Thursday, August 25, 2016

Voices of California needs Salinas senior participants

Are you a senior who was born and raised in Salinas? If so, Voices of California hopes you’ll be interested in their project.

Voices of California, a project from Stanford University, is coming to Salinas to record the experiences of people who were born and raised here. The project is an attempt to record different ways of "being" Californian.

The group will be in Salinas September 11-21. If you are interested in participating this project please click here to fill out an interest form. Or call  916-806-6732.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Building Healthy Communities celebrates five-year anniversary

The East Salinas Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year project of the California Endowment, is celebrating its halfway mark with an open house intended to highlight its achievements and present plans for future projects.

The idea behind the state-wide project was to select a handful of low-income California communities that were experiencing significant health disparities. Salinas made it as one of the final 14, and the idea was to invest $10 million and leverage those moneys to bring other resources and make the community healthier.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 23., at the initiative's offices on 606 Williams Road, Salinas.

For information or RSVP, email Jesus Valenzuela at

Friday, August 5, 2016

Carving of Berwick Park's breaching whales begins

The process of carving out a pair of Cypress tree stumps into a sculpture of two breaching whales began in Pacific Grove's Berwick Park Friday. That's according to Pacific Grove Chamber President Moe Ammar, who said that three different donors stepped forward at Thursday's celebration of the Pacific Grove Tourist Information Center's fifth anniversary to fund the project announced last May. Ultimately, Ammar said that the city's rotary club would be donating the $8 thousand needed for the three local artists to transform the stumps into a symbol of the city's surrounding sea life.
It was John Bridges, a Monterey attorney that had the idea for the sculpture after noticing the big stumps on his drive home from work one day. They were left after high winds had broken the major branches off the tree during a January storm, causing the city to cut it down. 

Come find your next job during at the 2016 Community Job Fair

Job seekers: Meet face-to-face with local employers and network with your peers. Resume critiques available. No need to register, just show up.

The 2016 Community Job Fair in Salinas will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11. America’s Job Center of California, 730 La Guardia St., in Salinas.

The Job Fair is co-sponsored by the Employment Development Department, the Monterey County Economic Development Department, Central Coast Goodwill, Army Community Service and the Fleet and Family Support Center (U.S. Navy).