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GBA’s February ‘Ganas’ podcast guests include CMA’s general counsel, dynamic pro-bono attorney
Podcast Episodes Available on Apple. Interviewing the youngest-ever Latino General Counsel at the California Medical Association and a tireless pro-bono attorney who represents the underserved

January 22, 2021

Second Homebuyers’ Investment at Cinnamon Shore Helps Transform the Texas Coast
Rapid Growth at Cinnamon Shore Fuels Interest in Luxury Coastal Lifestyle, With Great Investment Potential as The Community Expands

January 20, 2021

PG Museum of Natural History names Liese Murphree as new Director of Programs, Exhibits and Collections
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has named Liese Murphree as its new Director of Programs, Exhibits, and Collections.

January 14, 2021

Western Food Safety Summit Goes Virtual on May 5-6, 2021
The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, 2021, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives.

January 11, 2021

Third Night's A Charm at the Hofsas House Hotel
Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break...

January 8, 2021

Everyone’s Harvest Embraces ‘New Year, New You’ Theme Focusing on Innovative Fresh-food initiatives
Everyone’s Harvest has announced the hiring of Alyssa Huante as Assistant Office and Program Manager and a Zoom Cooking Demo Tuesday, January 19th with Chef Brandon Miller

January 7, 2021

San Lorenzo Valley Water District begins 2021 with three new directors on its Board of Directors
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District has elected two directors and appointed one new director to its five-person Board of Directors (board), a governing body responsible for the establishment of policy that affects more than 7,900 connections.

January 5, 2021

Max’s Helping Paws Foundation Receives Community Impact Grant from Community Foundation for Monterey County
Max’s Helping Paws Foundation has received a Community Impact Grant of $15,000 to help the Foundation continue assisting pets in a health crisis over the next 18 months.

December 24, 2020

Interim Inc. Recognizes National Mental Awareness Month in January 2021
Interim Inc. recognizes the importance of Mental Wellness Month in January 2021, and is dedicating the month for promoting overall mental wellness.

December 23, 2020

GBA’s January ‘Ganas’ Podcast Guests include Hall of Fame Local coach, Iconic sportswriter
Podcast Episodes Available on Apple. Interviewing a Hall of Fame local coach who has given tirelessly to his community and an award-winning sportswriter and Twitter icon.

December 22, 2020

Spirit of Giving on a Budget
Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, shoppers could be thinking that the best deals are in the past.

December 18, 2020

Max's Helping Paws grants more than $75,000 for pets in crisis through supplementary Chestnut's Fund
Did you know that Dec. 14 is National Chestnut Day? Some Americans celebrate by roasting chestnuts on an open fire (with Jack Frost nipping at their noses, of course).

December 14, 2020

Donated Paintings of Carmel Beach Pups Capture Hearts of Pet Owners, Help Pets in Need
When Ed Davis picked up the illustrations of his beloved dogs, Bichons Bert and Ernie, from Max’s Helping Paws Foundation office, he got a little emotional, shedding a few tears in the process.

December 10, 2020

Pandemic gives rise to the ‘Staycation’ — Carmel’s Hofsas House provides Options for Regional Guests
The very core of a vacation involves traveling from one’s home to a faraway destination — leaving the stress of life far behind.

December 9, 2020

Monterey Symphony announces A Virtual Holiday Spectacular, In Partnership with My Museum and Pacific Repertory Theatre
The Monterey Symphony, in partnership with MY Museum and Pacific Repertory Theatre presents a VIRTUAL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR.

December 8, 2020

Goodwill Central Coast Continues Philanthropic ways by Supporting causes of other Local Nonprofits
It’s a well-known fact that Goodwill Central Coast helps anyone who needs or wants a job — be it a veteran, high school dropout or someone with a physical disability.

December 7, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets Hit New Highs in Getting Healthy Produce to the Community
By the end of this tumultuous year, Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets will have hit high water marks in getting healthy produce to consumers through its various programs.

