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Monterey preps for Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival, County to host Open House for new offices.
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 A Weekly Newsletter Promoting Monterey County:
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Edition 684

Festival celebrates our 'Language Capital of the World' status

Help showcase Monterey County's cultural heritage: Join the celebration with the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival, which kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7 with an international procession along Alvarado Street that makes its way to Custom House Plaza for a full day of cultural celebration. The event is free and open to the public. Support the event by lining up along Alvarado Street to watch the procession, or find out how to join in! 

The Monterey County Business Council trademarked the name “Language Capital of the World” for Monterey County because of the region's wealth of leading military and educational language institutions and private sector companies that provide cross-cultural training, interpretation, translation, localization and globalization services.

County to host open house for new offices

Monterey County (BCM) will hold a community open house at its offices at 1441 Schilling Place, Salinas, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30. The public will get a chance to see the newly renovated building before departments begin moving into the space in April and May. The county purchased the former Capitol One building complex in 2014. County Contracts and Purchasing, Records Retention and ERP have already moved into an annex and warehouse in the complex and the Crescita Early Education Center opened last summer, operating a daycare facility that came with the property. For more about the open house, call 755-5309.
Source: Monterey County Herald

Fenton & Keller gets top honors in poll

Fenton & Keller (BCM) has been selected “Best Law Firm in Monterey County” for 2017 by the Monterey County Weekly (BCM) Readers’ Poll.  The “Best Of” edition hit the streets Thursday morning. This is the second consecutive year the firm has received this distinction.  Read the write-up here or see page 106 of the current Weekly edition.

Salinas looking for community input on future recreation, library needs

The city of Salinas (BCM) has started to prepare a citywide master plan for Parks, Recreation Centers and Library Services to guide the city's efforts at providing high-quality, community-driven parks, recreation facilities and programs and library services serving the Salinas community. The plan will include a vision for the park, recreation and library system, goals and objectives, a capital investment program, and implementation strategies for parks, programs and service. Final review and adoption of the plan tentatively is scheduled for fall 2017.  Share your input on recreation and library needs via an online survey. Available in English and Spanish, the survey consists of 16 questions focused on satisfaction, preferred activities, and needed improvements. Take the survey now.

Monterey seeks Monterey Pop Festival stories for 50th anniversary documentary
Can you believe it's been 50 years since the Monterey Pop Festival? As part of its celebration for the 50th anniversary of that legendary festival, the city of Monterey (BCM) is collecting stories for the city archives and for a commemorative documentary.  If you attended the event or know someone who did, please email Eric Palmer
Salinas storm damage approaches $2 million

The damage from February’s massive Pacific storm that slammed Salinas is nearing $2 million. Original estimates were $1.5 million but Assistant Public Works Director Don Reynolds said more recent calculations could “easily top $2 million.”  A final figure is expected to be released in April.
Wind gusts as high as 75 miles an hour coupled with heavy rainfall caused flooding and downed power lines in Salinas during the Feb. 17 storm, which also knocked down as many as 1,000 trees. Within a 72-hour period, all 14 city maintenance workers tackled more than 700 calls for service.
Salinas City Councilmembers on Tuesday approved a resolution proclaiming a state of emergency in the city, after a succession of winter storms including the mega storm on Feb. 17. The resolution would approve $1.5 million from the Capital Projects Fund to fund recovery costs from the recent storm.

The city is urging property owners who saw damage to file reports with Monterey County by the April 7 deadline.  "The more storm damage information the county collects, the better," Reynolds. "It makes it more likely that state and federal assistance will be available to help local property owners recover."
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Source: Salinas Californian

Monterey Bay Internships to host mixer
Monterey Bay Internships (MBI) will celebrate the importance and power of internships by hosting an Internship Mixer from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at Hartnell College's main campus, Steinbeck Hall in the Student Center.  MBI makes it easy for students and businesses to connect.  The event is free, but  RSVPs are requested.

This is a great networking event for local leaders and companies to meet talented students from nearby colleges. Businesses interested in setting up a table to showcase their company and engage students about work experience opportunities can email Kyle McWilliam-Lopez.
 
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