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Winter Storms Strike State’s Transportation Infrastructure

Winter Storms Strike State’s Transportation Infrastructure

More than 4,000 Caltrans Employees Working 24/7 to Restore State’s Highway System SACRAMENTO — Caltrans crews are working 24/7 on numerous state routes in California to repair roadways impacted by recent storms and unstable soil. “Our roadways have been pounded this winter by the severe weather conditions,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Crews are mobilized […]






Road And Lane Closures Scheduled thru Jan 21

Road And Lane Closures Scheduled thru Jan 21

MONTEREY COUNTY — Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, January 15 through Saturday, January 21, 2016. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent. Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast State Route 1 is closed from Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) to Lucia (MON […]






Dominican Hospital Certified as Primary Stroke Center

Dominican Hospital Certified as Primary Stroke Center

SANTA CRUZ — Dignity Health Dominican Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Dominican has been designated as a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center for more than 10 years, and is the only hospital in Santa Cruz County to hold that certification. […]






Medicare Benefits For Terminal Patients

Medicare Benefits For Terminal Patients

By Cate Kortzeborn When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die – in a hospital or at home – 75 percent say at home and 25 percent say the hospital. But when […]






2016 California Propositions Results

2016 California Propositions Results

Proposition 51: School Bonds YES – 54% Proposition 52: Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program YES – 69.6% Proposition 53: Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval NO – 51.4% Proposition 54: Legislature Proceedures YES – 64.3% Proposition 55: Tax Extension for Education and Healthcare YES – 62.1% Proposition 56: Cigarette Tax YES – 62.9% Proposition 57: Criminal Sentences, […]






Empower Through Reading Now

Empower Through Reading Now

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Holds International Fall Conference The California State Area V Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its annual fall conference at the beautiful Bayonet and Blackhorse Golf Club in Marina. Area V has approximately 300 members promoting the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. […]






2016 California Propositions

2016 California Propositions

Proposition 51 School Bonds Funding for K–12 School and Community College Facilities Summary — Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K–12 public school facilities; charter schools; vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $17.6 billion to pay off both the principal ($9 […]






Central Coast VA-DOD Health Clinic Dedicated

Central Coast VA-DOD Health Clinic Dedicated

WASHINGTON — Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.), joined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald and Director of the Army Staff Lieutenant General Gary Cheek, will deliver the Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic to Central Coast Veterans, military retirees, active duty service members, and their families on Friday, October 14, […]






Jody Skenderian Named Interim CEO

Jody Skenderian Named Interim CEO

Skenderian to Succeed Gina Jaeger During Transitional Phase in Central Coast Girl Scouts VENTURA — Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) today announced Jody Skenderian as the council’s interim CEO. Skenderian most recently served as GSCCC’s Chief Development Officer and has been responsible for the council’s fund development, product sales and marketing and communications […]






McCaslin Shines at Monterey Jazz

McCaslin Shines at Monterey Jazz

Festival Features Host of Legendary Musicians and New Phenoms By Jon Chown MONTEREY — Aptos High School graduate Donny McCaslin played an intense one-hour set at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Sunday, his wild sound crashing into an audience that was not entirely ready for it. Between flurries of notes, McCaslin’s saxophone would sometimes shriek […]






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