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Think twice before you buy a bunny for someone for Easter

News release provided by the Monterey County Health Department.

Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time care.

Rabbits make wonderful pets, but they aren't care-free pets. They have to be taken care of just like you would a dog or a cat. Rabbits commonly live for 8-10 years, and can live as long as 15, depending upon the breed, so it is a long-term commitment. Other factors to consider include the fact that not as many vets are experienced with rabbits, so your veterinary costs could be higher than you might expect to pay for a dog.

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Dear Jon: Pot dispensaries largely unregulated at the state level

Dear Jon: Pot dispensaries largely unregulated at the state level

More marijuana dispensaries are popping up on the Central Coast and the big question has been: Who will regulate this growing business?  James wrote to me and asked, “Dear Jon, Who's bright idea was it to approve pot shops in California?” That “bright idea” came from voters almost 18 years ago.

Salmon season opens up on a good note


Central Coast fishermen are reporting a big success on day one of salmon season despite the drought.  Yet, they could feel the affects down the line.  We caught up with the anglers just as they were docking their boats for the day in Moss Landing.

Rotary Club Hosting 50th Anniversary of the San Juan Bautista Antiques Show

From Rotary Club website: http://www.rotarysanjuanbautista.com/sjb-antique-fair.htmlThe Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista is delighted to invite you to California’s original outdoor Antique and Collectibles Fair.  Guests of this event may look forward to shopping for bona fide antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, and nostalgia (items produced prior to 1975).&n

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Hollister soldier gets surprise welcome home parade

After two tours and a Purple Heart medal, a soldier from Hollister received a surprise welcome home party Wednesday evening after serving in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Clay Swanson, 23, pulled up to his home, tired after a long trip, but with a motorcade of veterans following, waving American flags. His family and friends greeted him with smiles and hugs. Hollister's police chief thanked the schools and teachers who announced his arrival to their students and encouraged participation.

Donations being accepted for alleged child abuse victims

 The Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children is now accepting donations from anyone interested in donating on behalf of foster children including the alleged victims from the Salinas child abuse case

Here is the original press release on how to donate:

Donations Being Accepted on Behalf of Foster Children/Russell Road Incident Victims

For those interested in helping foster children in Monterey County, including the young victims of the recent Russell Road incident, the Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children is now accepting donations.   Financial contributions can be sent to:


P.O. Box 2283

Salinas, CA 93902


Checks should be made out to MCAFCC.  Those wishing to designate donations for the specific needs of the children involved in the Russell Road incident can note their request in the memo or note section of their check.

Track Your Bike Routes

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments wants your help to identify the most traveled bike routes all over the central coast.

Click the link below for more information on what's already been gathered as well as how to participate.