Public Citizen for May 24, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
INTERN WITH DENHAM | SALINAS— State Sen. Jeff Denham is accepting resumés from high school and college students interested in volunteering for summer internships in his Salinas district office. Responsibilities include providing phone support, constituent correspondence and working with staff members on special projects. Interested parties may apply for a position by faxing a cover letter and resumé to the Salinas district office, attention Bill Ritz. 769-8086.
SALUTE TO AG | COUNTYWIDE— Register now to see the Salinas Valley agriculture scene unwrapped in a tour of innovative field and processing facilities. Tour will be held 9:30am-4:30pm, Sept. 14. Space is limited. salutetoag.com or 424-7611.
PG BUDGET MEETING | PACIFIC GROVE— City’s budget subcommittee discusses the draft 2005-06 financial statements and how to improve the 2008-09 budget process. 3:30pm. City Manager’s Conference Room, 300 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove. Free. 648-3106.
YOUR VOTE COUNTS | MONTEREY— Learn about paper ballots versus computer voting, and being a poll watcher for the June 5 election at SAVElections Monterey County’s meeting. 6:30pm. Community Room, First National Bank, 615 Abrego St., Monterey. Free. 641-0170.
PRESIDIO WALKING TOUR | MONTEREY— The City and Presidio of Monterey Museum offer a walking tour of the Lower Presidio Historic Park, the location of some of the state’s most historic sites. 11am. Presidio of Monterey Museum, Lower Presidio, Cpl. Ewing Boulevard, Monterey. Free. 646-3991.
VIDEO FROM IRAQ | CARMEL— Kathy Kelly and activist poet David Smith-Ferri give personal accounts of women and children in Iraq and refugees flooding into Jordon. Kelly shows video footage from Iraq and Smith-Ferri reads from his newly released book of poetry. Proceeds from book sales go to Iraqi families and refugee kids. Refreshments served. 1-3pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito Rd., Carmel. Donations appreciated. 624-4242 or 728-4248.
LOCAL WINE REGIONS | SALINAS— Local winemakers talk “Location, Location, Location,” at the final Ag Forum luncheon. Discussion focuses on the nature of an American Viticultural Area: what it is and why Monterey has been granted nine of them. Seven wine tasting samples included with lunch. Advance tickets recommended. Noon-2pm. National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas. $35. steinbeckstore.org or 775-4721.
FILIPINO COMMUNITY’S HISTORY | SEASIDE— Celebration of the Filipino community’s historical contributions to the development and progress of Seaside features pictorial and video clip exhibits, folk dance exhibitions and Philippine delicacies. 1-3pm. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside. Free. 392-1037 or 899-6704.
VETERAN’S FLAG | SALINAS— The Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Committee unveil the new granite flag Vietnam War memorial, in honor of the 78 servicemen from Monterey County who died in during the war. 1pm. 885 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas. Free. 455-6881.
CHANGING SALINAS’ IMAGE | SALINAS— Mayor Dennis Donohue hosts a town hall meeting that will explore how Salinas can improve its image. City Council members will attend, along with nationally-acclaimed artist David Ligare. 7pm. Sherwood Hall, 940 North Main St., Salinas. Free. 758-7993.