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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!

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.