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Heavy storms pummel Monterey County with rain and wind.

Monterey Peninsula residents battened down the hatches on Wednesday night as a windy storm surge tore through California. Monterey County received significant rainfall over 48 hours, with the following totals recorded from 11am on Tuesday, Jan. 15 to Thursday, Jan. 17, according to National Oceanic


White selected to fill council vacancy

GREENFIELD — Greenfield City Council has appointed longtime resident Robert “Bob” White to fill the vacant seat on the dais. White, a local real estate broker and insurance agent who has lived in Greenfield for 55 years, was voted unanimously to round out the five-member council at its Jan. 8 meetin


2019: The Year of Housing

The coming year might be remembered as the Year of Housing in California, and advocates for low-income housing on the Central Coast couldn’t be happier. Gov. Gavin Newsom released a proposed budget last week, a couple of days after he was sworn into office, and the dominant headline of that budget w


Greenfield man shot and killed outside home

GREENFIELD — A 19-year-old Greenfield man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon while washing a car outside a local residence. According to the South County Major Crimes Investigations Unit, Greenfield police officers responded to a call of shots being fired Jan. 13 at about 3:11 p.m. in the 200 bloc


Monterey County: The Ideal Place To Find A New You In The New Year

SOURCE Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "With plentiful offerings that will rejuvenate mind, body and soul, Monterey County is the ultimate destination for travelers to disconnect and focus on themselves in the New Year," says Rob O'Keefe, Chief Marketing Officer for the Monterey Coun


Council considers new housing project

SOLEDAD — A new affordable housing option came before the Soledad City Council on Jan. 9 regarding 120 housing units on the vacant lot of Santa Clara Street. Santa Clara Street, on the northeast corner of the city, has a vacant 8.8 acre lot on the north side of the street. The south side has single-


Monterey County DA’s Office appoints Ryan McGuirk as chief investigator

SALINAS — District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni appointed Ryan McGuirk to the role of chief investigator, following his more than 10 years as an investigator with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.


Healthful living: Blue Zones Project to launch in Monterey County

SALINAS – The Blue Zones Project has selected Monterey County as the 48th project community bringing the area an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of the general population using evidence-based practices that encourage healthier choices.


Salinas woman convicted of human trafficking

SALINAS — The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a jury found Regina Budiao, 44, guilty of human trafficking. During the trial, the victim said she began living in Budiao’s tent in the Chinatown area of Salinas when she was 16 in March 2018. The victim testified Budiao pers


CalFresh benefits to be issued early due to government shutdown

MONTEREY – CalFresh benefits for February were issued Wednesday due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. March benefits may not be available if the shutdown continues so recipients are urged to plan accordingly, the California Department of Social Services announced Monday.


HS Athletes of the Week, 1/18: Elyanna Magdaleno & Diego Padilla

••• Editor’s Note: The athletes of the week are selected based on stats and results submitted by coaches. Send stats to [email protected]


Shooting in Greenfield Sunday afternoon

Greenfield Police officers responded to a shooting victim just after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The Department says this happened at approximately 3:11 p.m. on the 200 block of 7th Street.


Lightning in a Bottle is Switching Venues for the 5th Time

Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) is on the move once again. For the fifth time in the festival’s history, the fan favorite event will be switching venues. In a recent statement, the festival announced that they have big news. Not only is the event changing venues, but LIB will now be two weeks earlier th


SQUID FRY 01.17.19: Shark Attack…

Shark Attack… Squids and sharks don’t get along in nature, but even Squid admits to some guilty-pleasure viewing of ABC’s mega-hit Shark Tank. Squid daydreams about standing on the carpet with trusty Rosco P. Coltrane by Squid’s side, pitching some doo-dad. (“Sharks, I’m here today asking for $100,0


Monterey County high school students compete in CyberPatriot

MONTEREY — Kaylee Horn was trying to open an image on her computer but kept getting error messages including one that said the computer couldn’t find an operating system. It was frustrating for the Seaside High junior, but it was just part of the learning process for students who participated in the


Week in Review: Signature win to open new chapter at Carmel

We witnessed last year that a team could jump into the Gabilan Division and chase a boys basketball title, even win it. No one doubted that Carmel wasn’t talented enough to compete in this division.


Square dancing comes to King City

KING CITY — Square dancing returns to the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City with the 39th Annual Winter Festival, bringing together all walks of life this weekend. The Jan. 18-20 event is put together by Bob and Dena Baier, who are praised as “the backbone” of the event. Over the weekend, call


SPECIAL REPORT: 50 years of famous residents and notable visitors to the Central Coast

Scenic Skies have brought 50 years of stars to the Central Coast. Most recently, cameras capturing Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman on the Monterey Peninsula for Big Little Lies, cars exploding in Santa Cruz for Jordan Peele's "Us," and Hailey Steinfeld jogging near the Santa Cruz wharf in the tr


MPUSD to expand early childhood programs with new grants

MONTEREY — The California Department of Education announced Wednesday it was awarded a federal grant for a little more than $10 million to help expand early childhood education.


Bomb-factory suspect still at large

San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies on Jan. 14 were still looking for a Hollister man who had been released after a drug arrest. On Jan. 11, several days after the man was released, deputies found weapons, drugs and bomb-making materials in the man’s home near San Benito High School.