Tess Kenny, Monterey Herald

Tess Kenny

Monterey Herald

Monterey, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tess:

PHOTOS: Winds pick up, power outages mount in Monterey County

Thousands across Monterey County were without power by late Tuesday morning as another atmospheric river moved through the region. → Read More

Atmospheric river brings blackout, school closures to Monterey Peninsula

As Thursday’s atmospheric river storm stretched onto its second day, more than 36,500 PG&E customers across Monterey County were without power as of Friday at 7:30 a.m., according to PowerOutag… → Read More

Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula adds home repairs to its repertoire of help

“Our main focus is food and socialization, but this fits right in with keeping people healthy and safe,” said Jacob Shafer, Senior Director of Advancement for Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Penins… → Read More

Pacific Grove: A problem with trees

Christie Monson and Tim Calvert know the municipal battle well. With three, 50-foot-plus cypress trees in their front yard – and worries one or more will fall onto their home, especially amid consi… → Read More

Atmospheric river storm to bring rain, wind to Monterey County

According to Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Monterey, Thursday’s system will start with light rain in the late morning followed by more intense showers in the even… → Read More

Parole grant upheld for man convicted in 2000 attempted murder

On Feb. 22, the California Board of Parole Hearings granted Jason Blad parole, 21 years after he was found guilty for the 2000 Rec Trail attack. → Read More

Pacific Grove State of the City interrupted by explicit content, rescheduled

“There was inappropriate, explicit content that was shared,” explained Ben Harvey, Pacific Grove City Manager. “Our only option was to terminate the meeting.” → Read More

Local defense communities stand to benefit from bill introduced in State Assembly

Dubbed the Stronger Defense Communities Act, the bipartisan bill was introduced by Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) earlier this month. → Read More

High gusts hit Monterey County, more winter weather to come

“What we saw Tuesday was a cold weather system with some really polar air that’s sinking down from the Pacific Northwest,” Blier explained. “That’s what brought the initial block of winds.”… → Read More

Pacific Grove: Recreation Board to consider skatepark site proposal

Latest choices for a city-based skatepark spot are up for consideration by the Pacific Grove Recreation Board at its regular meeting Thursday. At the forefront of site recommendations is the Pacifi… → Read More

Monterey: Council to discuss housing, wireless

Discussions and decisions over housing and wireless facilities are headlining the Monterey City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday → Read More

Pacific Grove’s NOAA Building: Council supports new assessment for historical determination

After bouncing around city bodies for the last five months, the matter of whether the building warrants a city-backed historical assessment – and eventual placement on Pacific Grove’s Historic Reso… → Read More

‘We are fractured’: Carmel Unified School District board meeting sees president step down, public speak up

“We are fractured, needing to find a path forward where we can come together again,” board clerk Sara Hinds said Wednesday night. She spoke no more than a few minutes after board president Tess Art… → Read More

Carmel shocker: School board president starts meeting by resigning, then leaving

“I have a passion for education. Working directly with children is where I’m most effective,” Arthur said. “In order to do that, I am resigning from the board of education.&… → Read More

Carmel takes step to clarify, strengthen timeshare prohibition

At a Feb. 7 meeting, the Carmel City Council voted 5-0 to introduce a draft ordinance that would add new language to the city’s existing prohibition on timeshares, clarifying how it applies to acti… → Read More

Arrest made after Monterey man barricades himself in local market, attacks employees

Sunday morning, at around 5:40 a.m., Monterey Police responded to a reported incident of assault with a deadly weapon at Compagno’s, according to Assistant Police Chief Mike Bruno. → Read More

County to begin storm damage repairs at Scenic Road

The County of Monterey Public Works, Facilities and Parks will start restoring the stretch of damaged road on Tuesday. → Read More

Monterey is no longer servicing cruise ships, so what?

For now, cruise agencies are figuring out what to do from here. At the same time, stakeholders in cruise ship tourism – namely the local business community and hospitality industry – are exploring … → Read More

Monterey is no longer servicing cruise ships, so what?

For now, cruise agencies are figuring out what to do from here. At the same time, stakeholders in cruise ship tourism – namely the local business community and hospitality industry – are exploring … → Read More

At long last, Monterey’s missing Dennis the Menace statue recovered

After months of mystery, local authorities have recovered Monterey’s favorite rabble-rouser, Dennis the Menace. → Read More