Public Citizen 6.28.12
Thursday, June 28, 2012
RECOGNIZING PEACEMAKERS | COUNTYWIDE – Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, is accepting nominations for the California Peace Award. Recommend local leaders who make their community more peaceful. July 24 deadline. 759-8676, www.asmdc.org/members/a28/peaceawards.
VOLUNTEER WITH SENIORS | SALINAS – The Wisdom Adult Day Health Care Center trains youth to work with disabled and elderly adults in meeting their physical and social needs. 8am-4pm daily. 1910 North Davis Road. 442-0100, www.wisdomcenters.com.
THURSDAY 6 | 28
THE LATINO VOTE | SALINAS – Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, speaks on national policy issues affecting the local community in light of the Supreme Court decision striking down parts of Arizona’s immigration law. 5:30-7:30pm. Hernandez Law Firm, 40 Central Ave. $10. 422-0302, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNION STRUGGLES | SEASIDE – Discuss ongoing union battles at two Carmel hotels with the local NAACP chapter. 7pm. Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Ave. Free. 394-3727, http://montereynaacp.org.
SATURDAY 6 | 30
BYO BAGS | MONTEREY – On July 1, single-use plastic bags will no longer be available in Monterey retail stores. Celebrate with free reusable bag giveaways and live music. 11am-3pm; 1pm speakers Mayor Chuck Della Sala and City Councilwoman Libby Downey. Colton Hall lawn, 570 Pacific St. Free. 646-5662, www.montereyrecycles.org.
SUNDAY 7 | 1
E-RECYCLE | MONTEREY – Safely dispose of your aging computers, phones and other electronics. Deliver used electronics for recycling. 9am-3pm. Fairgrounds Gate 8, 2004 Fairgrounds Road. Free. 372-5863, www.electronicrecyclers.com.
THURSDAY 7 | 5
STAR-SPANGLED CLEANUP | VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Celebrate Independence Day by keeping beaches clean, then follow up the next day to remove what got left behind. Cleaning supplies provided. 8-10am. Carmel Beach at end of Ocean Avenue, Carmel; Del Monte Beach at Wharf 2, Monterey. Free. 462-5660, www.saveourshores.org.