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Photos: Onetime Monterey County home of ‘Vertigo’ star Kim Novak asks $12.5 Million

Back in the 1960s, after she became disenchanted with fame and its drawbacks, “Vertigo” star Kim Novak packed her bags, loaded up a van and left the bright glare of Hollywood at the apex of her career. She first settled in a blufftop oceanfront refuge in the affluent enclave of Carmel Highlands, and though she’s long since decamped Carmel in favor of Oregon, where the accomplished artist is now whiling away her days painting, Novak’s former coastal compound on exclusive Spindrift Lane is now on the market with a $12.5 million price tag, complete with one-of-a-kind vistas of the enchanting scenic coastline.
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Additional funding, new chief mark new era at North County Fire

NORTH MONTEREY COUNTY—The North Monterey County Fire Protection District is ushering in a new era. A month after announcing it will promote longtime employee Joel Mendoza to Fire Chief, the North County Fire Board of Directors celebrated the approval of a benefit assessment that will allow the small district to hire more firefighters and replace some of its aging trucks.
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Can regular people really afford housing in Monterey County?

Sara Rubin here, writing from my beloved home, which is owned by a benevolent landlord who hasn’t raised the rent for two years, and whose son and daughter-in-law (my neighbors) manage the place. It’s a great set-up and I love it here, but every few months—usually whenever I have the urge to tear out a piece of shrubbery—I get an urge to look at real estate listings. Could I possibly buy a house (and wantonly tear out nonnative landscaping)?
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California's Willow Fire only keeps growing as inland blaze shuts down Mt. Whitney trailhead

California's Willow Fire has scorched nearly 3,000 acres since igniting last week and evacuations and concerns mounted Tuesday in and beyond Monterey County. The 2,848-acre wildfire, located in Monterey's Los Padres National Forest, was still 0% contained, though the Los Padres National Forest’s U.S. Forest Service said on social media that cooler temperatures and an increase in humidity had helped the efforts of the now more than 510 people working to douse the flames.
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Toolbox 06.24.21

The city of Monterey is ready to connect the Bike Lane to Nowhere to somewhere, and is asking for community feedback on the North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County presents on the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG). 6-7:30pm Thursday, June 24....

Answers to the Monterey Peninsula’s largest water questions are in sight.

Looming questions over the future of water around the Monterey Peninsula – who will provide it? Where will it come from? – are nearing answers as the bureaucratic process around the voter-supported condemnation of California American Water’s local system picks up. Implementation of the public takeover of Cal Am that...
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Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Sexual Assaults

SALINAS (BCN) A Monterey County jury found 39-year-old Ignacio Ramirez guilty of sexually assaulting three people, including two who are family members who were children at the time of the attacks. For two of his victims, the assaults occurred multiple times over a period of several years, according to a...