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LAFCO appeals ruling on water district takeover

Feb. 16 — A LEGAL battle between the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and a county agency over the operation of the Peninsula’s water system took another turn last week when the agency appealed a December 2023 court ruling ... Read More


PG&E: It’s more than simply ‘turning the power back on’

Feb. 16 — THE SERIES of storms that began with unusually high winds and torrential rains Feb. 4 resulted in the most widespread electrical outages PG&E has seen in half a century. All told, 1.85 million customers across the utility company’s territory lost power ... Read More


Caltrans: Two new slides block Highway 1

Feb. 15 — A PAIR of new slides triggered by last week’s heavy wind and rain have lengthened the closed portion of Highway 1 in Big Sur to about 10 miles. For now, Highway 1 remains open from the Monterey Peninsula to 2.7 miles south of the Esalen Institute ... Read More


School board approves $285K contract for Ofek

Feb. 15 — FOLLOWING A fractious discussion among its members, the Carmel Unified School District board of education Wednesday night approved a contract with new superintendent Sharon Ofek 4-1, with outspoken critic Anne-Marie Rosen dissenting. That vote mirrored last month’s decision to give Ofek the permanent job ... Read More

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