Monterey Bay Area – Long lines are likely this Election Day and could be made longer by the long ballots. Beyond the Presidential Election, Central Coast voters have to decide on twelve statewide measures, as well as a number of local measures and local candidates for everything from City Council to Airport Board.
Salinas, CA – Election Day is still a few days away, but for the past few weeks thousands of voters have been casting their ballots in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. "We like that idea of standing in line," said Ophelia Raymond, "but because we are going out of town, we want to be sure that our vote is in." Raymond and her husband Frank voted at the Monterey County Elections Office in Salinas.
Monterey Bay Area – It's seven o'clock on a Wednesday night at the Church of the Rock in Salinas, and the pews are filled with parents and kids from several area churches. Their attention is focused on the front of the church where a projection screen is showing a live state-wide simulcast about traditional marriage and involvement in the Yes on 8 Campaign. It's just one way proponents are rallying support for Proposition 8.
Pacific Grove, CA – Imagine a sunny Saturday afternoon and you're washing your car in your driveway. The water comes out of the hose, over your sudsy car, then down to the gutter that leads to a storm drain. At the other end of that drain, you'll find volunteers from Urban Watch. The group spends all summer monitoring storm drain outfalls into the Monterey Bay.