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Cal Fire crews hold 1-acre fire in Santa Cruz Mountains threatening 3 structures

SANTA CRUZ -- A one-acre fire burning near Highway 17 and Hutchinson Road in Zayante in Santa Cruz County was 75 percent contained, according to Cal Fire at 6:16 p.m. on Saturday.Access to what they are calling the "Rock Fire" has been difficult, crews said, because it is burning in an oak and pine forest. Cal Fire initiated an air attack including a helicopter and air tankers.Firefighters say that three structures were threatened and the fire had a moderate rate of spread.Cal Fire estimates that crews will on scene for four to six hours -- well into Saturday evening.The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Road Trip Itinerary from San Francisco to Monterey

There is no better time for an epic California road trip! Whether you're heading south from San Francisco or north from Los Angeles, a classic and spectacular route awaits along the Pacific Coast’s Highway One, through beautiful Monterey County. One hundred and twenty-nine miles (207 km) of Highway One, from Monterey through Big Sur and down to San Luis Obispo, has been declared an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Scenic Byways Program and a State Scenic Highway by the State of California. The scenery simply can't be beat!

Without motel money, Santa Cruz seniors return to homelessness

Santa Cruz resident Bonnie Dunn, 76, was one of dozens of seniors forced to move out of the Oceana Inn in Santa Cruz on Friday. She said she did not know where she would sleep that night. (Kara Meyberg Guzman — Santa Cruz Local) SANTA CRUZ >> About 40...

Pacific Grove beaches reopen days after great white shark attack

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Beaches in Pacific Grove reopened Saturday days after a swimmer was bitten bya great white shark in the water off Lovers Point. Following the attack, beaches at Lovers Point and the Sea Palm turnout were closed in accordance with state parks protocol. "While you may...

Cali Roots 2022 | Day One

Ladies and gentlemen, family and friends, brothers and sisters, we are finally back. After a two year-too long forced hiatus, the biggest festival in American reggae, Cali Roots, returned to the Monterey Fairgrounds for their eleventh and biggest year yet. To make up for lost time, a fourth day was added to the festivities as the long Memorial Day weekend extended to Thursday. Over the days, the artists gave almost superhuman performances to a crowd that showed just as much fortitude in supporting each artist like it was the first and last show they would ever go to. Before the first band took the stage, festival organizer and modern Reggae’s surrogate father, Dan Sheehan, took the microphone to say a few words. “It’s been a wild ass two years.” He exclaimed. Over the next four days, Monterey would show just how much it had missed its beloved festival and not let one minute go by without making this known.

City Newsroom

The City is conducting an inclusive process to develop a Community-wide Climate Action Plan for 2030 (CAP 2030). The CAP 2030 development team used community feedback gathered over the past year to establish a vision, values and goals, measures and climate actions to achieve rapid, equitable decarbonization. We are in the home stretch!