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Construction of Coastal Rail Trail Segment 7 begins in mid-July

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION-TV) The Santa Cruz Public Works Department announced they will start construction on the Coastal Rail Trail Segment 7 in mid-July. The part of the trail will be 0.8 miles of the multi-use path that will run from Bay Street and California Street to Pacific Avenue. Construction of the segment will cost $11,395,667 funded by a Cycle 5 Grant from Caltrans which matches local funds from Measure D.
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The true story behind the time that the city of Carmel “banned” ice cream cones.

On April 8, 1986, Clint Eastwood, of Dirty Harry and The Outlaw Josey Wales fame, was elected mayor of Carmel. That fact alone – such star power in a small seaside town – seems like plenty to capture national news headlines. But there was something else, another beloved icon that shared his political spotlight, at least when it came to print space: ice cream.

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published June 29, 2022

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. 10:44 a.m. Vehicle towed (parked over 72-hours) on Bishop St. 11:45 a.m. Outside Agency Assistance on Carlson Av. 3:59 p.m. Found property on King St. 5:26 p.m. Mental Health Hold on Bluff Av. June 7. 1:16 p.m. Stored vehicle with expired...
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Conrad Reddick Named as Director of Operations for Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in California

MONTEREY, CALIF. (June 30, 2022) – Woodside Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Conrad Reddick as the new director of operations at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, an iconic oceanfront hotel perched directly on Cannery Row overlooking Monterey Bay. In this role, Reddick oversees the hotel’s operations, ensuring revenue, profit and guest satisfaction goals are achieved across all departments.

County budget includes investments in Watsonville

SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the proposed $1.033 billion budget for 2022-23, including a $680.7 million general fund. The budget represents a $5 million spending decrease from the prior year. Most notable in this year’s spending plan is the county’s new Public Defender’s...

Two cities crying foul over housing target numbers are appealing to a regional agency.

At approximately 347 acres, tiny Sand City doesn’t have much room to spare. That there is nearly an acre of land for each of its 372 residents is deceiving. The tiny town is hemmed in by protected coastal zone habitat and Monterey Bay to the west of Highway 1, shopping centers – the city’s main revenue source – to the north and its neighbor Seaside surrounding the rest. “The deal here in Sand City is we’re running out of room to build,” says Mayor Mary Ann Carbone.

Some local dishes have become national favorites -- others never leave home.

On a rare day off, Jerry Regester might be found on a stroll. On his T-shirt is a slogan – “Land of the Wing and Home of the Weck” – that may need some deciphering. The chef at Carmel’s Rise & Roam grew up in Buffalo, celebrated in the culinary world as the birthplace of the now ubiquitous chicken wing. There’s another dish specific to the city and its surroundings, however, that has yet to achieve nationwide popularity.

Every Saturday, a Pacific Grove art teacher holds a class for neurodivergent artists.

It’s just a room at Hellodesk – a shared office space in Pacific Grove – but student artwork hangs on the wall, waiting for each Saturday when Art Abilities, a group that believes in the healing capacity of art as a way to integrate neurodivergent people into the community, gathers here. The founder of the project is Ritika Kumar, who has been an art instructor for several years, including for Pacific Grove Unified School District.

41-year-old Salinas man killed in hit-and-run DUI crash: CHP

SALINAS, Calif. — On Saturday, a Salinas man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver who left the scene after the crash, the California Highway Patrol reported. According to investigators, Andres Roque Espinoza, 20, was under the influence when he rear-ended the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 while traveling northbound on Highway 101 north of Main Street.

Autistic adults have become increasingly visible in media, but challenges with representation persist

New research from UC Santa Cruz shows incremental improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, media coverage, and advocacy organization websites. The study, published in the journal Autism in Adulthood, follows up on a 2011 paper, "Infantilizing Autism," in Disability Studies Quarterly, which had found that popular portrayals of autism were overwhelmingly focused on children.

Salinas mother gets toddler vaccinated to travel back to the Phillippines

SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)-- The Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System helped a local family journey again after COVID-19 made it impossible for them to visit the Phillippines. Michelle and Jose Salvador had their youngest child Dennis, 19 months old, get vaccinated against COVID-19 Wednesday. "It's really important to us because we want to make sure that The post Salinas mother gets toddler vaccinated to travel back to the Phillippines appeared first on KION546.

Kevin Harney: Learning to Say No

A good leader knows how to strategically say no to good things in order to embrace the best. Kevin Harney is lead pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. His latest book, No Is a Beautiful Word: Hope and Help for the Overcommitted and (Occasionally) Exhausted (Zondervan), is a practical and spiritual guide for knowing when and how to say no so you can say yes to the things God has called you to.

Man sentenced to life for Seaside 1995 cold case murder

SEASIDE, Calif. — A man found guilty of a 1995 murder of a 22-year-old man was sentenced to life in a Salinas courtroom on Tuesday. Video Player | Seaside PD: New witnesses, Monterey County DA task force helped solve 1995 cold case. According to the Monterey County District Attorney's...

Author’s latest novel is set in Hollister

Aromas author Joyce Oroz’s latest novel, “Gone with the Winfield,” takes place in Hollister. This is the 13th installment of Oroz’s “Josephine Stuart Mystery Series.” The novels can be read in any order. The new book explores the parks, businesses and fictional people of...