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Iconic stretch of California coastal highway faces closures

Nov. 13, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Officials plan to temporarily close an iconic stretch of California’s landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast this winter when forecasts of significant rain emerge. Highway 1 is a major scenic route for tourists driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as...

Sheriff: 2 murder suspects that escaped California jail arrested by federal officials

Nov. 6, 2019 12:43 PM EST
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: 2 murder suspects that escaped California jail arrested by federal officials.

Suspects in slayings slip into walls to flee California jail

Nov. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates charged with murder broke out of a California jail over the weekend after climbing through a hole they made in a bathroom ceiling of their housing unit and then squeezing through a wall before finding an escape hatch, authorities said Monday. Santos Fonseca, 21, and...

The Latest: 2 inmates escaped jail through hole in ceiling

Nov. 4, 2019 6:15 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two inmates accused of murder who escaped from a California jail (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Authorities say two inmates accused of murder escaped a central California jail over the weekend through a hole they made in a bathroom ceiling that's in a blind spot from the...

The Latest: Magnitude 4.7 quake shakes central California

Oct. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a central California earthquake (all times local): 2:14 p.m. Seismologists have slightly revised the magnitude of a central California earthquake down to 4.7. The quake struck at 12:42 p.m. and was centered about 16 miles (25 kilometers) southeast of Hollister in a...

Column: IndyCar closes season feeling relevant again

Sep. 23, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — It feels like the 1990s again in IndyCar, which closed its season with a throwback tour to a pair of treasured old haunts, a compelling championship race and a rookie class that proved the little series can still attract top talent. Is IndyCar back? Not exactly. But the slow rebuild...

Newgarden wins championship and Herta wins IndyCar finale

Sep. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wrapped up his second IndyCar championship and burst into tears — an odd reaction for a steely-nerved race car driver who rarely shows emotion. The outburst of emotion took him by surprise and shocked his fiancée, who had never before seen tears from...

Herta continues to overshadow IndyCar championship race

Sep. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta shifted the spotlight away from IndyCar's championship race with yet another masterful drive around Laguna Seca Raceway. The 19-year-old rookie won the pole for Sunday's season-ending race roughly an hour after Andretti Autosport said it was pulling Herta inside its...

IndyCar touts positive gains as season heads to climax

Sep. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technically demanding race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Will Power went with "definitely brave" in describing...

Graham Rahal turns to body contouring in battle of the bulge

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Graham Rahal is grateful for most of the genes he inherited from his father, champion race car driver Bobby Rahal. The one gene he could have gone without? His large frame. Rahal is the largest driver in IndyCar and revealed this week he's undergoing body contouring treatments in...