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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MONTERY – Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill – the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday – that includes a number of bipartisan provisions that will benefit the Central Coast plus a historic move to allow hemp production. It next goes to President Trump for signing.
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.
A new five-year farm bill that enhances existing programs while offering new assistance to less traditional forms of agriculture and legalizing industrial hemp easily won final congressional approval from the House on Wednesday, sending the measure to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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.
Gun violence is a national crisis. This year alone, over 50,000 gun violence incidents have resulted in 12,904 deaths, a number that is likely to be higher after this issue goes to print. These statistics do not include the roughly 22,000 annual suicides by a firearm.
Congressman Jimmy Panetta, headed to an 80-20 victory in his first re-election bid, isn’t going to be putting his feet up in the next few weeks while waiting for his Democratic Party to take control of the 116th U.S. House of Representatives.
Thanksgiving is complicated enough, between making sure the turkey doesn’t dry out and the relatives don’t get into a fight over the latest hot topic issues. Now add making sure the only tummy trouble guests leave with is from eating too much pie.
Having received nearly four out of every five votes district-wide, Central Coast Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-20) is cruising to a second term in the U.S. House.
The most recent election results show Panetta getting 79 percent of the vote compared this his challenger Ronald Paul Kabat, who has received 21 percent.