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Firefighters defend a home as a wild land fire burns in the Pfeiffer Ridge area in Big Sur, Calif.
Former Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue is expected to throw support behind Phillips' campaign, along with current Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter.
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Sorenson will be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison, prosecutors said, with sentencing set for Jan. 16. The case started as a missing person report when Janet "Nene" Sorenson failed to make several appointments with her piano students, prosecutors said.
On Dec. 3, 2011, Leonardo called 911 to report a nonresponsive child, prosecutors said.
Alpacas, llamas, sheep and goats are among the animals rescued from the Big Sur wildfire by the SPCA for Monterey County.
Synopsis: A Carmel Valley resident and a contractor had a dispute over some issues.
Monterey County sheriff's deputies responded at 6:38 p.m. to the Las Lomas neighborhood where they'd received reports of shots fired, according to a release.
Monterey County proposes to replace the existing bridge on Davis Road over the Salinas River between Reservation Road and Foster Road, and construct in its place a longer, all-weather bridge that meets current flood protection design requirements that can accommodate the high flows of the Salinas River.
Residents of disaster-prone Big Sur waited Monday night to learn if their homes were destroyed by an uncontrolled fire that swept through 500 acres of the Pfieffer Ridge area west of Highway 1. Fire officials said late Monday they didn't know how many homes were destroyed, partly because of the smoke that grounded air tankers during parts of the ... (more)
A firefighting crew walk along a road after being deployed to contain a wildfire in Big Sur, California, Dec. 16, 2013.
Supervisor Lou Calcagno is set to announce at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting that he will not run for a fifth term on the board, and retired Judge John Phillips is set to formally announce on Wednesday that he intends to run for Calcagno's District 2 supervisorial seat in the June primary.
Chris Simon, 20, stood with arms crossed and bloodshot eyes in the parking lot of Big Sur Station around 11 a.m. He said he was on his computer at 12:30 a.m. at his home on Lower Pfeiffer Road when a friend texted him about the fire.
Crews are battling a vegetation fire in a national forest in Monterey County that has prompted evacuations and damaged two structures in the Big Sur area, a Cal Fire spokesman said.
Sheriff's deputies say a 19-year-old Las Lomas man was shot to death Sunday in a suspected gang-related shooting.
The Monterey and Salinas Valley Model Railroad and Railroad Museum and G&D Operators Club entertained children and adults alike with their annual model train show at the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove on Sunday.
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