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Students protest proposed UC tuition hikes. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Proposed tuition hike approved

A proposed tuition hike has been approved by a committee of the University of California governing board.

Marina achieves new fire service rating

Insurance premiums may go down for Marina homeowners and businesses

One Central Coast city fire department has made big improvements over the past 18 years and it's benefiting you.

101 improvments at espinosa

Highway 101's makeover in North Salinas set to open next week

After multiple fatal accidents over the years, a project aimed at making Highway 101 safer is finally on the verge of being completed.


Dear Jon: Repeated calls by credit card company drives customer crazy

It’s happened to many of us, you’re credit company says you’re past due on your credit card bill but you don’t think so. Never the less, the threatening computer generated calls start coming saying ‘pay up’ to avoid further late fees and collection proceedings. Mary in Pacific Grove wrote to me and asked, “Dear Jon, how do I complain about Citibank repeatedly calling me 3 to 4 times a day before…

Minimum wage law goes into effect Tuesday

Minimum wage jumps to $9 in California

Millions of wage earners in California got a raise today. The minimum wage is now $9 an hour and its good news for most. But there are those that say it's bad for business in California.


Whole Foods to pay $800K to close overpricing case

Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California.


Monterey businesses on board with new outdoor drinking rule

Out and about in Monterey now means you can take your drink outside, but only in designated areas, the city said.


Agency boasts improved efforts to curb tobacco tax evasion

It’s been seven years since the last time the State Board of Equalization measured its efforts in this area, but judging from the report, a dent has been put in tobacco tax evasion in California. The agency’s task force has reduced tobacco tax evasion by roughly $62 million. That benefits all Californians because the tobacco taxes get to the funds to support community efforts, such as breast…

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