From The Editorial Desk
Thursday, March 4, 1999
Last week, in the first of our two-part public service series exploring the ways the Y2K bug may affect Monterey County, we focused on the public sector with looks at county government, public safety and utilities. This week, we turn our attention to the private sector.
If the traffic lights go out, we'll all just have to drive more carefully; if the electricity goes out, we'll light candles and cook our dinners on the rill. But what if we can't get the money to buy the meat--providing it's available at the grocery store--to put on the grill? In this week's issue, we look at the ways in which Y2K may affect your finances, healthcare and food supplies. Also, given the huge economic impact the hospitality industry has on all of us, either directly or indirectly, we look at how local hotels and conference facilities are handling the bug.
And, if you're looking for ways to cope with Y2K in your life, we've included a list of Web-based resources so you can keep track of progress and make whatever preparations may be necessary.
Although we've provided a lot of Y2K information in the last two weeks, there are sure to be new developments in the coming months, and we'll continue to monitor the local situation.