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Campaign fundraising for county supe candidates ranges from zero to over a quarter-million.

Primaries can be relatively quiet elections. In a two-way race – like that of Wendy Root Askew and Jeremiah Pressey in District 4 – it will be decided outright, no need to go to a November runoff. (Pressey reports zero…

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Over a decade in, the county tries yet again to create new short-term rental regulations.

For more than 10 years, the County of Monterey has been working to create new regulations around short-term rentals in places visitors desire, like Big Sur, Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley. So far nothing has stuck despite repeated attempts. In…

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A nonprofit was set to take over management of Laguna Seca Jan. 1, but the contract remains in limbo.

Last summer, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors was eager to usher in a new era of management of the county-owned Laguna Seca Recreation Area. They voted 5-0 on July 18 to approve a concession agreement with nonprofit Friends of…

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A new year means a new service for crisis intervention is now available in Monterey County.

A few days into 2024, one thing that’s new in Monterey County is a pilot program to support people in the most desperate circumstances.

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County Supervisor Wendy Root-Askew faces a challenger; Supervisor Luis Alejo will run unopposed.

Three of five seats on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors are up for election in 2024, but only two are contested. In District 1, County Supervisor Luis Alejo will run unopposed, with nobody filing to run against him as…

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Board of Supervisors approve $10 million for direct relief in Pajaro long-term recovery plan.

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a long-term recovery plan for the North County community of Pajaro on Wednesday, Dec. 6, distributing $20 million in state funds.

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The field is shaping up for the Board of Supervisors primary election in March.

The candidate filing period for the 2024 primary elections only officially opened on Monday, Nov. 13, but local voters already have a sense of who will be running to represent them on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.

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Rents could go up in farmworker apartments if the Housing Authority gets federal approval.

Tenants of two farmworker apartment complexes, Tesoros Del Campo in Salinas and Vista Del Valle in Chualar, received a shock in August, when their landlord, the Housing Authority for the County of Monterey, sent out notices of potential rent increases…

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Monterey County donates furniture to aid San Benito’s recovery from fire

MONTEREY COUNTY — County of Monterey is providing assistance to the County of San Benito after a recent fire affected their administrative offices, resulting in the loss of essential office furniture and supplies. On Sept. 8, Hollister firefighters responded to …

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Pre-election mailing for March 2024 Primary on the way for Monterey County voters

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County voters can soon expect a pre-election mailing related to the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election. The mailing, sent by the Monterey County Elections Department, is used to verify residential and mailing addresses. Instructions are …

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Judge finds Monterey County Jail's health care contractor in violation of inmate conditions settlement.

A federal judge ruled that Monterey County Jail’s for-profit health care provider is in violation of a class-action settlement over inadequate inmate conditions at the Salinas facility—and has given the company six months to improve its services or risk paying…

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Judge finds Monterey County Jail’s health care contractor in violation of inmate conditions settlement.

A federal judge ruled that Monterey County Jail’s for-profit health care provider is in violation of a class-action settlement over inadequate inmate conditions at the Salinas facility—and has given the company six months to improve its services or risk paying…

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CalVans, serving hundreds of Monterey County farmworkers, plans to add electric vehicles to its fleet.

Every morning, the parking lot at the Harvest Moon Apartments in Salinas, a 13-acre farmworker housing community, is buzzing with people getting ready to harvest crops in Salinas Valley fields.

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Monterey County Board of Supervisors commits to a celebration of Bracero history.

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about the legacy our ancestors left behind and how the decisions they made shaped where we are today.

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