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Salinas School District Makes Major Change to Food Program

For a group of local parents with kids in the Salinas City Elementary School District, the school food situation left much to be desired. So they got moving on a solution.

(Sept. 27, 2022) → Read the full Edible Monterey Bay report
New Program to Provide Ineligible Applicants a Path to UC Admission

The University of California is launching a new dual admissions program in fall 2023. High school graduates with at least a 3.0 grade point average but without all the required A-G courses would be given a conditional offer of admission to a specific UC campus, but will first need to go to community college.

(Sept. 23, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report

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CSUMB proposes a public/private partnership to build a 72-acre, mixed-use housing project.

At the corner of 2nd Avenue and Eighth Street in Marina sits a 55-acre asphalt wasteland, a vestige left over from Fort Ord days, now an unused part of the CSU Monterey Bay campus.

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El Sausal Middle School will hold a ceremony to name athletic field after quarterback Joe Kapp.

It all started with a letter, sent in June of 2021, to Salinas Union High School District. It was a request to rename the El Sausal Middle School’s athletic field after a former student who became a famous Chicano quarterback…

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Salinas Valley State Prison inmates earn job certifications

SOLEDAD — Fifteen inmates who participate in the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) received their state-certified apprenticeships and nationally recognized job certifications last Thursday at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. The incarcerated men graduated from the Healthcare Facilities Maintenance …

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International Day of Democracy

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres defends "the cornerstone of democratic societies—free, independent, and pluralistic media.”

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New California Law Aims to End Public Meeting Disruptions

A wave of public government meeting disruptions by right-wing groups often inspired by Donald Trump has inspired a new law designed to help officials restore order to the process of running local government.

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College students to ride MST for free this fall

MONTEREY COUNTY — Students of Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College and California State University Monterey Bay are now eligible to ride Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) for free. All 20,623 college students can ride MST systemwide for free this fall through the …

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Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness: What Are the Haters Saying?

Critics of Joe Biden's student debt relief plan say that it causes inflation and is unfair to blue-collar workers. Do they have a point? Here's what the facts say about it.

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Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan: Here’s How it Works

President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student debt for each borrower. Here are the details on who is eligible and how the plan works.

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Monterey County Free Libraries to establish Student Success Centers

SALINAS VALLEY — For some students in the Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) service area, including the Salinas Valley, gaining access to school supplies may be simple, but for many, it is not. MCFL’s service area covers a stretch of …

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Is the University of California Requiring a Diversity Oath?

The University of California is requiring candidates for faculty employment or promotion to write statements declaring their active support for diversity policies, but some see it as impinging on academic freedom.

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