A Dec. 1 workshop invites parents to learn how to get involved in decision-making at their children's schools. 


Comite de Padres Unidos-Salinas hosts a workshop on how the community can get involved with decision-making in their school districts. Learn how to participate in the public process and ask districts to focus resources on students’ needs.

5:30-7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 1. Free. Attend the free, bilingual session via Zoom. Register at 269-4609,


The city of Seaside is offering a matching grant program for small businesses. It will match 75 percent for facade improvements, up to $7,500 for projects over $10,000.

For more information on eligibility and to apply, email or visit


The United Farm Workers Foundation is offering services to community college students enrolled throughout California who are in need of immigration assistance. Services available include advice from immigration attorneys and funds to pay for first-time DACA applications.

Services available year-around, virtually or in person. Free. For more information or to make an appointment, visit


The Salinas City Elementary School District is asking for community input to develop a plan for the California Department of Education block grant which will bring in $330,000 a year for six years. The money will be used to support educator effectiveness, such as improving teaching methods or creating tailored learning opportunities for students. The district has to gather feedback and make a spending plan to access funds.

To complete the survey, visit


Getting a toy for a child in need is one way to share your own holiday cheer with someone else. Salinas LULAC #2055 and the UFW Foundation are collecting new toys for their upcoming holiday toy drive and welcome donations.

Donations of new toys and cash accepted. Deliver toys to Windermere Valley Properties, 1191-A N. Main St., Salinas. The last day to donate is Dec. 18. For more information, call or text 206-9089.

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