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Think twice before you buy a bunny for someone for Easter

News release provided by the Monterey County Health Department.

Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time care.

Rabbits make wonderful pets, but they aren't care-free pets. They have to be taken care of just like you would a dog or a cat. Rabbits commonly live for 8-10 years, and can live as long as 15, depending upon the breed, so it is a long-term commitment. Other factors to consider include the fact that not as many vets are experienced with rabbits, so your veterinary costs could be higher than you might expect to pay for a dog.

Salinas hosts fundraising screening of new Cesar Chavez film

"Cesar Chavez: An American Hero" debuts March 28 in theaters nationwide, but the United Farm Workers (UFW) and the UFW Foundation will host a special red carpet event fundraiser as part of the national release in Salinas.

The special screening is one of several events planned in some major California cities and in Washington, D.C. during the movie's opening weekend.

Donations being accepted for alleged child abuse victims

 The Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children is now accepting donations from anyone interested in donating on behalf of foster children including the alleged victims from the Salinas child abuse case

Here is the original press release on how to donate:

Donations Being Accepted on Behalf of Foster Children/Russell Road Incident Victims

For those interested in helping foster children in Monterey County, including the young victims of the recent Russell Road incident, the Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children is now accepting donations.   Financial contributions can be sent to:


P.O. Box 2283

Salinas, CA 93902


Checks should be made out to MCAFCC.  Those wishing to designate donations for the specific needs of the children involved in the Russell Road incident can note their request in the memo or note section of their check.

Track Your Bike Routes

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments wants your help to identify the most traveled bike routes all over the central coast.

Click the link below for more information on what's already been gathered as well as how to participate.




Casting Call in Carmel

Casting Call in Carmel

Beau Bonneau Casting is casting extras for a Soap Opera "Generation Brazil" shooting Thurs 3/20 & Fri 3/21 in Carmel. Carmel/Monterey & surrounding area locals are encouraged, but not required. We are immediately seeking Non Union Extras to portray the following:

Thursday 3/20 - will be filming at a mansion in Carmel
* Press Types - Journalists, Photographers - 25-50 Men & Women
* Mansion Security/Driver with Black Suits - 20s-40s Men. Driver must be handsome, will not be seen driving.
* Mansion Hostess - Beautiful , classy 20s-30s woman with upscale/classy dresses

Friday 3/21 - Affluent-looking black tie optional wedding guests at mansion
* Beautiful Women - 20s-40s - Model types, Young & hot Hollywood starlet types
* Superstar Celebrity types - 20s-40s Attractive, glamorous men & women

Free Electric Vehicle Workshop: Learn how to save money & go green


Officer involved hit and run on the 101 Sunday may have been intentional

Officer involved hit and run on the 101 Sunday may have been intentional

PRUNEDALE, Calif.- The investigation into a hit and run on the 101 Sunday between a suspected speeder and a Highway Patrol motorcycle officer continues. Now the CHP is asking for your help if you know anything.

The CHP is looking for the driver of the hit and run from Sunday, and if there are any witnesses, or people with information in regards to this event to call them at 831-796-2160.

Any information you may know about the collision, the suspect vehicle, or driver would be appreciated by the CHP.

Preliminary investigations indicate that this may have been an intentional act.