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Since 1986, Monterey County Theatre Alliance has facilitated the relationship between the area's theater venues, artists, and audiences while promoting Monterey County’s rich history of live performances.

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Where the Bodies Are Buried: Food Fights, Chapter 2

The Lettuce Strike of 1936 remains a dark stain on the history of Salinas. In the second part of a series, reporter Joe Livernois writes about how powerful business interests could coordinate an effective campaign against common enemies.

(June 22, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report
Memoir Spotlights the Pacific Grove of Yesteryear

“My Life in Pacific Grove,” a May release that chronicles W.R. Holman’s life, has roots back to 1979, when the then 95-year-old businessman dictated his life story to his caretaker, Louise V. Jaques.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full Carmel Magazine report

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Image caption: The 1964 case ‘New York Times v. Sullivan’ is key to maintaining a free press.
Clarence Thomas and the Free Press: Justice Attacks Landmark Case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is turning his sights on one of the most important press freedom cases, 'New York Times v. Sullivan.' Thomas says he wants to make it easier to sue media companies.


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Clarence Thomas Wants SCOTUS to Take Back More Rights

If Clarence Thomas gets his way, the Supreme Court won't stop at revoking the right to abortion. Same sex marriage, contraception and gay sex are likely to be next on the SCOTUS hit list.


Image caption: Justice Clarence Thomas calls for SCOTUS to pull back even more established rights after Roe v. Wade.
Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Throw Out Your Rights

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.


Image caption: Immigrants continue to shape the face of California today.
California’s History of Immigration: How Immigrants Built the State

From long before it became a state, to the present day, immigration has shaped California—but they have often been treated poorly. Here’s how immigrants helped build California, through the state’s mixed history with immigration.


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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.


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The Great Crypto Crash of 2022, Explained

Crypto investors have seen more than half of their cryptocurrency value wiped out in six months. What is crypto, and what caused the great crash of 2022?


Image caption: ATMS were one of the earliest forms of online networked banking.
How Cash Went Digital

Before crypto, banking began moving into the digital world as far back as 1953. Here's a brief history of how computers and the internet changed finance.


Image caption: Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Nuclear Power in California: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

California may soon shut down its last nuclear power plant, but Gov. Gavin Newsom who once championed the closure has had a change of heart. Federal funds may now keep the plant running.


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Hundreds gather for Pacific Grove’s reading of an apology for the burning of the Chinese village in 1906.

A historic moment in Pacific Grove’s history was written on Saturday, May 14 and it was witnessed by over 300 people who gathered to participate in it. The city apologized for the burning of a Chinese village at Point Alones…


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Tour explores King City’s past, present and future

KING CITY — San Antonio Valley Historical Association hosted a historic walking tour of King City last month with a theme of “History, Food and Fun in Downtown King City.”  More than two-dozen guests attended the April 23 walk, which …


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