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It's Not Just Fergusonnew

There were six officer-involved shootings in Monterey County, Calif. in 2014.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan and Nic Coury  |  11-25-2014  |  Crime & Justice

Thinking Inside the Boxnew

Linda Jacobs died alone in her apartment in Monterey. Except she wasn't really alone, not in the strictest sense of the word. Nine months later, police still haven't identified the decades-old corpse she kept in a box in her kitchen.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan  |  11-06-2014  |  Features

Monterey Herald Reporters Plan to Go On Byline Strikenew

The one-day byline strike was planned by members of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, who say they've been in stalled contract negotiations for months.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Sara Rubin  |  08-22-2014  |  Media

In the Hoodnew

USAF Capt. Nicolas Aquino was in his own house, minding his own business when deputies showed up on a report of a suspicious Hispanic in a hoodie lurking around a Carmel house. Turns out Aquino was the suspicious Hispanic, and what happened next means he could lose his freedom and his career.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan  |  04-16-2014  |  Civil Liberties

Into the Firenew

Residents of Pfeiffer Ridge in Big Sur woke just before midnight Sunday to a wall of flames. Within hours, more than 20 homes—including those of Martha Karstens, chief of the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade—were destroyed.
Monterey County Weekly  |  David Schmalz and Mark C. Anderson  |  12-20-2013  |  Disasters

Reporter's Notebook:Life in the Philippines, Post-Typhoonnew

Monterey County Weekly reporter Arvin Temkar was in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan hit. He writes about the experience of life for the average Filipino post-typhoon, and how people are existing with a mixture of resiliancy and despair.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Arvin Temkar  |  11-20-2013  |  Disasters

A Higher Ordernew

Monterey County Weekly is seeking full disclosure of documents in the case of Edward Fitz-Henry, a Catholic priest accused – but never convicted – of child molestation.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan and Sara Rubin  |  09-12-2013  |  Features

Sean Parker's Big Sur Vanity Wedding Falloutnew

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker spent millions on his recent Big Sur wedding, but when he rented a campground from the upscale Ventana Inn & Spa, he rented "an ongoing California Coastal Act" violation. Turns out, that campground should have been opened to the public years ago under Ventana's permit.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  06-13-2013  |  Environment

Police shoot and kill bear in Seasidenew

A black bear wandering the Monterey Peninsula ended up on the wrong end of a gun, as Seaside Police shot it dead rather than waiting for the Department of Fish and Game to show up.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  06-06-2013  |  Animal Issues

NPS Security Confused About the First Amendment

Monterey County Weekly photographer Nic Coury was detained twice and threatened with arrest while standing on a public street and taking pictures of the exterior of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mary Duan  |  04-13-2013  |  Civil Liberties

Clip Job, or How KSBW misappropriates contentnew

The Weekly wrote a neato-keen story about which city is the pet friendliest of them all to send out on its food newsletter; 15 minutes after hitting send, the story appeared on the website of the local Hearst station KSBW, as if it were the station's own. The Weekly's cephalopod columnist, Squid, breaks down what happened.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Squid  |  04-09-2013  |  Media

Panetta: Drones are here to stay, get used to itnew

Leon Panetta reflects on drones, Congress and women warriors after retiring to Carmel Valley.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Sara Rubin  |  04-04-2013  |  Policy Issues

Health Lockdownnew

Medical costs for prisoners higher in California than anywhere in the country.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Arvin Temakr  |  12-27-2012  |  Policy Issues

Video: Lifting Off With a Legendnew

Take to the skies with stunt flying legend Sean D. Tucker for a flight in advance of the California International Air Show. "We can't kill you before the air show. That would be bad P.R."
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mark C. Anderson and Joel Ede  |  09-25-2012  |  Recreation

Bass Controlnew

Esperanza Spalding raps about her groundbreaking Grammy Award, discovering the bass and cultivating creativity.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Adam Joseph  |  09-25-2012  |  Music

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