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Friday, December 1, 2017

SALINAS – Increased affordable housing and proposed redevelopment of what was described as underperforming areas in Salinas were the highlights of the housing community meeting Thursday.

Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero held the community meeting at city hall to discuss housing issues facing Salinas.

“It’s such a relevant topic for Salinas and our region,” said McShane. “It’s what we all experience, whether it’s skyrocketing rent or just the inability to find a place.”

Caballero said there is a need to build smaller units like condos that allows first-time homeowners to enter the marketplace and said there is a real cost in not building more houses.

“When you don’t build, there is lost revenue because people are spending too much money on housing costs and not buying things they need,” said Caballero. “It also means lost wages because when you build homes it creates more jobs.”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hosted by Assemblymember Anna Caballero & Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane

Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Salinas City Hall Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas

For decades Salinas has suffered some of the greatest housing challenges in the United States. Chronic homelessness has made the situation worse. Solutions such as industry funded housing projects and the recent addition of the Monterey Bay Housing Trust have helped. However, the situation worsens by the day and creative solutions working with the County and State are required. This event is a community meeting on the topic of “State & Local Creative Housing Solutions.” A expert panel has been assembled to share the state of housing and public housing incentives and programs. Guests will hear from various organizations & individuals that have made their careers on the topic. Reports will be followed by discussion and ultimately, question and answers from the public.

Itinerary:

  • 5:45 PM – Event Admission
  • 6:00 PM – Welcome by Mayor Joe Gunter
  • 6:05 PM – Councilman Steve McShane: Event History/Event Overview
  • 6:10 PM – Assemblymember Anna Caballero: State Policy Role/Experience/Ideas
  • 6:20 PM – Megan Hunter, City of Salinas: City Report/Action & Policies
  • 6:40 PM – Hugh Walker, Thrust IV, Private Developer: Commentary/Recommendations
  • 6:50 PM – Dana Cleary, CHISPA, Non-Profit Developer: Commentary/Recommendations
  • 7:00 PM – Q&A/Discussion
  • 7:30 PM – Event Close

For more information please contact: Steve McShane, electedmcshane@gmail.com or (831) 970-4141

We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

GONZALES — Gonzales High School girls tennis team completed the season by participating in the Mission Trail Athletic League Singles and Tournament on Nov. 1.

The Spartans took part in the tournament with two singles players and two doubles teams. Competing for Gonzales were: Athena Landeros and Bianca Sanchez (singles); and the doubles teams of Adilenne Ramirez and Valeria Reyes, and the team of Isabel Mendoza and Elizabeth Arreola.

Gonzales head coach Rene Mendez was pleased with the efforts of his players at the MTAL tournament in singles and doubles play.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Salinas >> A meeting to bring together state and local government officials, nonprofit and for-profit developers, and other community leaders in search of solutions to the affordable housing crisis, will take place Thursday in Salinas.

The Housing Community Meeting will be presented by Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane and State Assemblywoman Anna Caballero on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salinas City Hall Rotunda.

“This is the first time, that I’m aware of, where state and local government officials engage non- and for-profit developers in search of housing solutions,” said McShane. “The goal of the meeting is to produce real ideas that both local and state government can put into action in response to an increasingly difficult housing crunch.”

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SALINAS - Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero joined the Monterey County Office of Education for the Quality Matters Recognition Celebration to recognize the 45 Early Care and Education sites that have participated in Quality Matters for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and which will continue for the next two years. The sites consist of child development programs and licensed family child care providers who have committed to continuous improvement, so they raise the high quality early learning experiences to help children grow, develop, and learn.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SALINAS - Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero joins the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees to celebrate the dedication of the next Middle School: Dolores C. Huerta Middle School. The Board is in the process of completing architectural renderings and will look to begin construction at the end of next year for the school to be located in the land north of the intersection of Hemingway and Boronda. Dolores Huerta was present at the event.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

(Salinas, CA) – Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) gathered experts and officials from the worlds of agriculture and technology at Hartnell College for a special committee hearing focusing on Agriculture Technology: Innovation, Startups and Workforce Readiness. “The great thing about this hearing is we have an opportunity to hear about what is happening in the tech field so we can have a better understanding about how we can capitalize on the kind of investments that are happening,” said Assemblymember Caballero.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 

Presented by the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and the Assembly Select Committee on Economic Development And Investment in Rural California

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hartnell College - Alisal Campus, Salinas

AGENDA

1. Welcome and Opening Comments :  Assembly Member Caballero and Members
2. The Start-Up Ecosystem: An Innovation Platform Sprouts in Salinas  

Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas
Dennis Donohue, Western Growers Innovation and Tech Center
Mareese Keane, Platform Director, THRIVE Accelerator
Seana Day, Partner, The Mixing Bowl – Better Food Ventures

3. Readying Rural Students for Tech Innovations in Agriculture

Dr. Susan Pheasant, Director, Agricultural, Business and Technology Institute, Hartnell College
Maggie Melone-Echiburú, Program Director, DojoCoder and CSin3 Hartnell College
Terry Brase, Agricultural Science Instructor, Farm of the Future West Hills Community College
Nancy Gutierrez, Statewide Sector Navigator: Agriculture, Water and Environmental Technologies, California Community Colleges

4. Workforce Readiness: Opportunities and Challenges

Nathan Harkleroad, Education Program Manager, Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association
Jacob Martinez, Founder and Executive Director, Digital NEST
Marco Lizarraga, Executive Director, La Cooperativa Campesina

5. Public Comments

6. Closing Remarks: Assembly Member Caballero and Committee Members

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. — Converge 2017, UnitedAg’s 4thAnnual Health Benefits Forums were held in Fresno, Santa Maria, and Salinas, September 26 – 28. The program builds upon UnitedAg’s ethos by showcasing the nontraditional way UnitedAg creates the health plan from the patient outwards. The theme of ‘Converge’ emphasized UnitedAg’s commitment to focusing on the members and creating a culture of innovation through collaboration.

“We are reimagining healthcare as something that is centered around the patient and their personal experiences,” said Christopher McDonald, Director of Product Development and Underwriting. “We are building relationships with members and health providers that share the same vision as us, such as those at their regional clinics including our Mexico Panel and Teladoc.”