Robert Salonga, Monterey Herald

Robert Salonga

Monterey Herald

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Monterey Herald
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Marin IJ
  • ChicoER
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Cannabist
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Times-Standard
  • Mercury-Register
  • The Denver Post
  • and more…

Recent articles by Robert:

4.2 earthquake felt throughout the greater Bay Area

Temblor reported just after 8 p.m. centered near Aromas; state’s second largest of the early new year. → Read More

Flaring reported at Chevron Richmond refinery

Flaring at the Chevron refinery produced huge flames that lit up the Saturday evening sky above Richmond, but no significant air impacts were detected. → Read More

Monterey County earthquake felt throughout the greater Bay Area

Magnitude 4.2 temblor reported just after 8 p.m. centered near Aromas. → Read More

Oscar Grant killing: Civil-rights coalition renews pressure for charges against ex-BART cop

An assembly of civic and civil-rights leaders from across the country are amassing national support to pressure Alameda County prosecutors charge an ex-BART police officer they blame for creating the melee that ended with another officer shooting and killing Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform 12 years ago. → Read More

COVID-19: ‘Chaos’ and logjams in California as vaccine supply promises fall through

Gov. Gavin Newsom defended his expansion of eligibility guidelines that caused mass confusion, with Bay Area residents storming health care providers for vaccinations that aren’t yet availabl… → Read More

COVID-19: ‘Chaos’ and logjams in California as vaccine supply promises fall through

Gov. Gavin Newsom defended his expansion of eligibility guidelines that caused mass confusion, with Bay Area residents storming health care providers for vaccinations that aren’t yet availabl… → Read More

COVID-19: ‘Chaos’ and logjams in California as vaccine supply promises fall through

Gov. Gavin Newsom defended his expansion of eligibility guidelines that caused mass confusion, with Bay Area residents storming health care providers for vaccinations that aren’t yet availabl… → Read More

State Capitol now secured by National Guard, fencing

Crews erected a six-foot high fence around the state Capitol on Thursday, and many legislators are planning to stay away next week. → Read More

Bay Area health officials are desperate for more vaccine to meet demand

As state and federal officials expanded vaccine eligibility this week, flummoxed local health officials in the Bay Area are desperate for more doses to meet the demand from those who were already e… → Read More

Bay Area health officials are desperate for more vaccine to meet demand

As state and federal officials expanded vaccine eligibility this week, flummoxed local health officials in the Bay Area are desperate for more doses to meet the demand from those who were already eligible. → Read More

California National Guard activated to help secure state Capitol against potential armed protests

Crews erected a six-foot high fence around the state Capitol on Thursday, and many legislators are planning to stay away next week. → Read More

California National Guard activated to help secure state Capitol against potential armed protests

Law enforcement continue to fortify the state Capitol in Sacramento, heeding the warning of federal authorities about potential armed protests timed around President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. → Read More

Coronavirus: Santa Clara County jail infections keep soaring as officials ponder another batch release

COVID-19 cases have doubled again in the past week; attorneys, courts huddle to revisit early-pandemic amnesty plan for low-level offenses and expiring sentences. → Read More

Gun bribery probe: Testimony asserts sheriff sought to obscure use of donor’s Sharks suite

In grand-jury transcripts, employees says Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith purchased cheap seats to avoid gift reporting for donated luxury box targeted in indictment. → Read More

San Jose: Weekend shootings lead to city’s first two homicides of the year

San Jose had its first two homicides of the year, a crime that bucked downward pandemic-fueled trends by rising to above-average levels in 2020, according to police. → Read More

Coronavirus: Biden pledges faster vaccines as California officials brace for ‘tsunami’ of infections

Even as officials tout speedier vaccine distribution, they’re pursuing contingencies to triage hospital access and ration ambulance calls. → Read More

Coronavirus: Biden pledges faster vaccines as California officials brace for ‘tsunami’ of infections

Even as officials tout speedier vaccine distribution, they’re pursuing contingencies to triage hospital access and ration ambulance calls. → Read More

Four-alarm fire erupts at downtown San Jose building

Blaze reported at building that houses notable bars and eateries on East San Fernando Street. → Read More

Four-alarm fire erupts at downtown San Jose building

A heavy fire broke out at a commercial building in the heart of downtown San Jose on Thursday morning, damaging the structure that houses some of the area's most popular bars and eateries. → Read More

Milpitas: Another big COVID-19 outbreak reported at Elmwood jail

Number of active cases nearly doubles to 74 in a single reporting day, according to sheriff’s office data. → Read More