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CDC Paves Way to Require School COVID Vaccines—But Lawmakers Have Given Up for Now

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control decided to list COVID-19 among the vaccines it recommends for children, but each state decides whether to adopt those guidelines. It's unclear what California will do.

(Oct. 28, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Citizens Challenge Pesticide Use Near North Monterey County Schools

In a 50-page legal request, Central Coast activists are asking the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner to review all permits for pesticide applications issued this year within a mile of Ohlone Elementary, Pajaro Middle School and Hall District Elementary School in North Monterey County.

(Oct. 27, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report

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Measure Q, a countywide childcare initiative, fails at the ballot box, while school bonds succeed.

Despite having strong support from the largest industries in the county— agriculture and hospitality—along with city and county leaders and grassroots organizations, Measure Q fell far short of passing on Election Day, Nov. 8.

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Gonzales FFA students attend leadership conference

GONZALES — Seven members of the Gonzales FFA chapter attended a regional leadership conference on Oct. 8-9, during which more than 275 other students, all involved in the FFA, united at the 2022 South Coast Region FFA Chapter Officer Leadership …

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Read to Me Project named outstanding nonprofit for youth development

MONTEREY COUNTY — Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County, whose mission is to optimize the collective power of nonprofits for the benefit of Monterey County communities, has named Read to Me Project as the 2022 Outstanding Nonprofit Agency for Youth Development. …

Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

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United Way Monterey County’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ helps local students in need

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County hosted its 12th Annual Stuff the Bus in July, during which volunteers assembled more than 3,100 backpacks that will be delivered to children experiencing homelessness in Monterey County. In partnership with Monterey County …

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School districts in Monterey County are now offering transitional kindergarten.

This school year, school districts have geared up to transform classrooms to make them suitable for the youngest students: 4-year-olds who will attend transitional kindergarten (known as TK for short).

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Work begins on Soledad’s first inclusive park

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad and the Soledad City Council hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking on July 16 to celebrate the construction of the first inclusive park in Soledad and in South Monterey County. The new park, temporarily known as Orchard …

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Digital Nest Helps Silicon Valley Youth Fly in the Digital Age

What do you think of when you think of Silicon Valley? Something sleek? Google, keycards and lanyards? You probably don’t think of furrowed fields of strawberries, and you certainly don’t think of the old post office in Watsonville. But here, …

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Soledad will get its first inclusive park, and the first of its kind in South County.

Officials in the city of Soledad will celebrate the groundbreaking of a special park Saturday, July 16, during Parks and Recreation Month. This accessible park is designed for kids with disabilities to be able to safely play and enjoy time…

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Why is the Covid vaccination rate for kids so low?

Sara Rubin here, thinking about the children—seriously. It’s been almost one month since the FDA on June 17 issued an emergency use authorization for Covid-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. (Previously, vaccines were approved only…

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