Man Gets 15 Years For Shooting Marbles at Cars with Slingshot in Monterey CountyA 54-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting projectiles with a slingshot onto highways in Monterey County more than 50 times in 2019 and 2020, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Former U.S. Senator, Anti-War Advocate Mike Gravel Dies In Monterey CountyFormer Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, a staunch anti-war advocate who read the Pentagon Papers into the record on the floor of the Senate, died at his home in Monterey County, California.
Weary Firefighters Making Steady Progress Battling Willow Fire In Monterey County WildernessFirefighters battling the Willow Fire, burning in the treacherous terrain of the Los Padres National Forest wilderness, increased containment to 56 percent late Saturday with 2,877 acres having been charred by the blaze.
Willow Fire Containment Grows, Evacuation Orders LiftedThe Monterey County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuation warnings and modified some orders Thursday for the week-old Willow Fire.
Willow Fire: Good Weather Aiding Firefighters Near Big Sur; Containment Reaches 13%An influx of moist and cool ocean air was helping Wednesday as more than 500 firefighters worked to suppress a forest fire burning in California coastal mountains near a remote Buddhist monastery south of Big Sur.
UPDATE: Willow Fire Near Big Sur Grows To 2800 Acres, Still Zero Percent ContainedThe Willow Fire, first reported on June 17, was 2,088 acres as of Sunday afternoon -- up slightly from 2,066 acres on Saturday night. The fire remains zero percent contained.
COVID Reopening: Monterey Sees Surge in Visitors Ahead of State ReopeningWith hours to go before California's grand COVID reopening, major tourist towns like Monterey are already seeing a sharp rise in visitors ahead of the June 15 timeline.
Salinas Man Gets 15-Year Prison Term For Shooting Death Of BrotherA Salinas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of his brother in 2019, Monterey County prosecutors said.
Monterey County Jury Convicts Woman In Drunken Hit-And-RunA jury convicted a Sand City woman this week for driving under the influence, fleeing an accident and other charges after a two-day trial.
Norteño Gang Member Gabriel Otero Receives Lengthy 3rd Strike Sentence For Armed RobberyA judge has sentenced Gabriel Otero to 35 years in prison, following his recent conviction in Monterey County Superior Court.
Fire Danger: Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits For Monterey, San Benito CountiesStarting Monday, Cal Fire is suspending all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Monterey and San Benito counties.