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California has been home to many Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have transcended barriers and reshaped society, from education to advocacy, art to sports, politics, and beyond.

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MST Donates Vehicle to City of Greenfield, Bolstering Community Programs

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Science Workshop’s Omar Vigil and Jose Sanchez recently met with Pat Lewis, fleet maintenance superintendent at Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), to receive a vehicle that MST donated to their organization and the Greenfield Recreation Department.

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Rep. Lofgren, Local Leaders Celebrate $1.1M in Federal Funding for King City

KING CITY — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren recently presented checks appropriated by Congress for two community projects totaling $1.1 million that will help create an electric vehicle charging station and Family Justice Center in King City.

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Community Foundation for Monterey County Grants $41M in 2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has announced a record year of impact in 2023.

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Monterey County Schools Receive Nearly $40 Million to Implement Community Schools.

For the past couple of years, the state has pushed to transition K-12 campuses into community schools, designed to serve not only as a space to learn but a hub where parents and students can get support for needs like…

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Monterey County Community Action Partnership Celebrates 60 Years of Service

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Community Action Partnership is celebrating a milestone with its partner organizations across the county this month: 60 years of improving communities, fighting the impacts of poverty, inspiring a spirit of hope and creating opportunities for …

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Costly Rent Is Forcing All-in Monterey County to Look for More Affordable Options.

For the past four years, All-In Monterey County has helped distribute food, clothing and more to thousands of residents every month. Its volunteers were deployed throughout Pajaro following flooding in 2023, helping disaster-stricken residents clear out the mud from their…

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Hundreds Attend Groundbreaking of Community Center Complex in Gonzales

GONZALES — A groundbreaking was held Saturday for Phase 1 of the Dennis and Janice Caprara Community Center Complex in Gonzales.

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Guitars Not Guns Makes Historic Donation of 200 Guitars to South Monterey County Schools

MONTEREY COUNTY — The Monterey County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns, in conjunction with the Monterey County Office of Education, distributed 200 Keith Urban Yamaha Guitars, along with Gator guitar cases, to 10 school districts in South Monterey County on …

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Broadband Access Expands to San Ardo and North Monterey County, Bridging Digital Divide for More Than 1,000 Households

SAN ARDO — Two rural areas in Monterey County are marking milestones as the County of Monterey expands essential internet services.

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Grant Empowers Alliance on Aging to Promote Age- And Disability-Friendly Communities in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — With the support of a pivotal grant from the California Department of Aging, the Alliance on Aging (AOA) is embarking on a transformative journey to foster age- and disability-friendly communities across Salinas, North and South Monterey County.

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Kim Stemler Is Leaving Wine Growers Organization for Carmel Foundation.

Kim Stemler, executive director of the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association, is leaving the position after nearly 11 years to take on a new leadership role as the CEO/president of the Carmel Foundation. She officially assumes her new job…

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Pajaro Assistance Center Will Open on March 27.

The Pajaro Assistance Center to aid people who were affected by the winter storms in 2023 will open on Wednesday, March 27 at Pajaro Park.

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We Could Use Some Helping Hands (Or Tentacles)…

Dear KSQD Community: We are having a blast growing the station and making strides in fulfilling our mission to build community through quality broadcasting. 2023 saw the expansion of not only our signal but also our connection with the region …

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Community Foundation for Monterey County Announces LEAD Institute 2024 Participants

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 21 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2024 cohort.

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Gonzales High FFA Contributes to Local Food Bank

GONZALES — Last Wednesday afternoon, 77 members of the Gonzales High School FFA held a door-to-door food drive to collect food for the Food Bank for Monterey County’s Gonzales Program.

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King City High Softball Program Receives $1,500 Donation

KING CITY — Salinas Valley State Prison EAC recently donated $1,500 to the King City High School softball program.

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Community Food Pantry of King City Announces Spring Goodwill Collection Drive

KING CITY — Community Food Pantry of King City is again partnering with Goodwill Industries for another collection drive in April.

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Design Phase Now Complete for Gonzales Community Center Complex

GONZALES — City of Gonzales has announced that on Feb. 28 the design/build team of Otto Construction/WRNS Studio submitted 100% construction documents for the Dennis and Janice Caprara Community Center Complex to the city for building code review by its …

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Interim Opens Its Doors in Soledad

SOLEDAD — About 70 community members attended the Feb. 28 open house of Interim, Inc., a nonprofit mental health agency, at its new South Monterey County location at 2149 H Dela Rosa, Suite #203, in Soledad.

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