To commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Bhopal, India disaster that left 8,000 dead after Union Carbide chemical manufacturing plant exploded, a coalition of anti-pesticide groups are taking the biggest players in the industry before an international tribunal. The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, the successor of the International War Crimes Tribunal, ...
Former Monterey County Water Resources Agency board member Steve Collins pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 39 criminal charges, including two felony conflict-of-interest charges related to his role in the Regional Desalination Project.
The Monterey County Health Department releases recalls from three companies including Ocean Spray.
At a hearing today on the lawsuit challenging Point Pinos Grill's extended hours, Judge Kay Kingsley denied Troth's request for a temporary restraining order—allowing the Grill to stay open from 5-10pm while the lawsuit moves forward.
Crab fishermen and buyers come to an agreement on price, meaning fresh crab should hit stores soon.
Pacific Grove Mayor Carmelita Garcia is taking on Mark Stone for the new 29th Assembly District, while Bill Monning shoots for State Senate.
Public opposition is mounting against a proposed zipline course at Jacks Peak County Park.
In a brief filed today Alameda County Superior Court, Arysta dismisses the gist of a lawsuit filed by EarthJustice and California Rural Legal Assistance as "meritless arguments." "Petitioners’ challenge, though artfully framed as a violation of the law...is an invitation for the Court inappropriately to second-guess DPR’s scientific findings and ...
People who don't want Smart Meters on their homes may be able to opt out—for a price, under a proposed decision by Commissioner Michael Peevey of the California Public Utilities Commission. The decision would allow Pacific Gas &Electric's residential customers to swap their wireless Smart Meters for non-communicating electric and/or ...
Carmel hospitality workers have plenty of reasons to be feeling thankless this Thanksgiving. Workers gathered Tuesday afternoon at Pine Inn, protesting on behalf of 28 employees who have been without a contract for nearly a year. Workers are demanding continued health care benefits for spouses and children, which have been ...
Salinas resident Sean Cromer was arrested early this morning at Monterey Peninsula Airport for possession of child pornography, making him the fifth man arrested as part of a multi-agency child porn bust coordinated by the San Jose-based Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Seaside City Manager Ray Corpuz is a top candidate for Salinas city manager, Corpuz confirmed today.
Two Salinas Valley State Prison inmates who walked away from the Minimum Support Facility in Soledad Saturday are still on the loose, according to SVSP Spokesman Michael Nilsson.
Write-in candidate Karl Pallastrini edged out rival Richard Kreitman for a seat on the Carmel Unified School District Board of Directors.
The Salvation Army at the Good Samaritan Center in Sand City has almost half the turkeys they need in order to hit their 800-bird goal this year.
Scores of Occupy Monterey activists joined Timothy Barrett at Colton Hall Friday night in solidarity with his round-the-clock vigil in front of City Council chambers.
A look at news causing (or caused by) errant feces in Central California this week.
As the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal continues to keep the nation aghast, former Penn State President Graham Spanier has resigned from the Naval Postgraduate School board of advisers just days after taking leave of Penn State. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was recommended by the secretary of the Navy ...
Hybrid buses will soon take to the streets of Monterey County, thanks to a nearly $800,000 federal grant to Monterey-Salinas Transit, which today became one of 28 transit agencies nationwide to receive an award toward purchasing vehicles with clean-fuel technologies. "We look forward to being able to use the latest ...
A settlement agreement will keep 300 adult day health centers open across California, including one in Salinas.
Four Monterey County men were arrested this morning in a child pornography sweep led by San Jose Police Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The raids began at 7am with 62 officers from 16 agencies, including Salinas, Marina and Seaside police; Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal ...
Alisal High School Assistant Principal Raul Ramirez was arrested today for statutory rape and child abuse after a Salinas PD investigation revealed Ramirez allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old student over the course of several months. Police officers arrested Ramirez, 38, in Ceres, Calif., where he was visiting relatives. He ...
Former Monterey County Water Resources Agency board member Steve Collins was booked Wednesday on 39 criminal charges, but his arraignment was continued to Nov. 30.
