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Fire Safe Council for Monterey County launches awareness, fundraising campaign

In light of wildfires plaguing other parts of the state, the Fire Safe Council for Monterey County wants to get the word out about their programs.

Monterey County is especially vulnerable to wildfires because of its abundance of forested lands and hot, dry weather in its inland areas.

The Fire Safe Council is a nonprofit agency based in Monterey that works to educate residents and businesses about fire safety, manage and reduce vegetation that fuels fires, and partner with various fire agencies.

The Monterey County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, signed in 2010, enables communities at-risk to apply for fuel-reduction project grants from the federal government.

The Fire Safe Council helps residents and businesses apply for these grants.

In addition to fuel-reduction projects and chipping programs, the council hopes to sponsor grants for smoke detector and carbon monoxide installations, evacuation routes, education programs, and more.

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First Night Monterey to host it's "Just the Ticket" gala celebration

First Night Monterey will host its "Just the Ticket" a gala celebration with food, music and art on Saturday, September 27.  A salute to Paulette Lynch, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Monterey County and Ken Peterson, Communications Director for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. "JUST THE TICKET" to longtime local arts advocates in Monterey.

Native plant fair and open house at Elkhorn Slough Reserve slated

Native plant fair and open house at Elkhorn Slough Reserve slated

ELKHORN, Calif. Celebrating and showcasing one of the Central Coast’s natural habits will occur at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve on Saturday, September 27. It’s National Estuaries Day and organizers at the reserve will host activities and presentations free and open to the public.

Since its official designation in 1988, dozens of sites throughout the coastal United States have celebrated National Estuaries Day on the last Saturday of September, hosting gatherings, field trips, events, and seminars to highlight the extraordinary richness of our nation’s estuaries.

Low-income families to get help paying water bill

Central Coast Energy Services, Inc. (CCES), in partnership with the Community Action Partnership of Monterey County, will provide drought-affected, low-income households in Monterey County with a one-time payment assistance benefit on residential water bills.

The Drought Water Assistance Program, a $600,000 Community Services Block Grant, was distributed to 10 California counties where the unemployment rate is higher than the 2013 statewide average, the share of agricultural workers is higher than the state as a whole, and which are experiencing "exceptional" drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor Classification System. The 10 counties include Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz.

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Man wearing surgical mask robs Monterey antique shop

A man wearing a white surgical mask over his face and armed with a handgun robbed the All American Antiques Shop on Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey Wednesday morning.

Monterey Police said at 10:27 am the suspect entered the shop and ordered everyone in the store to lie on the floor. He then stole approximately $1,200 from the business. Police said the man took off on foot through the old Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot.

The suspect was described as possibly a Hispanic male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the white surgical mask covering his face. Witnesses followed the suspect and saw him get into a black Jaguar with chrome wheels being driven by a second suspect. They fled south on Laine at a high rate of speed and are still outstanding.

Man to push large fake testicle across country

Here's a headline that's hard to miss: "A giant inflatable testicle will roll across Monterey County."

But behind the mock human body part, that will certainly create lots of puns along the way, is a cancer survivor trying to raise awareness.

Thomas Cantley, 31, survived testicular cancer. He is pushing the six-foot testicle across the country to generate awareness and support for young men's health issues. Cantley, who won't detach the inflated testicle from his waist during the entire trip, will begin his trek in Santa Monica on September 4 and end in New York City in early October.

Cantley is encouraging people to come and find the giant testicle as it rolls through Monterey, Salinas, and Carmel through September 9 and tell him how they have been BALLSY (there's your first pun).

Man arrested for indecent exposure in Monterey

Man arrested for indecent exposure in Monterey
Alan Cruz Mendez, 21, from Monterey was arrested on a $100,000 warrant on four counts of indecent exposure as a result of investigations in both Monterey and Del Rey Oaks. Mendez has been positively identified as the suspect in two cases from Monterey earlier in the summer on a trail in the Ryan Ranch area.