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The Venue

Nestled between the music scenes of Santa Cruz and Monterey, Seaside can be overlooked as a place to go for dinner and a concert. But one Seaside native has been working to change that through word-of-mouth.  

Erika Mahoney

A growing number of communities in California are becoming their own electricity providers by creating what’s called a Community Choice Energy non-profit, or CCE. The goal is to provide greener electricity at a lower cost. 

Erika Mahoney

Cities along the Monterey Bay are full of seafood restaurants. But what ends up on your plate can often come from another part of the country, even another part of the world. The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust wants to change that by breathing new life into Monterey’s commercial fishing industry.  

Krista Almanzan

The idea of a love letter usually inspires thoughts of young love and the future.  But death is the starting point for something called an End of Life Love Letter.  These are letters you write to family members and friends for them to open usually after you die.

Erika Mahoney

Recent safety improvements on Highway 101 through Prunedale have led to the expansion of protected land in the Elkhorn Slough, just off the coast near Moss Landing.  

Krista Almanzan

Being an Olympic bobsledder from Monterey sounds out of the box.  And that’s why Nick Cunningham tried out for the U.S.A. men’s bobsled team.

 


Monterey County is the latest county in California to declare a hepatitis A outbreak among its homeless population. California has been dealing with its largest hep A outbreak since the vaccine came out more than twenty years ago.

 

Montage Health

$105.8-million.  That’s how much a single donor is giving local, non-profit Montage Health.  The money will create a new youth mental health program and facility for Monterey County.

Erika Mahoney

Last year, 18 victims of human trafficking called a hotline at the Monterey County Rape Crisis center looking for help. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office says this represents just a fraction of the problem in the county. So they’re trying out a new way to find these victims.

Erika Mahoney

Central Coast Congressman Jimmy Panetta wants to expand protections for crime victims who are undocumented immigrants.

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