Public Citizen for Feb 02, 2006
Thursday, February 2, 2006
Debating Science and Politics SEASIDE—Is evolution an indisputable fact, or is that idea not any more scientifically sound than Eve being born out of Adam’s rib? Dr. Lawrence E. Susskind, professor at MIT, helps people figure it out in a talk about consensus building in scientific and political debates. 6:30pm. Alumni and Visitors Center at CSUMB, 100 Campus Center, Seaside. Free. 582-3017.
Public Servants Work For You SEASIDE—After recovering from recent back surgery, City Councilman Don Jordan should be back to join the rest of the council for its second meeting of ‘06. 7pm. Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. Free. 899-6700.
Protecting the Sanctuary PACIFIC GROVE—Hear updates on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary’s management plan and the Marine Life Protection Act tonight at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting. 7pm. Nautilus Room, Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove. Free. 647-4201.
Life Support for Natividad SALINAS—Natividad Medical Center is bleeding cash—upwards of $30 million. This means tough decisions for the hospital’s board of trustees, which meets today. 9-11am. Natividad Conference Room, Bldg. 200, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Salinas. Free. 755-4111.
Helping Kids Smile SALINAS—Area dentists volunteer at the fourth annual “Give Kids a Smile” event, providing low-income local kids with free dental care. Call for an appointment. Friday: Alisal Family Resource Center, 144 Del Monte, Salinas. 422-6889. Saturday: Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group, 631 E. Alvin Dr., #E, Salinas. 443-5801.
Writing Checks Is Fun SALINAS—Voters approved the half-cent sales tax, Measure V, in November. Now residents give their two cents about how to spend the $10 million. Each Salinas Councilmember will lead a meeting in his or her district; Councilwoman Jyl Lutes’ District 6 meets tonight. 7pm. Everett Alvarez High School, 1900 Independence Blvd., Salinas. Free. 758-7201.
Peace, Justice and the American Way CARMEL VALLEY—The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 with the mission to achieve world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, and an end to all forms of violence. The WILPF Elders Council meets today, so bring a bag lunch, and join the discussion. Noon-1pm. 8250 Camino Estrada, Carmel Valley. Free. 372-6001.