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11:54 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Boston to Big Sur Marathon Connection

Clay medallions awarded to finishers of the Boston 2 Big Sur challenge.
Credit Big Sur International Marathon

After this week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the officials of Big Sur International Marathon are re-assessing security, and getting ready to welcome 400 runners who also raced in Boston.

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11:25 am
Thu April 11, 2013

California Pension Reform Dispute Jeopardizes Local Public Transit

MST Line 20

California’s recent enactment of public employee pension reform could lead to the state losing billions of federal dollars for public transportation.  It’s a funding cut that would be felt first in smaller communities like the Monterey Bay Area.

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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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