Public Citizen 3.29.12
Thursday, March 29, 2012
MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS | COUNTYWIDE – Monterey Bay Officer’s Spouse Club offers merit-based scholarships to dependents of active duty, retired or deceased members of the military; Monterey County residents or NPS grads eligible. Awards start at $500 based on academic achievement and community involvement. Applications due April 30. www.montereybayosc.com/scholarship.htm.
WASTE RATES | Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority hosts public meetings to discuss increases in garbage disposal rates that take effect July 1. Learn about how your garbage bill will change and why. 6pm Thursday March 29 at Greenfield City Hall, 599 El Camino Real; Monday April 2, Prunedale Grange Hall, 17890 Moro Road; Tuesday April 3, Salinas City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.; Wednesday April 4, San Ardo Elementary School, 62428 Center St. 775-3003, www.svswa.org.
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PET RESCUE | PACIFIC GROVE – Peace of Mind Dog Rescue trains volunteers to help foster dogs and transport them to vet visits. 5:30-7pm. Sally Griffin Center, 700 Jewel Ave. 718-9122, www.peaceofminddogrescue.org.
TSUNAMI AWARENESS | PEBBLE BEACH – For tsunami awareness week, the American Red Cross, Pebble Beach Community Services District/CalFire, NOOA, Monterey County Office of Emergency Services and others test emergency response plans. Testing includes simulated barricades, sheltering in place and radio network use at various locations. 8am-noon. 624-6921, www.arcmontereybay.org.
FISHY FACTS | CARMEL VALLEY – Brian LaNeve of the Carmel River Steelhead Association presents on the status of steelhead in a dry year. 7pm. Community Chapel, Paso Honda and Village Drive. Free. 659-1115.
HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT | CARMEL VALLEY – The annual Sheriff’s Advisory Council benefit raises funds for improved training, equipment, public outreach and sustaining a team of narcotics detection dogs. 6pm. Bernardus Lodge, 415 W. Carmel Valley Road. $150. RSVP required. 236-3506, www.SheriffsAdvisoryCouncil.org.
SATURDAY 3 | 31
PARK CLEANUP | SALINAS – Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day by volunteering to spruce up Cesar Chavez Park. 10am-1pm. 250 N. Madeira Ave. Free. 582-3686, http://ron.csumb.edu.