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Part of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, Neighborhood Watch encourages neighbors to work together to prevent crime within the community.

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Monterey County Tests Emergency Response Capabilities

More than 100 representatives and employees from the state, county governments and transportation agencies gathered in Salinas to test Monterey County’s emergency response capabilities.

(June 28, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Salinas Fire Department Brings on New Chief

Monterey County native Samuel Klemek spent nearly three decades climbing the ranks within the Salinas Fire Department. Now he’s got the top job as the new fire chief.

(June 21, 2022) → Read the full report

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Until a new traffic calming program in Seaside is approved, residents’ concerns must wait.

Seaside resident Edith Hernandez, who lives on Hilby Avenue between Noche Buena Street and Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard, became so alarmed by speeding and collisions that this spring, she began walking door to door to gather enough signatures so that…


Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.


Image caption: Historically dry conditions appear likely to lead to another summer of fire in California.
California Wildfire Season 2022: Here's What to Expect

The 2022 California wildfire season looks like another dangerous one, with the state's historic drought showing no signs of letting up. Here's what to expect, and some measures the state is taking to slow down the flames.


Salinas Valley Tribune logo LOCAL NEWS
Cal Fire plans prescribed burns for San Benito, Monterey counties

MONTEREY COUNTY — Cal Fire plans to conduct numerous broadcast burns and pile burning throughout this year in San Benito and Monterey counties. The purpose of these projects is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem, thereby reducing hazardous fire fuels …


Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.


Image caption: Mountain lions and many other species are in danger from collisions with cars.
Five California Wildlife Crossings Keeping Animals Safe

California is creating wildlife crossings that can help animals get across dangerous highways without risk of death from vehicle strikes. Here are five of them.


Salinas Valley Tribune logo LOCAL NEWS
Greenfield Safe Routes to School workshop and festival set for Saturday

GREENFIELD — Safer routes to schools are coming to Greenfield, and community members are invited to participate in a Safe Routes to School Community Workshop and Festival this Saturday. The May 14 event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will …


Image caption: The scene of the K Street shooting in downtown Sacramento, in which six people were killed.
Covering the Sacramento Mass Gang Shooting

Following the K-Street shooting, a freelance journalist's thoughts about reporting on the deadliest single episode of gun violence in Sacramento history.


Image caption: A ban on assault weapons is just one of 107 California gun control laws.
California Gun Control Laws and Mass Shootings

California has more gun laws than any other state. Here's how it took a series of mass shootings to make the state the toughest in the country on guns.


Image caption: Black Panthers at the California Capitol in 1967, an incident that sparked the gun control movement.
California Gun Control, Reagan, and the Black Panthers

The modern gun control movement started in California. Surprisingly, it was the work of Ronald Regan and the Black Panther Party. Here’s what happened.


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