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Sunday Photos, 10/1/23
By Sharen Carey
Central Coast Community Energy
Salinas City Manager Steve Carrigan Withdraws Application from San Bernardino
They say love is a powerful force, and it is one force keeping Salinas City Manager Steve Carrigan in Salinas.
RCRC Concludes 2023 Annual Meeting in Monterey County
Rural County Representatives of California wrapped up its 2023 Annual Meeting in Monterey, where more than 300 local government officials were in attendance.
The Bay-Delta Ecosystem is Collapsing. Now California Has Dueling Plans to Save It
A long-awaited, controversial report weighs updates to standards that state officials say have failed to protect fish and wildlife. But environmentalists, Native tribes and others already are furious about how long this has taken—and the state is years away from taking action.
Will California Republicans Liberalize Platform on Abortion, Trans Rights? This Weekend May Tell
GOP leaders and activists will hear Friday from Donald Trump and other presidential candidates before deciding whether to change the party platform on abortion and same-sex marriage.
Residents Protest DeSantis Visit and Call Out Agricultural Leaders
The loud sound of horns disrupted the daily routine in downtown Salinas as cars carrying anti-Ron DeSantis signs stopped outside Taylor Farms’ headquarters.
Peninsula’s Biggest Employers Contemplate Collaboration for Creating Employee Housing
A long-ago dream to build Monterey Peninsula High School off of Highway 68 never materialized—but now the land could be used for employee housing.
California Cuts Off Financial Aid to 120,000 Students Every Year. Here’s Why
To qualify for financial aid, students must maintain a certain grade-point-average, but many don’t. A bill on Gov. Newsom’s desk would make it easier for students to keep their aid and stay in college.
From Edible Monterey Bay...
Hollister Icon DeRose Debuts in San Martin
DeRose Vineyards in Hollister is well known to wine lovers for its casual atmosphere that somehow accentuates the serious intent of winegrowers Pat and Alphonse DeRose.
Fishermen Tried to Get Sea Otter Protections Removed. They Failed.
While they have no way of knowing it, southern sea otters—a threatened species once thought to be extinct—scored a big win last week.
Ag Tech Conference Sets Stage for Salinas as a High-Tech Farming Hub
This month, the Salinas Sports Complex was an expansive expo floor displaying autonomous tractors, AI-powered weeders and unmanned spray drones.
From Monterey Herald...
County Law Restricting Single-Use Plastics Receives Support
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to bring the ordinance restricting single-use plastics back on Oct. 10, where they signaled they would support passing the county law.
New Monterey Regional Airport Facility Unveiled
The Monterey Regional Airport had a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to its nearly-completed Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting facility, marking another notch in its multi-phase safety enhancement program.
Whether you’re on the Monterey Peninsula, in the Salinas Valley or Big Sur, keep these information resources handy on your smartphone.
In this issue of The Newsletter, we ponder incremental progress as reflected in the journey of two newsrooms.
Meet tiny newsroom co-founder Kara Meyberg Guzman, who has been honored by the Local Independent Online News Publishers Association.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Southern California saw a sharp increase in abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Now, workers at the clinics are creating a union.
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.
About 300,000 Californians have lost Medi-Cal coverage since the state resumed eligibility checks. You have options if you get a notice about your coverage.
Big Social Media is abandoning the field of reliable information-distribution in some big ways. CALocal is helping to fill that hole—with maps.
Social media were once very good at sharing reliable first-hand information about fires, floods, etc. Not any more. Here’s an alternative.
California collects a special tax on high incomes to fund mental health services. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change how the money is spent so a share of it can be used to fund housing for homeless people with mental …
Legislators weren’t able to reach a compromise that helps insurers with wildfire risk while also protecting homeowners. Interest groups hope to find one in meetings this fall.
Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …
Police can’t force homeless people from encampments unless the city in question has “adequate shelter” for those who are displaced, according to courts. Now everyone involved wants to know what “adequate” means.
California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.
Take a break from the weighty worries of the modern world. Go on a run, absorb some culture, and yuk it up with California-born comedians.
From marathoners to casual joggers, enthusiasts can take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse trails, terrain, and competitive events.
A bipartisan bill to prohibit TikTok on state phones is shelved until 2024. It had breezed through the state Legislature, but the authors want to tweak the measure. It's the latest social media regulation to get stalled in California.
Now that electric cars are mainstream, higher-income Californians will no longer qualify for state subsidies. Lower-income buyers could get up to $12,000.
California prisons are badly understaffed when it comes to doctors and psychiatrists. A new contract attempts to boost retention with substantial bonuses.
California Forever, the company backed by billionaire Silicon Valley investors that wants to build a new city in Solano County, has posted a new website in an attempt to start a "conversation" about the massive project.
California cities are struggling to hire police in a tight labor market after the COVID pandemic. Some are raising by double digits and offering eye-catching bonuses.
Aerial Photos of Paul’s Slide, and one from me
And one from me taken Friday
PARK PATROL: Tatum's Garden
Located behind the Salinas Sports Complex and Sherwood Park in Salinas, Tatum’s Garden is a fully accessible playground that allows children of all abilities to play side by side.
Logistically Speaking . . .
#118: Artists Studio Tour (Day One), Fifth St. A Cappella, Imogen Heap (w/Zoë Keating), and Jacob Collier
Cabrillo Choral Director Cheryl Anderson on Ensemble Monterey’s 30th Anniversary
KSQD Community Concert Hall's Christopher Smith interviews longtime Santa Cruz and Monterey County's powerhouse classical music director Cheryl Anderson. Along with her husband, John Anderson, Che...
Sustainability Now! Sunday, October 1st: Hitman for the Kindness Club, with Captain Paul Watson
Hitman for the Kindness Club with Captain Paul Watson For uncounted millennia, the creatures of the world’s ocean have been hunted, captured and killed by human beings. For most of that history,...
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