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USDA Grants for Local Agriculture

USDA Grants for Local Agriculture

SALINAS — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that California FarmLink, located in Aptos, would receive grant support totaling $599,074 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funds, awarded through USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, will be used to train local beginning farmers and help them access land, capital, and marketing opportunities. “With its […]

Six Tons Removed From Monterey Bay Shores

Six Tons Removed From Monterey Bay Shores

2,813 Volunteer for Save Our Shores 33rd Coastal Cleanup Day MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — Annual Coastal Cleanup Day came to a close with big results. In just 3 hours, 2,813 volunteers (over 250 student participants) removed 12,269 pounds (over 6 tons) of trash from 77 beach, river and slough cleanup sites along an […]

CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning

CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning

MORGAN HILL — Due to the current fire conditions and the amount of fire suppression resources committed to the fires in Northern California, effective Friday October 13 at 5:00 p.m. CAL FIRE suspends all outdoor open burning within the following CAL FIRE Units or Contract County: Santa Cruz serving San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties
; Santa […]

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

An Opportunity To Plan For Damaging Earthquakes SACRAMENTO — National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to act on the frequent advice of scientists, community leaders and emergency managers: Get informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen in your area and take steps to prepare for them. This year’s theme is “Disasters don’t […]

GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. Wins National Award 

GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. Wins National Award 

SAN JOSE — GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. is pleased to announce its new single-stream recyclable materials processing line at its San Jose material recovery facility has received the highly acclaimed Gold Excellence Award in the Recycling System category from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, […]

Caltrans Timeline for Rebuilding Highway 1

Caltrans Timeline for Rebuilding Highway 1

BIG SUR, MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans is aiming to have Highway 1 at Mud Creek open to traffic by late summer, 2018 with an estimated price tag of $40 million. Earlier this summer, Caltrans announced a plan to build over the massive slide that covered Highway 1 earlier this year. The new roadway will traverse […]

33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

Save Our Shores Targets 80 Beach & Waterway Cleanup Sites in the Monterey Bay Volunteers Needed September 16 MONTEREY BAY — Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean, and it’s happening again this Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Here along California’s Central Coast, Save Our Shores […]

Goodwill Moves from Santa Cruz to Salinas

Goodwill Moves from Santa Cruz to Salinas

Expanded New Headquarters to Fulfill Mission to Communities It Serves SALINAS — Goodwill Central Coast has completed a more than a year long process of planning, renovating, and moving their headquarters from Santa Cruz to Salinas. The move will increase its operating space, improve efficiency and better fulfill its mission to help people find employment. […]

CDFW Graduates 30 Cadets

CDFW Graduates 30 Cadets

Adds 18 New Wildlife Officers to the Ranks California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Academy Class #60 added 18 new wildlife officers to the ranks of those who have dedicated their lives to the protection of California’s incredible natural resources. The graduation ceremony took place Friday, Aug. 11 at the Paradise Performing […]

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