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APTOS -- The bout of storms that battered Santa Cruz County and much of Northern California has taken a toll, eroding away roads that have stood for decades and toppling trees.
Congressmen Jimmy Panetta toured parts of Aptos hit hard by recent storms Saturday.
“Being in Washington is fine but this is what the job is about,” said Panetta. “Having boots on the ground so that you can make sure that you help the community here that you represent.”
When the office of newly-elected Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, planned a Feb. 12 town hall meeting in Salinas about immigration, it was before news reports of raids and mass arrests of undocumented immigrants over the weekend.
SALINAS, Calif. - In the face of uncertainty and anger, more than 200 people packed the Steinbeck Hall in Hartnell Community College to gain clarity.
"I get really emotional around this because what’s happening now is not who we are,” said Cindy Muscarello of Salinas.
Salinas -- Hundreds of people turned out Sunday afternoon at a town hall meeting on immigration organized by Rep. Jimmy Panetta at Hartnell College.
There was standing room only in the Monterey Room at the college, which hosted the event.
SALINAS — News of expanding immigration raids, leading to more than 160 detentions in Los Angeles last week, has sent waves of fear through the state's rural fields and farmlands, where growers and immigrant laborers alike are bracing for possible crackdowns on the state’s agricultural heartland.
Fears, anxiety and in many cases anger in the wake of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, drew a tremendous crowd of at least several hundred that packed the student center on Sunday afternoon at Hartnell College in Salinas for an immigration town hall.