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Monterey Jazz Fest: Settling into the groove

Monterey >> A good crowd gathered and friends greeted one another as the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival got underway Friday night and Saturday morning at the Monterey Fair and Event Center.

With the opening act of the Hristo Vitchev Quartet providing a welcome backdrop Friday night, Festival regulars reconnected and newbies found their bearings before diving headlong into a weekend of diverse musical styles based on the jazz genre.

Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Tell the kids they are out of the will?

Q. We are planning to leave little to our kids and instead give most of our money to charity. Our kids are responsible and have plenty to pay for our grandchild’s educations. Should we tell them of our plans? What about the charities, should we tell them that they are in our estate plan?

A. It sounds like you share the same philosophy as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett - just a few of the ultra-wealthy who have publicly announced they will leave their children little, if anything, and instead direct their wealth toward making the world a better place.

Seaside city council gets an earful about sexual harassment, issues with expenses

Seaside >> Passions flared at the Seaside City Council meeting on Thursday night as the quorum of the governing body heard comments from the public concerning two issues - sexual harassment on the council and the spending and reimbursement of one of its members.

Councilwoman Kayla Jones was absent from the regularly scheduled meeting as members of the public voiced their full-throated support or disapproval of her.

Monterey Symphony gets big gift

Carmel >> Members of the Monterey Symphony have new reason to raise their bows and blow their trumpets.

That’s because one of its own members, Carmel resident and philanthropist Roberta “Bertie” Bialek Elliott, has bestowed a gift of $2.4 million to the Symphony’s endowment fund. Elliott, who is the sister of business magnate and investor Warren Buffett, has been attending and supporting the organization for over 35 years.

Seaside police officer shoots man after chase

Seaside >> After a short police chase, a Marina man collided into a Seaside Police Department patrol car and an officer shot him Thursday afternoon.

Sand City police requested assistance from Seaside police around 1:40 p.m. as officers pursued Brandon Virtue, 34. Virtue’s vehicle hit a Seaside police patrol car on the 2000 block of Fremont Boulevard and an officer shot him.

Leadership lunch: Water supply, infrastructure investment top issues

Monterey >> An in-house survey of the membership of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce showed the top two topics of interest were an “available water supply” and “infrastructure investment,” prompting the movers and shakers at the federal, state and local levels to address those issues among others at the 17th annual Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday.

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Moss Landing >> North Monterey County Unified School District is hosting its College and Career Night with more than 50 different colleges, universities, trade schools and career professionals from a variety industry sectors set to attend.

The event will be held at the district’s main office at 8142 Moss Landing Road on Wednesday from 6-8 p.

Fight for the site: Ownership dispute has delayed Ocean View Plaza project

Monterey >> The long dilapidated oceanside property on Cannery Row that looked to be moving toward renovation remains stalled and at the center of a battle over its ownership.

That’s according to planning officials from the city of Monterey, developer Bob Faulis of Ruby Falls Fund and AquaLegacy Development LLC, another developer that claims the rights to the property and its future plans.

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