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48 min ago | Monterey County Herald

Area cities join Monterey County plastic bag ban effort

Salinas >> Two area cities have committed to join Monterey County in a coordinated and expedited plastic bag ban that aims to beat a statewide prohibition.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Pacific Grove, CA, Seaside, CA, Marina, CA

4 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Pacific Grove: Ex-police Cmdr. Nyunt to get 3 years

John Nyunt to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday to threatening a witness, accessory and burglary charges.

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Related Topix: Pacific Grove, CA, Federal Prisons, Prison

9 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Educators group to honor Girls Inc.

A youth empowerment program turning out "strong, smart and bold" girls throughout the Salinas Valley is being honored Thursday by local educators.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Greenfield, CA, UC Davis

13 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

City leases Sherwood

Sherwood Hall in Salinas has a new tenant. For the next five years, Millennium Charter High School will use the city facility as a satellite campus as it grows its enrollment.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA

17 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Salinas poet laureate James B. Golden gives back to his hometown

Salinas Poet Laureate James B. Golden considers himself an "academic poet," more a writer than an orator.

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Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Arts, Poetry

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County judicial candidates air views on roles during forum

Monterey County Superior Court judge candidates Steve Somers left, and Andy Liu respond to questions during a candidates forum at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas on Wednesday.

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Monterey County Herald

Monterey County to form drought task force as summer approaches

The Harris Creek boat launch is closed as drought conditions have produced low water levels at Lake San Antonio reservoir in Southern Monterey County on Friday January 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Antonio, Alternative, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Lake Nacimiento, CA

Monterey County Herald

PacRep opens season with 'Venus in Fur'

Equity actors Johnny Moreno as Thomas Novachek and Elena Wright as Vanda Jordan in PacRep's "Venus in Fur."

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Related Topix: Theater, Venus in Fur, Arts, Carmel, CA, Dance, Ballet

The Salinas Californian

Torture added to slew of Russell Road child abuse charges

A pair of Salinas women accused of starving their 8-year-old adopted daughter and severely neglecting their two sons have now been charged with torture, Monterey County prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Salinas, CA

Monterey County Herald

Sheriff log: Arrest for possession of loaded firearm in vehicle

Synopsis: On 4/22/14 Rodrigo Flores was arrested for being in possession of a loaded firearm in his vehicle.

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Related Topix: Prunedale, CA

Monterey County Herald

Miller defends Monterey County Sheriff's race ballot claim

Monterey >> A written statement by Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller going to thousands of voters has been called disingenuous - something the sheriff vigorously denies.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

The Salinas Californian

Monterey County workshops on old jail

Both will be held at the Monterey County Government Center, Monterey Room, second floor, 168 W. Alisal St., Salinas.

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Related Topix: Events, Salinas, CA

Monterey County Herald

Earth Day visit to San Clemente Dam

The San Clemente Dam as it appeared Tuesday, looking south over the silted Carmel River in Carmel Valley.

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Related Topix: Carmel Valley, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As we see it: Fear the worst for drought-dry fire season

It's not too early. In fact, it might be late. The peak fire season for California may not have officially started, but a calendar date isn't fooling fire officials.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Big Sur, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County eyes old HSBC headquarters in Salinas for DA, Public Defender

SALINAS >> Eyeing a possible site for long-delayed new offices for the District Attorney and Public Defender, Monterey County officials are exploring a possible purchase of the former HSBC-Capital One headquarters in Salinas.

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CBS Local

Parents Of Dead Monterey County Toddler Facing Neglect Charges

The parents of a Marina boy who died last October are fighting extradition in Washington state but authorities expect them to face felony neglect charges in Monterey County in connection with the death, a police commander said Tuesday.

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Monterey County Herald

Sheriff log: Man reported psychic took advantage of him

Synopsis: An Honorable Judge for the Superior Courts of the State of California, Monterey County received a suspicious letter from an unknown individual.

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Monterey County Herald

Business digest: New contract for Aquarium restaurant

AQUARIUM RESTAURANT WORKERS RATIFY CONTRACT >> The cafe and restaurant employees at the Monterey Bay Aquarium ratified their first union agreement on April 17 between Aramark and Unite Here Local 483.

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The Campbell Reporter

Former Marina couple held in death of 19-month-old son

Two former Marina residents were arrested in Tacoma, Wash., this week in connection with the death of their 19-month-old son, who died around six months ago, Marina police said.

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Related Topix: Marina, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Police briefs: Seaside shooting leaves man wounded

Seaside >> A 20-year-old man was found wounded on a sidewalk at Noche Buena Street and San Pablo Avenue suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday night in an incident that is believed to be gang-related.

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Related Topix: Seaside, CA

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