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Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Competing For National Award

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Competing For National Award

Public’s online votes for Big Sur Bridge will determine winner SACRAMENTO — Caltrans is asking the public to vote for the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge project in Big Sur, one of 12 projects competing nationally for the Socrata People’s Choice Award for the nation’s best transportation project. “This is exciting! We’re very proud of this project,” […]

McCaslin Returns to Monterey Jazz Festival

McCaslin Returns to Monterey Jazz Festival

By Jon Chown Santa Cruz County native Donny McCaslin returns to the Monterey Jazz Festival this month, Sept. 21-23, to promote his new album “Blow,” scheduled for release in October. The festival will showcase jazz legends Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, along with more contemporary artists such as Jon Batiste, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams […]

$690M for Road Repair and Improvements

$690M for Road Repair and Improvements

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Caltrans announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved funding for more than 100 transportation projects funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “These projects are a just a small portion of the key improvements we need to maintain […]

Caltrans Accelerates Highway 1 Repairs

Caltrans Accelerates Highway 1 Repairs

Eight Bridges in Monterey County Will Work Done to Improve Safety MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans continues repair work to eight bridges on State Route 1 from Willow Creek to Garrapata Creek due to funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “This route hugs the scenic coastline, serving the tourists […]

Northern California Renaissance Faire

Northern California Renaissance Faire

Six Weekends of Spellbinding Mystery and Adventure at Casa de Fruta September 15 through October 21 Huzzah! This fall, immerse yourself in an authentic Renaissance village, with live music, themed celebrations, hearty food, and a thriving marketplace of unique, hand-crafted goods. For the first time, due to the growing demand to partake in this one-of-a-kind […]

Central Coast Red Cross Elects New Officers

Central Coast Red Cross Elects New Officers

CARMEL — The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be led by a number of new officers during the 2018-19 year. Elected by their fellow board members, the new officers assumed their positions effective July 1. Serving the Red Cross board that represents Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties, […]

Greenwaste Recovery Opens Expanded Facility

Greenwaste Recovery Opens Expanded Facility

New System to Help Jurisdictions Reach State Recycling Goals SAN JOSE — GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) recently completed significant upgrades to its garbage processing system as part of an expansion of its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operations in San Jose. The upgrade to GWR’s garbage processing line integrates innovative technologies to increase the recovery of recyclable materials and compostable organics placed […]

Highway 1 at Big Sur Landslide Opens

Highway 1 at Big Sur Landslide Opens

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has announced that State Route 1 at Mud Creek along the southern Big Sur Coast has re-opened.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening took place  Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ragged Point Inn at that time. The re-opening of this section of State Route 1 follows a massive […]

Red Cross Honors Tri-County Volunteers

Red Cross Honors Tri-County Volunteers

CARMEL — The American Red Cross of the Central Coast honored 15 individual volunteers, a volunteer team, three other organizations, and one business at its recent Volunteer Recognition Dinner for Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. The annual event was held at Seascape Golf Club in Aptos. The evening’s top award, the Clara Barton Award, was given […]

2017 California Criminal Justice Data Released

2017 California Criminal Justice Data Released

Five Reports Detail Statewide Law Enforcement Info To Promote Transparency SACRAMENTO — The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released five annual criminal justice reports that provide law enforcement agencies and the public with statewide data on criminal justice statistics. The reports, as well as raw data supporting each report, can be accessed via the Attorney General’s OpenJustice website. The […]

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