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James Herrera


Monterey, CA, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home sells for $22M in Carmel

The one-of-a-kind, 1,400-square-foot, single-level home sits on the ocean side of Scenic Road on the southern edge of Carmel Beach, perched on a rocky promontory, it includes a small beach. The hou… → Read More

Monterey Zoo owner has all charges dismissed by DOJ

Charges against Sammut, 61, of Salinas, alleged that he was involved in a “commercial” transaction involving two red ruffed lemurs in June 2018, according to a press release from his legal represen… → Read More

Forbes Travel Guide stars awarded to Pebble Beach Resorts properties

According to its website, Forbes Travel Guide verifies luxury with highly-trained inspectors who visit every property it rates, evaluating based on up to 900 objective criteria with hotel stays spa… → Read More

Public health: Monterey County COVID-19 rates stable, vaccinate to keep low

“I’m looking at this as from our December peak that we’re still below that level. I would say right now I consider our trends to be stable both in test-positivity and case rates, and ho… → Read More

Monterey County inventory keeps median home price steady at $850K

MONTEREY – Monterey County’s housing market continues to be influenced by its tight inventory, holding its median home price at $849,500 in January up 11% from December but down 2% from a yea… → Read More

CSU Monterey Bay shelves project due to lack of financing, viable concept

“We were unable to find a financially attractive and viable development concept that would align with the university mission and be mutually beneficial to the student body, campus community, the po… → Read More

Monterey Regional Airport touts spring training

SX has announced its plan to have round-trip flights on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday, making it easier for people in the Monterey Bay region to get to iconic beaches and cities in Orange Cou… → Read More

Marina City Council votes unanimously to reverse prior approval of cardroom amendments

“I apologize for any role, or my role in getting the cart before the horse because I was definitely part of that,” said Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado at the Marina City Council meeting last week. “I … → Read More

Monterey County COVID-19 rates tick up but still considered stable

“Looking at data related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we always look for trends so what we’re seeing, I think, is still some fairly stable case rates and stable positivity rates and, in addition… → Read More

Apple smash and grab thefts: Arrests includes suspects in Monterey case

On Sept. 12, 2022, the Apple store in Monterey was burglarized by three suspects who took several iPhones, MacBook Pro laptop computers, and an iPad Pro tablet worth a total value of $42,000. → Read More

Mating season for some critters prompts home invasion

“She attempted to scare them away on her own and they got a little stand-offish with her,” said Burton who added that was when she realized she needed to call for help. → Read More

Del Rey Oaks Council appoints Ragsdale-Cronin to vacancy

The vacancy was created when then-council member Donaldson was elected mayor, defeating incumbent-mayor Alison Kerr in the last general election in November. Donaldson was first elected to council … → Read More

Marina Equestrian Center Monterey Bay to host community event

Marina Equestrian Center Monterey Bay at 2830 Fifth Avenue in Marina will have its community meet and greet from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. → Read More

K-Squid ready to expand to Monterey County airwaves

The radio station is operated by the nonprofit Natural Bridges Media but its original signal at 90.7 FM does not reach the entire Santa Cruz County such as parts of Watsonville and Aptos. But since… → Read More

Monterey County residents encouraged to help keep COVID-19 rates low

Monterey County’s COVID-19 community level remains at low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The COVID-19 Community Level is determined by the higher of the new adm… → Read More

Monterey County Civil Rights Office seeks community input on LGBTQ+ commission

SALINAS – The Monterey County Civil Rights Office is seeking local input on the possible creation of a county LGBTQ+ commission and will be holding feedback workshops beginning this week. “As local… → Read More

Seaside’s Broadway Walk of Fame to be unveiled Saturday

The city of Seaside will host the Broadway Walk of Fame ribbon-cutting ceremony on Broadway Avenue, between Hillsdale and Calaveras streets, on Saturday from 1-3 p.m., presenting the installation m… → Read More

Vision for Seaside Grand Hyatt hotel presented to City Council

The Grand Hyatt of Seaside at Monterey Bay project, as it is proposed to be officially named, will be a seven-level, 337,668-square-foot single hotel building with 330 guest rooms, conference cente… → Read More

Kidnapping and carjacking arrest made in Monterey County

A Seaside man was arrested on suspicion of carjacking and kidnapping in Pacific Grove according to a press release from the PG police. → Read More

Monterey County wine industry contributes $1.4B in annual economic activity, says report

It reported the Monterey County wine industry, directly and indirectly, generates 10,491 jobs and $598.5 million in annual wages and benefits. Monterey County cultivated about 42,000 acres of grape… → Read More