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Since 1968, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County has opened its Clubhouse doors in its mission “to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive and successful citizens.”

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New California Teaching Standards Increase Focus on Family Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning

02/12/2024

The state is to implement long-awaited new guidelines in 2025 despite some calls for a year’s delay.

Cost Estimate for Pacific Grove Skatepark Over $130K

02/10/2024

The Pacific Grove City Council will hear the costs of building a temporary skatepark at the City Hall parking lot during the next council meeting.

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Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

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A new year means a new service for crisis intervention is now available in Monterey County.

A few days into 2024, one thing that’s new in Monterey County is a pilot program to support people in the most desperate circumstances.

Image caption: When the calendar turns to 2024, undocumented Californian adults will become eligible for the state's public health insurance program, Medi-Cal.
All Undocumented Californians Eligible for Medi-Cal for First Time

Undocumented Californians are leaving health care clinics with “smiles” after they learn they’re newly eligible for Medi-Cal insurance. The health insurance expansion was decades in the making for immigrant advocates.

Image caption: New efficiency measures in the Medi-Cal payment process may spell the end for some children's mental health programs.
Kids' Mental Health Programs May Close As State 'Modernizes' Payments

California is modernizing how it pays health care providers through Medi-Cal. Some mental health providers say the changes endanger their services.

Image caption: A Monterey County project that could have provided 44 units of housing for the homeless is now stalled by financial holdups.
How a Homeless Housing Project is Stalled by Developer Defaults

Local officials counted on the state’s Homekey program to convert hotel rooms. But now a major developer has defaulted on loans and the state housing department is investigating.

Image caption: More and more Californians are forced to rely on food banks as the federal government ends a policy that helps hungry people eat.
How This Government Policy is Making Food Insecurity Worse

The California food banks association warns of rising food insecurity, but its pleas for more state aid face a tough slog next year due to the projected budget deficit, as a federal program to help people get enough food is …

Image caption: An EPIC listening session in Humboldt County. The organization plans to conduct similar events in all 58 California counties.
An EPIC Mission: End Poverty in California

End Poverty in California, a nonprofit founded by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, has been on a listening tour of the Golden State since early 2022.

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Gonzales Youth Council shows the power of intergenerational collaboration.

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about intergenerational collaboration and how working with and trusting youth can create transformative change in our communities. For this week’s cover story, I spoke with several teenagers about the work they’ve done in their communities and…

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