Public Citizen 8.16.12
Thursday, August 16, 2012
THURSDAY 8 | 16
CITY SPORTS | SEASIDE – City Council hears a report on athletic fields and decides whether to grant a fee waiver to Seaside Youth Football for the 2012 season. Council also discusses supporting a Monterey-Salinas Transit bus rapid transit project on Fremont Blvd. 7pm. Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave. Free. 899-6700, www.ci.seaside.ca.us.
ADVOCATING FOR KIDS | SALINAS – Michelle Pacheco Espinosa of Voices for Children and Youth (formerly CASA) presents to the Latino Network of Monterey County on the nonprofit’s efforts to represent children in court. The National CASA Association last year helped advocate for 240,000 kids across the country. Noon. La Casa del Sazon, 438 Salinas St. $10 (includes lunch). 755-4581, www.voicesforchildrencasa.org.
FRIDAY 8 | 17
FIXING THE DEATH PENALTY | SALINAS – California voters will decide in November whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Former San Quentin State Prison Warden Jeanne Woodford presents on the projected $1 billion savings and social justice reasons for supporting the SAFE California Act. 7pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1071 Pajaro St. Free. www.safecalifornia.org.
SATURDAY 8 | 18
COPING WITH HEARING LOSS | MONTEREY – Join the Hearing Loss Association of America in plans to form a new chapter. The group will promote local programs on improving communication skills for the hearing impaired. 10am-noon. Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St. Free. 375-4418, www.hearingloss.org.
MONDAY 8 | 20
BLOOD DRIVE | SALINAS – Help replenish the blood supply, which routinely drops off after summer vacation season. 1-6pm Monday Aug. 20; 10am-2pm Tuesday Aug. 21. SaveMart parking lot, 1150 S. Main St. 751-1993, www.unitedbloodservices.org.
WEDNESDAY 8 | 22
CONGRESSIONAL TOWN HALL | MONTEREY – Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, hosts a town hall to update constituents on issues in Washington affecting the Central Coast. 6:30-8:30pm. Monterey Institute, 499 Pierce St. Free. 424-2229, http://farr.house.gov.