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Mental health services for children and youth are poised to expand in Monterey County.

Over the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, specialists at Monterey County Behavioral Health have noticed an increase in children and teens who are suffering from isolation and stress, says Director Katy Eckert. The transition back to the classroom…


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State leader visits Preschool Service Corps in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Last month California’s Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday paid a visit to the Monterey County Preschool Service Corps, an early learning program hosted by United Way Monterey County. Fryday, who leads the California Volunteers state office, took a …


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Greenfield families benefit from diaper distribution

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District recently distributed more than 400 boxes of diapers to local families in need. The Jan. 26 giveaway was for Greenfield residents only, and included diapers ranging in size from 1 to 6. The district, …


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Mee Memorial Healthcare System to expand pediatric services

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System has received $500,000 in grants to support the expansion of its pediatric services in King City. A total of $150,000 was gifted on top of a $350,000 grant from Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Mee …


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Grant enables First Tee growth in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — First Tee Monterey County has received a multi-year grant from Bank of America that will help expand its youth development programs into Greenfield, King City and additional Monterey Peninsula communities. Salinas-based First Tee was recently named the 2021 Bank …


Image caption: New Year's Day has been a time for celebration for at least 4,000 years.
Happy New Year, Explained

New Year's celebrations have been around as long as civilization itself. Here's how they started and how California marks the New Year today.


Image caption: A new bill would expand the state's paid family leave.
New Bill Makes Paid Family Leave Affordable for All Workers

A new bill now in the state Senate would make paid family leave accessible even to workers on the lowest end of the income spectrum.


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