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.
COVID Reopening: Monterey County Could Enter Yellow Tier Next Week; 61% Have Received Vaccine DoseMonterey County could move into the Yellow Tier of the state's pandemic reopening system as soon as next week, the county's top health official said Tuesday.
Convicted Killer Harold Bicknell's Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass SlayingConvicted mass killer Harold Bicknell will remain behind bars after a state prison board rescinded its decision to issue him parole in the wake of public outrage and emotional pleas from the victims family members.
Crews Finish State Highway 1 Repairs in Big Sur Early; Set to Reopen by April 30Highway 1 along Big Sur is expected to reopen by April 30 because work to repair a huge piece of roadway that crumbled during a storm is nearly two months ahead of schedule.
Monterey Wildlife Workers Release Orphaned Bobcat Cubs Back Into WildWildlife workers released two orphaned bobcat cubs into the wild this week, after they were found last summer in the Jacks Peak Park area and spent the last eight months at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
Norteño Gang Member Sentenced In Attempted Murder Of Rival Gang Member In SalinasA member of the Norteño criminal street gang was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the attempted murder of a rival gang member in Salinas, Monterey County prosecutors said.
Jury Convicts Violent Child Rapist Linked To Crime By DNA Found On Discarded MaskA Monterey County jury has convicted a King City man for raping a 10-year-old girl in 2018 after investigators obtained the prime suspect's DNA from a discarded COVID mask more than two years after the crime.
3.4 Earthquake Shakes Area South Of GilroyAn small earthquake shook an area south of Gilroy Wednesday morning along the Monterey-San Benito county line.
Tsunami Hazard Maps Released For Alameda, Monterey, San Mateo CountiesCalifornia has added interactive maps for several counties in the state, including three in the greater Bay Area, as part of its ongoing Tsunami Hazard Area project.
Monterey County Becomes Last In Region To Emerge From Red TierMonterey County moved out of the state's most restrictive reopening tier Tuesday, the last county in the greater Bay Area region to do so since a stay-at-home order was lifted in January.