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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Self Care for the Holidays
Making time for self-care isn’t easy, especially when we’re busy and overwhelmed. Self-care may also be particularly challenging for people who have experienced trauma. Mindfulness can be an easy first step for folks who struggle with self-care....

With Respiratory Viruses Circulating, All Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Actions to Stay Healthy for the Holidays
As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter. All Bay Area Health Officers recommend the following...

Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets
The holidays are in full swing. Holidays bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and special decorations like Christmas trees. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items, as well -- and many of them can cause serious...

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The candidate filing period for the 2024 primary elections only opened 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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Honorable Rafael Vazquez will serve as the court’s next assistant presiding judge, commencing in 2024. Current Assistant Presiding Judge Carrie M. Panetta will be presiding judge effective Jan. 1, 2024.

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Treasurer-Tax Collector Mary Zeeb has announced a new option for local taxpayers who would prefer to break down tax bills into manageable monthly payments.

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To reduce fire hazards, Monterey County will launch a pilot program to remove eucalyptus trees near residential structures in the northern end of the county. “They are a danger to the native environment and plants and animals,” said Supervisor Glenn Church.

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Tenants of two farmworker apartment complexes received a shock when their landlord, the Housing Authority for the County of Monterey, sent out notices of potential rent increases.

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