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.
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.
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.
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.
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