A wildland fire is burning about 200 acres in southern Monterey County, prompting the evacuation of some 200 homes in the area Monday afternoon, a Cal Fire spokesman said.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a mariner in a sailboat race to Hawaii whose vessel became disabled early Sunday and towed his boat into Monterey Harbor Tuesday morning, the Coast Guard reported.
The rowers were participating in the Great Pacific Race from Monterey to Honolulu, when their 24-foot rowboat began taking on water.
Almost 28,000 marijuana plants were removed last week from illegal cultivation sites in the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County by federal, state and local authorities, the sheriff’s office reported Tuesday.
The Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition where 13 crews in 24-foot boats row more than 2,400 miles from Monterey across the Pacific to Hawaii, began Monday.
New video shows a helicopter rescue off the Monterey County Coast.
Six men and women and one juvenile were arrested on suspicion of burglary in Monterey County late Tuesday morning.
Opponents of fracking are seizing on a new federal report that states fracking for oil in the California may not be as productive as initially forecast and on Thursday renewed their push to declare a moratorium on the controversial process of drilling for oil.
Santa Cruz is the first county in California to pass an anti-fracking ordinance that prohibits the controversial oil-drilling method.
Rescuers saved a humpback whale that had been entangled in a crab pot line off the California coast this week. The whale was spotted two weeks ago near Monterey, with a steel rope around its tail and dragging a huge crab trap.