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Ten miles of (Big Sur) Highway One
These photos were taken by Hailey Knight from Lucia to Esalen Main Gate, or MM 22.4 to MM32.4 (approximately)
Max's Helping Paws Foundation
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Cal State Monterey Bay President Visits South County
To boost the presence of CSUMB in South Monterey County, President Vanya Quiñones and other university officials toured the region and met with students and members of the community.
Gonzales High 2023 Hall of Fame Members Chosen
Four women and seven men have been chosen to enter the Gonzales High School Athletic Hall of Fame, including an Olympian, a Paralympian and a group of multisport athletes.
From Monterey Herald...
Seaside Accepting Applications for Fireworks Sales
Last year, the Seaside City Council considered banning the sale of State Fire Marshal-approved, Safe and Sane Fireworks, or to place a measure before the voters on the ballot that would cost the city about $150,000.
Monterey Peninsula College Seeking Questions for Finalists
The four finalists up for the college's president/superintendent position will participate in a candidate forum that will be live-streamed April 3-4 with a recording available to the public.
King City FFA Students Join Volunteers to Spruce Up Town
King City High School FFA students collaborated with members of King City in Bloom to gussy up the King City Recreation Center and the King City Branch Library.
Local Officials Wrestle With Thefts of Fire Hydrant Caps
Sometime late last year, Eric Tynan, general manager of the Castroville Community Services District, started noticing an unwelcome trend.
Did Lack of Funding Contribute to Levee Break?
Nearly five times as much was spent on levee maintenance and flood management on the Pajaro River's northern bank in Santa Cruz County than on its southern bank in Monterey County, where the levee failed and flooded the town.
California State Farm Car Insurance Rates Rising
State Farm insures more drivers than any other company operating in California. Those 3.7 million drivers will see an average annual boost of $71 per policy, an increase of 6.9%, said Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based advocacy group.
Family Who Owns Lighthouse Cinema Wants to Give It Another Go
The sign on the Lighthouse Cinema in Pacific Grove says “We will be back soon,” and the Enea family, who built the theater in 1988, is pushing to reopen.
Why Wasn’t FEMA on the Ground in Pajaro After the Floods?
In the wake of the flooding that forced more than 2,000 people into nearby shelters, motels and even their own cars, federal and state assistance has been conspicuously absent.
New Bill Would Limit Sprawl in Disaster-Prone Areas
Sprawl has allowed Californians to live closer to nature and buy homes where it is cheaper to build. But it has also left millions vulnerable to wildfires and flooding.
Flooding Waters Down the Bottom Line on Monterey County Agriculture
Unofficial estimates that some 20,000 acres of local farmland flooded in recent storms threaten a costly road to recovery up ahead.
Our Journalism Needs Your Support
Three mass shootings with at least six fatalities have already taken place in California in 2023, resulting in 25 deaths. Statistically however, California has been below average for the United States in rate of mass shooting deaths.
James Rainey reports that the Salinas Californian, the daily newspaper serving the capital of Monterey County, has completely emptied its newsroom.
Greetings from Midtown Sacramento, where this morning broke bright and cold for the second day in a row. Don’t know about you but I’m ready for the warmth of spring. And trying to feel good about the rain that’s still …
Several projects are underway to make California Local beautiful and more functional. We're working hard to make it even easier for our members to citizen. (And remember: 'Citizen' is a verb!)
State of Jefferson may be the best-known secessionist movement, but starting before California became a state, there have been at lest 220 efforts to divide the state into two pieces, or even more.
State of Jefferson is a movement by northern counties to secede from California and form a new state. Here's everything you need to know about this secessionist movement, which started in 1941 and remains strong today.
Hello and welcome to the first “statewide” issue of The Newsletter from California Local.
President Obama’s closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, created and ran the White House Office of Public Engagement. Because democracy.
Peter Thiel, the Donald Trump supporting Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist, may have played a big role inthe bank run that ended in the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. But why?
On March 10, the Pajaro River flooded the small agricultural town on its banks. Professor Dustin Mulvaney traces the turbulent history of the Central Coast’s second largest watershed.
SVB lobbied hard for bank deregulation, which may have led to its own failure. And depositors blew past limits on federal insurance, knowing they would lose their cash if the bank went under unless the government saved them. Here’s how …
A sizeable coalition has called for California's water regulator to take emergency measures to protect Mono Lake and suspend diversions to Los Angeles.
The San Joaquin Valley plans, serving low-income Latino communities, were deemed inadequate for preventing dry wells and sinking land.
When warm storms melt snowpack early, reservoir managers must release water to prevent flooding—which sends this precious resource into the ocean.
2023’s torrential rainstorms have eased California's drought conditions. But there’s a lot more to drought than the amount of rain, and this drought isn't over yet.
In a time of unprecedented polarization, Braver Angels encourages citizens to do something completely revolutionary: listen to each other.
Climate change driven storms are creating new problems for Gavin Newsom and California's budget process, which is already reeling from a projected $25 billion deficit that emerged after a $97 billion surplus disappeared.
California is the top agricultural producer in the U.S., and a top beneficiary of visitor spending. So naturally, we’ve got fun, food-driven tourist magnets.
California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.
Shopping malls revolutionized how Americans shopped, socialized, and lived. Now, malls face an uncertain future. How did the dream of a new town square go so wrong?
Monterey County Newsletter
Catch up with all the local news, upcoming government meetings and community events.
Basic Landslide Primer
Deep Seated Landslides Did you know there are different types of landslides per the Geological Survey? I did know from just living here that there were surface ones, debris flows, mud flows and on...
Road Trip to Sunriver, Oregon
Five hundred seventy-five miles north of Monterey, Sunriver, Oregon, is a haven for families. Filled with outdoor activities and adventures, each season brings unique experiences for its visitors...
A Weekend in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is scenic, a convenient drive from Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, and offers a range of adventures for any age. Here is what we learned, including some tips.
Creativity & Kids: Why the arts are so important
At the same time, some school districts are investing more in STEM instruction while diverting funds from arts education; research is proving the value and benefits of the latter to its students.
Tips for Sending a Child with Food Allergies to Camp
Mention summer camp, and kids get excited about activities, art, s’mores, and friends. But the prospect of sending a child to day camp or overnight camp can be overwhelming for parents of kids wit...
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