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6:05 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Felton's Public Water Nearly 10 Years After the Vote

SLV Water District Director of Operations Rick Rogers explains the patchwork repairs done on the Fall Creek fish ladder in the years before San Lorenzo Valley became Felton's water provider.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety

Residents of Felton have been paying close attention to a local TV advertisement targeting voters in nearby Monterey. “In 2005, we voted for a public takeover of our water system,” says Felton music teacher Beth Hollenbeck, on screen. Hollenbeck pulls a water bill out of her mailbox: “If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have voted for it.”

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Local
6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Measure O Voters Will Weigh In On Public Water

Campaign fliers have been filling mailboxes on the Monterey Peninsula.
Credit Todd Muchmore

    

Larry Parrish walks through a Carmel Valley neighborhood. He’s going door to door hoping to answer voter questions about Measure O.  Parrish is with Public Water Now, the organization that got the measure on next month’s ballot.  “We’re doing this to save rate payers money,” said Parrish. 

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4:13 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Plan Ahead: AMGEN Tour of California Stage 4 Starts in Monterey

Credit City of Monterey

Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California starts in downtown Monterey on Wednesday, March 14th.   Festivities begin at 10:00am with the race getting underway at 11:45am on Alvarado Street.   According to organizers, the best spots for viewing the start are along Alvarado and Franklin Streets, in front of the Monterey Sports Center, Window on the Bay along Del Monte Avenue and Lake El Estero Park.   (See map for route through the city.)

Be prepared for road closures in and around downtown Monterey.  Including,

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Local
6:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Far From Saved: MPC Theatre Company's New Normal

Part of the cast for Monterey Peninsula College's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Credit Sky A. Rappoport

Friday is opening night for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Monterey Peninsula College. The Tony Award winning musical follows six awkward and overachieving high schoolers as they try to win the championship

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12:06 am
Thu May 1, 2014

What happens if our pets outlive us? PG non-profit has an answer

David Burbidge and Sandy Schachter in Carmel Valley with their dogs Juno and Argus.
Credit Krista Almanzan

David Burbidge and Sandy Schachter say they spoil their two dogs, Juno and Argus, and they’d like the dogs to continue to live comfortable lives even if the dogs outlive them.   That’s why the Carmel Valley couple created a pet trust where they set aside some money for each dog to pay for their continued care after they pass away.  And since leaving the dogs with family is not an option, they’re leaving them to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue.

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