Marina

Monterey County Water Resource Agency

Many communities in Monterey County receive their water supply from two dams. And those dams are in serious need of repair. Later this spring, its likely voters in the county will be asked to decide whether these costly repairs will go forward.

Erika Mahoney

4:00pm: A total of three spot fires broke out Saturday morning near the Marina airport. Two of the fires were under an acre and the third was about 49 acres. All three are fully contained. Fire personnel will be mopping up into the evening. 

Douglas McKnight

A group of Monterey County elected officials wants California American Water to abandon its proposed desalination plant. They say Pure Water Monterey’s new recycling operation will produce enough water to replace the proposed desal plant.

Krista Almanzan

With unanimous support from the California Public Utilities Commission, California American Water can move forward with plans to build a desalination plant on the coast in Marina.

Cal Am Desal Plant Moves Forward, Marina Pushes Back

Aug 16, 2018
Krista Almanzan

California American Water is moving closer to building a desalination plant on the coast in Marina. This week, the California Public Utilities Commission said the project can move forward. 

The plant would help solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem.  But Marina officials say it will hurt their community. 

Krista Almanzan

On the central coast, there are more homeless veterans than housing to serve them.  The Veterans Transition Center wants to change that.

Krista Almanzan

Since the day Fort Ord closed there’s been talk of opening a museum to commemorate the near 80 years it served as a training ground for Army soldiers.  That effort has always had more enthusiasm than money and that’s still the case, but now the clock is ticking. 

Erika Mahoney

A Monterey County road on the outskirts of Marina that has grown into a homeless community is getting new restrictions.

Unanimous Vote Sets Date For CEMEX Sand Mine Closure

Jul 13, 2017
California Coastal Commission

The nation’s last coastal sand mining operation will close.  Thursday the California Coastal Commission approved an agreement with CEMEX to end its operations on the beach in Marina.  

California Coastal Commission

The CEMEX sand mine on the beach in Marina will close after being targeted for violating the California Coastal Act.  That’s according the a proposed settlement between the California Coastal Commission and CEMEX. 

Crackdown on CEMEX Comes from State Lands Commission

May 16, 2017
Gary Griggs, Ph.D, UC Santa Cruz

For nearly 50 years the Lapis Sand Mine in Marina has been operating without the required lease from the state.

Last March the California Coastal Commission told CEMEX that its sand mine in Marina violates the Coastal Act.  A year later, the plant is still up and running while drawn out talks between the two continue. 

The last coastal sand mining plant in the nation remains open in Marina.  It has operated largely unregulated for decades. Then nearly a year ago, the California Coastal Commission put the CEMEX Sand Mine on notice, saying it violates the Coastal Act.   

The two have been in negotiations ever since.  In the meantime, those who want to see the mine shutdown are keeping a watchful eye on operations.

COPYRIGHT (C) 2002-2016 KENNETH & GABRIELLE ADELMAN, CALIFORNIA COASTAL RECORDS PROJECT, WWW.CALIFORNIACOASTLINE.ORG

Today the owners of the CEMEX Sand Mine in Marina will miss yet another deadline to formally respond to the California Coastal Commission.  The sand mine has been operating on the coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary without a permit, but the Commission only recently took action. 

Copyright (C) 2002-2016 Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, California Coastal Records Project, www.Californiacoastline.org

The CEMEX Lapis Sand Plant in Marina has less than two weeks to respond to a Coastal Commission investigation that could shut it down. At issue is beach erosion in the southern Monterey Bay. The plant is blamed for helping make coastal erosion here the highest in the state.