KION Special Reports

SPECIAL REPORT: Dog safety at off-leash parks

How to make sure your dog stays safe in public areas

Monterey residents fed up with homeless at Laguna Grande Park

Stunning lake views and open grassy fields make Laguna Grande Park attractive. But Monterey residents who live nearby say there’s a problem lurking deep among the bushes.

Special Report Fresh fish served up at local schools

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Bay2Tray brings fresh local seafood to the school cafeteria in Monterey

It's part of a program at Monterey Unified Peninsula School District started by local company Real Good Fish called Bay2Tray, and as the name suggests, it brings fish from our Monterey Bay to the school cafeteria.

SPECIAL REPORT: Rents on the rise across the Central Coast

The demand for rentals is increasing, while construction is nearly non-existent, driving prices up. In Salinas, an average one bedroom apartment will cost $900 per month, while a Monterey rental of the same size will run at about $1,500. Drive up the coast to Santa Cruz and the cost quickly approaches $1,900.

Special Report A look at Salinas homicide rate

SPECIAL REPORT: Innovative outreach program worked in Bay Area, will it work in Salinas to cut down violence?

A year ago, Joel Contreras and Sam Vaughn, two unlikely friends, met face to face. Contreras was just getting out of school one day in Richmond, California, when Vaughn approached him with an opportunity to turn Contreras' life around.

Special Report A look at Salinas homicide rate

Special Report: A look at Salinas' homicide rate

Special Report: A look at Salinas' homicide rate

SPECIAL REPORT: Could a Bay Area program reducing homicides work for Salinas?

SPECIAL REPORT: Could a Bay Area program reducing homicides work for Salinas?

An innovative outreach program in Richmond, CA has been credited with cutting down the number of homicides in the city.

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Too hot for Halloween?

It is the one night of the year you can be anyone but yourself and dressing up for Halloween can be scary for parents of teen girls.

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SPECIAL REPORT Bike bandits strike Santa Cruz

SPECIAL REPORT: Bike bandits strike Santa Cruz

SPECIAL REPORT: Bike bandits strike Santa Cruz

3D printing technology s myriad uses on the Central Coast

3D printing technology's myriad uses on the Central Coast

3D printing technology is being used in numerous ways throughout the central coast

What s killing star fish

What's killing starfish?

Scientists scurry to discover what's killing starfish

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Farmers turn to ancient divining practice to find water during drought

Farmers turn to ancient divining practice to find water during drought

Salinas Officer-Involved Shootings

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2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
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