Public Citizen for Dec 14, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Teddy Bear Drive
COUNTYWIDE—Now through Dec. 31, the sheriff’s office is collecting new stuffed animals for needy children during the holidays, or to give to kids after a traumatic event. Donations accepted; checks should be made out to “Sheriff’s Advisory Council,” with “teddy bears” in the memo line, and mailed to one of the stations. Drop-offs to the Carmel Valley station require a call first to 647-7702. 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Coastal Station, 1200 Aguajito Rd., Room 002, Monterey, 647-7702. 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, Central Station, 1414 Natividad Rd., Salinas. 755-3766.
COUNTYWIDE—Forte International seeks volunteers to host English-speaking foreign exchange students 15 to 18 for a five-month semester. 877-520-2522.
PG Money Talks
PACIFIC GROVE—PG’s ad hoc budget and finance subcommittee meets. 3:30pm. Community Center, Lebeck Room, 515 Junipero Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 648-3106.
MONTEREY—At tonight’s Green Party meeting, hear Mehdi Shahbazi’s tale of fighting big oil, losing his condo, and sleeping in his van, all in the name of free speech. 7-9pm. Monterey Senior Center, 280 Dickman Ave., Monterey. Free. 645-9914.
Pints for Peace
MONTEREY—Talk about steps toward peace at happy hour. 5-7pm. Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Mariposa Hall, 801 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. Free. 373-1061.
Carmel Valley Ranch
SALINAS—County Supervisors hold a hearing on the controversial subdivision plan for Carmel Valley Ranch. Check online for time. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/cttb/agenda.htm. Supervisors Chambers, 168 West Alisal St., 1st Floor, Salinas. Free. 755-5066
Marina City Council
MARINA—City Council meets. 6:30pm. Council Chambers, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina. Free. 884-1278.
Pacific Grove Council
PACIFIC GROVE—City Council meets.
6-11pm. Council Chambers, 300 Forest Ave., First Floor, Pacific Grove. Free. 648-3106.