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Monterey County Office of Education Reports on State of Public Education

The Monterey County Office of Education released the 2014-15 Monterey County Education Report to the Community. The report is available online at www.montereycoe.org (under What’s New) and printed versions will soon be available by contacting MCOE at 831.755.0301.

“We are pleased to present the third annual Education Report to the Community. The intent of the annual report is to help the community better understand the progress of public education in Monterey County, and how the community can work together to support the education of all students,” said Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski.

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State unveils a new web fishing guide

State unveils a new web fishing guide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. If you’re looking to hook a fish or two or more, you’ll want to access the new California Department of Fish and Wildlife online Fishing Guide. This new and improved service will help novice and experienced anglers plan successful fishing trips.

The new web fishing guide is faster and provides detailed information about fish plants and fishing locations. Perfect to land your catch of the day.

The new version of the guide is found on the CDFW website.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill Launches “Brews For Books” Benefitting The Monterey Public Library

Come out and celebrate “Brews for Books” the last Wednesday of every month at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill while enjoying amazing house brews from our on-site brewery.  Sip a brew, support the Monterey Public Library and enjoy  the restaurants locally sourced and thoughtfully created, approachable food.  There will be appetizer specials throughout the night.

“Brews For Books” is a new monthly promotion that begins Wednesday, October 29th.  On the last Wednesday of every month, $1 from all house draft beers sold will be donated to the Monterey Public Library.  The Monterey Public Library, California's first public library, established in 1849, preserves Monterey’s memory and ensures a literate, engaged community for the 21st century.  Monterey also serves as a hub library for many residents of Monterey County and visitors from throughout California, the United States and beyond.

Monterey Symphony Announces City Lights Concert: November 21-23, 2014

Single tickets now on sale for the Monterey Symphony’s second concert of its 69th Season, City Lights! The Monterey Symphony presents Charlie Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as he showcases his talents in Lindberg’s Chick ‘a’ Bone Checkout, a signature piece written expressly for Vernon. The West Coast premiere of this work, as part of the Monterey Symphony’s City Lights concert, is a great tribute to the deep and powerful aspects of the trombone, and the raucous, great city of Chicago! Mr. Vernon is the first single trombone soloist in the Monterey Symphony’s 69-year history.  This concert will continue to transport you musically to colorful cities in Spain, the United States, and France; the entire concert is a tribute to the orchestra’s tremendous versatility.

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Ford Ord Veteran's Cemetery gets big check for government

The Fort Ord Veteran's Cemetery recently got a big boost from the federal government with a check for more than $6 million dollars. 

Officials say there is still a lot more work to be done and the funds will only cover phase one of the cemetery.

There will be a 5th annul Heroes' Open Golf Tournament Saturday, November 8th at Ford Ord's Black Horse Course to raise more money.

For complete information go to www.uvc-mc.com . From there click on the Heroes Open logo in the center of the page.


“Fiesta Del Mar" Celebration Encourages Families to Conserve the Ocean Together

“Fiesta Del Mar" Celebration Encourages Families to Conserve the Ocean Together

Families can learn how to enjoy and protect the ocean at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 10th annual “Fiesta del Mar” event on Sunday, October 19.  Fiesta del Mar is an annual Latin American cultural festival celebrating ocean conservation. This year’s fun-filled day will include activities for the whole family, including live performances by musicians and traditional Aztec dancers, bilingual feeding shows and crafts for kids. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free to the aquarium all day.

Cal State Monterey Bay faculty hold mock memorial for expired contract

SEASIDE, Calif. - Faculty, students and staff at California State University of Monterey Bay held a mock funeral procession Wednesday as part of an ongoing contract dispute.

Participants wore black and carried RIP signs in a symbolic memorial service for the expiration of the labor contract between the teachers' statewide union and CSU administration.

It was part of a statewide day of action held at by the California Faculty Association at 23 campuses in California.

The current labor contract expired 100 days ago and the two sides have not been able to reach an agreement. One of the central issues is that staff have not had salary increases in more than seven years.