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2010-04-15 12:30:00

MONTEREY, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monterey County Herald and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects Monterey County voters to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements prior to California's Primary Election on June 8th. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date information to make informed decisions on Election...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Dennis Taylor, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Aug. 5--One way to cope with the challenges of a problematic environment and a sagging economy, Carolyn Swanson decided, was to start a business that teaches others how to "go green" and save money. And it helps, of course, if your brain is already wired that way. "I'm kind of frugal," admits the Pacific Grove woman, whose one-year-old business, Passion Purveyors, is growing fast. "I'm constantly asking myself how my grandma or...

2008-07-31 21:00:26

By Clarissa Aljentera, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 31--The pop music arrangements and speedy guitar solos heard at Laguna Seca Recreation Area this weekend could sound much like the contemporary bands on commercial radio. There are bass lines that thump. Some artists sing about relationships. Others write lyrics about being saved. But the Christian music festival that begins today for a three-day run sets itself apart from other concerts by the atmosphere and messages of...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Claudia Melendez Salinas, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 31--It will take about 18 months and more than $2.5 million before it can open, but a second Salinas clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County has a home. The Salinas City Council on Tuesday approved the Boys and Girls Clubs' plan to operate in a former church building at 331 North Sanborn Road that was recently purchased by the city. On Wednesday, Donna Ferraro, executive director of the...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Marc Cabrera, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 31--The chasm between commercial rap and underground hip-hop is wide enough to fill with a million fake platinum chains. Hip-hop purists stick to a realer-than-real ethos that contrasts the get-rich-or-die-trying mentality of more popular street rap. While the two sides occasionally clash, the weighted measure of each side has provided a balance for fans who sometimes crave both offerings. This weekend, Monterey County fans will...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 29--A number of farm labor, public health and environmental groups said Monday they filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency over the continued use of the pesticide diazinon. The groups said diazinon, which has been widely used on Monterey County crops, is one of the most toxic pesticides on the market. Diazinon is used on broccoli, cherries, pears, spinach, tomatoes, apples and blueberries, the groups said. The EPA...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Marc Cabrera, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 24--Thizz Nation invades Soledad this weekend when its top general, J-Diggs, performs live in concert. J-Diggs will perform with Black C of RBL Posse, Mike Quin, Alcatraz, Sup 1, Lil' Coner and DJ Sane at The Castle in Soledad. Doors open at 8 p.m. A close friend and associate of the late rapper Mac Dre, whose music and legacy spawned a community brand of rap based around the Crestside neighborhood in Vallejo, J-Diggs is both an...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Daniel Lopez, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 24--Attorneys for California American Water and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District on Wednesday attacked the practicality of a proposed cease-and-desist order against the water company. The legal maneuvering came during the second phase of hearings in Sacramento before officers of the state Water Resources Control Board. The board is trying to determine if it should take action against Cal Am for allegedly operating...

2008-07-21 21:00:00

By Larry Parsons, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 21--A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit challenging the long-planned Ocean View Plaza project on Cannery Row, which faces an August showdown before the state Coastal Commission. A group fighting the project challenged the mixed-used development by Cannery Row Marketplace LLC on environmental grounds and on the formation of a city-controlled special district for the project's water desalination plant. The ruling issued...

2008-07-20 12:00:26

By The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 20--The Basin Complex Fire grew by 3,400 acres Saturday, but most of the action was firefighters setting controlled burns. There were no major developments in the fire that has charred 133,709 acres from Big Sur to Arroyo Seco in the past month, a fire spokesman said. Backfires were being used to improve fire lines, and the work was going well, he said. The fire has burned 27 homes and 34 outbuildings. Costs of fighting the blaze reached...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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