Kate Cimini, Salinas Californian

Kate Cimini

Salinas Californian

Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

Former Salinas High teacher charged with felony sexual assault on minor

Last summer, multiple women came forward to say they noticed or were subject to inappropriate behavior by Govea as students. → Read More

Amid pandemic shutdowns, Monterey County strawberries dominate top crop list for 2020

The 2020 Monterey County agricultural report showed the industry was down more than 10% from the year previous thanks to the pandemic and wildfires. → Read More

Meat and tractors: Biden administration pushes farm-friendly regulations

Farmers and farmer advocates say new meat labeling requirements will create transparency, and that endowing farmers with the right to repair their own machinery will help small farms. → Read More

Plane crash sparks wildland fire off Highway 68 in Monterey County

The crash was reported just after 10:45 a.m. near Highway 68 in the Monterra Ranch subdivision. → Read More

Former Secretary of Ag Dan Glickman talks bipartisanship and agriculture in his autobiography

Former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman on his book, Laughing At Myself, and what he thinks is missing from politics today. → Read More

Highway 101 marble shooter Charles Lafferty sentenced to 15 years in prison

In the fall of 2019, just months before Lafferty was to be arrested, fear was high among drivers of Highway 101. → Read More

How to stay safe from contagious COVID-19 delta variant found in Monterey County

It is particularly concerning because the delta variants appear more contagious than others. → Read More

Big win for ag, bad news for labor: Supreme Court invalidates California union rule

Growers celebrated the decision, but labor activists say this will make it harder for them to access workers and advocate for their rights. → Read More

Big Sur's Willow Fire containment at zero percent, endangered species at risk

Without road access for fire trucks, firefighters have to hike in over the steep terrain, slowing them down. → Read More

Sheriff's Office orders residents evacuate in advance of Big Sur's Willow Fire

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office has ordered residents in the path of the Willow Fire evacuate. → Read More

Stimulus, unemployment checks help California child support debt collection hit new high

During the height of the pandemic, California clawed stimulus and unemployment checks from parents who owe child support debt to the government. → Read More

Blind Salinas High graduate overcomes great odds to earn college scholarship

A Deaf and blind Salinas High graduate, judo participant, creative writer, poet, and fierce competitor, was awarded a scholarship by the Salinas Circle for Children. → Read More

New legislation could protect trans children, spouses of military members

Supporters said not bill only was this a question of equality and safety for trans dependents, but also for their family members. → Read More

California finds 4% of fruits, vegetables contaminated by pesticide

Advocates maintain they want to see all fruits and vegetables safe to eat, an outlook the California Department of Pesticide Regulation shares. → Read More

Despite California drought, Monterey County growers have enough water to get through season

"I think it’s important to know one year of drought is not likely to get farmers to do anything differently." → Read More

California farmworker vaccination clinic administered nearly 30,000 shots in 12 weeks

"It’s awesome because it’s showing us we still need to be doing what we’re doing. We’re getting enough people to make a mass vax work." → Read More

Analysis: California leads nation in tree loss, but worse may lie ahead

According to a new analysis, California has lost the most tree canopy of any state in the U.S. in the last 10 years. And that can lead to a whole host of problems. → Read More

INTERCEPTED: California keeps millions in child support while parents drown in debt

Welfare advocates say California places low-income and minority parents in insurmountable debt by garnishing child support payments. → Read More

16 or older? You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Monterey County now

California and its counties now stand ready to deliver shots to the arm of anyone 16 years of age and older. → Read More

Call this phone number to apply for FEMA COVID-19 funeral aid

Recipients can be awarded a maximum of $9,000 per funeral, and a total of $35,500 per application. → Read More