Monterey County Sheriff's Office

Erika Mahoney

Carmel Valley has known wildfire risks: steep terrain, seasonally dry brush and lots of open space. It also has limited evacuation routes.

Erika Mahoney

California’s new recreational marijuana industry still faces major hurdles. To help address them, the first Monterey Cannabis Summit took place this week.

Angela Hernandez

An Oregon woman continues to recover in the hospital after driving off Highway 1 in Big Sur. Angela Hernandez, 23, spent seven days 200 feet down a cliffside before being rescued.

Erika Mahoney

Why were thousands of opium poppies growing in Monterey County? And where were they headed? That’s what the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out. Deputies discovered eight fields full of the illegal flower in and around Moss Landing.

Krista Almanzan

UPDATE 5:15 PM Monday: CalFire determined the cause of the York Fire to be a cigarette dropped along South Boundary Road. CalFire says it's crucial that everyone stays extra diligent when it comes to fire prevention. The area is very dry. For prevention and safety tips click here

DREAMers Anxious After Local Arrest

May 11, 2017
Erika Mahoney

A 20-year old Salinas man has become the local face of the nationwide immigration controversy.