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All-In Monterey is an all-volunteer group that accepts donations of food, clothes and other household goods.

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K-Squid to Celebrate Expanded Reach to Listeners in the Monterey Bay Area


KSQD, the community radio station run by Natural Bridges Media, successfully fundraised to purchase two new radio licenses.

First Two Monterey Bay Aquarium Scholarships Given


The scholarship was established through George P. Shultz’s family and donors who wanted to honor his legacy.

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Washed Away: Pájaro Flood Victims’ Struggle Continues as Shelters Close and Agriculture Jobs are Scarce

In April, 20-year-old Beatriz Lopez returned to the ramshackle apartment she shares with 10 family members on Associated Lane, after spending 45 days in the emergency shelter at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. That shelter closed on May 15 and …

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Soledad youth lead charge to reduce underage drinking

SOLEDAD — Youth in Monterey County Friday Night Live (FNL) have launched a campaign this year to tackle underage drinking throughout the region, including in Soledad. Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy development, engaging youth as active …

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King City native in need of kidney transplant

KING CITY — In March, the generous spirit of King City was on full display as community members rallied around a life-long resident in need of a liver transplant. The event supporting Rita McCormack Tavernetti at the Orradre Building raised …

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Free courses equip Rancho Cielo students with essential financial skills

SALINAS — To better equip young adults with essential life skills, Salinas-based nonprofit Rancho Cielo recently offered financial education workshops to 65 students — some of whom are studying for jobs that will help them to earn their first paycheck. …

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Gateway Center celebrates 60 years of helping adults with developmental disabilities find a sense of purpose.

Pam Marino here, marveling at what a sense of purpose can do for people. In the case of residents and clients of Gateway Center in Pacific Grove—a nonprofit organization that cares for and educates adults with developmental disabilities—a sense of…

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Carmel Youth Center leaders seek to reopen after the state shuts them down for no license.

The Carmel Youth Center, founded in 1949 by entertainment superstar Bing Crosby – creator of his famous “clambake” pro-am golf tournament in Pebble Beach – was originally a place for the village’s pre-teens and teens to enjoy supervised activities. At…

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Loaves, Fishes & Computers receives $25K grant to expand digital education

SAN LUCAS — Loaves, Fishes & Computers (LFC) has received a $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for its digital literacy initiatives and refurbished computer program. The grant is part of the broadband connectivity provider’s six-year, $8 million commitment to promote …

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Monterey County Storm Relief Fund exceeds million-dollar mark

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Storm Relief Fund has surpassed $1 million in grants to local nonprofits to support recovery efforts. Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) created the Storm Relief Fund on Jan. 10 to assist communities affected by …

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Small growers feeling the pain of winter storms are frustrated at slow-moving government aid.

For grower Javier Zamora, this winter was an unprecedented procession of weather-related misfortune. January’s storms turned nearly half of the roughly 70 growable acres on his farm, JSM Organics in the Pajaro Valley, into “a lake overnight.” Weeks after the…

Image caption: MarĂ­a Ramos hands cash to an Indigenous farm worker in Pajaro after a levee failure flooded the town.
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When the Pajaro River flooded, nonprofit groups stepped up first to help victims. And they’ll keep helping, even after media coverage fades away.

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