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First place for coverage of environment - awarded by California Newspaper Publishers Association

Recognized in our category of weeklies with a circulation above 25,000 for environmental coverage of the fumigant methyl iodide in 2011. For links to stories, visit

Sara Rubin's Blog

“Simply asking, listening, and implicitly accepting is a very powerful tool,” Dr. Vince Felitti... more »
posted 11/11/14
Last year, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital rejected a proposal by Monterey County's public... more »
posted 08/05/13
What got me interested in San Lucas was contaminated drinking water there, but my reporting... more »
posted 08/01/13

Sara Rubin's Work

In July 2011, when the Monterey County Health Department required residents not to use water from their tap for drinking or cooking, it also said, “Research is being done to find another water source.” Two years later there’s been little progress.