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9:29 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Waiting Game: Advocates Needed for Foster Children

Tanae Gabot at her apartment in Salinas.

Children in the foster care system are often appointed an advocate to help them through this incredibly difficult time in life.  It’s a relationship that can change lives.  But right now, an advocate shortage has many local foster care children stuck on a waitlist. 

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10:26 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Rescued Animals Often Get Stuck in Legal Limbo

A sign at the SPCA for Monterey County notes that the animals inside are in protective custody.
Credit Krista Almanzan

Some of the 53 dogs and cats seized last month from an accused animal hoarder in Monterey are now up for adoption.  It’s unusual for these pets to be available so soon.  Accusations of abuse and neglect can often leave the animals stuck in a legal limbo for months.

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6:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Dam Removal Critical for Safety and Fish

the San Clemente Dam in Carmel Valley
Credit Doug McKnight

The San Clemente Dam will be removed from the Carmel River.  Wednesday the Monterey County Planning Commission approved the project.  Removal starts this summer.  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.

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3:03 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Drilling Down Fracking Regulations

A poster at the public workshop in Monterey depicts a typical hydraulic fracturing operation.

  

As some California legislators push for a moratorium on fracking, the state continues to move forward on its first set of rules to govern this method of extracting oil and gas.  It held a public comment meeting on the proposed regulations Tuesday in Monterey.

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12:20 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Lots of Room for Development

A lot of record awaits development at Monterey's Del Monte Beach.
Credit Krista Almanzan

Lack of water has slowed development on the Monterey Peninsula.  But California American Water’s proposed water supply project includes some new water that could change that.  It would create water for so-called lots of record

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