Avi Kwa Ame National Monument will protect sacred Native American sites, wildlife.(Nov. 30, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Californians are accustomed to being battered by many of nature's whims. Less familiar are volcanic eruptions like the one currently taking place at Hawaii's Mauna Loa. But California's own volcanoes are capable of violent fury.(Nov. 30, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
David Schmaltz outlines a pivotal point in California history in his Monterey County Weekly cover story on the Battle of Natividad.
For years, racist housing deeds and covenants explicitly banned people of color from living in certain housing tracts and certain neighborhoods all over the country, including in Monterey County.
California's government was born out of utter chaos. Here's how the state developed some sort of order to the way it operates, and how it makes and enforces laws.
California is full of places and communities, but most are not cities. Here's what it takes for a community to become a city, the benefits of being one—and why the state has a 'de facto moratorium' on new cities.
JOLON — “The Pat Hathaway Collection” will be the featured topic for the San Antonio Valley Historical Association Fall Lecture and Annual Dinner meeting planned for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Historic Hacienda at Fort Hunter Liggett. Featured speaker will …
GONZALES — City of Gonzales recently hosted a cultural celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of Gonzales’ incorporation. Hundreds of families and community members turned out for the city’s diamond jubilee on Oct. 15, which included food, games and …
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel, yet it is the source of 40 percent of the world's energy. California remains an exception to coal industry dominance, using and producing less coal that almost any other state.
Oil aka petroleum holds a tighter grip on California than any other energy source. Here's how Big Oil came to dominate the state and world economy, and some hints at how oil's grip may finally loosen.
It all started with a letter, sent in June of 2021, to Salinas Union High School District. It was a request to rename the El Sausal Middle School’s athletic field after a former student who became a famous Chicano quarterback…