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A wildfire in the hills above Monterey was 100 percent contained as of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. PHOTOS: Wildfire ignites in Monterey Nearly two acres of heavy brush were scorched on the south side of Highway 1 near Barnet Segal Lane and Del Monte Shopping Center. Despite wind gusts, Monterey Deputy Fire Chief Stewart Roth said flames spread slowly thanks to helicopters dropping retardant and 40 firefighters on the ground. Firefighters are investigating what caused the blaze. Usually at this time of year, less than four fires breakout.


Artichokedom's truest and grandest claim to fame is a young starlet named Marilyn Monroe was crowned the first Queen of the Artichokes in Castroville, California in 1947. This delicious vegetable will keep producing for up to 20 years. Delightful gold finches will be happy to visit your thistle feeders, and rufous-sided tohees will visit seed feeders. In Your Garden with Jenny Watts. Jenny Watts is a California Certified Nursery Professional and Co-owner of Sanhedrin Nursery on 1094 Locust St. in Willits.


Residents at Monte Del Lago Mobile Home Community are suing park owner Equity Lifestyle Properties, which is owned by billionaire Sam Zell. Water waste is just one of a litany of complaints in the suit, but park residents are especially concerned about it because of California's drought, now entering its fourth year. The park, at 13100 Monte Del Lago, is on its own well and there are no water meters for mobile homes. Equity Management, which is based in Chicago, could not be reached for comment on Friday afternoon.


He was, after all, the one who first took me as a young boy to see Some Like It Hot . If my father were alive today, I'd insist on a reunion. Today, California produces nearly 100 percent of the country's commercial artichoke crop, and in 2013 it was declared the state's official vegetable. The most common California artichoke is the green globe, recognizable by its thorny leaves and purple flowers. In medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and then gradually stir in the olive oil. Add the crushed garlic, and lemon juice and salt to taste.


The proposal, in the form of a draft motion to the state Public Utilities Commission, sought permission to argue for selling a portion of its desal plant product water required by law to remain in the groundwater basin to the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project for irrigation uses or to another customer such as the Monterey Regional Waste Management District, which could pay more for the water, in an effort to lower delivered water costs for Monterey district customers. Jim Johnson can be reached at 726-4348.

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