Public Citizen for Jan 26, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
NIP Sidewalk Cracks in the Bud MONTEREY—Funding for sidewalk and curb repair, as well as new traffic signals and parks, may not sound glamorous. But it’s the stuff of good neighborhoods, and is made possible by Monterey’s Neighborhood Improvement Program Committee, which meets tonight. 7pm. Council Chambers, corner of Pacific and Madison Streets, Monterey. Free. 646-3997.
Back to School for Grownups SALINAS—The 14th annual Parent University offers age-specific sessions on topics including “The Teen Brain,” “How to Help Angry Kids” and “Stress Release for Hectic Parents.” 8:30am-1pm. Parent Center, Salinas Adult School, 20 Sherwood Pl., Salinas. $5. 796-6970.
The New ‘Improved’ Medicare MONTEREY—The new Medicare drug-benefits plan is notoriously complicated. Bob Petty of the Alliance on Aging is here to help. Today, at an event sponsored by the Peninsula’s Democratic Club, he will try and assist people in deciphering which of the 49 plans will best fit their needs. 2-4pm. Monterey Public Library Community Room, 625 Pacific St., Monterey. Free. 620-1674.
Carr Lake’s Urban Renewal SALINAS—It’s the community’s chance to check out the proposed design for Carr Lake’s 480-acre park and water detention basin. Comments about future designs and park features are welcome. 7-8:30pm. Sherwood Hall, Santa Lucia Room, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. Free. 582-3323.
Stir Up the Supes SALINAS—Prove all the clichés true—all politics is local, and democracy is a responsibility, and our elected officials are public servants and such—at the weekly County Supervisors meeting. An agenda will be posted online by Jan. 27, www.co.monterey.ca.us/cttb/agenda.htm. 9:30am. Supervisors Chambers, 168 West Alisal St., Salinas. Free. 755-5066.
A Windy City Fun Group MARINA—The community group Activities in Marina (AIM) brings neighbors together, and coordinates cultural, family and exercise activities. 7pm, Marina Library, 277 Reservation Rd., Marina. Free. 883-8663.
An Environmentalist Home MOSS LANDING—It’s trendy and good for the environment. Wendy Willow Wark will speak about green building: “On the Rise in Monterey Bay,” at the US Green Building Council’s meting tonight. Wark is the newly appointed executive director of the Northern California chapter. 6-8pm. Moss Landing Marine Labs, 8272 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing. Free. 688-7900.