Salinas, CA – It's 7:30 on Monday morning, and Jandi Dunlap is coordinating her volunteers at Dorothy's Kitchen in Salinas. They're serving a breakfast of French toast, oatmeal and fruit to several dozen homeless people. Dunlap says normally she has about six volunteers to work with, but today she has a twelve.
Aptos, CA – Terry Ballantyne normally spends her day negotiating real estate deals, but this morning, she's outside the Aptos La Selva Fire Station number 2 looking inside a collection bin. "So we've got some mittens, some gloves and a little handmade quilt for a child, more blankets and some comfortable pillows," said Ballantyne.
Santa Cruz, CA – Ten days ago, UC Santa Cruz gave Shakespeare Santa Cruz the news: it could no longer cover the Theater Company's losses. It gave the staff of seven until noon on December 22nd to raise $300,000 or go dark.