Kate Cimini, CALmatters

Kate Cimini


Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kate:

Farmworkers lose out on $1.5B COVID-19 safety funding

The USDA announced on Jan. 4 that it planned to spend the earmarked funds in a fifth round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. → Read More

Housing bills aim to extend tenant, landlord protections for Californians amid pandemic

“During a pandemic, the last thing you need is people being displaced because they can’t afford to pay the rent and they have to move." → Read More

New bill pushes California to stock, distribute masks to farmworkers during wildfires

A bill by Asm Robert Rivas would require the state to stockpile and distribute masks to farmworkers, many of who continued to work on farms during wildfires to feed America. → Read More

Real estate prices in Monterey County soar during pandemic, climbing 25% amid pandemic

Across the state, home prices are up by almost 20% and the Central Coast, a tight housing market to begin with, has been squeezed even tighter with prices up an average of 25%. → Read More

Dry weather mitigated by Monterey County groundwater

Monterey and Ventura counties, which have their own groundwater systems, are likely to manage drought better than other agricultural counties. → Read More

Police release name of Salinas Man gunned down Saturday night

The victim was unresponsive and died from his wounds. → Read More

Report: Police chase ends with car crashing into Gino's restaurant

A police chase ended in a car slamming into Gino's restaurant on South Main St., KION is reporting. → Read More

Salinas police search for answers to attempted murder investigation

Salinas Police are searching for answers to a shooting that left two men injured Wednesday night. → Read More

Rock falls, flooding and more: Dolan Fire could cause 'risk to human life' in coming years

The Dolan Fire report outlines a very high risk to human life with Big Sur roads, trails and campgrounds all perched beneath dangerously unstable terrain. → Read More

Ag commissioner fines three Monterey County companies that exposed workers to pesticides

Neighbors and workers were sickened in two separate pesticide exposure incidents. The Monterey County Ag Commissioner fined the companies responsible. → Read More

Bay Area air quality high as California wildfire smoke pushed inland

The northern parts of the Bay Area could see some smoke over the weekend. → Read More

Wildfires, smoke and ash cause 'apocalyptic' sky over California

These fires have sent enough smoke into the air to create a belt of smoke about 4,000 feet thick, turning the sky a grayish orange, yellow and red. → Read More

Dolan Fire jumps to over 90,000 acres; injured firefighters recovering

After increasing to over 90,000 acres, hundreds of personnel are working to contain the Dolan Fire. → Read More

Dolan Fire sparks Big Sur evacuations

Four areas threatened by the Dolan Fire are currently under evacuation orders in Big Sur while another four are subject to evacuation warnings. → Read More

Big Sur residents live uneasily alongside Dolan Fire raging nearby

In Big Sur, locals are used to dealing with wildfires but that doesn't mean it's a comfortable partnership. → Read More

In a panic, families forced to leave homes, belongings behind as River Fire rages

The lightning that flashed above a family's home sparked the River Fire, which has chased hundreds from their homes. → Read More

Here's what we know about the River Fire: Monday

Who needs to evacuate and where to go if you do: everything you need to know about the River Fire as of Monday morning. → Read More

Deaths, diagnoses of COVID-19 continue to rise in Monterey County

Forty virus-related deaths have taken place within the county's borders, per Public Health data released Thursday morning. → Read More

Salinas issues face-covering order, violators fined up to $1,000

First-time offenders of the order can be fined $100 by law enforcement. People who break the order multiple times can face $500 and $1,000 in fines. → Read More

15 dead from COVID-19 in Monterey County, third death reported in four days

The thirteenth and fourteenth people to have died from the virus were announced over the weekend. → Read More