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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
E. coli outbreak tied to Santa Barbara County; Monterey, San Benito counties not ruled out
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified a Santa Barbara County farm as a source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce but hasn't ruled out Monterey or San Benito counties as potential sources.
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
Two bomb threats reported in Salinas among flood of emailed bomb threats nationwide
Salinas police said two bomb threats Thursday at a learning center and an apartment's business office appear connected to a torrent of such cases nationwide. No actual bombs were found, fitting with the wave of similar e-mails that hit universities, schools, news outlets and other organizations acro
Seaside plans to make the city friendlier to bees – and their keepers.
Every beekeeper in Seaside except one – there are an estimated seven to 10 – is an outlaw. That’s because the city’s process to keep bees legally is onerous, and requires a hearing in front of city council, considerable administrative staff time and $800 for the proper permits.
Salinas 'spiritual leader' molested one of his flock, DA says
A Salinas "spiritual leader" who molested a congregant's daughter has been sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Jesus Medina, 36, was sentenced after a jury had found him guilty of child molestation Oct. 1, according to a press release from the Monterey County District Attor
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
Scientists Think This Exotic Fish Hitchhiked from Japan to California in Tsunami Debris
MONTEREY, Calif. — 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.
10 Times Santa Ended Up on the Naughty List
In the conventional Christmas tale, Santa is the one who keeps track of good and bad behavior, so he can dish out presents or lumps of coal to recipients when he makes his annual rounds. However, sometimes Santa (or at least some of his impersonators) has been the one who belongs on the naughty list
ICE arrests down at Monterey County Jail
MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - It's been one year since the Monterey County Jail cut ties with ICE. Since then, the number of inmates ICE has picked up from the jail has dropped drastically.
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.
Hit-and-run accident causes power outage in Marina
MARINA, Calif. - Over 100 homes are without power after a hit-and-run accident in Marina, according to Pacific Gas and Electric. A car reportedly hit a power pole on the corner of Carmel and California avenues and then left the scene.
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.
Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins ‘felt good’ after 2nd G League practice
SANTA CRUZ — Toward the end of his practice Wednesday morning with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins dribbled hard into the key and threw down a one-handed dunk. It was a feel-good moment for Cousins, who has spent the past 11 months rehabbing from a torn left
Best Places to Cozy Up by the Fire in Monterey County
Carmel-by-the-Sea For a memorable night on the town, stop by Vesuvio's Starlight Rooftop Lounge in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. This rooftop terrace features glowing fire pits, a unique collection of mixed drinks, and a popular happy hour every day from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Order an authentic Italian piz
First-ever Monterey Cannabis Summit showcases the region’s deep industry roots.
Legendary cannabis strains like “Big Sur Holy Weed” have made the region famous in some circles, and yet the still under-construction regulatory maze growers and manufacturers navigate – under the gaze of a federal government that still classifies cannabis as illegal making banking and investment a
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
Police hunting for Morgan Hill carjacking suspect
MORGAN HILL — Morgan Hill police on Tuesday released a surveillance image of a man wanted in connection with a carjacking last month. The carjacking occurred at a Jack in the Box at 15855 Monterey Road about 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 23.
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