→ View All
“The Winter Blues & Hung Upside Down or Falling Apart: A Musical Prescription for S.A.D.”
The Gypsy Scholar will be presenting his second installment of his Orphic Essay-with-Soundtrack, "The Winter Blues & Hung Upside Down or Falling Apart: A Musical Prescription for S.A.D.” Please tu...
Central Coast Community Energy
Salinas Approves Pilot for a Mobile Clinic
Every month, Salinas police and fire departments respond to about 1,200 calls to aid unhoused individuals. The Salinas City Council voted 6-0 to approve a mobile crisis services pilot program to provide services like risk assessments and follow up afterward.
Monterey Museum of Art and Government Agencies Partner on Downtown Art Footprint
California State Parks, the Monterey Museum of Art and the city of Monterey are working together to bring a concept they call the Island of Adobes to downtown Monterey, turning the historic district into a hub for arts and culture.
From Sacramento Bee...
State Releases EIR for Delta Tunnel
The California Department of Water Resources released an environmental impact report for a tunnel that the state would like to build through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The report identifies potential impacts to farmland, tribal remains and endangered species of fish.
Coyotes More Likely To Turn Up at Wealthier Properties in San Francisco
A coyote recently was found at the $27 million Russian Hill home of AI mogul Sam Altman. This relates to a study, which found that coyote sightings were more frequent in higher-income areas of San Francisco.
Supervisors Approve $10 Million for Direct Relief in Pajaro
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a long-term recovery plan for the North County community of Pajaro on Dec. 6.
Fishermen Reel From Closures That Threaten Local Industry
The first big industry in Monterey Bay was whaling. Then came fishing, and in recent decades, tourism. But the local fishing industry has hung on, if only by a thread. That thread is starting to fray.
From Los Angeles Times...
Protesters Expected Outside of Biden LA Fundraiser
A large gathering of protesters sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinian people is expected outside a fundraiser Dec. 8 in Westwood for President Biden. Police have warned that any violence won’t be tolerated.
Thousands of Migrant Farmworker Apartments Sit Vacant for Months
Even though California is facing a crippling housing shortage, one potential source remains untapped. The state allows thousands of apartments used for part of the year by farmworkers to otherwise sit vacant for three to six months.
Nonprofits to Participate in Central Coast Creative Corps Project
The Arts Council for Monterey County, the California Arts Council and the Central Coast Creative Corps have selected three local artists to collaborate with three local nonprofits.
Community Events Spread Holiday Cheer
Hundreds of families got into the holiday spirit at several happenings in Gonzales and Soledad.
At-Home COVID Tests Can Be Reimbursable in California
Although the federal government is providing four free COVID tests per month, that’s not the only way to get them. Aetna and Blue Shield of California members can be reimbursed for up to eight at-home tests per month, while Kaiser Permanente is offering discounts on tests.
From New York Times...
Plan to Eliminate Catalina’s Deer Infuriates Locals
Conservationists intend to shoot all of the deer on Santa Catalina Island by helicopter. Some people are opposed, either for not wanting to eliminate the deer or for missing out on future chances to hunt them.
Earlier this year, the state created a loan program meant to help struggling hospitals stay afloat and to help reopen Madera County’s only hospital. Almost a year after its closure, Madera continues its search for a buyer or partner.
More than 70,000 households who needed and applied for state aid to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic by the March 2022 deadline still have their applications listed as "pending." Now they could be evicted from their homes.
Released on the day following the much-hyped "Red vs. Blue" debate, Jonathan Vankin's "How California Works" easily explains exactly how we are "Building Democracy in the Golden State."
The teen suicide rate is rising in California, though the state is still below the U.S. average. School policies might be helping fuel the increase, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …
Governors Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) faced each other on a debate stage and traded blows, barbs, and zingers over the relative merits of their states in a Fox News debate that was nothing if not entertaining.
Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.
Only a few small demonstration projects off the West Coast have harnessed the power of waves and tides. Costs are high and hurdles are challenging.
The LA Times profiles a Chino Valley woman fighting LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools.
In California, water can help define fortunes, literally. A young Stanford graduate who chairs the Colorado River Board of California has a major say in this.
Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.
Holiday recipes from Sacramento Digs Gardening, a tour of agricultural tourist attractions—including Modesto’s imperiled Rodin Farms Fruit Stand—and a preview of the scenery-chewing Newsom-DeSantis debate.
Governors Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are set to face off in a debate Nov. 30 with unexpectedly high stakes, as polls now show both underwater in voter approval ratings.
Assembly Speaker Rivas puts key allies into leadership posts and shuffles the top posts on committees heading into the 2024 session of the Legislature. One big winner: pro-housing advocates.
Veteran Disney CEO Bob Iger returned to the company a year ago, reports the Los Angeles Times, but things haven’t gone exactly as planned.
Lee Herrick explains to the Los Angeles Times why he’s always traveling California.
Record rains help a lake reappear in the hottest place on Earth, and The New York Times documents the spectacle.
The number of Californians facing eviction was relatively low for years during a lengthy statewide moratorium. In the year after it ended, cases soared and still remain high in large counties.
From now until the end of the year, ’tis the season of giving. Here are some suggestions for where to make a deposit.
Hunger and food insecurity have become persistent problems in California. With the world’s fifth-largest economy, what steps can we take to make sure that everyone has enough to eat?
Sunday Photos, 12/10/23
The post Sunday Photos, 12/10/23 appeared first on BigSurKate.
Still Life with Ebike and Garlic Fried Rice
#127: Ebike, Fediverse, Documentarians, Tim Gorichanaz, Susan M. Scultz, Deepa Paul, Komar & Melamid, Art Markets (Wendover), Vanessa German, Werner Herzog, Bill Bailey (Dr. Who), and Killer Boogie
New Ballot Initiative Would Support Land Restoration in Santa Cruz County
Efforts are underway to qualify a new citizen's ballot initiative that would raise over $7 million a year for environmental restoration efforts, from wildfire and flood recovery to clean water and...
The Santa Cruz Welcoming Network Helps Immigrants
The Santa Cruz Welcoming Network was founded a few years ago because local people felt the need to do something specific to help new arrivals to our community, whether it be practicing for a drive...
What A Week! Dec. 9, 2023 Edition
You can’t be well informed unless you are informed well! Join hosts Erik Nelson and Tony Russomanno as they unpack the week that was. This week, Good Times editor Brad Kava joins us for a salute t...
You are subscribed!
Look for our confirmation message in your email inbox.
And look for our newsletter every Monday morning. See you then!
You're already subscribed
It looks like you're already subscribed to the newsletter. Not seeing it in the email inbox of the address you submitted? Be sure to check your spam folder or promotions folder (Gmail) in case your email provider diverted it there.
There was a problem with the submitted email address.
We can't subscribe you with the submitted email address. Please try another.