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The YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula provides programs and facilities for self improvement. The organization supports a wide array of activities, youth sports, school-age child care, day camp, sports camps, school break camps, karate and aerobics.

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Meet the Monterey County Board of Education Trustee Candidates

Jake Odello and Annette Yee Steck will go head-to-head June 7 for an open seat on the Monterey County Board of Education. The winner will serve until November, when the position will be open for a four-year term. The open seat is for Trustee Area 1, which includes New Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and Big Sur.

(May 18, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Monterey Peninsula Unified Partners with Motel 6 to Reduce Youth Homelessness

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District will be the first district in California to provide short-term emergency housing for students experiencing homelessness through a partnership with Motel 6.

(April 27, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report

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‘Public Interest Media' Funding Bill Advances

SB 911 would provide $50M in public funding for journalism in California. It is heading to the state Senate floor with outside support still tepid.

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King City educator named Monterey County Teacher of the Year

KING CITY — Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Deneen Guss recently surprised Annette Zambrano of Del Rey Elementary with a $500 check for receiving the Monterey County Teacher of the Year award. Zambrano, who has taught for 19 years, is …

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Who’s missing from California’s community colleges?

California’s community college enrollment plummeted during the pandemic. Here are the stories of some of the students who left.

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A zoning change in Salinas could move affordable teacher housing forward.

The lack of affordable housing is no elephant in the room. It’s recognized as a main motivation for new teachers and staff at Monterey County schools to seek opportunities elsewhere. Dan Burns, superintendent at Salinas Union High School District, says…

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Monterey County library branches offer new language-learning system

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries has announced the availability of Transparent Language Online for Libraries, a complete language-learning system with courses and lessons designed to build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. “We are excited that students receiving …

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Hartnell College board officially hires a new superintendent/president.

The Hartnell Community College District Governing Board made it official who their choice is for the incoming permanent superintendent/president. The board voted 7-0 to ratify the contract of Michael Gutierrez. He starts work on July 1.

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With MBARI planning to build a new research facility, Phil’s Fish Market needs to find another home.

On April 13, officials representing the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute will present to the County Planning Commission a proposal to build a new 33,000 square foot research facility to replace its existing building at 7600 Sandholdt Road, which it’s…

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A research project aims to understand predatory lending in Salinas.

Unforeseen circumstances – a sudden illness or an eviction notice – can put low-income families in a predicament: Get the money they need to stay afloat in the short term, but risk falling into clutches of predatory lenders.

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Federal funding helps Greenfield students stay connected

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District is among several school districts in the Salinas Valley that have received federal funding to expand local broadband access and help close the digital divide for students. Rep. Jimmy Panetta announced Monday that his …

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