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September 1, 2012
John Daly caught a glimpse of this sea lion traffic jam during a trip to Monterey last December. "I had never seen such a large gathering of [sea lions] before, all of whom appeared peaceful, playful and at ease with both nature and with each other, all the while completely oblivious to my presence," he said. The Aliso Viejo resident used a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. To submit your photos, click the upload button below. When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
April 12, 2014
Re "A crude energy puzzle," April 7 Regarding all the happy talk about the oil trove trapped in the Monterey Shale formation, perhaps there really are billions of barrels in recoverable fossil fuel underneath California. But if we burn the stuff, where exactly should we put the carbon dioxide? Last I heard, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide was greater than 400 parts per million. This is a big science experiment because that is an increase from 270 parts per million before the widespread burning of fossil fuels began.
May 21, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
There is absolutely no reason for Restaurant 1833 in Monterey to be as good as it is. In the first place, well, it's in Monterey, a lovely town that is swamped by short-term tourists - the kinds of diners who will eat at a restaurant once and never go back again. Then there's the setting. Restaurant 1833 is housed in one of the oldest homes in Monterey, for many years the home of the town's leading doctor James Stokes - at least until his misdiagnosis killed California governor Jose Figueroa and an investigation revealed that he had never had a medical license in the first place.
April 6, 2014 | By Julie Cart
SHAFTER, Calif. - A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees. It's all been hustled into service to solve a tantalizing riddle: how to tap into the largest oil shale reservoir in the United States. Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, oil exploration sites have popped up in agricultural fields and on government land, driven by the hope that technological advances in oil extraction - primarily hydraulic fracturing and acidization - can help provide access to deep and lucrative oil reserves.
May 9, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Actor Patrick Dempsey plans to wade further into the deep end of motor racing Saturday at the 2.24-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track in Monterey, Calif. The "Grey's Anatomy" star is scheduled to co-drive one of his team's cars in a six-hour endurance race sanctioned by the American Le Mans Series, which features different classes of race cars. Dempsey, 46, for the first time will help drive an entry in the ALMS' P2 class of exotic, powerful prototype cars built specifically for racing.
August 10, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
Itching to escape the heat and head north to wine country? On Saturday afternoon Monterey Wine Country celebrates the festival's 20th anniversary in Carmel. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door on the day of the event. And get this, designated drivers pay just $15, presumably because they will not be imbibing  - or at least as much What's happening? Tastings of Monterey wines, food from local restaurants, music from the Red Beans & Rice jazz band - and of course, an auction.
August 3, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Casa Munras Hotel & Spa in Monterey is offering a late-summer family package that comes with camp for kids and spa and restaurant credits for Mom and Dad. Prices start at $249 a night for getaways through early September. The deal: The Camp Casa Kids Package comes with one four-hour Kids Camp Session in the morning or afternoon Fridays-Sundays. Activities for children are ocean-themed and include crafts, scavenger hunts and camp songs. Camp sessions are good for 5- to 12-year-olds; extra children may be added for $45 each.
November 26, 2006
WAS it really necessary to list a boar hunt in Tours & Cruises ["Stalking the Wild Boar in Monterey," Nov. 12]? I'm sure there are plenty of excursions to promote that don't involve killing. Although a boar hunt may be legal, it is far from ethical. One that offers a "trophy pig" is just disgusting. EDWARD RUTKOWSKI Los Angeles
June 7, 1987
Re Michele and Tom Grimm's May 3 article and the letter of May 17 from Patricia G. Braun: The highway between Monterey and Salinas is California 68, not 86. I thought it was probably a typo in the Grimm article, but when Braun made the same mistake, I thought I should call it to your attention. No big deal, I know, as there is no other way to go, but let's not perpetuate the error. LORRAINE DAVID North Hollywood
August 17, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
A rare Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley attracted the highest winning bids Friday night as key auctions at Monterey's Classic Car week revved into gear. More than $86.2 million worth of cars changed hands over the course of the evening, according to Hagerty Insurance. The biggest prize of the night was a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider, which RM Auctions sold for $9.08 million, including commission, according to Hagerty. The small, brilliant red race car is one of only 12 known to exist and has been owned by one family since 1968.
