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Monterey takes aggressive stand against short-term rentals

To thwart homeowners from renting out their houses for short periods of time and consequently taking them off the market for long-term renters, the Monterey City Council is continuing its beefed-up enforcement of its short-term rental ban.


Monterey County reports one of the highest unemployment rates in California

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. — As unemployment in California dropped to 4.3 percent, Monterey County holds one of the highest spots in the state. The county has a rate of 10.1 percent, followed behind by Santa Cruz and San Benito counties at 6.9 percent. The reason behind this spike in numbers is seasona


Monterey's Tricycle Pizza closing shop on Lighthouse, moving to delivery-only model.

Tricycle Pizza surprised local foodies with yesterday’s announcement that its New Monterey location will be shuttering next week. But the wood-fired oven isn’t out just yet: Next month, the popular pizza purveyor will return reimagined as a delivery-only concept.


Third suspect arrested in case of slain Monterey doctor linked to Playboy model

The third suspect accused of murdering Dr. Thomas Burchard has been arrested. Jon Kennison, 27, was booked into the Clark County Jail in Nevada on April 17. Arrest warrants show that investigators believe Kennison was one of three people involved in Burchard's death. Burchard was a 71-year-old docto


Man held in Salinas doctor slaying flashes note in court

Las Vegas, NV - Court officers admonished a 27-year old Las Vegas man for flashing a note while standing before a judge on murder and conspiracy charges for the killing of a Salinas doctor.


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Watsonville: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

WATSONVILLE, CA — Do you feel like reasonably priced homes are tough to find in your community? Don't rule out the foreclosed properties on the market. You could very well find a diamond in the rough!


Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal

Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.


No Easter sunrise service at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove this year

PACIFIC GROVE — The annual Easter sunrise service at Lovers Point is not happening this year due to miscommunications between participating churches and the city. Kyle Susic, the recreation manager for Pacific Grove, expressed his sympathy for the scores of faithful who have been making their way to


'I still have nightmares': Children share powerful messages to Calif. parents convicted of torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Several children of a California couple convicted of torturing and abusing them inside their home gave emotional statements at a hearing Friday before their parents were handed a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Seaside welcoming Costco gas but will it be cheaper?

SEASIDE, Calif. — Costco shoppers on the Central Coast are abuzz about the possibility of getting a Costco Gas station on the Monterey Peninsula. "We've been kind of waiting for it in this area I think, so we're really excited," said member Dan Meewis.


Hollister Bust Uncovers Illegal Alligator And Ferret Along With Pot Grow

HOLLISTER (CBS SF) — Police in Hollister on Thursday helped California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and narcotics enforcement bust a household where an illegally kept alligator and ferret were seized along with an indoor marijuana grow, according to authorities.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Record-shattering spring for CSU Monterey Bay track and field

MONTEREY — Outside of the majestic ocean views, one of the first things that catches track and field recruits’ eyes when visiting the CSU Monterey Bay campus is the facility for the sport has been torn up.


DUI driver crashes into police cruiser: PD

SALINAS, Calif. — A Salinas police cruiser was struck by a drunk driver Thursday night, according to police. Officials said that officers were on a call on Williams Road where they parked their patrol vehicle in the right hand lane with their emergency lights on.


Dust Bowl Brewing taproom clears last hurdle in coming to Monterey

The Monterey Planning Commission has green-lighted a taproom that will occupy the historic 1874 train depot building on Figueroa Street in front of Municipal Wharf No. 2. While there is no opening date established, officials from Turlock-based Dust Bowl Brewing Co. say the project is entering its fi


4 Bay Area Counties Have Strongest Labor Markets in California

Four Bay Area counties have the strongest labor markets in the state, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. San Mateo County has the strongest market followed by San Francisco, Marin and Santa Clara counties, according to unemployment data.


Samantha Brown's Places to Love - Big Sur and Monterey, California

From Monterey to Big Sur, Samantha travels through the central coast of California. Along her journey, Samantha learns about underwater sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, visits the "Artichoke Center of the World," dines at a Mexican restaurant serving up sustainable seafood and local...


Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Pacific Grove

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — A traffic stop turned into a drug bust in Pacific Grove. Pacific Grove police reported that officers made a traffic stop in the morning of April 12 for a moving violation.