Salinas Valley State Prison corrections officers charged in fatal bar brawl

Two Salinas Valley State Prison corrections officers are charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal bar brawl earlier this month.


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California adopts olive oil labeling standards

The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their products.


Study finds US children eat too much salt

More than 90 percent of school-aged children nationwide eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease in adulthood, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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Dear Jon: Strawberries smaller this year?

The Central Coast produces 88 percent of the Strawberries in the United States and the Salinas/Watsonville region is roughly 50 percent of the California production. Miguel was concerned and asked me, “Dear Jon, why have the strawberries been small and not ripe lately?"


Seafood Watch releases upgraded recommendations

Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium that ranks the sustainability of various types of seafood, has revised its selections for the West Coast.


Guilty plea in California meat recall case

A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge.


Top Chef Duels contestant competing for Monterey Bay Aquarium

Celebrity chef Richard Blais is competing on a new reality television show for the possible benefit of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Gilroy Garlic Festival preparations underway

Gilroy Garlic Festival preparations underway

Preparations for the 36th Gilroy Garlic Festival are underway.

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