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Monterey County

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  • FBI on the Hunt for the 'Sleeves Bandit'

    LOS ANGELES -- The FBI is on the hunt for a serial bank robber dubbed the "Sleeves Bandit" for what appears to be fake tattoo sleeves he has worn during several of the robberies. The "Sleeves Bandit" is believed to be responsible for at least fifteen...
  • Cost to Fight Wildfires Tops $1 Billion

    LOS ANGELES -- Wildfire spending in California continued its upward climb this year, driven by one of the worst fire seasons in the state's history. Almost a quarter of all the wild land that burned across the country in 2008 was in California -- roughly...
  • Why you should eat your Easter eggs

    Why you should eat your Easter eggs
    The strangest thing happens this time of year. Bags of little chocolate eggs suddenly appear in my grocery basket. And by the time I get home, at least one of the bags is mysteriously opened...with a few eggs missing. It's a mystery I don't understand....
  • We have a world of wines at our disposal

    When visiting other countries, you may find the selections in wine shops are just the bottles produced in that country. Not so in the United States, where we have a world of wines at our disposal. And that means, we have a choice of a lot of good wines at...
  • Red and white wines for hot weather

    As you wait for the weather to cool down, consider balancing white wines with reds. These easy-to-like options can help get you through the heat: Labor Day grilling calls for red wines like the 2007 Trenza Tinto. Produced in California's San Luis...
  • Firefighters Tested As Wildfires Sweep Through California

    Firefighters Tested As Wildfires Sweep Through California
    Firefighters found themselves beating back flames that were whipping through the mountains north of Los Angeles Saturday. The wildfires spread over nearly 9 square miles of bone-dry forest, causing many residents to evacuate and putting a halt to air...
  • Bob Hosmon's wine column: Sauvignon blancs are perfect for summer — they are inexpensive too

    You can savor and save this summer with wines made from the sauvignon blanc grape. The big question, however, is: Which sauvignon blanc? And that depends on what style of white wine you like. The grape originated in France, where it thrives in the...
  • Where to Dine on a Budget Next Week

    Where to Dine on a Budget Next Week
    Newly opened, Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty is one of the hottest and priciest restaurants in town. But starting next week, you can have a three course taste of the specialties for only $35. Executive Chef Sarah Johannes says, "We have a bunch of...
  • Benjamin Jealous: Mr. Rights

    Benjamin Jealous hears it so often that I'm sure he just lets it slide off by now: "You weren't even born when ... " Fill in the blank with your favorite milestone of recent racial history in this country -- when Rosa Parks sat down on the bus, when the...
  • Storm prompts evacuations, cuts power in NorCal

    Storm prompts evacuations, cuts power in NorCal
    The first winter storm of the season slammed into Northern and Central California,prompting evacuations in burn areas, downing a major power line and dumping at least six inches of snow in the Sierra. As of Wednesday morning, the storm had not reached San...
  • Bob Hosmon's wine column: Coyote Creek wines are a bargain.

    If you are looking for good bottles priced at less than $10, then consider Coyote Creek wines produced by California's Adler Fels Winery. They're made from grapes from the Golden State's top coastal, valley and mountain vineyards, assuring a great balance...