Hartnell College President Phoebe Helm will retire at the end of the current school year, and the Board of Trustees is launching a national search for her replacement, according to a release sent out by the college late Tuesday.
The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office Nov. 15 slapped former county Water Resources Agency board member Stephen Collins with 39 criminal charges, including two felony conflict-of-interest charges stemming from contracts he made for the Regional Desalination Project.
California American Water can only charge its customers for the cost of removing the San Clemente Dam and re-routing the Carmel River, an administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission decided Thursday. That means ratepayers will shoulder $49 million in costs as a surcharge on their water bills ...
The county hires Redevelopment and Housing Director Jim Cook to lead the newly formed Economic Development Department.
The agricultural trade association representing 90 percent of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in California today announced new leadership on its board with a good showing—fully half of the executive committee—for Salinas. Mike Jarrard, president of Mann Packing, will serve as the new chairman of Irvine-based Western Growers (he ...
David Chardovayne will fill in for former General Manager Curtis Weeks, who stepped down amid a conflict-of-interest scandal related to the Regional Desalination Project, until next June.
The manufacturer of Gentes Foods Gordita Black Bean Tortillas has issued a recall on selected variations of the product due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination. Several Safeway and Pak N Save stores in Central California, including the Safeway on 1546 N. Main in Salinas are known to have received the ...
Occupy Monterey holds a march tonight at 6pm at Colton Hall and Sunday at noon at Window on the Bay Park.
Monterey County Elections Office staffers are scratching their heads over just how the U.S. Postal Service temporarily lost 234 mailed-in ballots that could change the outcome of some close races.
The National Park Service may include the old county jail on its list of historically significant sites.
Marina residents mourned en masse Thursday night as they gathered at Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church to remember the victims of Saturday's fire at Mt. Carmel Residential Care Facility.
Long-awaited appointments to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board include two locals.
Over 70 CSU Monterey Bay faculty, staff and students picketed on school grounds Wednesday to protest broken promises about pay raises and call for the resignation of CSU Chancellor Charles Reed.
The Marina Police Department has released the findings of its preliminary investigation into Saturday night's fire at a Marina residential care facility that killed five adults.
Tax-hiking ballot measures had mixed results in the Nov. 8 election.
Brower narrowly keeps his seat; candidates sense voter dissatisfaction.
The Nov. 8 election didn't cause any major upsets in school board races.
Rubber Dam repairs were completed a day ahead of schedule, but the dam never went into operation this season due to lack of irrigation demand.
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors votes 5-0 to support a resolution opposing the use of methyl iodide.
Monarch butterflies numbered more than 7,400 in the P.G. Monarch Grove Sanctuary last week, in an encouraging report from Monarch Alert.
Five people were found dead after a fire engulfed a home care facility in Marina late Saturday night.
A state-of-the-art Cinemark digital cinema is coming to Cannery Row next month, replacing the failed IMAX theater in the Edgewater Packing facility on Wave Street.
Monterey resident and Steinbeck Real Estate owner Cheryl Ann Savage pleaded not guilty to three counts of tax evasion Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Northern District office announced Thursday.
But U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the feds to consider the needs of smaller fishing communities in the shift to the new catch-share program.
Fumigators used methyl iodide yesterday in the first commercial application of the product on a Central Coast field; state officials commit to a continued assessment of the fumigant's registered status.
The Monterey City Council unanimously approved a ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags Tuesday night, making Monterey the first Peninsula city to enact such a ban.
The juvenile great white shark exhibited and released by Monterey Bay Aquarium died soon after its release south of Goleta.
The schedule at Marina High was shaken up Tuesday when school officials put the campus on lockdown in response to an unsubstantiated report of a student with a gun. Though no gun was found and the campus reopened just before 2pm, the event still sent small shock waves through the ...
On the sunny front steps of Seaside City Hall, Byrl Smith announced Tuesday her candidacy for the County Board of Supervisors. "I will return a can-do attitude to the board," she told a crowd of about 60 supporters who chanted, "We need Byrl." Smith laid out three priority commitments of ...