California’s 21 Missions are older than the state itself, and most could not withstand a major earthquake. Many are made of adobe and date back to the late 1700s when Spain’s king sent Franciscan missionaries to convert natives. Today conversion at the missions isn’t about religion; it’s about seismic retrofitting.
Oil Companies were among those who purchased oil and gas exploration rights yesterday on public land in Central California, including southern Monterey County. This is raising concern that hydraulic fracturing will gain wider use, and has led some to call for a ban on fracking.
Most seniors hope to live in their homes indefinitely. But plans can change when there’s the loss of a driver’s license or home maintenance becomes overwhelming. The Village Movement is removing some of these obstacles across the nation and now locally.