6:00 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Penninsula Unites for Gun Buyback

This Saturday, for the first time nine law enforcement agencies on the Monterey Peninsula, from Carmel to Marina to the CHP, will join together for an anonymous gun buyback.   The program is being coordinated by the Seaside Police Department.  Police Chief Vicki Myers said the idea did grow out of the deadly shooting late last year at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, but perhaps not how you think.

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10:31 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Water Woes: People's Moss Landing Goes Back to the Future

Site of the People's Moss Landing Desalination Project
Credit Doug McKnight

California American Water is moving forward with its plan to solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem.  And the company Deepwater Desal has been tapped as a back-up.  So what does that mean for the People’s Moss Landing Desalination Project? 

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11:04 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Water Woes: Deepwater Sees Solution Offshore

Deepwater Desal will locate its desal plant next to the Dynergy Power Plant in Moss Landing.
Credit Vinnee Tong

If the Monterey Peninsula doesn’t have a solution to its water supply problem by 2017, severe rationing kicks in. California American Water’s project is moving forward, but there are two other projects, including one considered as the back-up plan to Cal-Am’s.

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3:02 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Water Woes: Cal-Am Takes Portfolio Approach

Waves roll on the shore in front of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Desalinating seawater is part of Cal-Am's three pronged approached to the Monterey Peninsula's water supply problem.
Credit Krista Almanzan

A deadline looms on the Monterey Peninsula.  It needs a new source of water by 2017 or faces severe rationing.  Next week testimony begins before the California Public Utilities Commission on California American Water’s plan.   Over the next three days, we’ll look at the Cal-Am project and two other projects that claim to have the solution to the water supply problem that hangs over Monterey Peninsula residents and businesses. 

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10:38 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Leon Panetta Welcomed Home

CSUMB Interim President Eduardo Ochoa, Secretary Leon Panetta and CSU Chancellor Timothy White

It’s been nearly a month since Leon Panetta left his post as Secretary of Defense. But it wasn’t until an event Thursday night that he received his formal welcome home to Cal State Monterey Bay, home of the Panetta Institute.

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