Our network

Cal Fire warns Californians to be fire safe during holiday cooking

Cal Fire warns Californians to be fire safe during holiday cooking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking.


With friends and family visiting, it’s important to not get distracted and to be aware of your cooking activities.

“The holidays bring inherent fire danger that can quickly lead to tragedy if you don’t take just a few easy steps to prevent a fire,” said Chief Tonya Hoover, California’s State Fire Marshal. “Just by keeping an ‘eye on what you fry’, you can reduce the chance of a cooking caused fire.”

To help reduce the chance of fire and injuries associated with cooking fires, CAL FIRE offers these following suggestions:

Community Sponsors

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels

CASTROVILLE, Calif. Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers for deliveries in north Monterey County. The deliveries will be on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vets and Active-Military members get free meal on Veteran's Day

Vets and Active-Military members get free meal on Veteran's Day

On Veteran’s Day, Tuesday November 11th, for the sixth year in a row, Applebee’s will offer veterans and active duty military a free entrée as a thank you for their service.

Participating Applebee's wants to thank every veteran and active duty military in the U.S. by offering a free meal on Veteran’s Day.
The restaurant chain will also give away life-improving items to military families via the Give Squad which will be extended to families of veterans and active duty military, providing needed items such as washers and dryers, medical equipment, etc. 

Participants can chose from a limited entrée menu:
7 oz. House Sirloin
Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger
Double Crunch Shrimp
Three-Cheese Chicken & Sun Dried Tomato Penne
Fiesta Lime Chicken
Chicken Tenders Platter
Oriental Chicken Salad

Santa Cruz County 911 dispatchers will begin asking Ebola-related questions

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - Ebola precautions are getting more serious in Santa Cruz County, as public health officials take steps to protect the Central Coast. Next week 911 dispatchers will start asking callers if they've recently traveled to one of three "hot zones" currently dealing with an outbreak.

Santa Cruz Regional 911 said Monday it will start asking questions after units have been dispatched to figure out whether the person is at risk of having Ebola. That way, paramedics will be prepared before they show up to the emergency room.

"The paramedic will question the patient about travel history and whether or not the person is suffering from one of the symptoms of Ebola," said Celia Barry with the Santa Cruz County Emergency Services.

Community Sponsors

Aquarium Offers Free Admission to Veterans Nov. 8-11

Aquarium Offers Free Admission to Veterans Nov. 8-11

The Monterey Bay Aquarium will celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. military personnel during Veterans Day weekend by offering free admission Nov. 8 through 11 for veterans, active-duty military, reservists and retirees who present valid military ID at the Main Entrance. As usual, veterans will receive 10% off merchandise in the aquarium’s gift and bookstores.  Holiday hours Nov. 8 through 11 are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular aquarium admission $39.95 general, $34.95 seniors / students, $24.95 children 3-12, children under 3 free. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey.

Visit www.montereybayaquarium.org for more details. The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

State unveils a new web fishing guide

State unveils a new web fishing guide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. If you’re looking to hook a fish or two or more, you’ll want to access the new California Department of Fish and Wildlife online Fishing Guide. This new and improved service will help novice and experienced anglers plan successful fishing trips.

The new web fishing guide is faster and provides detailed information about fish plants and fishing locations. Perfect to land your catch of the day.

The new version of the guide is found on the CDFW website.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill Launches “Brews For Books” Benefitting The Monterey Public Library

Come out and celebrate “Brews for Books” the last Wednesday of every month at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill while enjoying amazing house brews from our on-site brewery.  Sip a brew, support the Monterey Public Library and enjoy  the restaurants locally sourced and thoughtfully created, approachable food.  There will be appetizer specials throughout the night.

“Brews For Books” is a new monthly promotion that begins Wednesday, October 29th.  On the last Wednesday of every month, $1 from all house draft beers sold will be donated to the Monterey Public Library.  The Monterey Public Library, California's first public library, established in 1849, preserves Monterey’s memory and ensures a literate, engaged community for the 21st century.  Monterey also serves as a hub library for many residents of Monterey County and visitors from throughout California, the United States and beyond.