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Romaine lettuce outbreak is traced to at least one California farm
U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before buying romaine lettuce.
Did This Fish Hitch Ride to California on Tsunami Debris?
An exotic fish from Japan shows up in Monterey Bay, California. Experts believe it came over on debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Del Mar-Carmel Valley: 5 Open Houses Coming Up (PICS)
DEL MAR-CARMEL VALLEY, CA — Shopping for a house online can sometimes leave you wanting. While listing images can help, they're no replacement for the real thing. That's where open houses come in handy: A chance to try before you buy!
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
Major Main Street retail project planned
WATSONVILLE — Plans are underway to redevelop a property at Main Street and Auto Center Drive, and once complete, it will significantly transform one of the busiest intersections in the city.
FDA revises romaine lettuce warning to clear 3 CA counties as potential source
The FDA has revised its warning about romaine lettuce linked to an E. coli outbreak, eliminating three California counties from the list of possible origins of the contamination.
Amazon Stops Selling Illegal Foie Gras in California
Freelance Journalist and Environmental Research Intern | Bristol, UK | Contactable via email@example.com. E-commerce giant Amazon has agreed to stop shipping illegal foie gras to California residents following a lawsuit against the retailer.
DA: Man grabbed teen on bus, then passed out, now convicted of battery
A 17-year-old napping on a bus from Salinas to Greenfield awoke to a 34-year-old man grabbing her with both arms, authorities say. A Monterey County Superior Court jury on Wednesday found Diego Avalos, 34, guilty of battery for grabbing the sleeping 17-year-old girl on a Monterey-Salinas Transit (MS
Firefighters contain structure fire in Carmel
CARMEL, Calif. - Firefighters quickly contained a structure fire in Carmel early Tuesday. According to Cal Fire BEU, a multifamily structure went up in flames at High Meadows Drive and High Meadows Lane around 9:15 a.m.
Backyard burn season now open with restrictions in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties
MONTEREY – Backyard burn season has started. From now until the end of April, residential burning of dry yard trimmings is permitted with some restrictions in the tri-county area, but the burning of garbage and treated wood is strictly prohibited at all times.
Scientists Think Exotic Fish Hitchhiked From Japan to California on Tsunami Debris
Divers swimming in the cold, murky waters of Monterey Bay, California, say they’ve spotted a fish that’s a long way from home. It’s called a barred knifejaw, and it’s native to Japan, Korea and China.
Justice Department: Monterey County Norteño gang members formed ‘murder squad’
SALINAS — A pair of Salinas gang members face murder and racketeering charges after forming a “murder squad,” the Justice Department said in a press release Tuesday. Anthony Valdez, 21, and Kristopher Purcell, 20, are accused of forming a “murder squad” that hunted and killed rival gang members, gan
CDC: Don't eat Romaine lettuce from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara counties
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people to stay away from romaine lettuce from these California counties: Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara.
Millennium Charter High School asked to surrender charter
Millennium Charter High School in Salinas is being asked to surrender its charter after at least five years of operation, the Monterey County Office of Education announced Thursday.
Monterey County thrift store donation turns out to be rare art deco piece
SEASIDE — As the saying goes, “What’s one person’s junk is another’s treasure.” But in the case of a recent acquisition by Habitat for Humanity Restore, “What’s one person’s donation is another’s second-hand historical find.” That was the case in February with the Seaside thrift store located in For
As demand for new development keeps growing, Marina is on the move.
As the housing crisis continues to deepen on the Monterey Peninsula due to a lack of water for development, big projects in the city of Marina are quietly moving ahead, and the city is making bold plans.
Seaside to choose how to fill Kayla Jones' Council seat
SEASIDE, Calif. - In a special Council meeting Wednesday night, the City of Seaside is deciding how to move forward after the resignation of Councilmember Kayla Jones. According to the documents in the meeting's agenda, they are going over two options - appoint someone to fill the seat for the remai
Even in the bustle of modern life, monks and nuns lead quiet lives of simplicity in Monterey County.
The building resembles a gothic castle, overlooking the beach on Highway 1 just north of Point Lobos State Preserve. Thousands of cars drive by daily, but behind these walls is a contemplative community a world apart. On these 12 acres, 11 nuns lead a life of prayer and solitude at the Carmelite Mon
Supervisor Simón Salinas' retirement signals legacy of Latino politics in Monterey County
Simón Salinas retired from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Tuesday with quintessential Mexican ballads of “El Hijo del Pueblo” and “El Rey” performed by a mariachi group in the chambers.
Pour Girl Bartending’s founder shares secrets for holiday cocktail parties.
At first, bartending for parties was merely a way for Olana Sullivan to pay the bills while studying at CSU Monterey Bay. But Sullivan’s creative cocktails earned rave reviews and inspired her to debut Pour Girl Bartending. Now, her cocktail catering company – staffed entirely by women – is a fixtur