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Willow Fire holds steady at nearly 2,400 acres

BIG SUR — A wildfire southeast of Big Sur in the Los Padres National Forest has charred at least 2,392 acres in steep, rugged...

Willow Fire grows to 1,500 acres; evacuations in place

BIG SUR — Evacuations have been issued for a wildfire that broke out Thursday night in the Los Padres National Forest about 7 miles...

Where’s the water? Drought threatens California’s lifeline

Even as California moves toward a full reopening from pandemic restrictions next month, many counties are still in danger. From drought. Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin...

Monterey County officials predict fierce fire season this year

MONTEREY COUNTY — Residents throughout Monterey County are being warned that this year’s low amount of rainfall and dry weather conditions will mean a...

Recovery, recall and record revenue: What’s driving Newsom’s budget

Six-hundred-dollar checks. Universal prekindergarten. Forgiveness for back rent, traffic tickets, utility bills. Big investments in the electrical grid, broadband, wildfire prevention, drought mitigation. Tax...

King City man gets 2 years in prison for starting fire

KING CITY — King City resident Valerio Javier Perez Flores, 30, was sentenced April 23 to two years, plus eight months for a probation...

How dangerous is wildfire smoke?

Last week, California's top legislative leaders unveiled a plan to spend more than half a billion dollars on efforts aimed at protecting the state...
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