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Monterey County Doctor Learns a New Language to Help More People

When Dr. Olga Padron Lopez arrived in Monterey County, she and her colleagues realized there was a language barrier for Indigenous residents of Greenfield. The family doctor has been learning Triqui de Copala, a language spoken in and around San Juan Copala in Oaxaca, Mexico.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Local Man Volunteers to Help Refugees on Ukraine Border

Donovan Corbett, a 37-year-old groundskeeper at Carmel Unified School District, recently returned from six weeks of volunteering in Poland and Ukraine.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report

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King City Rotary gives back to nonprofit

KING CITY — Members of King City Rotary recently presented local beautification group King City in Bloom (KCIB) with a check for $1,500, half of the proceeds from their recent 5K race — the Rabbit Run on April 16 — …

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Food banks provide helping hand to Salinas Valley farmworkers

GREENFIELD — Celebration Nation is continuing to host food banks for local farmworkers in the Salinas Valley, with the next two events planned for King City and Greenfield on upcoming Saturdays. The nonprofit, launched in 2020 to support farm-working communities …

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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Meals on Wheels kicks off annual ‘Wine Lovers’ drawing

SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley has kicked off the Annual “Wine Lovers” Drawing 2022, with proceeds benefiting its meal delivery program for homebound seniors in the area. “It is crucial that we continue our fundraising …

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Greenfield native named development director for area nonprofit

GREENFIELD — The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) in Salinas has named Jose Garcia of Greenfield as its new development director. Garcia said in a recent interview that he was motivated to join CCA so he could have an impact …

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Soledad’s first Cop Camp a success

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police Department hosted its first Cop Camp last month for local youth, who participated in hands-on activities and team-building exercises with officers. The April 9 camp was open to youth ages 9 to 17, and had a …

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United Way Monterey County launches capital campaign

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County has announced the public phase of its capital campaign, “Building for the Future.” The campaign’s goal is to raise $1.5 million to support the acquisition and transformation of the building located at 247 …

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Community Food Pantry of King City opens Friday

Community Food Pantry of King City will once again be open beginning Friday, April 29, after being closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past two years, the Food Pantry Board did not feel it was safe for volunteers and …

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King City awarded T-Mobile grant for visitor and history center project

KING CITY — City of King has been awarded $50,000 through T-Mobile’s Hometown Grants program to go toward the cost of renovating and remodeling a downtown building that will serve as a future visitor center and local history museum. King …

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Mental Health and the Homeless: Newsom’s CARE Court Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new CARE Court plan aims to get homeless Californians experiencing mental health problems into treatment and off the street. But can it actually work?

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