Thursday, August 25
A Q&A session with famed street artist Shepard Fairey.
Dozens of diverse artisans and local resident artists keep West End’s creative heartbeat thumping.
Jam band vets Moonalice lead a big-name, two-day lineup of free music.
The work of street artist and accidental celebrity Shepard Fairey highlights West End Celebration.
Big Sur Short Film Series building to a climactic gala finish.
Scary Larry and friends lay down some big Louisiana blues at Sly’s.
CSUMB focuses on cross-school collaboration to boost student success.
Vinyl barrier brokers truce between enviros, homeowners on the Carmel Lagoon.
Time Warped: <em>One Day</em> struggles to fully capitalize on a clever concept – or does it?
Top regional bands complement national names for a West End Celebration that will be the best free music festival all year.
Shadow Games: <em>Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark</em> wins with spooky gloom and solid acting.
Community forum on Regional Project leaves most questions unanswered.
The iconic Henry Miller Library inches closer to the end of a historic season with The Dodos.
What is the story of your life?
If you don’t follow the Peninsula’s wonky water saga, think of it as our own ridiculous reality show.
¡Ask a Mexican! 08.24.11
Marina council mulls rent control for mobile home parks; property managers resist.
Get current with the Regional Desalination Project drama series.
Public Citizen 08.25.11
Letters To The Editor 08.24.11
Veteran combat doc turned author finds death isn’t the only measure of risk on the battlefield.
Leon Panetta talks to NPS and DLI about budget cuts, terrorism and cyberwar.
A pair of brothers seduces the Peninsula one sandwich at a time.
Salinas housing prices are about to plummet again.
For Pebble Beach’s Primo Waldsmith, scribbling his strange stories of pro boxing, murder and Moscow is mandatory.
Chewing through Car Week and a salumeria to swear by.
Sand City looks to the future with a new perspective on its annual community festival.
Thursday, August 18
Rusty Croft has constructed a career – and a Travel Channel program – out of sand.
Despite a lifetime battle with cerebral palsy, Watsonville’s Jake Nielsen has been able to take his talent on the guitar to sky-high levels.
Public Citizen 08.18.11
Letters To The Editor 08.18.11
If you could create a sculpture of anything, what would you create?
The Concours d’LeMons rusty buckets offer Car Week a chill pill counterpoint.
A veiled threat of litigation from desal partner Cal Am.
Car Week Crib Sheet
Reflections on Sweet Elena’s recipes, Wubeez and veggie Vietnamese.
Sugar is not only making America fat, it’s poisoning the people.
Actor-author-country music star Trace Adkins brings his many hats to Monterey County Fairgrounds.
Parallel Pooper: <em>Another Earth</em> fails to make it out of its own sci-fi field of gravity.
Monster’s Ball: Vampire remake flick <em>Fright Night</em> mixes horror, sexiness and humor.
Monterey County Bank pays up in settlement over bad loans at Monterra.
A local firm wants to make downtown Monterey the next great shopping district.
Proposed trash-zapping plant in Gonzales moves forward, but not without questions.
Lawsuit and airport’s district chair say $42 million safety plan won’t make flying safer.
¡Ask a Mexican! 08.18.11
The Iowa Straw Poll, a pricey test of organizing capacity, has a strange influence on American politics.
Rockin’ Food : Stone Creek Kitchen assembles a hit list of retail cooking tools, gourmet hot food and cheffing classes.
Famed contemporary classical composer Philip Glass establishes a local legacy with his Days and Nights Festival.
Free Will Astrology
Getting up to speed with the truck drivers, an overlooked but fundamental Car Week fixture.
Thursday, August 11
New Zealand native returns to her love of the outdoors with her new album.
Edrick Baldwin changed more than a tired stereotype.
Free Will Astrology
Eyeing the new Old Bathhouse, real Car Week values and steak.
Hanabi Japanese Restaurant creates a fairytale sushi story in the Artichoke Capital of the World.
Letters To The Editor 08.11.11
¡Ask a Mexican! 08.11.11
The Parties reignite the British Invasion with guitar-pop bliss and psychedelia.
Schools hurry to meet state orders on whooping cough vaccines.
Ban on polystyrene foam packaging heads inland to Salinas.
County social services tense up as budget axes swing.
Public Citizen 08.11.11
Congregants take accused priest’s defense to the web.
What stereotype do you break?
Hypocrisy abounds as credit rating agencies decide to act hard-nosed without good economic reason.
Filthy genius John Waters talks Henry Miller, Justin Bieber and what shocks even him.
Dipping into Royal Baths further proves that San Francisco’s nouveau garage rock scene is becoming its own genre.
True Colors: The Help registers a resounding success with powerhouse performances and an uncluttered storyline.
Sad Truth: Sarah’s Key turns audiences on to arresting characters persevering through onerous but dramatically different obstacles.
Governor’s appointments could end debate, but not strife, on ag runoff rules.
Conventional strawberry growers face fumigation limits.
Thursday, August 4
Michelle Magdalena’s journey to tsunami-ravaged Japan led her to believe she is viewing a most patriotic time in the world’s history.
What would you do without power for weeks?
Give the Desal Hydra an inch. Just see what happens.
Public Citizen 08.04.11
Time for Real Liberals to stand up and kick Team Dem to the curb.
From Hollywood to Egypt, the most-decorated Steinbeck Festival yet traverses diverse and verdant territory.
A father reflects on the worldwide success of his kid’s band, MGMT, which makes its Big Sur debut Wednesday.
Down the Rabbit Hole festival packs in electronic music lovers for a camp-out concert at Monterey Fairgrounds.
The World Disc Golf Championships come to Monterey County, a hotbed for disc history.
¡Ask a Mexican! 08.04.11
Local author Dan Linehan’s new book explores the galaxy of private space travel.
Letters To The Editor 08.04.11
Relicensing for Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is on hold, but seismic studies draw critics.
The Dough Rollers play Alt Cafe in Seaside.
Independent bookstore to fill Borders void, build community in Salinas.
How the Ninth Ward is using gardens to sow unlikely hope in New Orleans.
Former Fort Ord Developers owe the district big bucks. So why aren’t they paying up?
How to heart New Orleans, a new P.G. eye catcher and quality Cuban.
Tsunami debris is slowly making its way from Japan to California.
Highly Evolved: Rise of the Planet of the Apes stuns with its effects, its empathy and its ethics.
Hip-Hop History: Beats Rhymes & Life tracks the rise of Tribe Called Quest.
Free Will Astrology