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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.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-12 07:05:00

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.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-13 01:39:00

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.

KTLA.COM - 2018-12-13 04:36:38

Police: Salinas man found with 5 pounds of cocaine on Hwy 101

A Salinas man faces drug trafficking charges after police say they found him with five pounds of cocaine hidden in his car. Hector Uribe, 29, was pulled over at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday on northbound Highway 101 near Soledad, as part of a lengthy investigation by Salinas Police detectives, police sa

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-11 00:39:00

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

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2018-12-13 08:00:00

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

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-11 14:36:28

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

SEEMONTEREY.COM - 2018-12-11 16:00:00

After more than 28 years, man to stand trial in '90 rape, murder of teen girl

Editor's note: The following story contains details some readers may find graphic. John Piña was sitting in court when a judge ruled that the man accused of raping and killing his teenage daughter 28 years ago would stand trial.

THECALIFORNIAN.COM - 2018-12-11 22:27:00

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.

FOX5SANDIEGO.COM - 2018-12-13 04:48:26

Tsunami fish spotted in Monterey Bay

MONTEREY, Calif. - A unique “Tsunami fish” was discovered at the breakwater wall off San Carlos Beach in Monterey. Two dive masters of Bamboo Reef Dive Center, Nicholas Ta and Dennis Lewis have spotted the barred knife jaw typically only found in Asia.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-11 23:38:00

Morgan Hill Police Search for Knife-Wielding Carjacking Suspect

Morgan Hill police are asking for the public's help in identifying a knife-wielding carjacking suspect. The carjacking occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 15855 Monterey Rd., police stated.

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-12-11 18:38:09

Monterey County cannabis workshop to center around energy needs, issues

SALINAS – A Cannabis Industry Public Workshop scheduled for next week aims to focus on issues in providing energy to businesses. “This event isn’t just for the cannabis industry but for ag in general,” said outreach associate Marc Adato of Monterey Bay Community Power, the regional community choice

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-11 23:51:02

Del Rey Car Wash sues former employee, alleging he embezzled $150,000 in cash.

Del Rey Car Wash does a brisk business: There's routinely a line of cars waiting for a few menu options of car wash. The lowest-priced choice is a cash-only "exterior express" for $9; customers drive up, pay through the window, then drive through. It all seems simple enough.

MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM - 2018-12-11 23:20:00

Cambrians were concerned about 400 piles of forest debris to be burned. Then it rained

A Cal Fire plan to burn hundreds of piles of woody forest debris in and near the Cambria forest of rare native Monterey pines appears to have gone off without a hitch. The plan had drawn yelps of fear and angry protest from people who live nearby, especially on social media, email threads and at a q

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-12-12 00:34:00

Police seek to ID carjacker

Police are asking the public for help identifying and locating a man who allegedly held up a victim at gunpoint and stole his vehicle. About 4:10pm Nov. 23, Morgan Hill Police took a report for a carjacking near a business at 15855 Monterey Road, according to a Dec. 11 press release from MHPD. The m

MORGAN HILL TIMES - 2018-12-11 21:06:48

‘Tsunami’ fish shows up in Monterey Bay

MONTEREY >> An exotic “tsunami fish” has been hanging out near the Monterey breakwater wall off San Carlos Beach, for the past month. Since Oct. 15, Nicholas Ta,27, and Dennis Marshall Lewis, 23, divemasters of Bamboo Reef Dive Center, have spotted a non-native, lonely barred knifejaw several times

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-10 22:41:01

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.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-11 17:58:00

Hiking trail closed amid safety and health concerns stemming from homeless encampment

PRUNEDALE, Calif. - A popular hiking trail leading into Manzanita Park has been closed amid safety and health concerns. The park in Monterey County has seen an increase of trash, which officials say is coming from a near by homeless encampment.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-11 00:50:00

Point Sur Lighthouse intruder tracked down by drone

BIG SUR — California State Parks rangers arrested Tony Snowden of Hollister on Sunday after he climbed multiple fences with a rifle and broke into a historical building at the Point Sur Lighthouse.

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2018-12-10 22:51:56

Armed suspect arrested for breaking into Point Sur Lighthouse

BIG SUR, Calif. - A drone helped the Monterey County Sheriff's Office locate an armed intruder in the Big Sur area over the weekend. According to the sheriff's office, the suspect, Tony Snowden of Hollister broke into the historical buildings at the Point Sur Lighthouse sometime Saturday night. On S

KION546.COM - 2018-12-10 18:00:00