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Monterey County veterans “Stand Down” this weekend

Monterey County veterans “Stand Down” this weekend

FORT ORD, Calif.- Monterey County’s homeless veterans will have a community of their own for 3 days beginning at noon August 1. During the Stand Down homeless veterans, men, women and families will have access to free medical and dental care.

“Our Stand Down,” says Terry Bare, Executive Director of the Veterans Transition Center, “is fully encompassing. Our goal is to get our veterans back on their feet. If we can we can provide opportunity and hope, then we’ve done our job.”

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Photographs wanted for fundraiser benefiting Whalefest Monterey and Museum of Monterey

Attention local amateur and professional photographers in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties!  Grab your cameras and smart phones and head out to the Monterey Wharf and beautiful Monterey Bay on foot, kayak, boat, or paddleboard, etc. and take some photos of our abundant marine life – whether it’s a whale, otter, sea lion or other denizens of the sea.

The Monterey History and Art Association, Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center and Whalefest Monterey have issued a Call for Submissions of marine-themed photographs by local photographers from both Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for its upcoming “Images of Monterey Bay: A Marine Photography Fundraiser.”

Traffic alert: Drivers warned to heed road work or else

Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.


As part of this campaign, Caltrans will activate its electronic highway message signs in active construction and maintenance work zones around the state to display the following warning:





Carmel Valley man accused of statutory rape

 Carmel Valley man accused of statutory rape

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. -  A 20-year-old Carmel Valley man is accused of statutory rape, Monterey County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies responded Tuesday to a report of past tense physical abuse of a minor. An underage girl told deputies that Jose Matias Reyes Alvarez had battered her. She had a visible injury.

While investigating that incident, the deputy discovered Alvarez had been in a sexual relationship with another underage girl and had taken her across state lines without her parents' consent.

Alvarez was arrested on an unrelated warrant as well as charges stemming from this investigation.

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Celebrate national olive oil month in Carmel Valley

Celebrate National Olive Month this August with Holman Ranch Olive Oil. Its tasting room in Carmel Valley is located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road., Suite C.

Holman Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil is described by its owners as a flavorful, distinctive oil from the Tuscan varietal olive trees carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled. The organic, estate-grown bottled olive oil is from Holman Ranch’s 100 Tuscan varietal olive trees.

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Carmel restaurant serves up more than just views

An experience for all the senses, Hyatt Carmel Highlands Pacific's Edge Restaurant pairs unmatched views of Carmel and the famed Big Sur coastline with spectacular "California Coastal" cuisine prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. 

The Hyatt Carmel Highlands culinary team announced its final lunch series event for this year.

It's called, "Meet the Farmer," where guests can learn about key local ingredients from the actual growers. Sip a glass of wine, take in the view and savor a three course lunch! This farm to fork experience is sure to take attendees on a culinary excursion.

Carmel part of local author's new novel

Local author Claire Fullerton's "A Portal in Time," a captivating book set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, is now available world-wide and Avant Gardens in Carmel Valley will host the author on Saturday, July 26th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

The fascinating, historical romance follows two intertwined relationships that take place in different time periods, told through the eyes of enigmatic and spirited Anna Lucera. Anna is gifted with an uncanny sixth sense that allows her to intuit the past.

"When I set about writing 'A Portal in Time,' I didn't aim for a specific genre," Fullerton said in a news release. "I simply wanted to write the book I would love to discover: one that would hold my interest, take me on a journey and not insult my intelligence with banalities or predictability…something that would suggest a certain perspective on living."