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Sunset near Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, Thursday, January 14, 2021.


The Naval Postgraduate School hosts a webinar for national leaders to discuss what’s next in the U.S. response to Covid-19, including vaccine distribution, community resilience and future global health measures. Speakers include Rick Bright, a member of President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board, and Tim Manning, Covid-19 supply coordinator.

11am Thursday, April 29. Free; registration required at To submit questions, email


What do you need to know about wildfire resources and services? State Sen. John Laird and California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara host a virtual town hall on wildfires to answer your questions.

5:30pm Thursday, April 29. Free; registration required at


Join this citizen science effort to help map what’s happening to California’s native oak trees – specifically, the spread of sudden oak death. Volunteers in the annual sudden oak death blitz gather samples that help scientists understand the scope of the problem.

Pick up sample packets at Palo Corona Regional Park Discovery Center, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel at 10am Friday, April 30; return them by Tuesday, May 4. A virtual 30-minute training is required.


The Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a panel discussion about ocean-climate connections. Panelists represent Moss Landing Marine Labs, Monterey Bay Seaweeds and The Nature Conservancy.

12:30-1:30pm Thursday, April 29. Free; registration required at 647-4183,


Do you know teens in need of some escapism? The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County host a virtual, teens-only Escape Room event.

4-5pm Fridays starting April 30. Free. Via Zoom at For more information,


Hear directly from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials what is involved in naturalization, step one in the citizenship process.

4-5pm Wed, May 5. Free; attend virtually at, meeting 199 528 7181 and password R6XjPN8JTk8*. For more, email

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