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Colonel Schake Honored as Veteran of the Year

Colonel Schake Honored as Veteran of the Year

Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has designated Colonel Kurt Schake-Ret. as the 29th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year for his many years of service to the United States and for assisting homeless veterans along California’s Central Coast through the non-profit Veterans Transition Center (VTC). “This is a great honor,” said Schake. “VTC has been […]

Cannery Row Launches Contest to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Cannery Row Launches Contest to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

MONTEREY — Formerly a canning district, and known as the “Sardine Capital of the World,” Cannery Row was all-but-abandoned when the sardines disappeared. In 1958, the City of Monterey officially changed the name of Ocean View Avenue to “Cannery Row” in honor of John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel of the same name and the rebirth and […]

Aptos High Alum Playing International Beach Soccer

Aptos High Alum Playing International Beach Soccer

Submitted by Melissa and Kip Scott Our daughter, Paxton Scott, graduate/athlete from Aptos High and student at CSUMB will be playing for the Portsmouth, England Professional Beach Soccer Club. There has been only one American woman to play in this tournament in the past. This is the equivalent to the Champions League for beach soccer […]

2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners

2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners

MONTEREY — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) today announced the first, second, and third place winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. “This competition showcased the incredible creativity and talent of high school students throughout the central coast of California,” said Congressman Panetta. “I commend everyone who submitted their artwork, and thank their family members, teachers, and mentors for supporting […]

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 […]

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