Krista Almanzan

The Soberanes Fire is slowly moving closer to the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, east of Big Sur.  It's the first Buddhist Monastery built in the West.  The fire is about four miles away.

When and if the fire gets there, students and teachers who practice at the center plan to be the ones fighting it.  That’s because they’re unlikely to get much outside support.

James Tensuan

Faced with growing potholes and shrinking government budgets, transportation officials in Santa Cruz County are turning to voters. They’re asking people to open up their pocketbooks to help pay for road and transit projects.

James Tensuan

California's counties are desperate for transportation funds as state and federal dollars dry up. Eleven have put tax measures on the November ballot, including Monterey County. Transportation officials there are asking voters to raise the sales tax to fund an array of improvements.

Car week brings car lovers from all around the world to cruise the streets of the Monterey Peninsula, bid in collectable car auctions and appreciate automobile craftsmanship.   We’ve captured some of the sounds and people of car week in this audio postcard.  We begin in Pacific Grove at Wednesday’s Little Car Show.

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Just one evacuation order remains in effect, and the number of firefighters on the scene has continued to go down as crews make progress on the Soberanes Fire.