Santa Cruz’s search for a supplemental water supply goes back decades. The city has long needed something, other than groundwater it relies on, to carry it through times of drought or other cutbacks. The decision to build a small desalination plant was made years ago, but now some residents say they want the final say in that plan.
Pacific Grove’s narrow streets, old homes and love of the past have earned it the title of America’s Last Hometown. But a controversial ballot measure now has residents arguing about how much change is too much change.
In the race for the Congressional seat that represents the Monterey Bay Area incumbent Democrat Sam Farr again faces Republican Jeff Taylor. The match-up is the same as in years past, and the candidates remain starkly different.