Articles Tagged With ‘Monterey County’




Chimney Fire grows slightly, map

The Chimney Fire has burned nearly 46,000 acres and is 61 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. A total of 49 homes and 21 outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. Only 865 structures are currently threatened. The Chimney fire... (Continue reading)

Soberanes Fire scorches more than 60,000 acres

The Soberanes Fire in Monterey County grew to more than 64,000 acres by Monday morning and is 45 percent contained. The fire has claimed one life, injured three others and destroyed 57 homes and 11 other structures. The blaze broke out July 29 from... (Continue reading)

6 homes destroyed in Central Coast wildfire

A wildfire burning near Big Sur has consumed 11,000 acres and destroyed six homes. The fire, which has grown to over 17 square miles, is 5 percent contained. Two sheds were also destroyed as the fire grew to over 17... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police chief departing to Pacific Grove

The city of Pacific Grove in Monterey County has announced it has selected Morro Bay Police Chief Amy Christey to head its police department. Christey is expected to start work in Pacific Grove on Aug. 16. Christey has served as... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff to expand gang task force

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors allocated more than $230,000 to add two deputies to the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force. Sheriff Ian Parkinson says gangs from Santa Maria, as well as Monterey and Kern counties, are moving into... (Continue reading)

Numerous fires break out on Central Coast

At least seven fires broke out on the Central Coast over the weekend, five of which occurred in San Luis Obispo County. On Sunday alone, three fires broke out in SLO County, a 3,800-acre blaze ignited in Monterey County and... (Continue reading)

Double-murder suspect found asleep in Monterey County

A double-murder suspect who fled police through San Luis Obispo County was arrested Wednesday in the Monterey County city of Seaside after a homeless person tipped off officers to his whereabouts. The suspect is accused of stabbing to death his... (Continue reading)

First Solar recruiting workers

First Solar is hosting a two-day job fair to recruit approximately 500 qualified local workers for the construction of a 280-megawatt solar plant in Monterey County, 27 miles east of Paso Robles, off of Highway 41. The job fair will... (Continue reading)

King City to hire former AG manager Steve Adams

After searching statewide for a new city manager, the city council of King City decided on ousted Arroyo Grande executive Steve Adams. The council unanimously concluded Adams is the best candidate to serve as city manager, a King City press... (Continue reading)

Monterey County robbery suspects arrested in Atascadero

Suspects from a Monterey County roadside robbery were arrested Tuesday at an Atascadero motel. On Monday evening in the town of Chualar, which is about 10 miles southeast of Salinas, a 16-year-old girl flagged down a man while he was... (Continue reading)