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Address:   168 W Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93901


From 120-foot Salmon Creek Falls in Big Sur to the postcard splendor of Monterey Bay in the north, along with the rural landscape made famous in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and East of Eden, Monterey County—or “County of Monterey,” as it prefers to be called—got many of its place names when Sebastián Vizcaíno explored the region in 1602. The area boasts such natural protected areas as Los Padres National Forest, Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge and Ventana Wilderness. It is also ranked as one of America's 10 most expensive counties. Today, the county's economy thrives on tourism on the coast and agriculture in the Salinas Valley, known for its lettuce, broccoli, spinach, celery, mushrooms, strawberries and more.

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The five members of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors represent a county that is both geographically and demographically diverse. Meetings are open to the public.

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The politics of powerful appointments makes democracy messy.

Sara Rubin here, thinking about how elections get a lot of attention—and for candidates, they take a lot of effort—but it is not until after officials are elected that the work actually begins.

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Government agencies converge to create a storm recovery resource center.

As Monterey County residents and business owners take a breath after the storm, it's time to begin the next phase: recovery.

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Monterey County Takes Stock of Storm Damage

Jan. 10, 2023, 4 p.m.

Like much of California, Monterey County remained in the thick of not just storm recovery but the aftermath.

Child’s Play

Jan. 10, 2023, 4 p.m.

Measure Q would have helped fund solutions to early childcare, but it failed. Supporters regroup, while opponents reiterate that the bill was too vague.

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