December 6, 2020

Alaska Airlines to Launch Daily Nonstop Service Between Seattle and Monterey
Seattle based Alaska Airlines confirmed today it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Monterey Regional Airport.

December 3, 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn Offers Special Elopement Wedding packages that Focus
First used in the 14th century, the word elope came from aloper, which meant to leap.

November 30, 2020

San Lorenzo Valley Water District In Process of Completing Two Major Water Tank and Pipeline Projects
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) is in the process of replacing three undersized and leaking redwood tanks in Lompico, as well as of replacing 3.3 miles of pipeline that were deemed inefficient, ineffective (due to age and size),

November 24, 2020

GBA’s December ‘Ganas’ podcast guests include East Salinas Entrepreneur, Top Stanford Hoopster
Podcast Episodes Available on Apple Podcasts can be found here (

November 23, 2020

Cyturus Technologies, Inc. Launches New website and Branding campaign to reflect Cutting-edge approach
Top-rated risk assessment firm, Cyturus has partnered with Cyber Theory, a full- service cybersecurity marketing advisory firm, in order to introduce its cutting-edge risk management platform to IT professionals

November 20, 2020

Balance Physical Therapy expands beyond Salinas and Monterey facilities by opening in Prunedale
A native of the Salinas Valley, Dr. John Farahmand founded Balance Physical Therapy and Human Performance Center in 2002, vowing to build the most patient-focused, result-oriented rehabilitation facility in Monterey County.

November 19, 2020

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals Reminds Families to Think Outside the House and Inside the Home for Holidays
They say “home is where the heart is,” so taking a family holiday experience on the road should come quite naturally.

November 18, 2020

Cinnamon Shore for the Holidays: Your Holiday Home Away from Home Awaits
The Texas Coast’s popular, resort-style village helps families make memorable celebrations.

November 17, 2020

Orthopedist Dr. Molly Meadows Launches Orthopedics Program at Mee Memorial Healthcare System in King City
Orthopedist Dr. Molly Meadows has launched her practice and the orthopedics program at Mee Memorial Healthcare System (MMHS) in King City starting this month.

November 11, 2020

Determined to help Pet owners pay for Veterinary care, Dina Ruiz joins Max’s Helping Paws Foundation board
Facing unprecedented hardships brought by the pandemic, many Monterey County pet owners find it difficult, if not impossible, to afford the costs of unexpected care for their treasured pets.

November 10, 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Named a 2020 Platinum Choice Award Winner by Smart Meetings
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has been named one of only 10 properties in California to win the prestigious 2020 Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings

November 10, 2020

ARCpoint Labs Offer Affordable, Accurate and Convenient COVID-19 Saliva Tests
Looking for more affordable, more accurate and more convenient COVID-19 saliva tests with a 48-hour turnaround for test results?

November 9, 2020

A New Generation of Shoppers Discovering the Joys of Vintage Clothing
Once a modest subculture of aficionados and bargain hunters, the resale of vintage clothing has exploded into a huge market that is growing exponentially faster than retail.

November 2, 2020

Monterey County Fair Announces Theme Contest for 2021 Fair
The Monterey County Fair has announced a contest for the community to come up with a theme for the 2021 Monterey County Fair, which will be held Sept. 2-6, 2021.

October 30, 2020

Gil Basketball Academy Basketball Drills and Instructional Videos Now Available on YouTube
Due to restrictions necessitated by the pandemic, in lieu of in-person instruction, Gil Basketball Academy has posted a number of instructional basketball videos on YouTube.

October 29, 2020

Dynamic athletes, Local coach/Educator fill November ‘Ganas’ podcast schedule
Podcast Episodes Available on Apple. Interviewing two athletes from Stanford University who embrace issues of racial and social justice, along with a frontline coach and educator in Salinas

October 27, 2020

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) in Conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) today announced that based on water quality samples collected since the August CZU Lighting Complex fires

October 26, 2020

Alvarado Street Brewery Wins Three Medals at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival®
Mai Tai, Double Cone & Haole Punch recognized for brewing excellence at world’s largest commercial beer competition.

