Toll roads and bridges are the norm in California’s big cities, but the central coast doesn’t have any. That could change. In this time of tight budgets and the lack of voter interest in increasing taxes, the Monterey Bay Area could get its first toll road.
Energy companies are growing more and more interested in extracting natural gas, and oil from rock through hydraulic fracturing or fracking. One of the nation’s biggest oil mega-rocks is the Monterey Shale.
Back around the time of World War II, Fort Ord had a horse hospital to help care for the horses in the Calvary. When the base closed, those facilities and surrounding land were supposed to become a public park. It would be the largest in the City of Marina. Today there’s a dispute over whether that ever really happened.