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Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

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Welcome to California Local (Beta)
Thank you for finding California Local. This is what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it.

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How Community Journalism Works Online
In which we explore how we do community journalism at California Local.

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I’ve Got a Hunch
And I know you have one as well. Let’s compare notes.

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The Genius of Democracy

In which we ponder human self organization.

Upcoming Civic Events

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Community Social Service Grant Review Committee
Monday October 25 2021   6:00 PM

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   6:00 PM

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Arroyo Seco Groundwater Sustainability Agency Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   4:00 PM

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Traffic Advisory Committee
Tuesday October 26 2021   5:00 PM

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Planning Commission Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   4:00 PM

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   6:00 PM

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Traffic Safety Commission Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   4:00 PM

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City Council
Tuesday October 26 2021   4:00 PM

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Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   9:00 AM

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Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday October 27 2021   9:00 AM

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Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday October 27 2021   7:00 PM

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City Council Meeting
Wednesday October 27 2021   4:00 PM

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Transportation Agency of Monterey County Board Meeting
Wednesday October 27 2021   9:00 AM

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Community Social Service Grant Review Committee
Wednesday October 27 2021   6:00 PM

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Animal Services Advisory Committee
Wednesday October 27 2021   6:00 PM

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Homeless Committee Meeting
Thursday October 28 2021   6:30 PM

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Planning Commission Meeting
Thursday October 28 2021   6:30 PM

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Library Board
Thursday October 28 2021   4:00 PM

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Recreation Board Meeting
Thursday October 28 2021   4:00 PM

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Airport Commission Meeting
Thursday October 28 2021   6:00 PM