Local News

Krista Almanzan

The number of homeless deaths in Santa Cruz County has reached a new high.  The fifty people who died homeless in 2017 were honored in a memorial service Tuesday.

Erika Mahoney

The Monterey County Jail has faced criticism from immigrant rights groups for working closely with ICE. That’s federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. A new state law is forcing the county to change that practice.  

Erika Mahoney

Today Monterey County will open a parking lot as a safe place for the homeless to car camp overnight. But it may be a while before anyone uses the space.    

California Unexpectedly Releases Guidelines On Cell Phones And Health Risks

Dec 14, 2017
Krista Almanzan

The California Department of Public Health released a new set of guidelines on cell phone use and radiation risk — revisiting a years-long debate about whether the pocket-sized gadgets we can’t live without are slowly giving us cancer.

Doug McKnight

Farmers in the Salinas Valley are worried about how they will plant, grow and harvest crops in the future.

For more than three decades, the number of farm workers in California has been shrinking and those still on the job are getting older.  So, ag companies have been turning to technology for help.

Erika Mahoney

In a region starved for water, Pacific Grove has been using drinking water on its public golf course. That practice ends today.

Erika Mahoney

The majority of people living in Santa Cruz are renters. But high rents are driving some of them out. One homeowner is leading an effort to change that.

Erika Mahoney

Salinas has hundreds of unsolved murders. For the victims’ families, the wait for justice can be unbearable. So this month, a group of moms who lost their children launched a new website. They hope it will renew interest in their cases.  


Erika Mahoney

Thursday PM Update: The first phase of the trial over Monterey County’s voter-approved fracking ban wrapped up Thursday afternoon.  Judge Thomas Wills has 90 days to make a decision.  

Krista Almanzan

After Monterey County voters approved a fracking ban last November, oil companies and royalty owners quickly filed six lawsuits against the county.  Those have all been consolidated into one trial.  Phase one began today.  

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