Seaside, CA – Fourteen golden shovels tossed aside some loose rubble Thursday afternoon as California State University Monterey Bay broke ground on its new library. The three-floor, 64 million dollar building will be named for the Tanimura and Antle families, who are providing major funding. It was designed by the same architects that designed the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the library at nearby Monterey Peninsula College.
Washington, DC – The Food and Drug Administration has lifted its consumer warning on spinach grown in the Salinas Valley -- even though its investigation into the recent E. coli outbreak continues. That means all U.S.-grown spinach is now okay to eat - as long as it's not involved in the FDA's recall, which applied to Natural Selection Foods spinach with best-if-used-by dates from August 17th through October 1st.
San Juan Batista, CA – At the center of the firestorm over the recent E. coli outbreak in spinach is Natural Selection Foods. That's the San Juan Batista company that grows and packs spinach under its own label, the popular organic brand Earthbound Farm and about 30 other brands, both organic and conventional. All three bags of Dole conventional baby spinach that have tested positive for E. coli went through Natural Selection's processing plant.
San Francisco, CA – On Fridays we take a look at local politics in our Week in Review section. This week, we're focusing on the major Monterey County news story that's been buried by bags of spinach getting pulled off grocery store shelves.