Monterey County

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Police In Monterey Used Taser To Subdue 14-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Trying To Bite Office

Police said they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer Saturday night at the Monterey County Fair.

09/02/2014

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth project monitors for shaking on the San Andreas Fault (USGS)

Earthquake Lab Along San Andreas Fault May Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A high-tech earthquake laboratory in the Central Valley, that has been studying the San Andreas Fault, is in danger of shutting down as funding has dried up for the unique lab in Parkfield.

09/01/2014

Kern County farmer Tom Frantz captured these images of dumping at a Vintage Production fracking site. (Tom Frantz)

Federal Bureau Okays Oil And Gas Leasing For Fracking In California To Resume

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.

08/29/2014

Big Sur, CA (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting Big Sur Wildfire With Cigarette

A transient was arrested Monday for allegedly starting a small fire that burned forest land in Big Sur in March.

08/12/2014

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Marina Man Pleads Guilty To Violating Restraining Order, Sending Threats To College Students

A Marina man has pleaded guilty to six counts of violating a civil restraining order and one count of sending annoying or threatening electronic communications, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced Wednesday.

07/31/2014

Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach

Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/30/2014

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Salinas School Sign Language Interpreter Pleads No Contest To Molesting Deaf Students

A Nevada man who worked as a certified sign language interpreter for the deaf at North Salinas High School pleaded no contest Friday to misdemeanor child molestation.

07/13/2014

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Man Suspected Of Taking Upskirt Photo On 17-Mile Drive In Pebble Beach

A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of using his camera phone on 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to take photos of a woman under her dress.

06/30/2014

King City police cruiser. (CBS)

Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers

Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.

06/27/2014

Earthquake

Small Earthquake Rattles California Central Valley

A small earthquake shook parts of San Benito and Monterey Counties in California’s Central Valley Thursday afternoon.

06/26/2014

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