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Aussies, others ask: Immigration ...

Aussies, others ask: Immigration – What’s up with U.S. policies?

On the local, state, national, and international level, many of us in the...

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ICE Advisory for People Who Bike ...

ICE Advisory for People Who Bike – Immigrants and Law Enforcement in Monterey County

Update, 6/10/17: As reported by Chelcey Adami in the Salinas Californian on...

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East Salinas / The Alisal

East Salinas / The Alisal

Pleasures, Protests, and Promise This post includes: The Alisal’s first...

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Women’s March on Washington, D...

Women’s March on Washington, DC – and Monterey County related activities

City of Monterey native Amanda Cole, currently a resident of Washington,...

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Constables of the Peace – Cops...

Constables of the Peace – Cops on Bikes in Monterey County

Scroll this post, to see law enforcement officers on bikes in...

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Salinas Valley, Salad Bowl of the Na...

Salinas Valley, Salad Bowl of the Nation — Who could be hungry?

Some may wonder if Thomas Fuller’s story, “In a California...

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Remember Juan Angel Perez (1999-2015...

Remember Juan Angel Perez (1999-2015)—and Señores Martinez, Trujillo, Sanchez, Ramirez

In addition to Juan Angel Perez, below we also remember four other local men...

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Gail Root coaches parents: Give chil...

Gail Root coaches parents: Give children roots and wings

Update, fall 2013: Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council...

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Outstanding Women of Monterey County...

Outstanding Women of Monterey County 2015

The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women named ten Outstanding...

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Techno Wonders and Woes

Techno Wonders and Woes

Ah, the wonders—and woes—of a techy world. If you tried to visit this site...

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New Tech Challenges the Old Book Pub...

New Tech Challenges the Old Book Publishing Industry

An October 8 front-page story in the San Jose Mercury News, also picked up by...

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Reza Aslan at Carmel Authors & ...

Reza Aslan at Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival

After a weekend of mostly sitting indoors to enjoy Jim & Cindy...

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Lead Pencil Girl Gone Techno

Lead Pencil Girl Gone Techno

I was as skittish with a fish back then as I often am today with new...

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What Is Our Health Care System Reall...

I received an appropriately timed Independence Day greeting.  It was from a...

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Beware of Limited-Benefit Health Ins...

Beware of Limited-Benefit Health Insurance Plans: Why a Daughter of the American Revolution Just May Flee the Country

A front-page story in the July 1 New York Times,  “Insured but...