Local News

Erika Mahoney

New offshore oil and gas wells could be coming to the coast of California.  The Trump Administration has proposed an expansion of drilling operations in nearly all federal waters. 

DREAMers got a sliver of hope this week in the form of a court decision.  A federal judge blocked the Trump Administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. 

There are roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children enrolled in DACA.  This court decision doesn’t solve the issue though. 

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County defended its voter approved fracking ban in court, and got a split decision.  Now the question is whether the county has a responsibility to appeal that decision.

Erika Mahoney

We all create a lot more trash during the holidays. Keeping that out of the landfill is a big goal for the state of California, but it’s not going to be easy.  

Erika Mahoney

Monterey County’s fracking ban stands, but voters won’t be getting all they hoped for when they passed Measure Z last year. Late Thursday, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a split decision on the ballot measure.

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. 

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.

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