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Monterey County, jail medical service provider to pay $825K in wrongful death of inmate

Monterey >> A federal judge agreed to a $825,000 settlement against Monterey County and California Forensic Medical Group ending a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died in police custody in 2015.

Larra Ann Gillis, 47, died Dec. 19, 2015, at Natividad hospital. She was taken into custody Dec.

Seaside church leader has ended his eviction fight

Seaside >> A settlement has been reached in the court battle over the eviction of Christian Memorial Tabernacle Church from the building it has occupied for about 20 years.

The congregation of Christian Memorial and its pastor will have to leave either by Dec. 1 or Jan. 1, but will likely have a new place to worship now that a Pacific Grove pastor has reached out to Gaskins.

CHOMP other agencies to conduct Emergency Preparedness Fair at Del Monte Center in Monterey

Monterey >> With fires, floods and other natural disasters in the news, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and more than 20 local and state emergency agencies, will conduct a free Emergency Preparedness Fair this weekend.

The event will be held Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Del Monte Center in Monterey where the participating organizations will assist Monterey County residents in preparing for the next local disaster or personal emergency.

Congressman Panetta introduces new bill to support veteran students

Marina >> The Veteran Resource Center at CSU Monterey Bay might be getting some financial help in the near future from federal government grants that have been proposed.

The Veterans Resource Center Act was introduced by Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) during a press conference Monday at CSUMB on legislation he is proposing.

Judge rules Carmel must turn over city attorney resume documents

Carmel >> A Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a former Monterey Herald editor and current blogger in a lawsuit aimed at forcing the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to disclose documents related to City Attorney Glen Mozingo’s work qualifications.

On Friday, Judge Robert O’Farrell ruled in an intended decision that the city must “expeditiously disclose” the requested documents in response to a California Public Records Act request filed by Royal Calkins after the city refused to release them.

Pacific Grove to use Monterey's fire services

Pacific Grove >> After some review, Pacific Grove this week will look to once again solidify a partnership with Monterey for its fire services.

That’s according to Pacific Grove City Manager Ben Harvey who said that at Wednesday’s city council meeting he expects to direct the council’s fire services subcommittee to work with city officials in neighboring Monterey on a future contract.

Sycamore Canyon Road in Big Sur to close for repairs

Big Sur >> Almost two years after winter storms damaged Sycamore Canyon Road in several locations, the road between Highway 1 and Pfeiffer Beach will close Sept. 24 for repairs.

According to a press release from Los Padres National Forest, the road will be closed between 6 a.m. Monday and noon on Friday on a weekly basis for about two months.