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Dozens of animals adopted from SPCA for Monterey County during Black Friday special

68 Corridor News, Breaking 68 Corridor News and More: Monterey County Herald

Salinas >> Away from the hustling chaos of squeaky-wheeled carts and the pings of barcode scanners during Friday’s big Black Friday sales, dozens of shoppers headed to the barks and meows of shelter animals for a chance to adopt one more ...

Monterey-Salinas Highway water pipeline bridge work now expected to start in late December

Monterey >> Postponed for two months, construction work on the water pipeline bridge over Monterey-Salinas Highway is finally set to begin next month but remains on track to be completed by next spring, according to a California American Water o...


  • Local governments

    Landwatch will appeal Ferrini Ranch decision

    Toro >> Nearly three years after it was approved by a split Board of Supervisors, the Ferrini Ranch subdivision is headed back to court. This week, Landwatch executive director Michael DeLapa announced the land use watchdog organization would appeal a Monterey County Superior Court judge’s decision upholding the county’s approval of the 870-acre, 185-lot housing project straddling Toro County Park along Monterey-Salinas Highway. “Our membership remains...

    Jim Johnson

  • Transportation

    Round and Round: Monterey-Salinas Highway could make groundbreaking switch to roundabouts

    Monterey County >> Monterey-Salinas Highway is already unique, a 15-mile stretch of rural, scenic roadway connecting the tourism-rich Monterey Peninsula to the Salinas Valley’s Salad Bowl of the World with a national monument, internationally acclaimed raceway, and large employers and housing subdivisions along the way. All of that combines to pump 25,000 to 30,000 commuters onto the state highway on a daily basis, as well as tourists, big rigs hauling goods, and special event...

    Jim Johnson

  • Crime

    Thieves steal Boy Scout trailer from Corral De Tierra church

    Corral De Tierra >> After its cargo trailer full of camping gear was stolen from outside a church, a Boy Scout troop from the Toro Park area is trying to get the word out in hopes it will be returned. “I don’t know if anything can be done, it’s just sad,” said Paul Gokey, cub master for Pack 93. According to Gokey, thieves stole the white Charmac trailer from a pasture next to Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, at some point...

    Tom Wright