Thursday, October 25, 2007
FUTURE GROWTH | SALINAS – The City Council and Planning Commission discuss annexation of about 2,400 acres and plans for 11,500 homes north of the city. 3:30pm. City Hall Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas. Free. 758-7381.
FARMER EDUCATION PROGRAM | SALINAS – The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association’s (ALBA) Farmer Education Program starts today, and walk-ins are welcome. It is designed for people who want to start a small farm business or advance in their agricultural careers. When coursework is completed, participants can access organic farmland in the small farm incubators operated by ALBA. Scholarships and payment plans available. 6pm. ALBA, 1700 Old Stage Rd., Salinas. $300. 758-1469 or albafarmers.org.
MARINA STATION HEARING | MARINA – The Planning Commission considers endorsing a 1,360-home development north of the city. 6:30pm. Council Chambers, 211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina. Free. 384-7324.
PEACE RALLY AND RIDE | MONTEREY – Peace activists gather for a bicycle ride and march from Del Monte Boulevard to Alvarado Street. 10am-6pm. 1pm/ride and march. 6:30pm/candle light vigil. Window-on-the-Bay. Free. 869-1694.
ANOTHER ANTI-WAR EVENT | MONTEREY – Join the call by United for Peace & Justice to show the massive number of people against the war in Iraq. 1-3pm. Portola Plaza, end of Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free. 373-1061.
STREET SKILLS CLASS | SALINAS – The League of American Bicyclist’s Road 1 and Street Skills class teaches basic bike maintenance, handling, and rules of the road. 9am-1pm. Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., Salinas. Enroll: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHSIDE CLEANUP | SALINAS – Councilwoman Janet Barnes leads neighborhood tidying, recyclables and trash collection. 8am-noon. Washington Middle School, 560 Iverson St., Salinas. Free. 758-7993.
LAW OF THE LAND | SEASIDE – Join a brown-bag workshop and discussion of Gonzales v. Carhart/Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the first abortion decision from the post-O’Connor Supreme Court. Space is limited. Call to reserve a seat. 1:30pm. Room 4, Monterey College of Law, 100 Col. Durham St., Seaside. Free. (415) 947-0680.