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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.

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Carmel's Oldest Commercial Gallery. Celebrating 54 Years!

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."

The search begins for this year's Miss Monterey County

It’s that time of year again, as the Monterey County fair is searching for the next Miss Monterey County; a woman who is ambitious, intelligent and driven.

"Kids in Motion Day" at Del Monte Shopping Center

Bring the family and get in motion! Run, skip, hop and jump to Del Monte Shopping Center to experience fun-filled, hands-on Kids in Motion Day on Saturday, July 26th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free community event will feature an array of activities for kids of all ages, including a Magic Show, Baby Animal Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Wheelie Mobilee, Free Snow Cones, Game Tables, Coloring Tables, Balloon animals, Face Painting, Prizes, Singing, Dancing, and more!

Participating Del Monte Shopping Center merchants and other sponsors include Thinker Toys, Macy’s, Zales Jewelers, California Pizza Kitchen, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks, P.F. Chang’s, GAP, Bank of the West, William – Sonoma, Aaron Brothers, SHU, and Chinese Gourmet.

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Carmel's Oldest Commercial Gallery. Celebrating 54 Years!

Mortar-like device explodes in Pacific Grove parking lot

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. -  A loud explosion Saturday night broke windows, shattered lights, set off car alarms and shook buildings in one Pacific Grove neighborhood.

Police said around 12:30 a.m. officers arrived at the location on Presidio Boulevard and Austin Avenue to investigate the noise. Neighbors said they could smell smoke similar to that from fireworks.

After a search of the area, a large homemade mortar-like device was discovered in the parking lot of Enviro-Temp Heating and Cooling at 1236 Presidio Blvd. The building's windows and exterior light fixtures were shattered.

No injuries were reported or other property damage.

The device was taken to be processed as evidence.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Pacific Grove Police Department 831-648-3143.

Wildlife managers warn to ID salmon before keeping

Wildlife managers warn to ID salmon before keeping

MONTEREY, Calif. Ocean sport anglers are being warned to be vigilant about properly identifying their salmon before keeping them. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the ocean salmon fishing season in California is well underway and proper identification is critical for the survival of Coho or Silver salmon, a protected species.

MIIS to offer new intensive training program for Spanish-English community interpreters

Beginning in January 2015, the Monterey Institute of International Studies will offer a fast track to professional interpreting positions in bilingual Spanish-English communities through its new six-month Spanish Community Interpretation Certificate program. The Institute is a graduate school of Middlebury College.

The new program is designed as a hybrid, low-residency program that begins with an on-site, four-week module on the Monterey Institute campus in January, continues with an online module through the spring, and culminates with a seven-week summer module back in Monterey. The concluding summer module includes a week of intensive preparation for medical and court certification exams.