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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
‘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
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.
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.
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.
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