WATSONVILLE — April Ortiz is a 25-year-old mother hoping to become a nurse to provide a better life for her children. Emilio Menze, 32, is working on his high school diploma to close a chapter of his life that has nagged him since dropping out of school as a high school senior.
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MONTEREY — The U.S. House of Representatives this week unanimously passed maritime legislation that aims to advance the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ability to use drone technology to support at-sea research and operations.
Dubbed the Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology Act (CENOTE), the legislation that was co-authored by Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, will advance NOAA’s use of unmanned maritime systems, encourage private sector research and development and ensure that maritime data is readily available and reliable.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act. Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) co-authored and introduced the House draft of the bill with Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS).
WATSONVILLE — A contingent of politicians, educators and residents gathered in Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education’s Rodriguez Street location Monday to help ring in the institution’s 90th anniversary.
With dozens of classes on tap, the school boasts more than 3,000 students and more than 100 teachers.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and seven fellow veteran Members of Congress sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, calling for full repayment of benefits owed to veterans under the Forever GI Bill.
The letter follows troubling reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs does not intend to reimburse veterans for underpayment of educational benefits. The lawmakers expressed concern regarding ongoing and persistent delays and continued uncertainty experienced by affected veterans and their families.
GONZALES — Gonzales students and brothers Andrew and Scott Funk have earned the Congressional Award for their commitment to physical fitness, volunteering, personal development and exploring the surrounding areas.
Andrew and Scott completed 100 hours of physical fitness, 200 hours of volunteer work, 100 hours of personal development as well as two nights and three days of expedition and exploration that qualified them for the Congressional Award, which they received from Congressman Jimmy Panetta.
MONTEREY — It’s been a decade since Greg Migdale started Project Helping Hand. Still, one of his all time favorite stories is about when he helped music teacher Jim Paoletti revive a music program in 2012.
Paoletti knew there was a closet with 10 violins and violas just sitting unused for years because they didn’t have new strings, Migdale said.
WATSONVILLE — Rep. Jimmy Panetta visited an elementary school in Watsonville to observe the impact of a school garden program designed to provide young children in resource challenged communities with fresh healthy food and knowledge about where it comes from.
Congressaman Panetta, Over 150 Democrats Call on DeVos to Release More Information about the Department’s Failure to Faithfully Implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
THE U.S. Navy’s top brass was in Monterey this week to announce the Naval Postgraduate School’s new president and honor the outgoing head of the university.
During a ceremony at NPS Wednesday morning, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer welcomed retired vice admiral Dr. Ann Elisabeth Rondeau to lead the school. Rondeau, a 38-year veteran of the Navy, will succeed current NPS president Ronald A. Route in early 2019. Route has been at NPS for five years.