March 6, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 59-year-old Monterey Park man has been arrested in connection with the death Wednesday of one of his roommates. Authorities found a 51-year-old male roommate dead on the floor of an attached garage after responding about 3:40 a.m. to the 500 block of Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was not immediately identified. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim After four men who live at the location were detained for questioning, the Sheriff's Department announced that Yao Zhomg Shi, 59, would be booked on suspicion of homicide.
February 25, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO - In a predawn sweep that stunned the Salinas Valley town of King City, the acting police chief, a former chief, other police employees and a towing company owner were arrested Tuesday, some on charges connected to a scheme to steal impounded cars belonging mostly to Latino immigrants, authorities said. A police sergeant was allowed to keep one impounded vehicle for every 10 to 15 he steered to a towing company owned by the brother of the acting police chief, according to the criminal complaint.
February 8, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
SALINAS, Calif. - Tony Salameh and Danielle Clark weathered the Great Recession from two worlds just a few miles apart. Salameh, 62, owns several restaurants in Carmel, the wealthy hamlet perched like a small jewel overlooking the sea. After a significant falloff, business is about where it was five or six years ago. Salameh's bottom line, though, is a third what it used to be; tourists are back in force, but they order lamb sliders or spring rolls...
January 9, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man was shot and killed in Monterey Park on Wednesday, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 2:10 p.m. in the 700 block of East Hellman Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  HOMICIDE REPORT: Tracking killings in L.A. County On Thursday morning, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department said no further information had been released, and the Los Angeles County coroner's office had not yet released the man's identity.
December 14, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend in Monterey Park on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect, Daniel Hernandez, is being held without bail at Men's Central Jail, authorities said. He is the boyfriend of the victim, Jacqueline Alamillo, 23. Monterey Park police responded to a request from family members for a welfare check at a residence in the 1700 block of College View Drive about 4:30 a.m. Friday.
December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead early Friday in a Monterey Park neighborhood. The woman was found in the 1700 block of College View Drive about 4:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The woman, pronounced dead at the scene, was not immediately identified. Authorities said it remained unclear how she died. There was no other information immediately available. ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Santa's existential dilemma: To be white, black or a penguin?
December 26, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Michelle Stafford of "The Young and the Restless" has bought a house in Glendale for slightly more than $1 million. The two-story Monterey Colonial-style house of nearly 3,000 square feet features a central hall, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two-story house with basement was commissioned by a Loma Linda Hospital doctor and built in 1948. Other medical professionals bought or lived in the house over the years, earning it the nickname "The Doctor's House.
August 2, 2009 | Elaine Woo
In the patch of paradise called Big Sur, Billy Post was the last cowboy. A direct descendant of one of the early settlers of El Sur Grande, the 19th-century name for the coastal wilderness south of Monterey, he herded cows, built roads, trapped bobcats and sold the fur.
December 6, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
The Monterey Park City Council voted unanimously against adopting an ordinance that would have required some "modern Latin lettering" on storefront signs. After the second reading of the ordinance Wednesday night and a four-hour discussion with more than 40 speakers, including representatives from the ACLU and other civil rights groups, the council voted to take no action on the ordinance, effectively killing the proposal unless it is reintroduced. Councilman Hans Liang said it made more sense for the city to avoid regulating language on signs.
December 4, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Monterey Park found itself trending on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, but perhaps not in the way it hoped. The city's Fire Department  sent out an emergency alert notification to thousands of people at 2:14 p.m. The alert caused a loud buzz on cellphones. It's the latest in a new emergency response system that uses push message to cellphones to get the word out about issues such as Amber Alerts and natural disasters. But the test caught many off-guard. Some took to social media to complain, poke fun and inquired about where Monterrey Park is on the map. “Did anyone else get this along with a blaring alarm?
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