Doug McKnight http://kazu.org en King City Police Officers Arrested in Car Towing Scheme http://kazu.org/post/king-city-police-officers-arrested-car-towing-scheme <p>Six King City police officers, including the former police chief and acting police chief, are facing corruption charges. &nbsp;The arrests were made Tuesday morning by the Monterey County Sheriff, &nbsp;the FBI, Salinas Police and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.</p><p></p><p>Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said the arrests came after a six month investigation initiated by complaints from King city residents. “People saying they take our&nbsp; property, they take our money, they take our cars,” said Flippo.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:37:58 +0000 Doug McKnight 38772 at http://kazu.org King City Police Officers Arrested in Car Towing Scheme A Community Approach to Wildfires http://kazu.org/post/community-approach-wildfires <p>Another dry winter has left the state of California under a heightened fire danger. &nbsp;It’s a reality that hit close to home last month when a wildfire blackened more than 200 acres of land near the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfzc.org/tassajara/">Tassajara&nbsp;Mountain Zen Center</a>.&nbsp; There’s a local organization that’s trying to take some of the uncertainty out of wildfires by bringing together firefighters, property owners and environmentalists to work out concerns before fire strikes.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:01:40 +0000 Doug McKnight 30910 at http://kazu.org A Community Approach to Wildfires Dueling Initiatives Over Land on Fort Ord http://kazu.org/post/dueling-initiatives-over-land-fort-ord <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This November, Monterey County voters will face dueling initiatives with different visions for a piece of land on Fort Ord. One measure seeks to maintain the original plan to develop some 500 acres on the former Army base, the other to prohibit development of the land.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Doug McKnight 29633 at http://kazu.org Dueling Initiatives Over Land on Fort Ord Measure T Would Let Watsonville Annex Farmland By Highway 1 http://kazu.org/post/measure-t-would-let-watsonville-annex-farmland-highway-1 <p></p><p></p><p>An upcoming vote in Santa Cruz County next week pits agricultural interests against public officials who want to diversify the economy.&nbsp; Measure T would allow the City of Watsonville to annex 95 acres of farmland.&nbsp; It's the only measure on the ballot in a special election this Tuesday.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:53:40 +0000 Doug McKnight 27541 at http://kazu.org Measure T Would Let Watsonville Annex Farmland By Highway 1 Dam Removal Critical for Safety and Fish http://kazu.org/post/dam-removal-critical-safety-and-fish <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.sanclementedamremoval.org/">San Clemente Dam</a> will be removed from the Carmel River.&nbsp; Wednesday the Monterey County Planning Commission approved the project. &nbsp;Removal starts this summer. &nbsp;The dam was built nearly a hundred years ago but now represents a threat to both those living down river and to a specific species of fish.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Doug McKnight 26330 at http://kazu.org Dam Removal Critical for Safety and Fish