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Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr.Even now, a half century after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contribution to developing a more equal society, one where all Americans have the opportunity to succeed remains unmatched.

I encourage you to give back to the community in Dr. King's honor. You can perform community service or stand up for an ideal you believe in, while working to make the world a better place. Fight to improve the lives of others, this is the legacy I believe Dr. King would want in his memory.

Below, please find a list of service events happening around our District.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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SANGER - Assemblymember Anna Caballero visits CA Citrus Mutual facilities and harvesting groves at Kings River Packing. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Thinking about giving a puppy or kitten as a holiday gift? If so, animal welfare advocates advise that you make sure the recipient is eager and ready for a pet, and they strongly suggest sourcing the animal from a shelter or a rescue group.

If you are determined to get one from a breeder or a pet store, you might want to double-check that you are actually buying the fluffy little bundle and not leasing it.

That’s right: Pet leasing is a fairly new but very real industry, and it is getting growing scrutiny from lawmakers and animal organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They say it is a predatory practice for pushing expensive puppies on people who cannot afford them and do not always understand they are essentially renting an animal for months — and paying far more than they might have realized.

Monday, December 18, 2017

SALINAS - In July 2015, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father in San Francisco when she was struck by a bullet, and died in her father's arms. 

The shooter was 54-year-old Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an immigrant from Mexico who had been deported five times prior. 

The tragic story became a talking point in the national debate over immigration policy, and whether jurisdictions should take stronger steps to protect people from crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. It also became the impetus in Monterey County for Sheriff Steve Bernal to launch a pilot program about two months later, giving federal agents Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, access to the Monterey County Jail and inmate records. 

“We don’t want things like that to happen here in Monterey County,” Bernal told the Weekly of Steinle's death and his decision to launch the relationship with ICE back in 2015.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

SOLEDAD — Six agencies came together on the evening of Dec. 13 to distribute over 500 presents and approximately 100 new bicycles to local children and their families at the South County YMCA.

The annual “Cops Giving Tree” saw a special guest appearance from Assembly Member Anna Caballero, who presented all six agencies with special recognitions for the event.

Soledad Police Department, Soledad Unified School District, the California State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Correctional Training Facility, Salinas Valley State Prison and the South County YMCA collaborated on meals for the attending families and gifts for disadvantage youth and their families for the eighth annual “Cops Giving Tree.”

Friday, December 15, 2017

SOLEDAD - Assemblymember Anna Caballero joins the Soledad Police Department, Correctional Training Facility, Salinas Valley State Prison, and Soledad Unified School District at the South County YMCA during the 8th Annual "Cops Giving Tree" event. Over 500 presents and close to 100 new bicycles were distributed to local children and their families.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

MONTEREY - Assemblymember Anna Caballero joins the Organic Grower Summit to discuss organic policy and to encourage healthy eating in California. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

WATSONVILLE - Assemblymember Anna Caballero recognizes the communities of Pajaro and Watsonville who are promoting early literacy for children and parents though the Paso a Paso learning App. Paso a Paso is an early literacy app in Spanish and English for the community to promote reading in children 0 years to 3rd grade.  Watsonville, Pajaro and Aptos secured a 3.5 million dollar grant and invested about $1 million dollars to place this free app in the hands of families.  In addition to truly closing the reading gap for students when they reach the 3rd grade, it is found that parents who ha

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!