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Making A Difference: Pet foster parents

Statistics show thousands end up at local shelters each year. The SPCA for Monterey County says without volunteer foster families, many wouldn't survive. In today's making a difference, we look at a couple that has transformed their lives to serve pets in need.


Salinas' new fire equipment arriving soon from Wisconsin

New equipment is on its way to the Salinas Fire Department soon and it couldn't be coming at a better time.


Watsonville looks for solution to gang crime 'crisis'

"Tense times" for Watsonville, as gang crime spikes to a level not seen in years.


"Spare The Air" burn ban in effect for SLV residents

Thousands of people in the San Lorenzo Valley are being put on alert by local air quality managers.

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Operators basking in snow for holiday winter sports

It's the new year and the slopes are open for holiday fun. The last week has been dry and cold, so thanks to December storms there's plenty of snow for winter sports fun. Here's the latest snow reports for California locations.


DIY paradegoers stick with illegal NYE tradition in Santa Cruz

Some Central Coast residents are continuing their New Year's Eve tradition by parading illegally despite city efforts to put regulations in place.

Flooding two weeks ago along Russell Road

Courtesy: Brandon Hansen

Russell Road family cost of flooding damage in the hundreds of thousands of dollars

The fence is still down and mud lines the outside of the Hansen's home on Russell Road. It's a constant reminder of the massive floods two weeks ago.

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County Park attendance generally up year to year; drought takes toll

Monterey County parks are getting lots of public support , but the drought has hampered usage at Lake San Antonio. But now, in an effort to spur annual park pass sales, Monterey County is now offering frequent users of one park an annual pass at a reduced rate.

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