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Monterey Symphony Announces City Lights Concert: November 21-23, 2014

Single tickets now on sale for the Monterey Symphony’s second concert of its 69th Season, City Lights! The Monterey Symphony presents Charlie Vernon, bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as he showcases his talents in Lindberg’s Chick ‘a’ Bone Checkout, a signature piece written expressly for Vernon. The West Coast premiere of this work, as part of the Monterey Symphony’s City Lights concert, is a great tribute to the deep and powerful aspects of the trombone, and the raucous, great city of Chicago! Mr. Vernon is the first single trombone soloist in the Monterey Symphony’s 69-year history.  This concert will continue to transport you musically to colorful cities in Spain, the United States, and France; the entire concert is a tribute to the orchestra’s tremendous versatility.

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Ford Ord Veteran's Cemetery gets big check for government

The Fort Ord Veteran's Cemetery recently got a big boost from the federal government with a check for more than $6 million dollars. 

Officials say there is still a lot more work to be done and the funds will only cover phase one of the cemetery.

There will be a 5th annul Heroes' Open Golf Tournament Saturday, November 8th at Ford Ord's Black Horse Course to raise more money.

For complete information go to www.uvc-mc.com . From there click on the Heroes Open logo in the center of the page.

 

Time to Register for the Foggy Moon Dance Weekend 2014

Foggy Moon Dance Weekend 2014 is coming and registration and secure online payment to attend will end Sunday, October 26th at 10pm.

“Fiesta Del Mar" Celebration Encourages Families to Conserve the Ocean Together

“Fiesta Del Mar" Celebration Encourages Families to Conserve the Ocean Together

Families can learn how to enjoy and protect the ocean at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 10th annual “Fiesta del Mar” event on Sunday, October 19.  Fiesta del Mar is an annual Latin American cultural festival celebrating ocean conservation. This year’s fun-filled day will include activities for the whole family, including live performances by musicians and traditional Aztec dancers, bilingual feeding shows and crafts for kids. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free to the aquarium all day.

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Monterey Museum of Art Executive Director “Knighted” By France

Monterey Museum of Art Executive Director “Knighted” By France

The Monterey Museum of Art Board of Trustees is announcing that Executive Director Charlotte Eyerman, Ph.D. was awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters on October 3, 2014. 

On behalf of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Consul General of France in Los Angeles Axel Cruau bestowed the honor (the equivalent of knighthood) at a private ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA. The event was attended by Monterey Museum of Art Trustees Melissa Burnett (President), Ronda Eubanks (Vice President), and Stefanie Skinner, as well as former Trustee Robert Alspaugh and his wife. The gathering included Dr. Eyerman’s professional colleagues, supporters, and family members, hosted by Monsieur Cruau and his staff.

Cal State Monterey Bay faculty hold mock memorial for expired contract

SEASIDE, Calif. - Faculty, students and staff at California State University of Monterey Bay held a mock funeral procession Wednesday as part of an ongoing contract dispute.

Participants wore black and carried RIP signs in a symbolic memorial service for the expiration of the labor contract between the teachers' statewide union and CSU administration.

It was part of a statewide day of action held at by the California Faculty Association at 23 campuses in California.

The current labor contract expired 100 days ago and the two sides have not been able to reach an agreement. One of the central issues is that staff have not had salary increases in more than seven years.

UCSC Educational Partnership Center receives $3.27 million grant to help students achieve college

UCSC Educational Partnership Center receives $3.27 million grant to help students achieve college

UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center has been awarded a $3.27 million federal grant over seven years to help prepare middle and high school students in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for college. The grant is one of 41 nationwide totaling $82 million as part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

“The GEAR UP college access programs are vital to our efforts to support lower-income students in their aspirations of joining the University of California,” said Richard Hughey, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education.  “I am particularly excited about this opportunity to expand UCSC’s collaborations with regional schools and to help individual students explore the possibilities of advanced education and student research on our campus.”