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A Salinas doctor comes under scrutiny yet again, in a lawsuit alleging negligence.

On Jan. 25, 2021, Arthur Thorne hoped to find relief from an enlarged prostate by undergoing GreenLight Laser treatment at the Advanced Medical Surgery Center of the Salinas Valley Urology Associates in Salinas. Thorne contends in a lawsuit, filed in Monterey County Superior Court on June 29, that what he found instead was life-threatening internal bleeding that landed him in an emergency room.
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Escape the Heat This Summer: 4 Northern California Swimming Holes Within an Easy Drive

A good swimming hole can make you feel like Mother Nature’s favorite child. Framed by boulders or sometimes a sandy beach, otherwise raging rivers slow down, take a breather, and invite you to do the same. Splash off a hot rock and feel icy water buzz your skin like electricity, the current massaging your muscles like a whirlpool. Here are some of our favorite cool pools, all driving distance from the Bay Area, with parking and facilities nearby, too. Jump in!
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Welcome to Car Week—now let’s think about ending car culture.

Sara Rubin here, welcoming the nearly 100,000 visitors expected to arrive in Monterey County for Car Week. For those visitors (and many locals), there is a dazzling allure to the hundreds of cars shown at dozens of events. There are century-old machines that still run, race cars made famous for incomprehensible speed, futuristic cars that give a glimpse of the next big thing. This is car culture in all its glory, in some ways synonymous with American culture (see our cover story in this week’s print edition of the Weekly, out on newsstands tomorrow).
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Hunger strike at Monterey County Jail ends, and sheriff candidates weigh in on the issue.

On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, 150 inmates who had been refusing to eat at the Monterey County jail ended their two-week hunger strike. Loved ones and inmates were protesting, asking for better conditions and services. They were seeking better medical care and food prices, longer socializing times, reinstatement of Covid-19 protocols and two rounds of clean clothes (socks, shirt and underwear) per week instead of one.
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Power down your gas vehicles -- electric cars are the future.

BACK WHEN PIET CANIN WAS FIRST PROMOTING ELECTRIC VEHICLES, with fairs to see them up close and test drive them, it all felt a little bit like science fiction. It was roughly 12 years ago, and options on the market were pricy and had a range of under 100 miles per charge – not really a viable option for most people, more of a curiosity. “There was a core group of diehard electric vehicle folks dating back decades,” Canin says.
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It’s possible to find unexpected bargains when dining out -- at least relatively speaking.

It may be best to sit for a moment and absorb what is about to follow. Ready? One of the most unexpected good meal deals in Monterey County is a $50 tray of nachos. Consumers may be numbed by the imperfect storm of inflationary forces and their effect on dining out. Prime cuts of steak in the $90 range, quick drive-through lunches pushing $20 – such numbers almost draw shrugs. But $50 for what was once ballpark fare?
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Monterey County fines cannabis grower $2.4 million

A Monterey County judge fined a cannabis grower and two companies he headed $2.4 million last week for growing pot without the proper licenses. [Mercury News]. In 2018 and 2019, Paul King was the CEO for two Salinas based cannabis companies: Fuji Farms Inc. and Hands on Faith Association. The court ordered Fuji Farms to pay $375,760 and Hands on Faith Association to pay $2,038,424.
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Car Week celebrates cars -- and reminds us it’s time to end car culture.

For the nearly 100,000 visitors to Monterey County during Car Week (and many locals), there is a dazzling allure to the hundreds of cars shown at dozens of events. There are century-old machines that still run, race cars made famous for incomprehensible speed, futuristic cars that give a glimpse of the next big thing. This is car culture in all its glory, in some ways synonymous with American culture (see story, p. 22).
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CEO ordered to pay $2.4 million for growing cannabis without state licenses

MONTEREY, CALIF, (KION-TV): Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced todaythat former California New Wave CEO Paul King will have to pay $2.4 million for growing cannabis without proper state licensing. The DA's office obtained a default judgment against Salinas based cannabis businesses Fuji Farms, Inc., and Hands on Faith Association, in association with The post CEO ordered to pay $2.4 million for growing cannabis without state licenses appeared first on KION546.

Marina man charged with vehicular manslaughter was arrested for narcotics and guns in March

SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV) - A suspect who is being charged with a DUI and vehicular manslaughter in a crash that occurred on Spreckles Road Saturday was arrested back in March on narcotics charges, confirmed the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. Daniel John Wetle was involved in a crash on the 400 block of California Drive on The post Marina man charged with vehicular manslaughter was arrested for narcotics and guns in March appeared first on KION546.
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Central Coast counties looking for public input for more electric charging stations

Central Coast counties are looking for input from the community as they work to identify sites for future electric vehicle charging stations. The "Transportation Agency for Monterey County" says its goal is to identify the best locations for new-public charging stations across Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Ventura Counties. The agency adds more stations are The post Central Coast counties looking for public input for more electric charging stations appeared first on KION546.
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Fire burning in Fort Hunter Liggett 450 acres, 10% contained

JOLON, Calif. (KION-TV) - CAL FIRE said they are responding to three vegetation fires near Williams Hill Tuesday that are totaling 450 acres. The fire is currently 10% contained, no evacuations are in place, and no structures are currently threatened, according to CAL FIRE BEU. This is being called the Los Bueyes Fire. Assisting/Not a The post Fire burning in Fort Hunter Liggett 450 acres, 10% contained appeared first on KION546.
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Three new murals coming to Salinas offer an opportunity to beautiful public space—and build community connections.

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier here, thinking about public art and its ability to change how we experience public spaces. I’m thinking about this because just this morning Caltrans, the city of Salinas, and the Arts Council for Monterey County announced that they’ve chosen the artists who will paint murals at three Highway 101 underpasses in Salinas—at East Market Street, Alisal Street and Sanborn Road. Like so many American cities, Salinas is bisected by a major state highway, separating the western side of town from the east with infrastructure that can feel at best unwelcoming or at worst impenetrable to any form of transit besides a car.
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This Contemporary $33.5 Million Pebble Beach Mansion Overlooks One of the Most Storied Golf Venues in the World

The best part about buying a home in Pebble Beach? Not having to choose between spectacular oceanfront vistas and prime golf-course views.  A contemporary estate that’s just as spellbinding as the surrounding Monterey County scenery has just come onto the market for $33.5 million. Dubbed “The Edge,” this modern California manse is set on just over two acres overlooking Carmel Beach and one of the world’s most storied golf venues. The gated, two-dwelling property was designed by Sterling-Huddleson Architecture and includes a five-bedroom main residence plus a sizable guest house. Throughout the 10,418-square-foot main home, European sliding-glass windows offer unobstructed seaside views...
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