of the U.S. House supports a bill to extend the funds, but it can’t get out of committee.

Metal Detectors, Fear, Frustration. College Commencements Altered Amid Gaza War Protests


At many universities across the country, graduation for the Class of 2024 will feel more like making it through airport security than a procession through a free-flowing campus green or a cheering stadium crowd.

California's Population Increased Last Year for First Time Since 2020


During the much-ballyhooed “California exodus” amid the pandemic, remote workers moved to other states where they could live for a fraction of the cost compared to cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Big Sur Highway 1 Convoys Open to the Public


CalTrans announced convoys through the Rocky Creek slip-out on Highway 1 are open to the general public twice daily at 7-8AM and 5-6PM.

Chuckwalla National Monument Would Protect Swath of California Desert and Preserve a Sacred Land


Indigenous Californians want President Biden to establish a national monument in a stretch of desert that is both an ecological wonder and a window into their cultures.

Who Killed CA Utility Bill Legislation?


A bill to rein in a proposed monthly fee on California electric bills would let California’s largest for-profit utility companies charge customers $24 per month — with fees as low as $6 for lower-income customers — as a kind of membership fee for the power grid.

Rural Counties Far From Universities Struggle to Recruit Teachers


Nine counties located more than an hour away from universities with teacher preparation programs face particular difficulties.

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