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Mark Stone Named Legislator of the Year

Mark Stone Named Legislator of the Year

Chiefs Cite Stone’s Commitment to Juvenile Justice and Successful Reentry Services SACRAMENTO — The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) awarded Assembly Member Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) as their Legislator of the Year for his 2017 session work during their all Chief Meeting in Sacramento March 14, 2018. “The members of CPOC have worked so […]

San Benito County Arts Council Presents the 2018 Open Studios Art Tour

San Benito County Arts Council Presents the 2018 Open Studios Art Tour

Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to this year’s delightful self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout San Benito County. Two special days, two opportunities for you to meander through the countryside, visiting one interesting studio after another, meeting local artists and discussing art materials and methods. […]

2018 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

2018 Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Deadline to Nominate a Central Coast Local Hero is March 12 CARMEL — The American Red Cross of the Central Coast is currently seeking nominations for our 2018 Heroes Breakfast, which recognizes members of the communities of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties who have shown courage, dedication, and character through acts of heroism and […]

State Parks Need Volunteers

State Parks Need Volunteers

Twentieth annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by PG&E This Earth Day, 40 state parks will receive funding from the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) for much needed restoration and improvement projects, to be completed by volunteers during CSPF’s 20th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. Thanks in part to a […]

CDPH Urges Caution When Collecting and Eating Wild Mushrooms

CDPH Urges Caution When Collecting and Eating Wild Mushrooms

SACRAMENTO — As seasonal rains promote the growth of wild mushrooms, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is again reminding people that eating wild mushrooms can cause serious illness and even death. “Telling the difference between wild mushrooms that are safe and those that are poisonous […]

Registration Opens for $3,000 Seismic Retrofit Grants

Registration Opens for $3,000 Seismic Retrofit Grants

Earthquake Brace + Bolt available to more homeowners in more California cities Registration opens today for eligible homeowners, which includes eligible Watsonville homeowners, to receive grants of up to $3,000 for seismic retrofits of their older homes, making them more resistant to earthquake damage. Homeowners have until February 23, 2018, to apply for a grant […]

EcoFarm Conference: Smart Choice for Crop Producers

EcoFarm Conference: Smart Choice for Crop Producers

Crop producers who attend the 2018 EcoFarm Conference in January are in for an abundance of relevant subject matter to help with crop planning, plant and soil nutrition and other production and marketing subjects. A few choices are highlighted here. Organic Flower Production will open up a whole new realm for growers looking to diversify […]

January 2018: California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

January 2018: California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

WEEKENDS: Guided Wildlife Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley CA 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute walking tour covers slightly more than a half-mile through this premier birding spot that highlights migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Tours are cancelled in the event of heavy rain. No reservations are necessary for groups of fewer […]

New California Laws by Assemblymember Stone

New California Laws by Assemblymember Stone

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has written the following new laws, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018: AB 404 (Stone) Foster Care Reforms: The law, which went into effect on January 1, 2016 and becomes fully operational by 2022, gives families who provide foster care targeted training and support so […]

38th Annual EcoFarm Conference

38th Annual EcoFarm Conference

January 24 – 27, 2018 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the  annual EcoFarm Conference January 24 – 27, 2018 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, […]

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