October 22, 2020

PigWizard Helps Fire Relief and Recovery Efforts by Donating Proceeds of Online Sales
PigWizard is donating 10% of all Caramel PorkCorn and 25% of logo merchandise online sales to volunteer fire brigades — Cachagua, Mid Coast, and Big Sur — and the three families of Cachagua Fire that lost their homes in the Carmel Fire.

October 20, 2020

Hofsas House Hotel Announces its Artist-in-Residence Program Launching Dec. 11, 2020, with Art Reception, Live Painting
Cities often inspire art. Anyone who's been to cities like Paris, Rome, or Prague, however, knows that some cities also are art. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is one such city.

October 19, 2020

Sales at Cinnamon Shore South ‘Next Phase’ Event Prove High Demand for Luxury Real Estate on the Texas Coast
With unprecedented sales at its Next Phase event over Columbus Day Weekend, Cinnamon Shore Realty proved once again that there’s a strong demand for luxury living on the Texas Coast.

October 16, 2020

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Adds Two Dog Suites with Pet Fees Benefitting Local Non-Profit, Max’s Helping Paw’s Foundation
Unique for every visitor, Hyatt Regency Monterey is a destination to discover your passions, the outdoors and each other—a place where you escape to connect.

October 14, 2020

Fire Safe Council For Monterey County presents Wildfire and You
An online workshop, to help seniors and people with disabilities prepare for wildfire.

October 13, 2020

Humbled: How California’s Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin
Readers can learn more about Humbled in a series of online book talks hosted by the Monterey County Historical Society.

October 12, 2020

Goodwill Central Coast Awarded Grant From Santa Cruz County to Help Underserved With Training and Transitioning
Goodwill Central Coast has been awarded a substantial grant from Santa Cruz County to help in its efforts to find employment for individuals who have identified mental health and/or substance

October 8, 2020

New book ‘The Good, the Bad, the Mother-in-Law’ Explores Emotion-packed Family dynamics of Age-Old Relationship
Not quite family but rarely ever friends, the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship has tension built into it from the start.

October 6, 2020

Mee Memorial Healthcare System to Hold Flu Clinics in King City and Greenfield
There’s never been a more important time to get a flu shot, so King City’s Mee Memorial Healthcare System (MMHS) is hosting free, drive-through flu vaccinations for the community as well as by-appointment

October 2, 2020

'From Farms to Incubators' Exhibition honors Women who merge AG and Tech to Solve Modern Problems
Multimedia exhibition premiers Nov. 12 at National Steinbeck Center

October 2, 2020

Hartnell College District 3 Trustee Candidate Kari Valdés to Hold Virtual Fundraiser on Sept. 30
Sip. Savor. Support. Featured Guests: Wine Maker Denis Hoey of Odonata Wines, and Ellie Almond of Zio Brand

September 30, 2020

Kiki Wow Presents...Kindness Monterey Campaign Second Stream
Campaign Helps Restaurants and Those In Need Due to COVID-19 and the Fire Emergencies

September 29, 2020

Gil Basketball Academy continues podcast series ‘Ganas — Leading from the Heart’ with new guests Podcast Available
Interviewing the city of Salinas’ most dynamic soccer player and a doctor on the front lines of immigrant healthcare in Los Angeles, Gil Basketball Academy offers two exciting new “Ganas — Leading from the Heart” podcasts for October.

September 28, 2020

Everyone’s Harvest to Fill Key position in support of its Mission to increase access to Fresh food
Founded in 2002 by an idealistic California State Monterey Bay student, Everyone’s Harvest has grown into a robust, values-driven nonprofit that provides the community with easy and affordable access to fruits and vegetables.

September 25, 2020

Montrio Bistro Launches Locals Night Discounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays Through Oct. 31
Just show a local Monterey County ID to receive your 25% Local’s Night discount. The discount is available on the whole menu. This special promotion runs through Oct. 31.

September 24, 2020