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Five families displaced in Prunedale apartment fire

North Monterey County Fire crews responded to an apartment fire on Pesante Road off Highway 101 Wednesday night, but there were no reports of any injuries.


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Dear Jon: Salinas city leaders have their eyes on fixing streets but that’s it

Driving on the streets of Salinas is like driving through canyons of pot holes. Patch work is being done but that’s it. When’s the last time you saw a newly paved city street in Salinas? Nora ask me, “Dear Jon, driving down Boronda Road in northeast Salinas is so bumpy, can’t they fix it?”

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Dear Jon: Auto insurance cheapest in California on the Central Coast

One thing you might scratch your head over is how affordable auto insurance is here on the Central Coast when most everything else is more expensive. Carl emailed me and asked, “Dear Jon, the cost of living is so expensive on the Central Coast, but why is auto insurance less expensive here?”

Salinas family wins Recycle-a-Ride car in giveaway

Since last year, Central Coast News has teamed up with Malone's Collision Repair to refurbish used cars and give them away to deserving families.

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Mercury found in remote national park streams

Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska.

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Rising beef prices blamed on California drought

The severe drought across California is prompting a spike in beef prices at the grocery store.

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'Tentacles' opens at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's newest exhibit focuses on all things cuttlefish, octopus and squid.

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Pacific Grove restaurant owner scammed

Ranieri Guimareas' day started with a simple phone call. But what happened next turned this Pacific Grove restaurant owner's day upside down.

California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.

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