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Helping Farmworker Families Who Chase the Harvest

Dec 17, 2015
Monterey County Office of Education

Most of the region’s migrant workers have packed up for the season – heading a way from winter cold and wet to places were the growing season continues.

While chasing the harvests is part of the life of migrant farmworkers, it’s a disruptive slice of life for workers’ children and their education.

Krista Almanzan

The strong El Nino forecast could mean heavy rains this winter along with flooding and mudslides.  Emergency managers have been urging everyone to get ready, but what does being prepared look like?  

Doug McKnight

State Senator Bill Monning is running for re-election.  He made the announcement Tuesday in Monterey outside of Colton Hall where the California Constitution was signed.

He won the seat to represent District 17  in 2012.  He now serves as Senate Majority Leader.

During his speech, Monning talked about his accomplishments since being elected including the recently passed “End of Life Option Act,” and the establishment of the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery on the former Fort Ord.

Doug McKnight

Former Assemblywoman Anna Caballero hopes to return to the California State Assembly.

Her announcement Thursday came as a surprise to some who thought she would run for the Congressional seat of retiring Representative Sam Farr.

But standing in the sunlit courtyard of the Salinas City Hall where she served 15 years as councilwoman and mayor, Anna Caballero announced she is running for the state Assembly seat now held by Luis Alejo.

Doug McKnight

The first thing you may notice about Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Beth Shapiro is how good she is explaining complex science to non-scientists.

You see it not only in her book, “How to Clone a Mammoth, The Science of De-Extinction”,  but also in how she uses humor to inform like in her 2013 TEDx presentation where she introduces herself saying: “I am a molecular Paleontologist, sound sophisticated?  Actually, I just made it up.”

Explaining complex subjects in simple terms is a skill she developed early in life.

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